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Malifaux: Painted Ramos Starter

Two weeks back we had a Workshop Wednesday on unboxing one of the malifaux starters. This week we’ll continue the Malifaux swing of things by showing what I’ve been spiffing up since then.

As you can see the main changes I did was a total overhaul of the steamborg, as well as magnetizing the arachnids so that I don’t need to buy multiple blisters for their swarm and split up form.

I drilled holes into the base, to stick magnets. Then I just fixed the arachnids either on washers or gears made out of ferrous material. Some epoxy was thrown into the mix if I needed a stronger fix. The fact that I used only one magnet (and ferrous material) meant that I didn’t need to worry about the polarity of the magnets… although because I was anal about it I ensured the polarity all pointed the same way anyway.

The steamborg was pretty heavily modified. I threw away the arachnid body (looked to weedy and stringy), and swapped it with parts from the AT-43 line (which I got for really cheap). Because the body had hands instead of pincers I had to cut off the hands, pin the limps, and use green stuff/ epoxy to mold up some pincers.

I also modded his claws to make sure both claws could grip properly (as well as subbing one of his weedy claws with an Ork powerklaw… you can tell what faction I like in 40k don’t you?) and used a lot of green stuff to mold some sort of join between the AT-43 gorilla body and the original steamborg torso.

Ramos was a simple sculpt. I don’t think I did much with him other than a scenic base with watch parts, bricks via instamold, and some OSL. That’s actually one reason why I photographed everything with a black background: the white and the OSL looked quite meh against a white background.

And there you have it for this week’s Workshop Wednesday, hope you guys like it!


Singapore’s resident Press Ganger, that is, the man to go to for Privateer Press’ WARMACHINE, and HORDES. Kakita also dabbles in Games Workshop’s WARHAMMER FANTASY and WARHAMMER 40K lines.

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  1. Interesting mods to the Steamborg, mate. I broke down and bought Lady J and Lucius last night. Hopefully, they are cast okay.

    Good day:)

    1. Sweet. And thanks! Those are the guild masters right? I’m not a fan of them: they tend to be quite good dealing against my swarms :/

    1. If I’m not wrong they’re pretty good at playing the ranged game, as well as chain-activating multiple models. Not 100% certain though; I haven’t played against them thaat much.

        1. We’re all starting out so most are playing at 25ss, but some have graduated to the 30ss level.

          You’re talking abt PI right? Cos I think thats where all the Malifaux player hang.

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