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:
Reaper Master Series Bright Skin Highlight (Skin)
Reaper Master Series Military Grey (Sword hilt & Armpads)
Reaper Master Series Cloudy Grey (Stone)
Reaper Master Series HD Nightsky Blue (Belt & Sword Guard)
Reaper Master Series HD Ice Blue (Internal Cloak)
Reaper Master Series HD Dragon Blue (External Cloak)
Privateer Press P3 Thamar Black (Blacks)
Privateer Press P3 Morrow White (Whites & Sword)
Privateer Press P3 Ryn Flesh (Scar)
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.
O’Chul comes with a blue resin body, 2 metal hands, 2 metal legs, a metal sword and two eyebrow options.
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.
O’Chul can be posed either standing or running. For this assembly guide, I’ve choosen to show the action running pose.
Gently bend the feet with your hands so there is a slight curve to them.
Glue the legs to the body and the tabbed leg to the base.
After the glue dried, I also bent the legs and body forward a little bit to make him a bit more dynamic and glued his right arm on. I curved the right arm, so that it can meet up with the left, when the left is attached.
I glue the sword to the left arm and let it dry. Be careful not to glue it to the desk!
When the glue has set up, I attach the left arm to O’Chul’s body and gently bend it until it touches the right hand.
Attach the eyebrows if you want an eyebrow option and then putty around the joint joins and add the stones to the base. If you do not want eyebrows, putty in the tiny assembly hole for the eyebrows.
When the putty is dry, prime and O’Chul is ready to paint!
I painted O’Chul’s skin with Master Series Bright Skin Highlight. The beard and boots were done with P3 Exile Blue and the scar was painted with P3 Ryn Flesh.
I painted the sword, clothes and stripe on the cloak with P3 Morrow White.
Next I do the armpads and sword hilt in Master Series Military Grey. The inside of the cloak is Master Series HD Ice blue and the outside of the cloak is Master Series HD Dragon Blue. The Belt and sword guard are Master Series HD Night Sky Blue.
The stones were painted with Master Series Cloudy Grey. P3 Thamar Black was used for the eyes, mouth, hands, legs, stone cracks, base and the blacks around the head and cloak outline.
Lastly, I touch up any sloppy areas and give him a final coat of Dull Coat for protection and he’s ready to go!