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Game Kastle - Santa Clara

Looking for a hobby game store with an outstanding selection, an impressive gaming space, daily scheduled events, and a staff that genuinely likes to be there? Well, that's us. Products: We've got one of the largest selections of gaming products in the area, from classic to esoteric. A large portion of our store is devoted to a wide range of board games, from European, to simulations war games, with everything in between. We have a full wall of RPGs, including independent and small press games. Of course we carry the classics in miniature war games (including Warhammer 40K, Warhammer Fantasy Battles, and Warmachine), but we also support lesser known or growing games. We carry a full range of 15mm ancients figures, as well as Flames of War and other 15mm WWII games. In addition, we pride ourselves on our selection of hard to find, imported figures. Gaming Space: Need a place to host your game? Just looking for some space to play? We've got a large game room attached to the store. It's always free to play, and drop-ins are encouraged! (Though for larger groups you might want to reserve space in advance, see here for info.) Or come down for one of our scheduled events.... Events: We're pleased to be able to host a huge range of events, both sponsored by customer volunteers and staff. We've got regular tournaments, demos, drafts, and more. Check out our calendar for more details. Don't see what you want? Give us a call and we'll try to get it set up for you. Staff: By gamers, for gamers. Everyone who works here has a passion for the hobby, and we're glad to share it with you. Need info on the newest board game? Some help statting your Call of Cthulhu character? Advice on putting together an army? Talk to us! If we can't help, we know someone who can. And we love to give recommendations. Basically, we're doing our best to be everything you want in a game store, and then some. We look forward to meeting you. -The Game Kastle staff
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Game Kastle - Santa ClaraSaturday, January 19th, 2019 at 6:19pm
Just a friendly reminder, due to the large number of events we have going on tomorrow, the 19th, we will have no space for open gaming until 6pm! Our private room is still available to rent out from 10-2.
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Game Kastle - Santa ClaraThursday, January 17th, 2019 at 8:10am
Who will you show allegiance?
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Join us this weekend for MTG's Ravnica Allegiance pre-release!
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Game Kastle - Santa ClaraThursday, January 17th, 2019 at 5:56am
Due to a high volume of events on Saturday, January 19th we will have no open play space before 6PM.
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Game Kastle - Santa Clara shared Game Kastle - Mountain View's post.Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 at 10:39am
The Path to the Winter War has concluded and the winner of the fully painted Soul Wars set goes to Miguel Bataca! Congratulations and thank you for playing Age of Sigmar at Game Kastle!

Storm Cast painted by: Adam Mofrad
Knight Venator painted by: Sarah Bridges (donated by Game Kastle Santa Clara)

Night Haunts painted by: Seth Amsden
Glaivewraith Stalkers painted by: Garland Hatten (donated by Game Kastle Fremont)
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Game Kastle - Santa ClaraMonday, January 14th, 2019 at 11:29am
Our Kastle Brawl is underway! We have 16 40k players all battling it out today!
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Game Kastle - Santa Clara added 3 new photos.Friday, January 4th, 2019 at 4:37pm
Hey folks! This week I will be introducing you all to how glazes can work and how they can be used to change the color of metallic paint. The models I will be painting are the Chaos Marines from the little starter 3 man box we carry here at Game Kastle.

Step 1 Preparing the Model:

To begin with I did a nice smooth coat of Chaos Black Primer (Citadel) over the entire model. Normally I would do another layer of grey and white primer on top, however the metallic coat I do next shows up sharper on the black primer than the lighter ones. After the black, I did a spray of Ironbelcher Primer (Citadel). Alternatively you can use the Black Primer and Gun Metal Primer from Army Painter (Usually my preferred choice, but I had the Citadel cans on hand)!

In addition to the metallic primer, I went over with Necron Compound (Citadel Dry Paint), and drybrushed some rough highlights on the model. This will allow some details to shine through a little more under the glazes.

Step 2 First Glaze Layer:

From here, I started applying the base blue glaze. In my case I used Plasma Fluid from Minitaire by Badger. This technique I would highly recommend using an airbrush, as it will give a much smoother finish, but you can accomplish a finish almost as great with a normal brush. It might take a few coats though. I thinned my glaze down just a little bit using distilled water, to get it to flow better on the model and it aided in hiding my brush strokes in the paint. Once it is dry, you can apply another layer, however it will make the metallic coat a little harder to see.

Step 3 Color Variation:

After applying the blue, I decided I wanted to add a little bit of a green tone as well. For this I used Green Black from Secret Weapon. These are labeled as washes, but I find they work better as technical paints and/or glazes. They have a really cool glossiness to them which will work great in our case.

Step 4 Washing:

After you get the color variation to how you like it, I would recommend washing the surfaces with a Nuln Oil (Citadel) or Dark Tone (Army Painter) wash. This will bring out the definition of the surface allowing the details to show through.

Step 5 Final Touches:

For these models, I decided to paint them in an Alpha Legion paint scheme. The final touches I added were, the metallic trim (Ironbreaker, Citadel) and a couple of bone colored paints (Karak Stone, Citadel and then Ivory, Model Air - Vallejo). I also washed the bone with a dark umber wash (Strong Tone, Army Painter) and did the metallic trim with Nuln Oil (Citadel).

Airbrush Tips:

If you do this technique with an airbrush you can get a really nice finish on top of the metallic base coat. However, you need to be careful at what PSI you are shooting your paint through the brush. I would recommend using somewhere around the 15-psi mark. If you set it too high you will end up putting too much paint through, resulting in spider-webbing. Also make sure to keep your distance from the model, spraying too close can cause splotching and spider-webbing.

Paint Lines with Glazes:
Citadel: Lamenters Yellow, Bloodletter, any others marked as Glaze
Secret Weapon: Amethyst, Cotton Candy, Drying Blood, etc
AKI Meng: Any of their Transparent Colors
Minitaire: Any of their Ghost Tint line

If you follow all of these tips you should have a really nice tinted metallic paint job for your miniature!

Your friendly neighborhood painter,
Eric