Monday, May 7, 2012

Ultraforge Pleasuredemon: A Lesson in Blending

Upon his return from the Colonial GT, Casey gifted me a fantastic large demon model he bought there to swap into my Daemon army (for an old, badly painted Azazel model). I had zero plans of even thinking about my Daemons again until after 6th comes out, so I didn't really know what to do with it at first.

Then after way too many hours browsing Cool Mini Or Not, I stumbled upon a model that had an interesting color gradient on the wings, a nice transition from the top to bottom. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to do something similar for the wings of this Pleasuredemon model, but in blue and purple to keep with my army's color scheme. Eventually, it turned into this:

It's a little NSFW, but what are you doing reading my blog at work anyway?

It turned out that I'm pretty terrible at blending. My large pile of Daemonettes should have clued me into that. They have a blue to white gradient that only looks decent on 1/4 of them because the last 3/4 got a rush job the week before a tournament.

That being said, I had a much easier time blending from the blue to purple than the purple to pink. I've picked it up a few times a day for the past 2 weeks because I saw a bit that just looked off and I wanted to touch it up.

Then, of course, once I started working on the rest of it, I got a little careless and got some other paint on the wings. I get so far into the zone sometimes that I forget there's paint on the brush as I'm moving the model around. Oops. That's why once I'm "finished" a model, I go over it very carefully to look for things like that. Even then, I usually notice a few more things once I sit down to photograph it.

Since the wings were inspired by Cool Mini or Not, I decided to post her up there. Here's a link if you're fairly confident you can pull yourself away after only a few minis.


  1. She looks rad!
    I'm really jealous that your pictures come out better than mine, too, and we share the same lightbox and camera!
    It looks great in the pictures but even better in person.

    1. Thanks for the compliments! My pictures look better than yours because I adjust the exposure before I post them. If you did that, too, yours would look just as nice.


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