Darkson Designs started out as a one-man painting service
of miniatures about 10 years ago. Then “Darkson”
(Robert) met the “Designs” (Crystal) side of
the business. She turned it from just a simple freelance
painting service to a fully operational business. About
a year ago we started playing with the idea of producing
a painting guide. Robert has always wanted to see a non-company
specific painting guide, since he felt it would be of value
to him, as a painter. Crystal ran with the idea and made
it a reality. In turn, we have had a great impact on the
miniature community, and in helping to expose miniature
lines and artists that people may not have been familiar
with. Through the creation of the book and the great contacts
made, Robert was able to branch out and do something he
always wanted to do, create his own miniature line. From
this idea AE-WWII, was born, (Alternate Events World War
Robert Kingery Creative Director
When Robert is not working hard as "Darkson"
he serves in the United States Air Force as a Combat Videographer
for the 4th Combat Camera Unit. Robert has been on many
exciting missions doing historical documentation, most notable
has been his recent tour in Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Robert is also a Video and Art major and has been into painting
miniatures for about 15 + years, which intrigued him to
develop something of his own.
Crystal Kingery Executive Director / Webmaster
Crystal is a Business major with working kowledge of software,
technical support, web design and information technology
for over 8 years. She is finally able to put all her working
knowledge and skills into designing, publishing and operating
Darkson Designs. Crystal is the driving force behind all
that is Darkson Designs.
Stitch Shipping & Receiving
Well, well what can we say, she's a terror, a freak and
has a ton of energy. She's the entertainment in the office
and often helps with the shipping and receiving, not by
Energy, not a chance, not this lazy thing. She's a non-participant
of Darkson Designs, execpt for the fact she demands food
as her payment for doing nothing!