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Technical, Techniques, Hints, and Tips => Painting, Finishing and Care. => Topic started by: Neil on July 15, 2013, 10:56:30 PM

Title: SKIN COLOURED PAINT
Post by: Neil on July 15, 2013, 10:56:30 PM
Does Humbrol/Revelle do a skin coloured paint for painting little figures, or does anyone know what paints to mix to get skin coloured.
also what to mix to get ginger hair..............any ideas please.
 
neil.
Title: Re: SKIN COLOURED PAINT
Post by: steam up on July 15, 2013, 11:04:14 PM
Try this:
http://www.wikihow.com/Create-Realistic-Flesh-Tones (http://www.wikihow.com/Create-Realistic-Flesh-Tones)
Title: Re: SKIN COLOURED PAINT
Post by: raflaunches on July 15, 2013, 11:04:37 PM
Hi Neil


Flesh colour- Humbrol 61
                    Tamiya XF 15


I think there is a company called Life Colour who do a flesh colour set.


Hope this helps.
Title: Re: SKIN COLOURED PAINT
Post by: malcolmfrary on July 15, 2013, 11:15:44 PM
The advice in steam up's link is what I was told in art at school, the only bit missed was the tip to try the paint on the back of your hand - when you can't see it, it's right.  Of course, if you're painting someone with a deeper suntan or a pasty individual, some adjustment would be needed.
The Humbrol mentioned is (or was, or might be again?) a good average northern European, but look at the range of hues of the riders in the TdF currently showing.
Title: Re: SKIN COLOURED PAINT
Post by: Neil on July 15, 2013, 11:31:02 PM
cheers guys...............will have a look and a play around with my pots of paints.
 
neil..
Title: Re: SKIN COLOURED PAINT
Post by: BrianB6 on July 15, 2013, 11:50:22 PM
For a white man:-1 part red, 1 part yellow, 15 parts white.   Other colours for your preference.
Title: Re: SKIN COLOURED PAINT
Post by: Capt Podge on July 15, 2013, 11:52:23 PM
I use Citadel Paints which are available at "games workshop" stores http://www.localstore.co.uk/cs/186/614/hobbies-and-games/fleetwood/ (http://www.localstore.co.uk/cs/186/614/hobbies-and-games/fleetwood/)
 
They stock a number of "flesh" colours - I use "elf flesh" for most of my model boat figures.
 
(http://s23.postimg.org/6pe65eh17/NEMBS_001.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)
amaranth.jpg
 
Incidentally, these paints are acrylic and they also do "metallic" paints, useful for "brasswork" etc.
Worth checking out anyway.
 
Hope this helps...
 
Regards,
 
Ray.
 
Title: Re: SKIN COLOURED PAINT
Post by: tigertiger on July 16, 2013, 01:50:53 AM
Second that, the gamers stores have a wider range of paints for figures, with more than one flesh colour.
Also do an internet search, and look on the gaming sites for painting faces/flesh. There are lots of tips for getting a more lifelike finish. Skins ir never a single tone. Also the order of painting parts of the face make a difference. There may also be tutorials on youtube.
Title: Re: SKIN COLOURED PAINT
Post by: vnkiwi on July 16, 2013, 06:54:50 AM
Neil,
I haunted the wargames store here a few years back, not to play, but to watch the guy's paint. Purchased one of their how to books, and use their paints, citidel, I think. Best ten dollars I've spent in quite a while.
You can't go wrong following their methods. Tried using Tamiya acrylics, and following the book, but their range isn't quite as good as Citidel's.
Hope this helps a bit, and fully endorse Capt Podge and Tigertigers comments
cheers
vnkiwi

Title: Re: SKIN COLOURED PAINT
Post by: essex2visuvesi on July 16, 2013, 07:59:40 AM
Here you go:-
I have the lifecolor set someone mentioned
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LifeColor-Acrylic-Paint-Flesh-Tone-Set-22ml-x-6-/190781527562?pt=UK_ToysGames_ModelKits_ModelKits_JN&hash=item2c6b77160a (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LifeColor-Acrylic-Paint-Flesh-Tone-Set-22ml-x-6-/190781527562?pt=UK_ToysGames_ModelKits_ModelKits_JN&hash=item2c6b77160a)


Gives a nice selection of skin tones, not had chance to use them yet tho
Title: Re: SKIN COLOURED PAINT
Post by: Neil on July 16, 2013, 08:15:58 AM
thanks guys.......think those responses have given me more to think about than the whole build of my lifeboats,  %% %% %% %% %% %%
 
now I'm, baffled.
 
cheers.
Title: Re: SKIN COLOURED PAINT
Post by: wicker on July 16, 2013, 08:27:04 AM
if there faces turn out too red just think they are weather beaten on the deck in all weathers--ha-ha
Title: Re: SKIN COLOURED PAINT
Post by: tigertiger on July 16, 2013, 08:39:48 AM
Remember that even angels can have dirty faces and dirty clothes, like these two chaps.
The glossy effect has flattened now BTW
Title: Re: SKIN COLOURED PAINT
Post by: Timo2 on July 16, 2013, 09:11:05 AM
Hi  Neil


 Ref =  " to get ginger hair..............any ideas please. "


   You could move to Scotland 
{-)   :-))


Timo2
Title: Re: SKIN COLOURED PAINT
Post by: hmsantrim on July 16, 2013, 09:44:53 AM
 Hi Timo.
 RE: to get ginger hair.. neil just hast to go on the Irn Bru diet   {-)
 frank.
Title: Re: SKIN COLOURED PAINT
Post by: cdsc123 on July 16, 2013, 11:06:15 AM
I have paint coloured skin most days if that helps...... %)
Title: Re: SKIN COLOURED PAINT
Post by: tony52 on July 16, 2013, 11:28:58 AM
Neil,
The pixies in this lawn planter have been painted with Revell Aqua Color - Flesh 35 matt. Must get around to painting the cart.
 
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/thumb/822/jzxp.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/822/jzxp.jpg/)
 
Tony.