This is Yan Lo, the Master of the Masters of the Path box. He’s pretty amusing to play as he ‘powers up’ during the game from deaths around him, and it was my first taste of the Ressurectionist play style of bringing dead minions back into the game. For whatever reason Yan Lo isn’t in the first part of the beta testing currently ongoing for Malifaux second edition so it’ll be a while before I find out what happens to his rules.
Assembling Yan Lo was a colossal pain as he comes in a remarkable number of pieces, and unbelievably, his beard is a separate part from the rest of his head. Just getting that attached took a bit work. However, I’m not a sculptor so perhaps there is a good reason for this design, but whatever it is, ease of assembly by the final user didn’t seem to feature in the process. Luckily once Yan Lo is put together he’s a fairly sturdy piece, at least when compared to the flimsy arms of his Ashigaru retainers. I chose not to add the rising skeleton to his base and eventually I might find some use for the parts; for now they are in my bits box. Overall I am fairly happy with the effect, with the exception of the visible brush strokes on the white under-robes. Fortunately this isn’t a problem as they’re not so obvious at table top distance, and in any case the eye isn’t really drawn to that part of the paint job.
Next on the painting table: Yin, the Penangalan.