Paint Spl’Attr – Ice Caste Dragyri

May 17, 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, boosting the look of your forces on the tabletop.

Ice Caste Dragyri – Frostbite – painted by Dave Taylor

For this model I decided to break a little from the excellent studio miniature color scheme and present a brighter, more polished metal accented with the crisp blues. But the first stage was to paint the large expanses of Dragyri flesh.



To help understand where the highlights and shadows would fall on the model, I first primed it all over with a black primer. Once that was dry, I sprayed the model with a white primer from a raised angle (about 30 degrees) to create shaded areas on the model.

Throughout this article we’ll refer to various paint colors from both the Vallejo and Army Painter ranges. These are typically available from your FLGS, or through our webstore. You’ll be able to recognize these by the prefix we use: VMC – Vallejo Model Color, VGC – Vallejo Game Color, VMA – Vallejo Model Air, AP – Army Painter.

Dragyri Flesh


Step One – Basecoat with VMC Beige Brown


Step Two – Wash with AP Strong Tone


Step Three – Highlight with VMC Beige Brown


Step Four – Highlight with a 1:1 mix of VMC Beige Brown and VMC Pale Sand

Weapons and Armor


Step One – Basecoat with AP Gun Metal


Step Two – Wash with a thinned 1:1 mix of AP Dark Tone and AP Blue Tone


Step Three – Highlight with AP Gun Metal


Step Four – Highlight with VMA Aluminium

Vibrant Blue spot color


Step One – Basecoat with VMC Ice Blue


Step Two – Wash with AP Strong Tone


Step Three – Highlight with VMC Ice Blue

Completing the Frostbite


All that remains is to finish off the details (gold, wrappings, weapon hafts, etc) and complete the base.

If you work on a whole force like this, you’ll have a very striking collection ready to take to the tabletop and defend Dragyri lands from human (and not so human) interlopers.


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