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FEATURE: Color Mixing Chart Part 2
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Posted: Saturday, October 26, 2002 - 11:57 AM UTC
Craig gives us part 2 of his color mixing reference guide. Thanks Craig!

Mixing with Oils: Part 2

As ussual if you'd like to comment or have questions on this article please post them here.

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Jim
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Posted: Saturday, October 26, 2002 - 07:25 PM UTC
I am envious! These flesh tones are BEAUTIFUL... I use a far less sophisticated method in oils, and while passible on 1:35 scale, they do not approach the beauty of this work! Here is my method (humble as it is in comparison!):

1) Base coat the figure's head and neck in a Terra Cotta (dark peachy-orange clay color) and allow to dry.

2) Mix Light pink with beige for the "average face tone"... use a sharp tip 5/0 or 10/o brush to blend this color up to the edge of the lines in the face leaving just lined areas of the darker Terra Cotta Base.... this will create the slightly darker recess lines in place - along the hairline, crease of the nose and cheeks, the neck area and behind the ear, and the eye-socket area..

3) Add white to the second mix, and use this to "tip & blend" over the cheekbones, bridge and tip of the nose, the brow of the forehead, rim of the ears, and the chin.

4) Use a needle to apply a drop of white to the eyes. when this dries, add a drop of dark grey or black ontop of the white, again using a needle.

5) Add a bit of red to the Average color and do the bottom lip.

6) paint in the eyebrows, and then do the hair.

7) Sit back and admire your finished work, until you then read the article by Whitaker and feel totally inadequate!
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Posted: Saturday, October 26, 2002 - 11:27 PM UTC
Great job again Mongo Mel Craig. Can't wait to try this on my next figure,yeh riight like it will come out like this oh well no way but to try it latter
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Posted: Sunday, October 27, 2002 - 12:01 AM UTC
Mongo, you do great things with oils.. I hope to see a step-by-step article on painting faces "Mongo Mel way" real soon. That could help all of us non-oil modelers.. #:-)

Mario M.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2002 - 12:23 AM UTC
Hi Guys,
Thanks for all the nice comments. You're too kind!
I can try to do a step-by-step article but I doubt I'll be very successful. I do have a 120mm face that I will be painting soon. When I have to think too much about something, I usually screw it up . If anybody tries one of these mixes on a 54mm figure, I'd like to see how it works out. I've only used them on the big busts.
Thanks,
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Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2002 - 09:38 AM UTC
I am going print your article out and try your mixes on my next 1/35th scale dude. I like the simplicity of what your doing with oils.
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Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 04:23 AM UTC
Where is part one to this article?
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Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 04:27 AM UTC
Hi Aziz,
Click on Features...then Figures...you'll see it there