Monday, 12 September 2016

Unboxing Malifaux - The Scorpius

'A Sting in the Tail...'

The 'The Scorpius' box contains enough parts for one miniature...namely The Scorpius. It also contains a stat card for it though there are no upgrade cards.

The Scorpius - Sprue
The box has one sprue in it split into two pieces (so it actually fits in the box one presumes) as well as the aforementioned cards. Here's pictures of both sides of them as well as some close-ups of the individual sections.

The Scorpius - Stat Card
Wyrd Games didn't like my publishing pictures of both sides of the stat cards so you'll have to make do with this...

Should there be any assembly issues with the model then they will be listed in the appropriate section and you can view larger versions of the smaller pictures or instruction pictures by clicking on them.

The Scorpius - Instructions

Some General Notes on Assembly.
Many of these models contain quite small parts so depending on how dexterous you are you might consider getting yourself some tweezers. Dry-fitting is also always a good idea in case a part needs a tiny bit of extra filing or filling as some of the fits are quite tight. Where the parts on the sprue are quite thin (chains, weapon shafts, cables and the like) then it might be better to remove parts with a sharp scalpel rather than cutters.

The Scorpius - Assembled
The legs on this model are quite thin and delicate so care needs to be taken when handling and when removing them from the sprue. Each of the leg sections with a right and a left leg attached will only fit in one of the slots under the body but the fit is a bit tight so make sure you don't push on the thin leg sections when putting them in place. The rear pair of legs are individual pieces but the location points are fairly obvious so getting them mixed up would be extremely difficult.

The rest of the body consists of a large body, head and tail section that are simple to fit and a pair of side plates that align with the tail detail. The spiked piece that inserts in a slot along the spine is also quite a tight fit as well.

The Scorpius - Rotating View
For those of you who like pictures that actually move here's a rotating view...

Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.

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