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Dracarys - Props, Miniatures, Costume & Re-enactment

Dracarys - Props, Miniatures, Costume & Re-enactment Miniature painting service specialising in Medieval, Saxon, Viking, Norman, Crusades, Fantasy, LOTR, Dracarys Props is primarily a miniature painting service, as well as providing custom built terrain, basing, miniature sculpting and conversions.

I also build props and costumes for both the cosplay, collector and historical re-enactment communities. I offer both my own completely bespoke work, and will also help with any modification and customisation, please contact me with your project ideas. This page acts as a portfolio of previous projects for both my own hobbies and customer commissions. I offer two standards of miniature painting de

I also build props and costumes for both the cosplay, collector and historical re-enactment communities. I offer both my own completely bespoke work, and will also help with any modification and customisation, please contact me with your project ideas. This page acts as a portfolio of previous projects for both my own hobbies and customer commissions. I offer two standards of miniature painting de

Operating as usual

🥇 Buhurt is love, buhurt is life! ❤️#swordsofcygnus #cygnuscup #hmb #buhurt #buhurtislove #fightlikeagirl
06/11/2021

🥇 Buhurt is love, buhurt is life! ❤️
#swordsofcygnus #cygnuscup #hmb #buhurt #buhurtislove #fightlikeagirl

Cygnus headquarters for tomorrow 🗡️♥ 🦢#swordsofcygnus #buhurt #cygnuscup #hmb #
05/11/2021

Cygnus headquarters for tomorrow 🗡️♥ 🦢
#swordsofcygnus #buhurt #cygnuscup #hmb #

I realised I never shared the ogre for Mike's 49'ers themed Bloodbowl team. Apparently they have gained some kind of not...
08/01/2021

I realised I never shared the ogre for Mike's 49'ers themed Bloodbowl team. Apparently they have gained some kind of notoriety for their detail, specifically in the 'ass highlights'.
So here is the Ogre, packing as much goddamned cake as the rest of his team. Lawd dem ass cheeks clappin'

20/08/2020

Hi all, I've decided to reopen a few slots for miniature painting commissions.
If you're interested please drop me a message and we can discuss your project. Or if you know anyone else, I would very much appreciate it if you could spread the message and share this post or a link to my page.
Thanks ♥

Tonight in the paint chat- I converted a medieval figure to look more 11thC, he came with one of the carts I bought year...
27/06/2020

Tonight in the paint chat- I converted a medieval figure to look more 11thC, he came with one of the carts I bought years ago from Perry miniatures, but I hadn't had any use for him. Now he fits right in, and will be accompanied by a pony (holding the trappings, hence the arm posed that way).
His hat was filed down into a cap, tunic lengthened, sleeve tailored for a more in-period fit, and a cloak added. Because cloaks are just cool and fun to sculpt. :)

Tonight's painting :) a unit of skeletons finished and based. Just a quick series of dry brushing and washes on these, t...
13/06/2020

Tonight's painting :) a unit of skeletons finished and based. Just a quick series of dry brushing and washes on these, they were so delicate that even removing flash and mould lines wasn't always possible. I enjoyed making the shields look ruined, I got a pack of metal shields from GB and went at them with pliers. Posing them was fun too, (with glue for the many casualties that arose from bending them a little too ambitiously) and with the basing hopefully distracting from any sins, they look cool en masse. I think the Ebob skeletons are likely meant to be just for scatter terrain, but I really like the look of them.
Finished a bunch of Anglo-Saxon tents that had been lying around for a while, I'd like to make some cool encampment style bases for them.
Started work on this frost giant's torso. I had meant to film this, either as a time-lapse or livestream, but I don't know entertaining that would really be, lol, and I just kind of got started.
♥️🎨 🖌️

Great session with the paint chat group tonight ♥ I had every intention of calling it a night at 11:30, but then noticed...
06/06/2020

Great session with the paint chat group tonight ♥ I had every intention of calling it a night at 11:30, but then noticed her and just needed to finish her (almost). She's my second ever miniature sculpt, I based her on my Skyrim character. It gives me an excuse to go and play Skyrim to grab some comparison pics. Yeah that's a flower crown, she likes to look nice, ok? :p
She's almost done, just needs some Skyrim-esque basing, and her Shield of Ysgramor finishing off (painting that seperately) but I'm definitely going to bed now! 😴

Snowtrooper unit and E-Web team ❄
21/04/2020

Snowtrooper unit and E-Web team ❄

Legion Stormtrooper:Began with primer white, washed thinly with a mix of bone white and nuln oil, black undersuit painte...
29/03/2020

Legion Stormtrooper:
Began with primer white, washed thinly with a mix of bone white and nuln oil, black undersuit painted, several thin layers of brilliant white with the darker colour left showing in the recesses, then details on the helmet added.

Four down, four to go. I'll varnish and base them all together.
26/03/2020

Four down, four to go. I'll varnish and base them all together.

Got a bit more done on the first snowie last night. Just needs his blaster finishing, matt varnish and the snow base.I'm...
17/03/2020

Got a bit more done on the first snowie last night. Just needs his blaster finishing, matt varnish and the snow base.
I'm not sure what colour I want to do the base, I normally go for black but like the idea of a grey. Not sure if it will look a little washed out or not though.

Since people have asked about tutorials, this album is a series of work in progress pics. I don't have rules as such, bu...
15/03/2020

Since people have asked about tutorials, this album is a series of work in progress pics. I don't have rules as such, but I usually have a certain way of doing things that I find works for me. I nearly always work from white, with a preliminary coat of brown ink wash before I start. I don't like using inks over the top of paint but as first or middle layers, I don't like how it can pool and I like to have control over the finish. I don't know if other people do it this way but since I work in fine semi-translucent layers, I find that it gives a depth of shading as paint gradually builds up, even with conventionally opaque colours. I kind of got the idea from the oil painting technique of grisaille, where, because certain coloured pigment were traditionally more expensive than others, a monochrome underpainting would be made first in cheap base pigments, with colours glazed frugally over the top. It's not quite the same with miniatures, and the cost of colours isn't an issue any more, but I do find it gives a nice effect, so that's what I do I guess.

The salvaged X-Wing helmet that Rey wears is a repainted EXF Red5So I did the same and tried to match the screen used pa...
05/09/2019

The salvaged X-Wing helmet that Rey wears is a repainted EXF Red5
So I did the same and tried to match the screen used paint job, weathering and distress as much as I could. :) Photos by me, Jemma Le Pelley and Andrew Clarke (20-20 photography)

Dracarys - Props, Miniatures, Costume & Re-enactment's cover photo
30/07/2019

Dracarys - Props, Miniatures, Costume & Re-enactment's cover photo

30/07/2019

Hi guys, Pillar of the West is going through some updates and will be renamed Dracarys Props to reflect the rest of the work I'm involved in. This is mostly a page for my personal projects and to discuss any commission work or customisation you would like from me. Miniatures are still the main focus of this page but also extends to props/costume and reenactment.
So if you start seeing stuff for Dracarys Props, please don't unlike, it's still me :)
(the name change may take a while, as FB has to approve it)
Thanks

Here are some examples of the Props and costumes I've made. I am a member of Rebel Legion UK, UK Garrison and BB-8 Build...
30/10/2017

Here are some examples of the Props and costumes I've made. I am a member of Rebel Legion UK, UK Garrison and BB-8 Builders Club.

It's been a bit quiet on here, I've been doing a lot of costuming and prop making lately, but what's really been taking ...
30/10/2017

It's been a bit quiet on here, I've been doing a lot of costuming and prop making lately, but what's really been taking up my time (and money!) has been this very special droid!
BB-8's external parts are finally finished, and work has now begun to bring him to life! Watch this space!

Star Wars: Imperial Assault (Collector Standard)
19/07/2017

Star Wars: Imperial Assault (Collector Standard)

Here at Pillar of the West, it's not just about miniatures! Meet BB-8, he is still in the building stage, but eventually...
25/06/2017

Here at Pillar of the West, it's not just about miniatures!
Meet BB-8, he is still in the building stage, but eventually he will be a fully mobile and interactive droid, going out into the world, bringing smiles to people's faces and raising money for worthy causes, and his friend Rey will never be too far behind.
:)

There is just a small handful of these miniatures still available, grab them before they're gone! ;)
25/06/2017

There is just a small handful of these miniatures still available, grab them before they're gone! ;)

Hi guys!
My first sculpt is now up for sale!
'Win-Rei Yovin' - Sci-fi: Knight's Apprentice- Human female. On the larger side of 28mm. Crisp, clean cast in high-detail resin. Slot base included.

Limited offer!
Introductory price of £5 each for the remaining miniatures in this first trial batch of casts. The RRP will be £7 each after the first batch has been sold.
1st class postage to UK at £2.
Happy to combine postage, pm for details.
:)

All the miniatures in this album have been painted to 'Wargames' standard. This is the cheaper alternative to 'Collector...
25/06/2017

All the miniatures in this album have been painted to 'Wargames' standard. This is the cheaper alternative to 'Collector' standard. It includes spray primer, base colours, basic shading and a single highlight. Shields are either a plain single colour or two colours with a simple design (in a unit, 1/3 will have plain shields). Wargames standard does not extend to small details such as eyes and insignia/emblems, buckles or other fine detailing. Basing consists of a painted ground with one type of texture, either static grass, sand, paving/brickwork or snow depending on the environment you choose.

'Wargames Standard' Miniatures
04/05/2017

'Wargames Standard' Miniatures

HeroForge Wizard and Tiefling (WG standard)
25/04/2017

HeroForge Wizard and Tiefling (WG standard)

All the miniatures in this album have been painted to 'Wargames' standard. This is the cheaper alternative to 'Collector' standard. It includes spray primer, base colours, basic shading and a single highlight. Shields are either a plain single colour or two colours with a simple design (in a unit, 1/3 will have plain shields). Wargames standard does not extend to small details such as eyes and insignia/emblems, buckles or other fine detailing. Basing consists of a painted ground with one type of texture, either static grass, sand, paving/brickwork or snow depending on the environment you choose.

Star Wars: Imperial Assault (Collector Standard)
16/04/2017

Star Wars: Imperial Assault (Collector Standard)

My contribution for a collaboration between myself and two other painters - Fatman, Deadboy and the Bird (I'm the Bird)....
11/04/2017

My contribution for a collaboration between myself and two other painters - Fatman, Deadboy and the Bird (I'm the Bird). Over Christmas we were commissioned by Asmodee to paint the characters and monsters from RuneWars for the demo games. The game has just been released from Fantasy Flight Games, so be sure to check it out. :)

Frostgrave Warband. Painted to Wargames standard, but upgraded with Collector standard basing.
11/04/2017

Frostgrave Warband. Painted to Wargames standard, but upgraded with Collector standard basing.

All the miniatures in this album have been painted to 'Wargames' standard. This is the cheaper alternative to 'Collector' standard. It includes spray primer, base colours, basic shading and a single highlight. Shields are either a plain single colour or two colours with a simple design (in a unit, 1/3 will have plain shields). Wargames standard does not extend to small details such as eyes and insignia/emblems, buckles or other fine detailing. Basing consists of a painted ground with one type of texture, either static grass, sand, paving/brickwork or snow depending on the environment you choose.

10-11th Century Anglo-Saxon embroidered decoration added to an existing tunic.
11/04/2017

10-11th Century Anglo-Saxon embroidered decoration added to an existing tunic.

Bloodbowl Team, 49ers colour scheme.
24/03/2017

Bloodbowl Team, 49ers colour scheme.

My first sculpt, Wyn-Rei Yovin, finally all painted up. :)
07/03/2017

My first sculpt, Wyn-Rei Yovin, finally all painted up. :)

My first sculpt. 'Win-Rei Yovin' - Sci-fi: Knight's Apprentice- Human female. On the larger side of 28mm. Crisp, clean c...
03/03/2017

My first sculpt. 'Win-Rei Yovin' - Sci-fi: Knight's Apprentice- Human female. On the larger side of 28mm. Crisp, clean cast in high-detail resin. Slot base included.

Hi guys!My first sculpt is now up for sale!'Win-Rei Yovin' - Sci-fi: Knight's Apprentice- Human female. On the larger si...
03/03/2017

Hi guys!
My first sculpt is now up for sale!
'Win-Rei Yovin' - Sci-fi: Knight's Apprentice- Human female. On the larger side of 28mm. Crisp, clean cast in high-detail resin. Slot base included.

Limited offer!
Introductory price of £5 each for the remaining miniatures in this first trial batch of casts. The RRP will be £7 each after the first batch has been sold.
1st class postage to UK at £2.
Happy to combine postage, pm for details.
:)

Star Wars: Imperial Assault (Collector Standard)
19/02/2017

Star Wars: Imperial Assault (Collector Standard)

Star Wars: Imperial Assault (Collector Standard)
30/01/2017

Star Wars: Imperial Assault (Collector Standard)

Imperial officers. I think technically they are supposed to be in the black uniforms of the Stormtrooper Corps, but I th...
20/01/2017

Imperial officers. I think technically they are supposed to be in the black uniforms of the Stormtrooper Corps, but I thought the olive/grey of the higher-up officers would look better on these miniatures. There were a few screen inaccuracies on these sculpts though, a major one being the belt buckles, which I had to change with greenstuff.
However I realised they should be wearing gloves. But that's an edit for another day.

Imperial Guard, Diala Passil and Stormtrooper for Imperial Assault. Only 30+ more miniatures to go!
19/01/2017

Imperial Guard, Diala Passil and Stormtrooper for Imperial Assault. Only 30+ more miniatures to go!

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Dracarys Props is primarily a miniature painting service, as well as providing custom built terrain, basing, miniature sculpting and conversions. I also build props and costumes for both the cosplay, collector and historical re-enactment communities.

I offer both my own completely bespoke work, and will also help with any modification and customisation, please contact me with your project ideas. This page acts as a portfolio of previous projects for both my own hobbies and customer commissions.

I offer two standards of miniature painting depending on your budget:

Wargames Standard: these are simple, though very neatly painted. Featuring basecoat, midtone and highlight, basic shading, simple shield designs and basing which includes a painted ground texture and static grass, sand or snow.

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