Friday, 10 August 2018

Unboxing Malifaux - Lampads

"Should that skeleton be on fire?..."

Lampads box contains enough parts for three miniatures...namely the Lampads. It also contains stat cards for them though there are no upgrade cards.

During the days of the first Breach, conflict erupted between the miners of Prosper and their Council overseers. The mages reacted with violence, and at some point, the coal deposits beneath the town caught fire. Prosper fell into a sinkhole, and a century later, those fires are still burning.
The souls of the dead became Lampads, sentient flames that are capable of taking control of corpses.  They 'ride' these flaming corpses in order to travel beyond the borders of their smouldering home, creating new Lampads each time someone succumbs to their magical flames.

Lampads - Sprue
The box has two sprues in it each of which is split into two pieces (so they actually fits in the box one presumes) as well as the aforementioned cards. Here's pictures of both sides of them and close-ups of the sub-assemblies.

Lampads - Stat Cards
Stat cards in the official format can now be downloaded from Wargame Vault for a nominal fee from HERE.

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.

Lampads - Instructions
Apparently so complicated they actually got a set of assembly instructions make it worse there are actually more parts on the sprue than are indicated on the 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.


Confession time...I dropped a piece from the sprue while assembling these models, forgot about it and upon completion of the models found it...I didn't have a bloody clue where it was meant to go as there didn't appear to be a gap for's this bit should any-one care...And according to several individuals it goes on the back of Lampad 3 presumably on that small gap with no flames.

Lampad 1 - Assembled
The pieces that go around the right arm cannot be assembled first as the gap isn't big enough to slot the arm in despite the instructions making it seem like it's an option. As the spiral of fire anchors at the top and the bottom it's difficult to say which end you should start with and as alignment is an issue with quite a few of the parts you'll definitely need to make sure all surfaces are clean and free of the remnants of sprue and each part needs to be dry-fitted before adding glue. The fingers and one or two of the smaller flames on the larger parts are delicate so handle with care. I am however reasonably sure all the parts are in the right place on this one...

Lampad 2 - Assembled
The majority of the pieces on this one rather inexplicably are part of the base and the beginning of the spiral of flame starts in this section. As with Lampad one there are significant alignment problems and the same advice about ensuring surfaces are clean and dry-fitting each part also apply. It also shares the 'tiny pointy fingers' problem...It was around about halfway through assembling this one that I lost the part I mentioned earlier so it could belong on here somewhere...

Lampad 3 - Assembled
Just follow the advice I gave for the first two...I'd honestly lost interest by this point...which is a shame as they're lovely models, lol. There's also a piece of flame that goes on the upper back which isn't shown as separate on the instructions.

Lampads - Rotational Views
Here's a few rotational views...

Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.
I purchase my miniatures from Leodis Games (Link Below) and can highly recommend them.
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 can keep that info to yourself...

1 comment:

  1. The piece on lampad 2 you mentioned goes in the back of the feet. It is not very obvious and is not shown on the build instructions. I'm quite sure you have to put it in place before glueing the body on to the base.


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