Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Unboxing Purgatory - Murder Inc.

This is my second feature on a very interesting Kickstarter project whose unique style immediately piqued my interest...

First a bit of background...
Purgatory is a setting. An age. Where mankind teeters on the brink of extinction at the hands of those that were once lauded as our saviours and deities. Our plight has become a fallout from a cataclysmic war so vast that it shook the foundations of the galaxy, sundering Heaven itself and casting renegades and traitors across the cosmos, twisted by the taint of failure.
Fallen Angels, consumed by rage and defeat, embarked on genocide across nearly every planet they landed upon, bringing whole civilisations and races to their knees or to the edge of extinction in their fury. Earth was one such planet, but as the human race was culled and people enslaved by the millions, hope arrived on brilliant white plumes of retribution and the War for Heaven was renewed on Earth.

Those Angels, true to their teachings, led by the Archangel Penemue halted the rampaging renegades, but as powers not meant for our world coruscated and swirled around us the very fabric of our world was undone. Swiftly understanding dawned upon both sides and the demi-gods withdrew, licked their wounds and gathered their strength.

Humans quickly found courage and depravity in equal measure. Some were lured by the offer of immortality and power and many amongst us sided with the renegades, convinced that this new age would propel our race into a new era of dominance amongst the stars. However, many stood true, seeing the darkness for what it was and aligning themselves with the now permanent guardians left by Penemue, determined to restore our way of life. Others took no side, instead using the opportunity to establish their own path of backstreet trading and nefarious activities to further their own personal agenda’s.

This fracturing of mankind unsurprisingly led to a gang mentality and factions, cults, and groups sprang into existence, with new ones being formed  and old ones fading into obscurity each and every day.

These gangs now dominate the Earth, with each in some way tied in loyalty or fealty to one Angel or another. We are now but pawns in an endless game of deception, subterfuge and deceit as we battle for the ideals we believe are to be true, whether right, wrong or misguided.

The original Kickstarter page can be found HERE and their website is located HERE should you be interested. I also did a feature on another faction known as the Soul Train that can be found HERE.

In this particular feature we'll be looking at a faction known as Murder Inc...
Some of these came with resin base inserts and others didn't. Moloch came in a box all of his own so isn't in the below picture...
...and you obviously get the stat cards relating to each model as well...

Murder Inc.

Moloch is the Host for the Murder Inc. faction in Purgatory...
The resin used is quite hard so filing is an easier method of tidy-up than using a scalpel. The torso where the waist section attaches has an indentation for a dome on the waist part but this was filled with resin so I had to trim the waist section to get them to align but this wasn't a major issue. There's some room to alter the arm location as they're on ball joints but one of these has a quite thin shaft piece between the arm and the ball joint so be careful with this one. There's also a number of chains and a couple of armour sections that I didn't attach but you can see on the unassembled picture above.

Hannibal is an Apostle for the Murder Inc. faction in Purgatory...
Hannibal is a fairly simple assembly. The wrist has indentations into which the hand holding the blade slots but the other needed a tiny bit of filing to get to align. The elephant is two pieces and goes together without any issues.

Jack is a Prophet for the Murder Inc. faction in Purgatory...
This one is another simple assembly. A separate backpack, right arm and left hand are the only parts that require attachment with the hand being the only one of those that's a bit fiddly because of the size.

Shaquanda is a Footslogger for the Murder Inc. faction in Purgatory...
Attachment points for the arms are small and the shaft of the staff is quite thin but as long as you're careful these are minor issues. There's also a mask piece in the set that seems to be for those modellers who would rather have the ladies crotch covered by more than a tiny snakes head...I could be wrong though...it does fit there perfectly though so...

Jess is a Footslogger for the Murder Inc. faction in Purgatory...
As with Shaquanda the arm attachment points are small but adequate though the weight of the barrel on the thin mallet shaft means you need to ensure that the arm is fully stuck before adding it or it may move especially as the arm joint isn't particularly large.

Bobo is a Footslogger for the Murder Inc. faction in Purgatory...
Bobo simply requires the adding of the gun and balloon arms and is complete. The balloons are relatively heavy compared to the arm they're attached to so make sure the glue has gone off fully before letting go, lol.

Le Vulture
Le Vulture is a Minion for the Murder Inc. faction in Purgatory...
Another three piece model. Add vulture body to feet on branch then add branch to base. The dead body can basically then be placed anywhere on the base that you please.

Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.
Should you ever choose to purchase something based on one of my features or reviews then it would be nice if you could let the company know where the inspiration came from...who knows...they might be grateful to the poor unappreciated blogger who sent you their way...if however I've put you off a product...well...you can keep that info to yourself...

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts with Thumbnails