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Hey all I'm just wondering if you guys have any tips or ideas on how to paint dark skin on both plastic and metal models as i kno they can be slightly different. thanks in advance
Well personnely ive only painted up one dark face and hands and i think it came out quite good. I first painted the areas black, painted scorched brown over that leaving black in the deep reases or where light wont reach and highlighting in a mix of scorched brown and snake bite leather. Heres the only pic i got and its not the best. hoped i helped.
And over there we have the labyrinth guards.
One always lies, one always tells the truth, and one stabs people who ask tricky questions.
yea haha dark human skin haha
Reaper Master Series has triads for Dark Skin and Tanned Skin that are quite good color selections. (not like certain colours from some manufacturers with 'flesh' in the title that contain pigments never naturally found any any mammal )
This is my method that I've been doing for my Guard, hope it helps
1) thin basecoat of dark flesh (leave a little black showing through)
2) broad highlight of raised, flat areas with 50/50 mix of dark flesh/vermin brown
3) drybrush highlight of vermin brown
4) 1-2 thinned washes of chestnut ink
I've actually changed the fourth step multiple times because sometimes I nail it and sometimes it's too light/dark depending how I messed up, so you can change step 4 a couple ways. First you can wash it with a thinned wash of devlan mud to make it darker. Or you could always just drybrush scorched brown over it until it's dark enough.
Here's a picture of a finished Guardsman (forgive the quality, it's a phone pic with sub-par lighting )
EDIT - forgive the attachment, my bad