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Roman Legionary, Mid-Imperial, skin question.
djrost_2000
Joined: November 04, 2006
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Posted: Saturday, November 04, 2006 - 09:26 PM UTC
I am building an Andrea Miniatures Roman Legionary of the Mid-Imperial period. I'm curious as to how to replicate an olive skin tone on Mediterranean soldiers.

Thank you,

Dave
Tarok
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, November 05, 2006 - 06:12 PM UTC
Hi Dave,

Welcome to HFM

Unfortunately I can't offer you a "silver bullet" to your problem, but check out this link regarding painting ethnic skintones. Perhaps you could adjust some of the mixtures here to suit your requirements...

Painting ethnic skintones

Rudi
Vic
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Posted: Sunday, November 05, 2006 - 06:33 PM UTC

Hi Dave and welcome.

I haven't got a answer to your question (It usually takes me a few attempts before I end up with the colour I want :-) ) but Rudi's link should help. I found it useful, Thanks Rudi

What I really came on to say was don't forget to post some pictures as your legionary comes on.

All the best

Vic
djrost_2000
Joined: November 04, 2006
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Posted: Sunday, November 05, 2006 - 09:45 PM UTC
Thanks for the link! I have Shep Paine's book on miniatures painting but the link you gave is even more descriptive regarding dark skin tones. I'll have to print that out on photo paper so I have a good reference for the future.

Legionary is constructed but I haven't primed it yet. Will post pics as progress continues.

Thank you,

Dave