One of my favorite aspects of customizing Mythic Legions figures is when I get to add a new race or class to my collection. Looking for some inspiration online, I stumbled across a really cool image of a hobgoblin (that image is shown below). Doing some research on this race, I discovered that hobgoblins are bigger and stronger than their normal goblin cousins, and they are a highly militaristic race. The inspiration art that I was using depicted a hobgoblin warrior in a suit of what looked like samurai armor, which was perfect for me since I had been looking for an excuse to use the armor set from the WWE Seth Rollins Create a Superstar figure! That armor worked perfectly in this custom, and the receipe I ended up with for my character's head really captured the overall feel I wanted in my samuari-inspired hobgoblin warrior.
You can read this character's story on my Instagram page.
This figure uses parts from a variety of lines (note the final pic that shows all these pieces before any real work was done to them). To get started, the torso is from a Mythic Legions silver dwarf and the legs are from a Masters of the Universe Prahvus figure. These two pieces did not naturally snap together, so I used magnets that I glued onto each piece to get the legs and torso to attach.
The armor on this figure was really the key to this custom, and I had been looking for an excuse to use this WWE Seth Rollins Create a Superstar set for awhile! The helmet, chest armor, belt, and waist armor, as well as the arms, all came from that one set.
To create the hobgoblin's head, I started with a head from a Mythic Legion's Gorthokk - the helmeted version. I forcibly removed the helmet and cut off the ears. This would allow the head to fit into the samurai helmet. The nose on the head sits nicely inside the nose of the helmet with the lower jaw exposed because I cut the lower part of the samurai mask off. I also wanted to add some hair to make this a really unique head. In my fodder box I found a head from a Warcraft Illidan Stormrage figure (this is from the Heroes of the Storm series). I removed the hair and while it does not really fit onto the head naturally, it was easy to cram that hair piece under the helmet and then place the head inside. The parts of the hair that hang loose under the helmet look super natural and create a really cool looking hobgoblin head!
The final touches on this custom were paint and accessories. I first painted the armor to have some weathering on it (since the normal set comes molded in bright red with no paint apps) and I also painted all the individual ties and rivets on the armor. The legs themselves had really no paint details, so I painted the armor pieces of those legs to match the red of the samurai armor as well. For the exposed skin pieces of the figure, I went with an orange color like the artwork that inspired this piece. My original paint job was too clean and bright for a battle-hardened warrior, so I dirtied it up a bit. I also painted two little red eyes inside the eye openings of his mask. Finally, I gave my custom a MOTU sword that I found in my fodder box, as well as a Mythic Legions halberd to complete my warrior hobgoblin.