Paint Spl’Attr – Ice Caste Dragyri Crystals

December 1, 2016 Hobby  No comments

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We’ve always been very impressed with the way that the team at Big Child Creatives have painted our wonderful Dark Age miniatures. With the recent release of the Dragyri book, along with the unveiling of the Shadow Caste, and numerous resculpts for the Air and Ice Caste, we’ve been lucky enough to snag quite a few painting tutorials from them. Here is the latest: crystals for the Ice Caste Dragyri.

Preparation

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To craft these crystals you can just sharpen a resin sprue or something similar, carefully using a sharp hobby knife, as if you were carving a stake. Make a couple of them and proceed to place the crystals in the base.

To start, paint a base coat in a dark blue. One or two coats will be sufficient to obtain good coverage.

Painting the Crystals

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Now we start adding some light to ...

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Paint Spl’Attr – Shadow Caste Dragyri Armor

November 29, 2016 Hobby  No comments

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After a recent chat with José Nuñez, the owner of Big Child Creatives (the wonderful team in Spain that sculpts and paints many of the Dark Age miniatures), he sent us through this great walkthrough of painting the Shadow Caste Dragyri armor. He also sent us details of the way the Big Child team painted the skin for the Shadow Caste. You can check that post out HERE.

In order to make the painting process simple and easy we won´t talk about specific colours of a pre-determined range. Instead of that, we’ll talk about hues (red, blue, yellow…) and tones. You won´t need to have the colors we actually used, but can substitute in those you have to match the ones we show in the mixing section of the photos.

Basecoating the armor and Preparing the Mixes

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Now we start with the armor pl...

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Interactive Map of Samaria

November 23, 2016 Background  No comments

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Earlier this year, we released the very first full-color map of Samaria, crafted for us by Matthew Weaver. It was a big hit with our veteran Dark Age players, who also requested a more “interactive” version to explore. Well, after some weeks of work, we’re are finally able to present to you our “Interactive Map c.517″!

By clicking on the map section below, you can go to our interactive map, and learn a lot more about the world of Dark Age.

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Alternatively, you can always find it on our site by choosing “The Game” drop down menu and clicking on the “Interactive Map c.517″.

If you would like to learn more about Samaria, from Dark Age Developer Bryan Steele, you can check out this interview on Beasts of War. Click on the image below.

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If you would like to download any of our Map of Samaria...

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Are you ready for the November Releases? We are!

November 18, 2016 New Releases  No comments

Last month’s releases were quite successful – so much so we ran out of Shadow Caste Faction Starter boxes, more are coming, as soon as we receive the Spiderlings! Now, on to some more wonderful Dragyri releases. This month we have some new models for the Shadow Caste and some resculpts for the Ice Caste, Air Caste, and Fire Caste (the Sling Slaves can be used by all three).

Here’s a rundown of the releases (click on the names to take you right through to the webstore):

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DAG2409   Shadow Caste Umbra Shadow Elemental  (1)

Summoned from the very depths of terror itself, the smoky shadow that is the Umbra is brought forth to spread fear and discord in enemy ranks...

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ADEPTICON – Tickets go on sale on Monday!

November 17, 2016 CommunityEventsOrganized Play  No comments

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Although AdeptiCon itself doesn’t roll around until March 23rd, 2017, registration and tickets sales begin next Monday! That’s right. Ay 8pm Central Standard Time in the USA, you will be able to buy your badge for the four-day long show, and sign up by all sorts of awesome gaming and hobby activities!

For Dark Age fans we have a number of events scheduled. These will be run in our own CoolMiniOrNot gaming area right next to the vendor area.

Thursday, March 23rd
• 8-10:30pm – Assault on the Convoy – a great scenario game that sees St. Isaac and his forces driving a convoy of reclaimed robotic parts through the Salt Flats, running the gauntlet of a massive horde of Nomads and their beasts.

Friday, March 24th
• 10am-2pm – Dark Age Build & Play – Sit down with a bunch of like-minded folks, ...

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Paint Spl’Attr – Shadow Caste Dragyri Skin

November 15, 2016 Hobby  No comments

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After a recent chat with José Nuñez, the owner of Big Child Creatives (the wonderful team in Spain that sculpts and paints many of the Dark Age miniatures), he sent us through this great walkthrough of painting the Shadow Caste Dragyri skin tone. He also sent us details of the way the Big Child team painted the armor for the Shadow Caste, and some wonderful crystals for an Ice Caste base. We’ll present those to you soon.

In order to make the painting process simple and easy we won´t talk about specific colours of a pre-determined range. Instead of that, we’ll talk about hues (red, blue, yellow…) and tones. You won´t need to have the colors we actually used, but can substitute in those you have to match the ones we show in the mixing section of the photos.

Preparation

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As usual the...

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Community Feature – Igor Ivanov’s Fire Caste Dragyri

November 4, 2016 Community  No comments

With all the buzz focusing on the Dragyri, we thought it would be a great idea to amplify that enthusiasm. We reached out to Igor Ivanov, a member of the Dark Age Community who has been incredibly active in the Russian wargaming scene recently. Thanks to Igor’s energy, we should have some of our first regular stockists of Dark Age product in Moscow! In addition to introducing all his friends to Dark Age, Igor has been painting up some beautiful stuff lately, including these lovely Fire Caste models. We’ll hand it over to Igor to tell us more about his warband:

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“My first encounter with Dark Age happened not so long ago, in May 2016. I was watching a Beasts of War video on my birthday and was staggered by the awesomeness of the new miniatures...

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Building in The Shadows

November 1, 2016 Hobby  No comments

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The recent release of the mysterious Shadow Caste pulled back the curtain on this not-at-all-pleasant sub-faction of the mighty Dragyri. Tucked in amongst the units are two that will be familiar to many Dark Age players. The Shadow Caste use corrupted C.O.R.E. robots (specifically the Pathfinder and Menials) as other castes use slaves. These robots have had their connection to the C.O.R.E. AI severed and replaced with the dully glowing xenosathic crystals to allow them to be controlled by the Shadow Caste psychogenic manipulators.

While we are waiting for the rest of the Shadow Caste range to be released, we thought we would show you a way to convert the existing C.O.R.E. models to join your new Shadow Caste warband...

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Paint Spl’Attr – Dragyri Fire Caste

October 25, 2016 Hobby  No comments

Paint Spl’Attr is an irregular series of articles designed to help you get your Dark Age miniatures painted quickly and well and boost the look of your forces on the tabletop.

DRAGYRI FIRE CASTE – PYRE – PAINTED BY DAVE TAYLOR

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The Dragyri have been on Samaria longer than any other race, brought to its surface by the Altegrahns who were once their masters. Now, millennia later, the Dragyri are finally coming together to fight the common enemies that they find across the parched lands.

Dave painted up this Pyre model to add to his Fire Caste collection, and wanted to focus on pale skin and the sharp edges of the armor. We hope you like the results shown here.

Throughout this article we’ll refer to various paint colors from both the Vallejo and Army Painter ranges...

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What? Out of Stock?

October 17, 2016 CommunityNew Releases  No comments

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Sometimes you discover things are going a little better than you thought they were. This is one of those times.

We were not completely prepared for the number of you that would be clamoring for the new Dragyri Book and Shadow Caste Faction Starter.

We air-freighted what seemed to us to be a reasonable amount of the Dragyri Book to the Atlanta warehouse so that we could be ready for release, with the remainder of the books to be sea-freighted afterwards, arriving in plenty of time to continue supply uninterrupted. Thanks to your enthusiasm, we are now scrambling to see if we can get more books air-freighted to meet your demands.

Similarly, our Shadow Caste Faction Starters went faster than expected. We have the materials to create more, *except for* the Lesser Spiderlings...

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