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>> Home > Forum > Hobby Chit Chat! > flesh coloured paint
flesh coloured paint
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octman
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Forum Posts: 110
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?

Chris

figtree7nts
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Forum Posts: 417
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.

Ed


"Fair winds calm Seas"
Dave M
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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.
Cheers
Dave


Live long and prosper

Dave
octman
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Forum Posts: 110
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.

Chris