Thursday, 27 June 2013

EBO bonus minis - a quick review




Thought I'd share with you some pics of the bonus minis from the Evil Baby Orphanage Kickstarter extras. I really like them as they are designed  in a style that matches artwork from the card game, i.e. small bodies and large heads with exaggerated features. Think Stewie Griffin and you can easily understand what I mean. The street lamp (Wyrd accessories kit), resin cask and chest are not part of the box - I just added them to bring out the character from the minis.
They all come with transparent bases (three color versions). I don't really care for them much so I used the regular black ones. I may use the transparent ones for objective markers later on.

Jack the Ripper has to be my favorite from this set. His facial expression does make him look like an evil baby. I added cobbled street texture to the base along with the street lamp as I thought it would go well with the gruesome story of a man who killed female prostitutes in the slums of London in the late 19th century. This mini can be used as Copycat Killer or Baby Kade in a game of Malifaux.

Lizzie Borden is another evil baby that portrays a twisted individual from the dark past. The real Lizzie became infamous for killing her father and stepmother with an axe. There's even a folklore rhyme about her:
Lizzie Borden took an axe 
And gave her mother forty whacks. 
When she saw what she had done 
She gave her father forty-one.
The mini will be a bit of a challenge to paint. Her oversized head lacks any texture. It's basically one large flat surface that will require plenty of layers of thinned down paint to get it right. I placed her on a cask and plan to add some gore effects to the axe with blood trickling down the cask onto the cobblestones. In Malifaux she can be used as Candy or Student of Conflict.

Eric the Red is the last miniature presenting an evil baby included in the box. This medieval explorer (and a killer of course) is portrayed with a miniature that is all smiles. It can be used as a Desperate Mercenary in game. While I like the mini, I have to admit it would look more complete with some kind of a weapon.


And here are the new minis with some older ones to show the scale.

2 comments:

  1. They look good, I really like the accessories you added to the bases. I am looking forward to seeing them painted.

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