Hobgoblin/Goblin Warrior Guide

Odds are, if you are reading this, you already know what The Order of the Stick is.   If you are unfamiliar with The Order Of The Stick, it is an award winning web comic created and drawn by Rich Burlew that parodies D&D, role-playing games and medieval fantasy.

 

For this guide, I am assuming you have also read the OOTS Cleaning, Preparation & General Painting Information Guide.  If not, I would suggest reading it as it contains a lot of basic information useful for each and every Order of the Stick figure. That guide can be found here:   http://morlandstudios.com/?page_id=829

 

List of paints used in this guide:

Hobgoblin Warrior:

Reaper Master Series Saffron Sunset (Skin)

Reaper Master Series Cloudy Grey (Stone)

Reaper Master Series Lemon Yellow (Eyes)

Reaper Master Series HD Military Grey (Body)

Reaper Master Series Misty Grey (Armpads)

Privateer Press P3 Rucksack Tan (Shield & Sword Hilt)

Privateer Press P3 Thamar Black (Blacks)

Privateer Press P3 Morrow White (Whites)

 

Goblin Warrior:

Reaper Master Series Jade Green (Skin)

Reaper Master Series Cloudy Grey (Stone)

Reaper Master Series Lemon Yellow (Eyes)

Reaper Master Series HD Military Grey (Body)

Reaper Master Series Misty Grey (Armpads)

Privateer Press P3 Rucksack Tan (Shield & Sword Hilt)

Privateer Press P3 Thamar Black (Blacks)

Privateer Press P3 Morrow White (Whites)

 

I picked the paint I used in this tutorial because the colors not only match the comic, but these paints are available worldwide through either local gaming stores or online.  Feel free to use any brand of miniature paint you can find.   Please note that the craft paints found in the local art and crafts stores do not contain the finely ground pigment that is in miniature paints and the large molecules found in craft paints may show up as grainy when used on small miniatures like these.  BUT, if that is all you have, use it.

 

The blue resin is a special resin that is stronger than normal resin, holds detail extremely well and can be painted without priming.  Metal bits still need priming however.

  Our blue resin does not need priming, but make sure you wash it well before painting to make sure all oils from your hands and left over mold release are off the resin.

 

The steps for painting the Hobgoblin Warrior and Goblin Warrior are the same except for the color of the skin (see lists above).

 

The Hobgoblin/Goblin Warrior consists of blue resin body, a metal small shield hand, 2 metal arms, 2 metal feet with legs, a blue resin large shield and a plastic base.

 

Hob Warrior Parts

 

For this figure I decided to do the putty stones first before attaching the feet.  This will make it easier to attach the feet and legs.

 

Putty Base

 

 

The legs are provided long so that you can trim to length and have the extra length in case you want to pose them running, etc.

Hob Warrior legs

 

 

 

I then positioned the feet on the legs and glued them.

Hobwarrior Feet

 

You can trim the legs below the feet and glue them onto the base.  Or, you can add extra stability to the figure by using the excess leg to mark holes on the base, drill holes through the base, insert the legs, glue and then trim off the excess from the bottom of the base.

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Dots on base

Dots drilled

Hob Warrior Fitted

Now it’s time for the arms.  If you want the opened handed variant, trim the arms to length and glue them on.  Add eyebrows if desired.

 

Hob Warror Arms Eyebrow 1

Hob Warrior Arm Eyebrow 2

Hob Warrior Eyebrow no

For any of the versions with swords, glue the sword to the arm and then attach the arm.

 

For the short shield version, trim the hand with the metal shield and glue to the body.  Gently bend the arms into the desired position.  Attach eyebrows if desired.

Hob Warrior small NO 2

Hob Warrior Small eyebrow 2

 

Hob Warrior small angry

 

For the large shield version, push the small metal shield into the hole in the resin large shield.   Trim the arm to length and attach to the figure.

Hob Warrior Large no

Hob warrior lg angry

 

Hob War Lg eye 2

For extra stability I added a tiny bit of putty around the joints and feet.   He is now ready to prime and paint!

 

The steps for painting the Hobgoblin Warrior and Goblin Warrior are the same except for the color of the skin (see lists above).

 

For the Hobgoblin Warrior I painted the skin with Master Series Saffron Sunset.

 

Hobgoblin Skin

 

 

 

 

I painted the body with Master Series HD Military Grey.  The armpads are Master Series Misty Grey.   The eyes are Master Series Lemon Yellow while the tusks and sword are P3 Morrow White.

 

Hobgoblin Step 2

 

 

The sword hilt and shield are painted with P3 Rucksack tan and the shield straps are Master Series Saffron Sunset.   P3 Thamar black was used for the legs, arms, sword guard, stone lines, around eyes, base rim, tusk outline, around head, around the arm pads and for the mouth. The stones are Master Series Cloudy Grey.

 

Hobgoblin WArrior step 3

 

Then it’s time to clean up any messy areas and give the figure a protective coat of Dull Coat.

 

 

 

 

 Hobgoblin Warrior Variants

Hobgoblin Warrior Variants

 

Hobgoblin Warrior Variants