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Black Flesh paint?
FIREBIRDC9
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Posted: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 07:13 AM UTC
Hello
soon i am going to order and paint some 1 32 Zulu Impi Warriors

but i am unable to find any black flesh paint (enamel)
Does anybody know any websites in the uk that stock it?

I would prefer it to be humbrol or revell but i dont mind if it isn't
cheers
mohammedcohen
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Posted: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 11:07 AM UTC
Unfortunately, ain' no such thing....your best (and maybe ONLY) bet is to mix up a color; I know this may not be what you want to hear, but unless you're lookin' for the same effect they got with the old 'Britains' figures...essentially a 'blackface' caricature, that's what you'll get...Give me a minute to check some sources I have in print....perhaps someone here has a link to painting fleshtones in oils - I KNOW yer usin' Humbrol...MAN!!! I remember when they were sold in little cans, or as you guys call 'em, 'tins',,,back in the '70s...but you'll kindfa hafta "Improvise, Adapt & Overcome" by tryin' to match Humbrol colors to the oils....The late Bob Knee suggests beginning with Burnt Umber and adding a bit of Burnt Sienna or Venitian Red and shading with Ultramarine or Winsor Blue. Highlight with Mars orange and or Naples Yellow for the high highlights...this is the best I can do, bro.

CB in FL, USA
Magpie
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Posted: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 11:21 AM UTC
Check out these articles mate

http://www.missing-lynx.com/articles/articles_figures.htm

They deal mainly with painting with oils but there might be some tips you can use.
I'd really suggest you give oils a go. They are easy to get a great result with.

Everyone says they are "expensive" but I picked up a 40 colour set of 12ml tubes for $AU17, about 10 quid.
Grumpyoldman
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Posted: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 11:31 AM UTC
you could try: Ethnic Skintones
It's an excellent article.
mohammedcohen
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Posted: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 03:24 PM UTC
Thanx for the link, Dave, ol' bud - I had no idea it existed!!!....BTW, y'all...I've known Dave since 1974 - he knows of which he speaks and was a charter member of the North Jersey Military Modelers Association, now the New Jersey Historical Modelers Association, which I joined in 1974 after I got out of the Army...Yes, bro, it's been THAT long!!!

CB in FL, USA
Magpie
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Posted: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 03:46 PM UTC

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Snowhand
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Posted: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 07:30 AM UTC
Humbrol 98 chocolate is a nice start for that
Militarymodeller80
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Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 11:46 PM UTC
Hi

Xtracolor do a Black Fleshtone in Enamel, it is quite dark but does make a good base starting point.

Paul