Monday, July 5, 2010

Herald of Slaanesh

I just finished a Herald of Slaanesh. I had realized that I have no HQ units for my Daemon army. This was a pretty easy conversion and a quick paint job.

I thought it would be cool to basically reverse the color scheme on had used on the Daemonette unit. So instead of blue skin with gold armor, I painted yellow (gold) skin with silver (with a blue undertone) armor.

I can't say I'm 100% happy. Yellow is a hard color and I'm a sloppy painter. Then again, since I'm trying to focus on getting models on the table, it's fine for now.


bG said...

I've got to say that I really like the look of that model. She really stands out from the rest of the unit, and is very striking. Add to that the really nice skin painting you've done (I especially noticed the shading around the collar bones) and I'd say you are onto a winner there.

the other Kevin said...

The more I see yellow minis, the more I want to find something to paint yellow. No exception here. Regardless of whether you like it, I do. It's a keeper!

Mr.Esty said...

You nailed this one, dude! The reverse colour scheme works soooo well with the rest of the force. It's distinctive & very Slaaneshy. Be proud.

Scott said...

Thanks for the kind words everyone. I'm glad you all like it.

I really enjoyed doing the yellow on this one. I learned on my chaos sorcerer that the best way to shade yellow is a little wash with some purple. It really makes yellow pop.

AbusePuppy said...

I'm not 100% sold on the pastels, but I can't say I have any complaints about the quality of the paint job- despite your worries, the yellow looks really good. (And yes, yellow is a ridiculously hard color to paint and I hate it.)

Her contrast with the rest of the squad looks really good, though. Whatever I may think of the color scheme, its a hell of a paint job.

jabberjabber said...

I like these girls. The pastels appeal to the Slaves to Darkness fan in me where Slaanesh armies are often described as a riot of pastel colours! Nice work sir!

Ancientsociety said...

Is that a barbed tail or are you just happy to see me?

Great mini!

Muskie said...

I was just thinking last night if I added a unit of Daemonettes to my Nurgle Daemons, I'd want them to stand out and the one colour that would do that is Yellow.

Pink has been over done as has pale blue. I think I was planning a little paler, more washed out colour, but it is good to see someone else thinks it is a viable idea.

wiredwrong said...

I really like your yellow it looks really good. What process did you use to build it up?

Scott said...

Thanks Wiredwrong.

It's a white undercoat, golden yellow and shaded with hobgoblin orange (is that what it's called? It's a very old bottle of paint).

Highlights are the more canary yellow (sorry, again, I can't remember the name, Bad Moon maybe?)
and white.

The way to make it pop, though, is to shade it again with Purple wash. Works wonders.

Tony said...

Not my favourite miniatures - but you have done a great job painting them - like previous comments I think the yellow demon looks very good.


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