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Mike Tanner

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Painting Negro/African Native Flesh Tones
« on: August 12, 2018, 02:44:53 PM »
My first batch of RLI will soon be finished and I will be moving on to painting some Rhodesian African Rifles and their Zanla enemies. My question is how best to paint native African flesh tones? I purchased a pot of Vallejo Game Color Dark Fleshtone (72.044) ages ago but  am unsure if this will cut the mustard.

You fellows have a wealth of experience at painting these types of figures. How should I go about it to get best results?     

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Re: Painting Negro/African Native Flesh Tones
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2018, 05:42:48 PM »
I paint Vallejo Flat Brown over a Black Undercoat. No wash or highlight.

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Re: Painting Negro/African Native Flesh Tones
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2018, 07:12:05 PM »
Well, each to their own. Here is what I do.
I undercoat in very dark brown, then touch nose cheeks and chin with mid-brown.

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Re: Painting Negro/African Native Flesh Tones
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2018, 09:53:58 PM »
I use Vallejo chocolate brown with a highlight of beige brown, but that is for US Civil War black troops.

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Re: Painting Negro/African Native Flesh Tones
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2018, 09:19:48 PM »
I use a white undercoat, Coat d'Arms "Negro", and then an Army Painter wash.

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Re: Painting Negro/African Native Flesh Tones
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2018, 09:52:42 PM »
For my Zulus I used German red brown and army painter soft tone wash