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Answers to questions about the right paint scheme or tips for the right effect.
Fleshtone
Sancho0409
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Posted: Friday, July 26, 2002 - 04:34 AM UTC
Any good ideas on what colors to mix to get a nice fairly tan flesh color for painting figures?
m1garand
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Posted: Friday, July 26, 2002 - 04:36 AM UTC
What type of paint are you wanting to use?
Sancho0409
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Posted: Friday, July 26, 2002 - 04:54 AM UTC
I am probably gonna use Tamiya acrylic.
m1garand
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Posted: Friday, July 26, 2002 - 04:59 AM UTC
Their XF-15 is flat flesh.
Sancho0409
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Posted: Friday, July 26, 2002 - 05:00 AM UTC
I know they make a flesh tone, but I didn't buy it, thats why I am asking if you have any good mixture formulas.
m1garand
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Posted: Friday, July 26, 2002 - 05:08 AM UTC
I use Model Master and Humbrol enamels. That's all I can tell you about Tamiya acrylics
Kencelot
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Posted: Friday, July 26, 2002 - 07:09 AM UTC
When I mix flesh colors I start with a light red/brown color, then I add some yellow and perhaps some white.
HTH
sgtreef
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Posted: Friday, July 26, 2002 - 08:43 PM UTC

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When I mix flesh colors I start with a light red/brown color, then I add some yellow and perhaps some white.
HTH


Do you use oil after a flat acrylic base? Eyes are the thing that are hard.
Kencelot
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Posted: Friday, July 26, 2002 - 09:21 PM UTC
No Jeff, I use acrylics entirely...for now. I have it in mind to give oils a whirl...one day.
AndersHeintz
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Posted: Friday, July 26, 2002 - 09:34 PM UTC
For a taned flesh try a terracotta or a reddish brown, and mix with white, and perhaps even some yellow, just make sure that the brown paint isnt to red or the face will be very reddish.
Benno
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Posted: Saturday, July 27, 2002 - 09:56 AM UTC
Is this for 1/35 scale flesh?

Go to Missing Links and read Mark bannerman's articles on painting figures...he's brillant and theres heaps of great methods on there.

Good luck