Friday, 10 June 2016

Unboxing Malifaux - M2E Malifaux Raptors

"Not the eyes..."

The Malifaux Raptors box contains enough parts for three miniatures...namely the Malifaux Raptors. It also contains stat cards for them though there are no upgrade cards.

Malifaux Raptors - Sprue
The box has one sprue in it as well as the aforementioned cards. Here's pictures of both sides of it...

Malifaux Raptors - Stat Cards
Wyrd Games didn't like my publishing pictures of both sides of the stat cards so you'll have to make do with this...

Should there be any assembly issues with the model then they will be listed in the appropriate section and you can view larger versions of the smaller pictures or instruction pictures by clicking on them.

Malifaux Raptors - Instructions

Some General Notes on Assembly.
Many of these models contain quite small parts so depending on how dexterous you are you might consider getting yourself some tweezers. Dry-fitting is also always a good idea in case a part needs a tiny bit of extra filing or filling as some of the fits are quite tight. Where the parts on the sprue are quite thin (chains, weapon shafts, cables and the like) then it might be better to remove parts with a sharp scalpel rather than cutters.

Malifaux Raptors
The three models all consist of four parts each and other than the delicate nature of the claws have no issues. I'm unsure whether this kit was intended to have the plastic flight stands that Wyrd sometimes provide with such kits but mine didn't. Given the dynamic 'swooping' pose of the models I used some generic flight stands of my own instead.

Malifaux Raptor A - Assembled

Malifaux Raptor B - Assembled

Malifaux Raptor C - Assembled

Malifaux Raptors - Comparison Picture
Here's a comparison picture between the original metal versions and the new M2E plastic ones.

Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.


  1. interesting. my box comes without plastic flight stands, without cards and with 30mm bases instead of 40mm...well packed!!!

    a question, what kind of material do you use for the stones? is it plastic or real stone?

    thank you!

    1. I normally use cork tile pieces covered in sand as 'rocks' but as I used actual stones on my original two I used real rocks again with the new plastic ones. They're the kind of pieces of slate you can get from garden centres as decoration...or possibly 'borrow' from the gardens of places that already have some...


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