Redcloak & Hobgoblin Cleric 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:

Redcloak:

Reaper Master Series Jade Green (Skin)

Reaper Master Series Lemon Yellow (Eyes & necklace)

Reaper Master Series Cloudy Grey (Stone)

Privateer Press P3 Morrow White (Teeth & Stone)

Privateer Press P3 Skorne Red (Cloak)

Privateer Press P3 Thamar Black (Body & Blacks)

Privateer Press P3 Khador Red Base (Belt)

 

 

Hobgoblin Cleric:

Reaper Master Series Saffron Sunset (Skin)

Reaper Master Series HD Ice Blue (Cloak)

Reaper Master Series Lemon Yellow (Eyes & necklace)

Reaper Master Series Cloudy Grey (Stone)

Privateer Press P3 Thamar Black (Clothes & blacks)

Privateer Press P3 Beaten Purple (Belt)

Privateer Press P3 Skorne Red (Pendant Stone)

 

 

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.

 

 Redcloak / Hobgoblin Cleric comes with a blue resin body, 2 metal hands, two metal feet, three metal legs an eyebrow sprue and a plastic base.

Redcloak Parts

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.

 

 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.  I glue these to the body.

 

Redcloak legs

 

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

 

redcloak 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.

 

to make dots 2

 

Dots on base

Dots drilled

 

Redcloak fitted

 

Next I trim the arms to length and glue them on.

 

Redcloak arms

 

Attach the eyebrows if you want them, if not, then putty in the eyebrow assembly hole.   I also put a very thin layer of putty around the joints and feet for added stability.

 

Redcloak Eyebrow

 

Redcloak eyebrow 2

 

He’s now ready to prime and paint!

 

 

To paint Redcloak:

 

The skin was painted with Master Series Jade Green.

Redcloak skin

 

 

 

P3 Skorne Red was used for the cloak.  P3 Thamar Black was used for the clothes, legs, arms, eyebrows, cracks in the stone and base rim.

 

 

Redcloak Step 2

 

redcloak step 2b

The belt was painted with P3 Khador Red Base and Master Series Lemon Yellow was used for the eyes and medallion.  The medallion gem was painted with P3 Morrow White.

 

redcloak step 3

I used Master Series Cloudy Grey for the stones.  I then used P3 Thamar black to line around the tusks, head, cloak and eyes.

Redcloak step 5

I did the final touchups and spayed him with Dull Coat to protect the paint.

 

Redcloak Variant  Redcloak Variant

 

Redcloak Variant

 

 

 

 

To Paint the Hobgoblin Cleric:

 

Follow the above steps with:

Reaper Master Series Saffron Sunset (Skin)

Reaper Master Series HD Ice Blue (Cloak)

Reaper Master Series Lemon Yellow (Eyes & necklace)

Reaper Master Series Cloudy Grey (Stone)

Privateer Press P3 Thamar Black (Clothes & blacks)

Privateer Press P3 Beaten Purple (Belt)

Privateer Press P3 Skorne Red (Pendant Stone)

 

 

 

 

Hobgoblin Cleric Variant  Hobgoblin Cleric Variant

 

Hobgoblin Cleric Variant