"YOU! Put that daemonette down and get me my coffee!"
What's this? A new post? Yes, I've finally got time to load up Blogger and bang out a bunch of words!
I picked up this absolute classic Oldhammer sculpt off Etsy for $20. After waiting two weeks for it to show up all the way from Malta, I immediately caught a bloody awful cold and only got around to painting it a couple of days ago.
The edges of Laviscus' armour plates were painted with more Park Green Flat, and I added a bit of White for the highlights. I then set about painting his tail (or is it an armoured sheath?) and gauntlet Black and highlighting them with some German and Neutral greys.
I got his right shoulder pad, which is sculpted into a daemonic face, out of the way with a basecoat of Averland Sunset, some Brass and a wash with Seraphim Sepia to shade in the details.
I was going to go with yellows for his actual skin tones, but then I thought a vivid green might be more fun so I again cracked out the Park Green Flat to basecoat his head, neck and two of his hands. Goblin Green worked very well for the first highlights and then I went in with some Moot Green to give him a very bright skin tone. I added a bit of white for the final highlights and he was looking good! A dab of Pink in each eye socket added to his daemonic look.
And now for the details. I'm not sure why he's holding a scroll in his one hand — I guess it could be an ancient and powerful spell to summon a Keeper of Secrets or maybe it's just Laviscus' shopping list — but this is 1980s Citadel where anything went, and usually did. I painted it Chocolate Brown and gave it a once-over with Bonewhite and some Agrax Earthshade, but it looked way to dark so I added some Off-White to brighten it back up.
The Slaanesh icon on his chest is Averland Sunset and Dorn Yellow, and the ruffled undershirt below his armour is Off-White and White.
I really wanted his swords to be different to the usual metallic look, so I went with White because why not. The icons are Yriel Yellow and Light Turquoise and I gave in and did the cross guards Pink because Slaanesh.
Laviscus was based on a 1" square base covered in sand and painted Park Green Flat, daubed with Agrax Earthshade and homemade yellow ink, and highlighted with Bonewhite.
He's such an excellent sculpt and a great example of 80's Citadel Chaos models, and he was a lot of fun to paint. He'll fit in well with my warband.