Category Archives: Neverborn

Malifaux: Mr. Graves

Next up is Mr. Graves, a big man with a stick. You can tell he’s classy because he wears spats.

Mr Graves
Mr Graves

I splattered some blood on his front. Don’t mess with a man whose fist is larger than his head. I like the effect up close, but from a little farther away it’s either invisible or just looks dirty.

Mr Graves (detail)
Mr Graves (detail)

Somebody’s skull is having a bad day.

With this model, I’ve painted all my Malifaux models, except for the Nightmare Whiskey Golem (which I’ll wait until I have more Gremlins to play him with).  I don’t let myself buy too far ahead of what I can paint, so I have to finish some 40k before getting any more.  I’m thinking of getting the Lilith box next.  That’ll get me Terror Tots for some cheap scheme runners, plus expand into a second master.

Updated October 2016 with improved images.

Malifaux: Miss Ery (Teddy)


Miss Ery is the Wyrd Gencon bonus model for this year.  It goes together pretty easily, and is a fairly nice model.  There are some weird lines on the torso, which I think is from milling out the mold at not-quite-high-enough resolution.  Hard to argue with the price, though.

Miss Ery
Miss Ery

I played with putting some of GW’s “technical” Blood for the Blood God” paint here.  I started applying it before Dullcoting, which I realized was silly (part of makes it work is the wet/glossy texture).  I just went over most of it again after applying the varnish.

I decided to go for metal for stitching as well as the claws.  I thought it would make her look more menacing.

Miss Ery (detail)
Miss Ery (detail)

I’m still not quite sure what the tuft on the top patch is supposed to be.  It doesn’t look like leaking stuffing, or anything else for that matter.

What a cuddly teddy bear.

Updated October 2016 with improved images.

Malifaux: Beckoners


The Beckoners are the second set of models I wanted to get done before Celesticon.

I decided to switch the skin tones from the official art for these models, just to be different.  This turns out to have been a mistake.  During the game, I had to be really careful I was marking the right stat card.

Beckoner (bending)
Beckoner (bending)

I’m pretty happy with this model, although it was a pain to pin the tiny feet to the base.  A bit of CA glue on the cane added another contact point.

Beckoner (bending, detail)
Beckoner (bending, detail)

I think these eyes turned out pretty well, although the skin is somewhat uneven.

Beckoner (standing)
Beckoner (standing)

The garter straps on this model didn’t turn out very well, although I’m not quite sure why.  Maybe it’s just too many colors (the dark blue boots, ret corset, purple stockings, and dark purple bottom) to look good together.

Beckoner (standing, detail)
Beckoner (standing, detail)

These eyes didn’t turn out nearly as neatly as the leaning Beckoner, but it still looks pretty good from two feet away.

Updated October 2016 with improved images.

Malifaux: Mr. Tannen


I wanted to round out the Jakob Lynch crew I started for the painting contest in time for the Celesticon causual play Malifaux event on Friday night.  My Gencon Wyrd order came last Tuesday, which gave me three days assemble, prime, and paint.

First up is Mr. Tannen.

Mr Tannen
Mr Tannen

Tannen’s jacket is the same blue as Lynch.  I like that they fit together, although it might be a bit too much.  Mr. Graves will definitely get a different color.

I was surprised when I opened the package to see two options for the arm behind his back: one with a knife and one with a card.  Since I’ve only ever seen the knife, I decided to go with the card.

Mr Tannen (detail)
Mr Tannen (detail)

I knew from the Wyrd forums that the Crossroads book lists an incorrect cost (5 soulstones) for Mr. Tannen.  The card included in the box had the correct one (6), but the card in the wave 2 arsenal deck is wrong (5).

Updated October 2016 with improved images.