At Adepticon this year Wyrd had a small number prerelease third edition kits for Malifaux. Some were repackages of old kits with new cards, but a few were all new models. I couldn’t help myself, and even though I don’t (until now) play Resurrectionists I picked up the von Schtook box.
I went with purples and green as the primary colors. I also decided that since von Schtook seems like a slash-and-stitch kind of guy, his crew should be speckled with blood of grime.
His (now free to hire, in M3E) totem is the unnamed Research Assistant. He seems appropriately scrawny.
Anna Lovelace already existed, but has been reimagined as the von Schtook henchman. The new pose is fairly static, and doesn’t really fill the 40mm base. Model-wise, she’s the weak link in this box.
The minions are Undergraduates. I like the three distinct poses, but I’m not quite sure about the widely varying weapon appearance. I wish all three had the cylinders on their backs, so there would be a common theme between them.
I’m very slowly growing my Arcanists collection, although it may be a bit haphazard. Today’s contribution is Vogel and the Beast Within.
One of the interesting aspects of these models is that they represent different manifestations of the same character. In theory, it’s the same outfit between the two.
Like all too many large Malifaux models, there was a nasty seam both around the head and around the hinge of the jaw. I managed to clean up the worst of it, but there are still some pretty visible seams in the cuffs, shoulders, and wrists.
I have vague ideals of playing both Marcus and Lucius, both of which have some interesting possibilities using Vogel/the Beast. With the M3E annoucement, it’s hard to know what is still a good idea. On the plus side, I’ve got plenty of other hobby projects to keep me busy.
Ross Jebson was one of this year’s Easter models from Wyrd. He’s an alt Slop Hauler, and may remind you of somebody. I’ve been watching Bob Ross videos with the kids, so I’m primed and ready to go. Of course, I had to have a happy tree, and a cabin. I didn’t exactly follow the prescribed technique, but I can do anything I want, so nice, so nice.
This was the first metal model out of Wyrd for a while. I’m not entirely sure how I feel about it, though if it lets them do more small run models it’s worth it. Metal also lets you get away with some finer pieces, like the easel.