16 July 2020
Devil Girl, Supervillain
Devil Girl is from Reaper's range of superheroes/supervillains. She was an impulse buy as I thought the figure was really cool.
I started with her clothes, beginning with a solid coat of Citadel Abbadon Black for the base. Black can be the dullest colour to paint so to give her leather clothing some depth I mixed Vallejo Dark Prussian Blue into the black at a ratio of about 1:4. This gave a richer colour. Once that was dry I washed her a couple of times with Army Painter Blue Tone to add a sheen. She does need some more highlighting.
Her skin proved a slight challenge as I'd never painted red skin before. I started with Vallejo Red, which is a darker tone, and highlighted that with Flat Red and Vermilion. She also got several washes of Army Painter Red Tone.
Her staff is Vallejo Tinny Tin and the tines are Silver. The flame in her hand (which I guess is her superpower, along with somehow keeping her boobs inside her top) is just Red with Lava Orange highlights.
Almost all my minis have one problem area, and with Devil Girl it was her eyes. In theory they're a doddle: a yellow background with black slits. In practice it took about four attempts not to muck up the black lines.
In the interests of full disclosure, I got the idea for the base from an image I found online. Of course finding inspiration is one thing, actually doing it is another, as my slog through the Warhammer cottage is proving.
I used Liquitex Modelling Paste to make the lava and placed little squares of plastic card for the stones. Once dry it was painted black and then hit with successive coats/drybrushes of Citadel Mephiston Red, Vallejo Amaranth Red, and Army Painter Lava Orange and Daemonic Yellow. A final drybrush of black and it was done. The stones were just painted black. Looking now, I wish I'd done the stones as blocks rising out of the lava. Oh well.