|Fire in the disco! Fire in the disco! Fire in the... Taco Bell!|
Back in this post, I had some work-in-progress shots on a Tzeench Horror that I had converted into something I called a Lava Imp. There was no sign of it in the May Oath Complete post, but I did finish the little devil, and ended up winning a prize for it!
|Hot blooded! Check it and see!|
After sculpting lava-y patches on the original figure, then texturing them with sand, the Imp was given a white undercoat. I then liberally applied Lammenters Yellow glaze to the areas that weren't raised rock. This bought up a little more detail and gave me a good idea of how to go about painting the molten lava effect.
|I'm the firestarter! Twisted firestarter!|
|Got it bad, got it bad, got it bad... I'm hot for teacher|
The inner lava is pretty much an experiment. I started by outlining the rocky patches in Blazing Orange, then blended it with Sunburst Yellow, then white, trying to make the brighter ptches were in the center of the limbs or body to give the impression that the Imp is glowing from the inside. I made the fingers brighter towards the ends for the most part as if they were formed by molten rock breaking out and flowing into shape.
Given that I'd never painted lava before and I only had around three painting days to do this guy (on top of my regular oath), I'd say he turned out okay. It's a pretty messy paint job, but I learned a lot from doing it.