Witchling Stalker

Back in the late 2000s I went through a brief flirtation with Wyrd Miniatures and the crazy steampunk world of Malifaux. It never really stuck but it did leave me with a handful of models which are either unpainted or painted in a manner that at the time I mistakenly believed looked good but which, in the cold light of day, was actually a bit shit. Anyway, I stumbled on this little dude in amongst some other stuff and decided that he really deserved a repaint (I won’t show you how he looked before – suffice to say that, for a ninja, he was rather garish…).

Apparently this is a witchling stalker – and not, as I always believed, some kind of goblin ninja. It seems that these are sorcerers who have been enslaved in some manner (my understanding of the Malifaux lore is a bit sketchy as you can probably tell) and are now used by the Witch Hunters of the Guild to hunt down other mages.

Witchling Stalker Wyrd Malifaux Wudugast (1)Witchling Stalker Wyrd Malifaux Wudugast (2)Witchling Stalker Wyrd Malifaux Wudugast (3)

In theory I have two more somewhere, although god only knows where at the moment. When I find them, or any of my other Malifaux gear for that matter, I’ll probably give them a quick update as well.


24 responses to “Witchling Stalker

  • mcmattila

    That’s a really cool model, I think! And while you didn’t show us the “before”, the new color scheme seems to be on point for a shady assassin character.

  • mellis1644

    I find that Mailfaux like Warmahordes games have some great figures and most are really nice. I have some – likely too many, in my to do pile as well…

    • Wudugast

      Yeah, there’s some really nice models in the Warmahordes range too – and again I have a few kicking around somewhere from back in the day. Been tempted to dip a toe back into it but there’s only so much time in the day and money in the bank. Again though I’ll definitely paint/repaint my old stuff when I can lay my hands on it.

  • Pete S/ SP

    Looks good- with a different base the figure would work for Necromunda with no alterations.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

  • theimperfectmodeller

    Well no rush but if you ever do dig out the others I’ll be more than happy to take a look at them if they are as splendid as this little chap. 🙂

  • Alex

    Looking good mate – he’d look right at home in any number of settings!

    • Wudugast

      Thanks mate! It’s true actually, he’s got a lot of character but at the same time I think he could be very versatile – wherever there are shadows he could lurk in, there he’ll be…

  • Ben Davies

    A really cool mini! Nice and quirky. 😀

  • Kuribo

    Nice work on this little guy. Malifaux do have some cool looking minis in their line and I’ve thought about giving one a go. I think their scale is a bit different than GW’s but I could certainly be wrong about that. I don’t love everything they’ve released but there are a lot of cool sculpts in their line. A little something for just about everybody I’d say. I’ll be looking forward to seeing what else emerges from Wudugast’s Vault! 🙂

    • Wudugast

      Cheers! Yeah, there’s some very odd models in there but some really cool, quirky ideas as well. I suspect I’m much like yourself – I don’t like everything they do but I enjoy the fact that they’re so creative, whilst still having a very distinct aesthetic across the whole range. As for the scale I’m not entirely sure, I’ve not looked at that many “human” models from them and that’s where the clearest comparison would be. This guy, and the cats which I painted for my Escher gang – which also came from this range – would certainly fit in nicely alongside GW figures. I painted one human figure from them years ago, a female bounty hunter, and I’d say she was a lot smaller and slimmer than a GW human, but how much that’s true of the wider range or just that particular model I don’t know.

      • Kuribo

        The slim thing is what I have seen in the past. It seems like the faces might be more challenging (much like faces on LOTR minis are harder than Warhammer because of the scale) but there are plenty of Malifaux minis where that wouldn’t be an issue too. Perhaps one day, I’ll give painting one a try. Right after all of the other projects I might do 🙂

  • Argentbadger

    Nice painting. I used to love using these little critters in 1st and 2nd edition Malifaux. They’re cheap, stabby and explode when they die. I’m pretty sure that I won a game once by running my last one into a crowd of wounded enemy models and dared them to finish him off.

    • Wudugast

      Cheers! That’s brilliant – I think if I’d been the other player I wouldn’t have been able to resist, it’s moments like that which make certain games stick in our minds forever.

  • Alexander Agostini

    Love the paint job and mini. Totally dig the idea of him being used as a bounty hunter of sorts in Necromunda 🙂 Keep em coming!!!

  • Azazel

    Looks really good, and honestly I think that model would fit right into the Underhive! (which came to mind before seeing the comments!)

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