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pbeccas (Paul)

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Paint colour recommendation Straw Hats
« on: January 03, 2021, 05:47:23 AM »
Hi guys

Iím about to paint up some of my PP ACW Zouave in straw boater hats.

Just looking for a paint recommendation for straw hats?  Iíve got no idea?

Thanks

Paul

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Re: Paint colour recommendation Straw Hats
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2021, 08:33:39 AM »
Any Sandy/Yellow (ish) type colour, depends on if you put a wash over your figures or not ? Also if you use highlights ? But the time you have done these then it changes colour anyway.
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Re: Paint colour recommendation Straw Hats
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2021, 09:26:16 AM »
I used Coat d'Arms Dark Sand and a couple of other similar yellow colours for my VC straw hats. I felt a little variety worked well for such a natural material.

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Re: Paint colour recommendation Straw Hats
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2021, 09:48:13 AM »
I think I used Citadel Zandri Dust, washed and a Citadel Karak Stone for a few. The majority were Citadel Karak Stone, with a Ushabti Bone or lighter Screaming Skull highlight.  That gave me three variants.

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Re: Paint colour recommendation Straw Hats
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2021, 08:57:29 PM »
In old school colours try Raw Sienna, Naples Yellow or even Yellow Ochre all with a sepia ink wash.

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Re: Paint colour recommendation Straw Hats
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2021, 06:06:30 AM »
Thanks for the suggestions guys.  That gives a starting point in straw hat fashion.

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Re: Paint colour recommendation Straw Hats
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2021, 08:31:31 AM »
I also use Ochre on a black undercoat.