Relicblade: Wilderkin

The Wilderkin are the final faction pack for the Advocates in Relicblade.

Stonekin Battleborn

The Stonekin is my favorite model out of the pack. His stony skin was shaded first with an airbrush, then washed and edge highlighted. In game he’s a tough and strong, but hungry for dice.

The Geomancer comes with two summable stones, although there’s no in-game restriction on the number. I like the less-common stone theme for the magic user.

Gnome Alchemist on Shadowfox

I always have trouble painting animals. Sometimes there’s enough texture on the model that I can cheat with a drybrush. The shadowfox is not such a beast.

I picked up the Battlesmith on Ibex as part of my original Relicblade purchase at Adepticon last year. The rules let you mix and match mounts and riders, so long as the size matches. So I drilled into both to insert magnets and make them swappable. I started with 1/16″, but that wasn’t strong enough. I had to drill out the magnets themselves (not recommended) to make room for 1/8″.

Wilderkin (group)

Malifaux: Necropunks

I guess I’ve started Resurrectionists now, so I should probably expand the collection. The nice thing about the M3E hiring rules is that it makes it real easy to figure out what else the game thinks you should buy. Transmortis it is.

Necropunk (legs)

I continued with the green and purple vibe of the Albus crew box. These guys especially need splatter so they aren’t too clean.

Necropunk (squatting)

I dig the pose on this model, but his mechanical arms are a real pain. He doesn’t quite fit in the standard KR foam slot, and the claws are pretty thin. I think i’ve reglued one of his claws at least three times. Eventually I’ll give up.

Necropunk (stilts)

I’ve often tried to do irritated flesh. Mr Stilts here is one of the few successes.


Malifaux: Albus von Schtook Crew

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.

Albus von Schtook

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.

Research Assistant

His (now free to hire, in M3E) totem is the unnamed Research Assistant. He seems appropriately scrawny.

Anne Lovelace

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.

Albus von Schtook crew