Company: Wyrd Miniatures
Welcome to a review of my first Avatar from Malifaux (by Wyrd Miniatures). As you have noticed I have gone for Seamus and his Avatar of Dread. Or, to a lot of people on the Internet, Mr Hyde/Hulk. So let’s make a start on this bad boy.
First the box. It is a pretty standard Wyrd box, which is the smallest possible box you will see for the size of the miniatures (definitely environmentally conscious). Yes, there have been times that parts have bent etc. due to this design, but it does relativity well when compared to other companies packaging. As always, superb art work on the box (matches the book) and, as he is a mainly resin miniature, very light.
What do we get in the box then? Well we get everything we need to make Seamus as well as his two rule cards. Having two cards makes sense unless you want a microscope to read all those nasty things he can do.
So first thoughts; WOW, a great piece of work.
Surprisingly there is not much work needed to get him up and running, just some excess resin flash under each arm and some mold lines to remove (warning if you have never dealt with resin before, be careful as it is softer than metal so will not need that much effort to remove lines, treat it like other types of plastic).
You can see that one arm (and a chain) is made from white metal. I was surprised that this couldn’t be done in resin as one piece, but what do I know about creating things like this. Perhaps it would have been too weak?
Although most of the figure is a single piece, I am surprised that, unlike earlier Wyrd miniatures (Teddy springs to mind), he does not feel flat, this is a big positive.
As you would imagine, he goes together pretty easily being only three pieces and the fist does fit relatively well. Although you will have the odd gap to fill there is nothing too strenuous to deal with. Please note, the base pictured below is a scenic base from a third party manufacturer - the box contains a plain 50 mm plastic base.
ignore the blood that is just me being clumsy, see the effort and blood I put in to give you lot reviews.
Here's a scale picture with the usual characters, but thought it would be handy to have some Malifaux bits in there as well just so you can see what a monster he is.
Quite a simple miniature, but he is certainly menacing and somehow preserved the feel of the 'normal' Seamus, so big thumbs up there.
There is not much to say as the pictures do most of the work, besides how can anyone say no to a very giant Mr Hyde model.
I am looking forward to painting him (in a few years).