Haley Starshine 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:

 

Privateer Press P3 Thamar Black

Privateer Press P3 Ryn Flesh

Privateer Press P3 Gun Corps Brown

Privateer Press P3 Umbral Umber

Privateer Press P3 Ember Orange

Reaper Master Series (RMS) 9089 Cloudy Grey

Reaper Master Series (RMS) 9074 Palomino Gold

Reaper Master Series (RMS) 9015 Jade Green

 

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.

 

Here is a picture of the parts that come with Haley Starshine.

 

Haley Parts

 

I start by cleaning them.  (see general guide).

I dry fit (checking to make sure pieces fit where they are supposed to go without glue on them) each part and trim/tweak parts as needed.  The foot that is on the sprue that has her hair piece attached to it is the one that goes into the slot to hold her up.  You don’t want to trim the tab off the foot unless you  don’t plan to use the slot in the base.  The foot that comes on the tab with the arms and bow is the tallest and goes on Haley’s left side.

I start by gluing the left (tallest foot) leg to Haley’s body and then gluing her right foot to her body.

Haley Feet

 

 I then glue the tab onto the base.

Haley Tab

 

The ponytail gets glued on next.

Haley Pony

 

I lay the hand down on the desk and glue the bow to it.  It’s easier to glue the bow onto the hand than to have the bow on bottom and then glue the hand to it.  Both versions will need the bow glued to the hand.

Haley Bow Glued

 

For the version of Haley that is holding a bow at rest I gently curve both arms and attach them to the body.

Haley Metal Bow Rest

 

For the version of Haley that is firing a bow I lay the other arm on the table and glue the arrow to the hand.

Haley Arm Arrow

 

I then gently bend the arm holding the arrow and attach it to the body.   Then I gently bend the arm holding the bow and add it to the body.  At the same time I adjust the other arm tucking the arrow on the inside part of the bow.  This gives the arrow a little bit of extra stability.

Haley metal firing

 

I putty the figure and stones (see general assembly guide) and then I start painting.

I start by painting the skin with P3 Ryn Flesh and the stones with RMS Cloudy Grey.

Haley Firing Skin

 

Haley rest skin

Haley’s top, pants and boots are painted with P3 Gun Corps Brown.  The strip on her boots is done with P3 Umbral Umber.

Haley Clothes Rest

The green fletching on the arrow is done with RMS Jade Green.

Haley Clothes Firing

 

Her hair is P3 Ember Orange, the bow is RMS Palomino Gold and the blacks are done with P3 Thamar Black.  I then clean up any errant color and line the places that need it in black (hair part, hair by face, around the outsides of the clothes and belly button).  And she’s ready to dullcoat.

Haley Firing Blacks B

Haley Bow rest blacks b