I've been practicing a bit with my studio lights lately, trying to remember all the things I have forgotten in the last year of not doing this much anymore, and learn some new stuff too. I've also spent a fair amount of time looking for a good lighting book, I have one that is decent but a bit dated, and just ordered two more so will let you know what I think of them when I get them. One of my major criteria for a good book is a diagram of the lighting setup with each sample photo. So many books I looked at had good info and great photos, but no diagram as to the lighting setup! So with that...
A diagram! I wanted this to be low key, but didn't want to backlight the statue so positioned the softbox to the side of the table, which also helps keep light off the background. I also didn't want a direct sidelight, so pointed the box forward towards the camera. By doing this I am actually using the far left side of the softbox only (from camera position) to light the statue. If you have a modeling light in your strobes or use hotlights, you can see this effect as you are moving the light. It will seem like you are pointing the softbox away from the subject completely, but because of the shape of the softbox you will still be using the far side of the box while light coming from the near side and center are being kept off the subject.
Al of the photos here were converted with the same settings in Adobe Camera Raw. They had a minor amount of exposure correction done to them, and nothing else. The photo above was done with the setup as shown but with the reflector at a bit of a distance, to give just a touch of fill. The reflector is also to the side of the statue so not much light is being bounced onto his face. I wanted to keep it dramatic but not lose the detail in the background such as his arrow pouch.
Here is a shot with just the softbox. The entire right side of the statue has pretty well gone into the shadows. It's a nice dramatic effect, but a little too much detail is lost on his left side such as the arrow pouch.
And here is a shot with the reflector closer to the statue, slightly above and slightly forward of the statue (as shown in the diagram - you can actually see the reflector on the inside of his right knee). His face and left side are fairly well distinguished compared to the previous two examples. I felt this was too much fill.
Here is a cropped comparison of all three shots. The key light and exposure was the same for all these shots, the only difference is the reflector and its position.
From left to right: key light only, key plus reflector at distance, key plus reflector close to statue.
So there you go. If you are just starting with lighting then a single light in a softbox and a white / silver reflector will go a long way to keeping things simple while still giving you good results.