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help on painting mouth's?
England - North West, United Kingdom
Joined: July 18, 2010
KitMaker: 611 posts
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Posted: Saturday, June 04, 2011 - 06:28 AM UTC
hi guys, please could someone help me out here. i have painted the face and i am quite used to painting face, but i have never painted the mouth/lips of the figure. this is all in 1/35 and i have a tank commander speaking and it doesn't look right at the moment without a mouth/ lips painted. so what i am really asking is what colour paint should be used for it and any other help would be much appreciated.
thanks a bunch, stan
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Warszawa, Poland
Joined: April 23, 2003
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Posted: Sunday, June 05, 2011 - 11:20 PM UTC
For lips I use usualy brown rose mixed with flat flesh (both from vallejo). I don't have exact ratio, just them mix them by eye. It depends how generally face looks and how I want it to look.
Arkansas, United States
Joined: June 29, 2009
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Posted: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 10:11 PM UTC
I use Testor's Light Tan for the lips. After that has dried, I apply a very thin line of brown water-color to the mouth. You won't need much; just a drop or less. Turns out quite realistic.