Another relatively easy month for me, before I start the big, complex pieces
Let's start with the last 2 Flamers of Elias' 6 Flamer band, for 100 pts.
And so, onward to some cheerleaders of Slaanesh, And by Cheerleaders, I mean Demonettes. With the exception of Ignatz the boss, the rest of what I plan to paint seems to be rather Slaaneshy too.
I have a unit of 10 of Tony Ackland's original RoC Demonettes, sculpted by Jes Godwin and Mike Perry. They began life with one breast to show they were hermaphroditic, that's it. Which is pretty pathetic if you think about it. Don't create a depraved and perverse army if you are a PG company. But since they did, I added the other breast and the parts GW couldn't on all my Demonettes to better illustrate them properly. They are supposed to be super attractive, so since I am already altering them, I am making them more manga girls than bald bondage maidens. Here is the catalogue pic for the purists.
I had mentioned I play D&D, actually I started out long, long ago painting my friends minis for that game (and still do). 'Here, you're an artist- you paint these!' and lead was first thrust at me. If you paint D&D minis, you start converting nearly as soon as you start painting, because everyone wants something to better match their character. Fix the weapon, fix the hair, fix the clothes, etc So I often find it hard NOT to convert. I have noticed people feel strongly about this, one way or the other, but I am firmly in the cut-em-up and green stuff camp.
On their original catalogue page you can see they seem to have been given names, also pretty dull. So I will give them all new ones as I go along. Lewdfang -now Snaketongue, Fiendthrob -now Mohawk Mama, and Fleshthrob -now Sally Satan- (although her expression came out like 'Oh Lucy, what have you done now...) As I only have 6 different sculpts in my stash, one being the unnamed 'Miss 13' who was added a little later, this will help with diversity, so each can have their own special sexy style. And I am greatly enjoying painting them, although I wasn't sure at first I would.
Attracted to the spectacular 'attributes' of Ignatz, and since neither he nor the Flamers were the least bit interested in pursuing any fleeing villagers while they were busy creating havoc....these opportunistic demonettes have become sort of camp followers. They make sure no fun toys (or tasty tidbits) leave the vicinity of the ongoing atrocity, and are always lively cheerleaders urging the band ever onward to more mayhem!
Mohawk Mama is a strong leader, and always the first to think of a new game to play with the toys! Just looking at her, you can see she up for anything.
Snaketongue is the plain girl of the group, and usually has to settle for the leftovers. She is rather quiet with a black sense of humor. Her sword is reserved for those who joke about her looks.
Sally Satan is a new recruit, a blessed ex-victim, and a bit unsure of what she should be doing. But she is pretty enough she can always find a willing playmate! The whims of Slaanesh are strange...
2 Flamers 50pts each
3 Demonettes 35 pts each
205 pt total
Next month I hope to do 2 Dragon Ogres, another demonette or three, and more work on Ignatz. My hope is to get better at painting tiny faces, and get to practice some techniques I learnt online to improve my figure painting! We will see...
Relatively slow going too, because I am trying to do Karandras for the 20 year challenge- my last old Phoenix lord to be painted. I'm a sucker for challenges, but no more till the OWAC ends. I really want to paint lots of demons!