I had bought the von Schtook box at Adepticon on a whim, despite never playing Resurrectionists before. When Wyrd announced these undead pirates would be this year’s Nightmare alternate crew box, I knew I had my new faction.
Blacktongue / Molly comes complete with a skeletal parrot for her hat. Blacktongue is painted similarly to her minion Skellywags, but her bright red cloak sets her apart on the table.
The diving theme for Molly’s totem is what really sold me on the box. I don’t think I really sold it as old and decayed, but he’s still got the cool diving helmet so I’m happy.
Nani and the Voice is a bit disappointing as a model. Much like the new Anna Lovelace, this model doesn’t justify the large base size. While painting she was tacked temporarily on a 30mm and it looked just fine.
Amazingly, I made it all the way to my first game before I realized the pun behind the Skellywag name. Malifaux undead don’t have enough pure skeletons, so I’m happy to have these three in my case.
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.
I continued with the green and purple vibe of the Albus crew box. These guys especially need splatter so they aren’t too clean.
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.
I’ve often tried to do irritated flesh. Mr Stilts here is one of the few successes.
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.