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

 

pyre-finished

 

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. 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, and P3 – Privateer Press Paints.

pyre-prime

 

So that the flesh could appear bright, Dave primed the model black first, and then sprayed it from a 30˚ angle with white.

 

pyre-flesh

FIRE CASTE FLESH

Step One – Paint all of the flesh areas with P3 Rynn Flesh
Step Two – Shade with a thinned VMC Beige Brown
Step Three – Highlight with P3 Rynn Flesh
Step Four – Highlight with 1:1 mix of P3 Rynn Flesh and VMC White

 

pyre-armor

FIRE CASTE ARMOR

Step One – Basecoat with AP Gun Metal
Step Two – Shade with a thinned 2:1 mix of AP Strong Tone and VGC Black
Step Three – Highlight with VMA Aluminium

 

pyre-leather

FIRE CASTE LEATHER

Step One – Basecoat the leather with VGC Black
Step Two – Highlight with a 1:1 mix of VGC Charred Brown and VMC Red Leather
Step Three – Highlight with a 2:1 mix of VMC Red Leather and VMC Pale Sand

COMPLETING THE PYRE

 

pyre-finished

All that remained was to paint the Flameburst Bombs, and then paint up the base. Dave went for a fairly simple base using crushed slate painted with browns and grey to match the rest of his collection (shown below).

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