Category Archives: Gremlins

Malifaux: Alt Swinecursed

The alt for the Swinecursed is what really pushed me into picking up the Wong box. I am a sucker for alternates and limiteds, and the Swinecursed’s built in Magical gives it some immediate synergy.

Alt Swinecursed
Alt Swinecursed

I decided to go bold for hair color. Wong’s magic seems like a colorful kind of magic, as opposed to the more naturalistic Zoraida. I only realized after it was too late that the texture on the forearms is supposed to be more hair. Oh well.

Malifaux: Explosive Solutions (Wong crew box)

It’s been a while since I’ve added a new Master to my Gremlins collection. Blasting looks like fun, plus I found the box cheap at a minis flea market. Wong it is!

Wong
Wong

First up, Wong himself. I’m pretty disappointed that Wyrd didn’t resculpt the Wong model from the original plastic. Not that there’s anything wrong with the existing one, it just seemed like a missed opportunity.

Lovely Assistant

The grimace on the Lovely Assistant tells me she may not actually be having very much fun. Tiny feet made basing interesting, but I suspect she won’t actually see much table time.

Mancha Roja

Now Mancha is having fun. I had intended for his costume to be orange, although it came out a bit red. Still, it has some blending I’m fairly happy with.

I went with blues for the fireballs to call back to Wong’s robes, and different reds and purples for their own outfits. They fit together, but are all a little distinct.

The poses are quite impractical, however. I’m pretty sure Cotton Candy on the left is the only one that will withstand the abuse of being on the table.

Wong crew
Wong crew

Malifaux: Burt Jebson

The FLGS had some old M1.5E boxes on sale for 80% off. Burt’s been on my buy list, so it was pretty hard to say no to.


I took Burt to the Enforcer Brawl at Adepticon. In that format, you get a single Enforcer with an upgrade and get tossed onto a standard Malifaux table with 4-8 players. You get points for killing and wounding other models and lose points for dying. If you die, you come back on a random table edge on your next activation. I was hoping that his relatively low points cost would keep him from being a priority target, since you get bonus points for hitting more expensive models. It didn’t really work though. It turned out that people mostly took shots at whoever was available, and Burt didn’t have the staying power to live for very long. Good times were had, many Burts were slaughtered.

2016 Hobby Year in Review

Now in its third year, let’s take a look at my hobby work over the past year.

Overview

I started the hobby year working through the¬†Malifaux Black Friday order and getting a few things ready for Adepticon. Then the queue got real. In 2015 I felt I had been a little too stingy at Adepticon. Let’s just say I didn’t have that problem this year.

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