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Paint Spl’Attr – Ice Caste Dragyri Crystals

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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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Are you ready for the November Releases? We are!

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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An Avalanche of October Dark Age Releases!

Some months bring famine and some bring plenty (on Samaria it is typically famine). This month, as far as Dark Age Releases go, it is certainly a bountiful feast! We have loads of wonderful new products, and some long-awaited repackaging of existing models. Don’t waste your time reading this. Check out the video where Michael talks about the new Faction Starter format HERE, and take a look through everything you can now add to your Dark Age collection!

Additionally, ALL of the new Dragyri Cards are now available for free download from this site:

AIR CASTE
FIRE CASTE
ICE CASTE
SHADOW CASTE

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DAG0013 – Dragryi Book

For centuries the Dragyri have fought amongst themselves as much as they have fought the humans on the surface of Samaria...

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Paint Spl’Attr – Ice Caste Dragyri

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.

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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 fro...

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