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Mike Tanner

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Painting Heads Hair and Faces
« on: June 25, 2018, 08:54:40 PM »
How do you guys paint hair and faces? I am currently painting some Peter Pig 173. Professional special forces (bare headed).  I can handle the chaps with brown hair (I suspect a little dry brushing on top of the base hair colour would do). However, I am at a complete loss as to how to go about painting blonde hair. Please help.



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Re: Painting Heads Hair and Faces
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2018, 08:21:39 AM »
Flesh - I use Coat d'Arms flesh with a Citadel Reiken (?) Flesh wash
Hair... For blonde I use Cd'A bone with a Citadel Agrax Earthshade wash. Brown is Cd'A chestnut with Citadel Nuln Oil wash. Black is Railmatch weathered black, does get a Nuln Oil wash but whether it is actually noticeable I don't know.

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Re: Painting Heads Hair and Faces
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2018, 08:38:57 AM »
I used to dry-brush, but it was a bit of hassle.

Now I do as Radar suggests: a light paint followed by a brownish wash.

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Re: Painting Heads Hair and Faces
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2018, 10:23:08 AM »
Never tried dry brushing piggy figures, Martin's sculpts lend themselves to washes so readily.

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Re: Painting Heads Hair and Faces
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2018, 10:29:39 AM »
Never tried dry brushing piggy figures, Martin's sculpts lend themselves to washes so readily.

I find that the same deep sculpting that lends itself to washes also helps dry-brushing.

But washes are so much easier!