3D model if the Goblin "Chief", now in color! Yay! Background from http://www.goblinscomic.com/11022010-2/
Chief 3D ModelUntextured 3D model of Chief.
This is Chief the goblin, from the Goblins webcomic.
Modeled directly from the pose on the bottom left-hand corner of: http://www.goblinscomic.com/11022010-2/
Model in Blender.
I made the character in a more neutral pose first, and then fully rigged him using Nathan Vegdahl's excellent "Rigify" plugin, which was a dream to work with. http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Extensions:2.6/Py/Scripts/Rigging/Rigify
ChiefPrintA_01Chief 3D Print
You can see the left side of the model is "smooth" and the right side is "rough". I've drawn a leader to the dividing line. I suspect it has something to do with the support material. Not sure how paint is going to react to the surface issues. Hopefully it will cover it up.
See ChiefPrintA_02 for more information
ChiefPrintA_02Chief 3D Printing
After modeling Chief, I had the whole thing printed in 3D at http://www.shapeways.com/ in the "frosted ultra detail" material. http://www.shapeways.com/materials/frosted_detail
I was pushing the detail level, and one of the earrings broke. There was also some odd surface roughness issues, but the shape came out great. I'd like to paint the model at some point, but haven't gotten around to it yet.
I wish I could sell you copies, but the creator already has some miniatures in the works and it wouldn't be right to compete with him. For this reason, the 3D model is not available either. If you'd like to work something out, talk to Tarol Hunt at http://www.goblinscomic.com
ChiefPrintA_03Chief 3D Printing
I was pushing the limits of the printing technology, and in a few places it broke. The spear tip had broken off (no reason it had to be that thin) and an earring was missing too (same thing). If I made another printout, I would beef up these areas, and perhaps make the entire figure larger.