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>> Home > Forum > Hobby Chit Chat! > flesh coloured paint
flesh coloured paint
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(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 112
28th Jan 2017 12:22  
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I have some Humbrol 'flesh' enamel paint but it is baby pink rather than the ruffy tuffy tug boat deck hand that I want. Any suggestions as to what colour(s) I need to add to theHumbrol paint to get the colour I am looking for?


(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 514
28th Jan 2017 12:53  
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Hi Chris,

Why don't you try a small drop of light brown, or maybe even a drop of brown. add one drop at a time and stir until your happy with the pigment you want.


"Fair winds calm Seas"
Dave M
(Fleet Admiral!)

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29th Jan 2017 09:52  
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Hi Chris
I also have the Humbrol flesh paint. To darken the skin I use a pallette and place a few drops of the Flesh paint on the surface together with separate drops of red brown yellow and black.
Just a matter then of taking some of the flesh colour to a spare spot and adding and mixing in the different colours to produce the shade of skin you require. Keep a piece of white paper to try the mix on and see how it dries. To create stubble I use Black almost dry with a very stiff bristle brush previously dabbed on paper to remove most of the paint.
The more you experiment the better you will get.

Live long and prosper

(Fleet Admiral!)

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29th Jan 2017 14:48  
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Thanks for the suggestions. I had not even thought of stubble! Your crewmen must be REALLY ruffy tuffy Dave.