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Native American colour suggestion

Posted by Rich W on 26 Feb 2018, 23:55

Just wondered if anyone could suggest/recommend a good paint for my Italeri Native Americans (which is a great set) skin tone. The first time I painted them I used Humbrol dark flesh, but I'm not sure it looks that great.

Any advice would be appreciated!

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Posted by Bluefalchion on 27 Feb 2018, 00:10

I don't know the answer, but I would sure like to!
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Posted by Susofrick on 27 Feb 2018, 10:41

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Posted by Rich W on 01 Mar 2018, 10:38

Thanks for that recommendation. Any suggestions for caucasian skin tones? Again, I used Humbrol flesh but when I look at all the pics on here mine just seem to pink!
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Posted by Susofrick on 01 Mar 2018, 10:54

I used Humbrol a lot, but when the local hobbyshop started with Citadel instead I had to change. I used Ratskin Flesh a lot before for faces and hands (areas that see some sunlight) and Cadian Fleshtone for the rest (if there were any). Now I've started with Cadian Fleshtone for faces and Ratskin Flesh for lips when I bother to paint them. Cadian Fleshtone is a little like Humbrol's flesh in my eyes. On the figures I linked before all caucasian flesh is Ratskin. Good luck!
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Posted by Kekso on 01 Mar 2018, 12:59

Maybe this can help:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMDWfDkap0w&t=227s

In first minute she shows how to mix base and light colors, then after 30 minutes shadow colors.
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Posted by Paul on 01 Mar 2018, 17:47

Depends on the scale being painted but Here you can fill ya boots on painting skintones
http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/1 ... -skintones
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Posted by Lacc on 08 Mar 2018, 21:10

Dear Rich, I used for Native Americans:
Base: citadel skrag brown
Light: base + model color vallejo dark flesh 70927
Shadow: base +model color vallejo Burnt umber 70941
I hope help you it, friend.
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Posted by Rich W on 20 Aug 2018, 22:22

Can anyone recommend a colour for zulu warriors flesh tone? I really struggle to work out which colours work well for darker skin tones so any help is appreciated! Thanks!
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Posted by Susofrick on 24 Aug 2018, 07:27

Hmm, I painted some Ruga-Ruga from Hat some time ago, but I don't remember what paint I used. It was something from Games Workshop. Could have been Dryad Bark.

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Posted by Rich W on 31 Aug 2018, 19:38

Thanks Susofrick for the reply!
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