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Painting African American Figures
tcpyro6
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Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 11:35 AM UTC
Sorry if this has been asked previously, but I'm building several Bravo 6 figures (Vietnam) and obviously some of them are African-American. There seems to be a lack of instructional videos/posts (at least that I can find) on how to paint skin tone. What are your recommendations on how to paint these figures using AMMO / Vallejo colors?

Many thanks!

Tom
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Posted: Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 05:19 AM UTC
Try this video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Flrhnt-FWIc

Best
Ollie
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Posted: Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 05:50 AM UTC
it has, and by you



https://armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=281053#2364303
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Posted: Monday, March 02, 2020 - 01:33 AM UTC
Look up on Youtube "Dr Faust painting", he has some color recommendations. I use a mix of SS Camo Dark Brown and Chocolate Brown (both Vallejo) for the base then highlight and shade from there. I'm painting 28mm wargame miniatures usually but I'd use the same color choice for 1/35.
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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 05:24 AM UTC
Papua carrier WWII. Skin in oils, uniform in Humbrol.
Won me Bronze at Scale Model Challenge 2009.


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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 07:56 AM UTC
nice job. 2009? might have to touch-up with a few grey hairs, now!
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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 08:44 AM UTC

Quoted Text

nice job. 2009? might have to touch-up with a few grey hairs, now!



Thanks,

It's a Dragon figure with Hornet head and feet.

I've used this method by Mark Bannerman:
http://www.missing-lynx.com/articles/figures/mbblack.htm
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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 10:08 AM UTC
good link; one which I have not read.

thanks for posting.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 05:11 PM UTC
In one of these books a modeler wrote that he uses orange for the base coat, or maybe for some highlights.


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Posted: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 09:17 AM UTC
It depends on the skin tone, there's a lot of variation.
I remember an old Military Modelling article, where someone used blue green as an undercoat for fe Ethiopian skin tones.
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Posted: Friday, May 22, 2020 - 11:05 AM UTC
All

Many thanks for the replies. I finished my figures (Bravo 6), however my computer-fu is weak and can't seem to post here in forums. I do have some pics in the gallery if you'd like to peruse

V/r

Tom