This is a Austringer for my Malifaux Guild crew. His main function is to send his bird off to peck people, which handily means that he doesn’t need line of sight; this is a pretty big deal on the more crowded Malifaux boards. Of course, like every other miniature in Malifaux, there are a host of other tricks you can play with an Austringer but I almost never do anything other than move into cover and then use the Malifaux Raptor. In theory you could even do this from inside a building with no windows and all the doors shut (presumably the bird flies up chimneys or something), though I never have. I used the same colour scheme as for the rest of the crew, with a bright red bandanna just to liven it up a bit. The bird itself has three ‘rows’ of feathers on its wings and painted them in different colours and then used a wash to link them back together. Like the Guild Hounds, I deliberately left the eyes without pupils. Overall, it feels like there’s something missing here, but I can’t really put my finger on it.
Next on the painting table: a Witchling Handler.