So instead I went through and did a bit of "rage" painting over the weekend. What does that mean? It means that I basically locked myself in the workshop, set up a few movies, and painted until the wife said it was past midnight and time to go to bed. YAY! I don't normally do this, but when I do, I can become very productive, or very creative. Either way, win win for the painting process!
For this weekend's rage infused painted, the first on the block was a Herald of Slannesh converted from the Dark Eldar Sslyth character. Another Failcast model from GW. Though not as bad as some, it was also not the greatest model. A few pock marks in the casting that I couldn't notice until I began to paint it, which means not terrible. Worst offender of it, is that the sword is bent, though since s/he is from Slannesh, I think it is OK.
Now first question to me was how to do him up! I wanted him to fit in with the other Daemonettes, but not blend in like the last Herald did. So I removed the gun pieces, and added claws to him first. Then I began to prime him green. It wasn't a logical choice considering the colors used on the Daemonettes, but it will make him stand out as a character now within a horde of 50 of them!
So with the skin as green, I went to town on the armor again. Once more going to gold, but trying a few new brands of gold. The Vallejo Liquid Gold range. Using the Red Gold, Old Gold, Gold, and Rich Gold for layers and highlights on it. Plus the Ogryn Flesh and Delvan Mud to help shade it as well. I like how it came out, but I think I can still do better. More practice is required here I would be thinking.
To help tie him in though, I made his sash purple and his eyes yellow.
Overall I think he came out good. Though he took me a few more hours than I would like to admit to paint him up, but I think that is going to be the trend for the next little while. More so since my style is changing a bit since that workshop. I am trying more blending, more layering, more of more really..
I also am trying something new with a light box for the photos. Taking the older one that I had with the white paper background, removed the top of it, placing a grey or black shirt, and then taking photos. What do you think? Here are some more photos below showing some of the older Daemons re-shot in the photobox..
I think for the screamers it looks better, but for the Herald of Tzeentch, he looked better before outside the box. Argh.. more tests on this side of the hobby are also required I think.. Another learning curve to say the least here..
More rage painting photos to come.. but in the meantime.. a music video of Flash Gordons theme song.. a movie I watched while painting this weekend! Cheers!