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Xintao Supporting Member of TMP28 Aug 2017 9:28 a.m. PST

Who do you like?


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Personal logo Sir Walter Rlyeh Supporting Member of TMP28 Aug 2017 10:28 a.m. PST

Otherworld Miniatures

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP28 Aug 2017 12:06 p.m. PST

Gygax described them in his 1977 Monster Manual as being dead ringers for Humans, until they got close enough to see their orange faces, and their blue noses… With that in mind, I used some plastic medieval Humans for Hobgoblins, painting their faces orange, and their noses blue. They work for me.

The fun part for me was that the figures were made from bronze-colored plastic. I left their armor bare, painting everything else, before applying The Dip to them: Bronze Plate Mail is cheaper than steel, but almost as good for Armor Class, so it was a perfect scheme. Cheers!

altfritz28 Aug 2017 1:10 p.m. PST

Definitely Otherworld are the best currectly available. Citadel set the bar, though, with their range.

Xintao Supporting Member of TMP28 Aug 2017 2:48 p.m. PST

Wow those Otherworld are good.

David Johansen28 Aug 2017 4:15 p.m. PST

I'd suggest the Orcs Wargames Factory did if they were still available.

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP28 Aug 2017 8:05 p.m. PST

Found my old thread with a link to a slideshow of the Humans painted as Hobglobins: link. The Humans came in both silver, and bronze colored plastic. The silver Humans were painted as Humans; the bronze plastic figures were painted up as Hobgoblins. At arm's length, they work perfectly as Hobgoblins. Cheers!

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP28 Aug 2017 9:52 p.m. PST

Otherworld and 2nd the old GW ones.

Huscarle Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2017 12:39 a.m. PST

Another vote for Otherworld, although I cannot see their tribal box any longer…
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& for nostalgia the old Minifigs D&D line 2nd (and I see Caliver have brought them back). link

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