Right! I'm intending to make this a bit of a series. I don't have the best camera, but I can certainly try. For my first thread... I suppose it'll be Daemonettes, since that's what I'm painting today. This is my personal paint recipe, I tested it on one of the girls just earlier and now I'm working on the rest of them. It was originally intended to be Word Bearers-esque, to help tie the army together (they're being fielded with Word Bearers) and I really think it works for red Daemonettes. Of course, this recipe could be adapted to purple if you wanted a more traditional Slaaneshi paint scheme; just swap out the Gal Vorbak for Daemonette Hide, the Ushabti Bone for maybe Ulthuan Grey and the Carroburg Crimson for Druchii Violet. I just didn't have the paints on hand for purple and I had plenty of reds. Enjoy!
Today, we'll be following Laura the Daemonette. Laura was the first Daemonette I put together. She isn't an Alluress, she isn't an Icon Bearer, she isn't a Hornblower. She's just your basic Daemonette. Her journey begins with an all-over coat of Ushabti Bone. You'll want to do two coats of this, anywhere there's skin or flesh showing; get those iconic crab claws while you're doing this.
Simple enough, right? (I did say my camera setup was awful, didn't I?)
Well, here's where things get slightly complicated. You'll want to go in and carefully paint on the following:
Abaddon Black over the tabard/loincloth thing hanging from the corset, anywhere there's a claw or horn, as well as over the eyes and any hair tie if the sculpt has one,
Gal Vorbak for the hair and the corset,
and Leadbelcher over the jewelry and the metal parts of the corset, as well as the chainmail on some sculpts.
Once you've done all the detail painting, it's time to get sloppy and messy. Break out the Carroburg Crimson and do an all-over coat across the whole model. Then do a second coat over just the claws once that's dry.
Once that's done, your Daemonette is finished! The red over the bone gives an interesting sort of skin effect, which is why I use it. I figure you could get similar results with different paints for a different color.
Thus concludes Adriyen Paints a Thing 1! I'll be posting these... I dunno, once a week until I no longer have projects sound good? Let me know if you're at all interested in seeing more of these.