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Pathfinder Goblin Pyros (Reaper Miniatures 89002)

Pathfinder Goblin Pyros (89002)

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More goblins! The Pathfinder Goblin Pyros from Reaper Miniatures are a group of goblins with torches. They were part of the second Reaper Bones Kickstarter, and they were perfect as a part of the goblin raiding party pillaging a village in my Storm King’s Thunder campaign.

The Pathfinder Goblin Pyros (89002) from Reaper Miniatures were sculpted by Ben Siens. I already referred to the Pathfinder goblins in my last post. They look cute, but have these ridiculously large mouths and teeth. I like the artworks for these goblins way better than the original goblin depictions for D&D, so I mostly use the Pathfinder artworks in my games.

Pathfinder Goblin Artwork

The Reaper Pathfinder Goblin Pyros come in a pair of four different figures, all of them holding torches.

Basing and Priming

After gluing all miniatures on a standard medium base (1-inch), I added sand and small rocks to the base. Finally, all goblin figures were primed with an airbrush using black and white primer.

Here are pictures of the individual Goblin Pyro figures:


The Goblin Pyros have lit torches, so they should emit light. I haven’t done much OSL (object source lighting) in the past, but I had to try here.

I saw miniatures were people used very high contrasts, so that some parts of the miniatures were almost completely dark. But that takes a very good eye, as you have to simulate the lighting in your head as a painter. I took the easy way and painted the goblins as I normally would, and then adding lighting afterwards. This reduces the impact of the OSL, but it also better covers up little mistakes.

For the flames, I used the same colors I had previously used for Halmar/Otiros, the fire wizard. They are Vallejo Model Colors for neon-like light effects. I know that many have their own recipe for painting fire, but I will use these colors for a while, I think.

Finally, I added some vegetation on the bases. To get a muddy, mossy base, I used a green wash before and some glossy medium. It’s barely visible, but I know it’s there…