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    I've been looking through the Ogre Kingdoms posts, i've read how two people paint their ogres, i've also seen the GW way to paint it. I really don't like mixing paints on troops i'm going to paint a lot of (because i may not be able to get the exact same color, and its a hassle trying to store excess mixed paint) so i'm asking anyone out there who paints Ogre kingdoms ogres to spill the beans, how do you paint that sexy ogre flesh ?

    What i'm thinking is perhaps base-coating with catachan green, adding a layer of Chestnut Ink, leaving that color in the recesses and paint the raised areas rotting flesh.


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    I hate to break it to you but I think the best way to paint flesh is to mix the paints, I paint my Ogres the way the Army Book says and it has turned out pretty well. It achieves a good color and good highlights.
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    when you mix remember it as half a brush full of this colour and half of this colour, or two half brush&#39;s of this and 1 full of that. Remember it and write it down, thats how i do it, oh and when you mix use the same brush, like when you mix one time don&#39;t use a tank brush, then use a really tiny one next time
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    well, i should be getting some ogres this thursday... if all else fails i&#39;ll do it the way they say to, but i&#39;m gonna try the simple way first, i might switch catachan green for kommando khaki though... if that doesn&#39;t work i&#39;ll go to Wal-Mart and see if i can find a paint closer to the army book colors if that fails i&#39;ll break down and mix the paints.

    Edit: I probably should say that i&#39;m actually trying to get colors closer to the ogres on the cover of the book, not the green/grey skintone of the models shown. In which case i think rotting flesh would work well.

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    ahh yes thats the same way i want to get them, so what i did was i took the way GW gave us to paint the ogres, and substituted the Codex Grey with Rotting Flesh. SO instead of mixing a 3:2 of Graveyard Earth to Codex Grey, do it with a 3:2 mix of Graveyard Earth to Rotting Flesh

    it might work
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    Or paint them black

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    If you want you ogres done quickly and with a pallied grey-ish look (nice blue tinge to it too&#33 here&#39;s one way to do it. Base in black and paint them in hsadow grey first, leaving recesses black. Follow with dry-brush on codex grey and finalised with bleached bone highlights. And voila&#33; Ogre skin is done&#33;

    Seen the final product and they look really good&#33; Hope taht it helps&#33;
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