- Pale Skin
- Light Skin
- Golden Skin
- Basic Flesh
- Pink Flesh
- Arabic Shadow
- Indian Shadow
- African Shadow
|The paint on a palette. Shaken well, but as you can see on some paints, not well enough yet 😉
|After finishing the skintone of the mini below. As you can see I made mixes between the paints.
I do think that, in order to get nice blends, you still have to make mixes between the different paints, but that should not be a problem for most of us ;).
On the bottle design: I like dropper bottles, because they just make measuring the paints so much easier, and you don’t need to use an old brush to get the paint out. What I did not like on these particular bottles was that you need to create a hole in the bottle top. Making a hole is not a problem, but paint rushing out by the bunch right after making the hole is a bit of a waste. Maybe the bottles are a bit too full? I guess they must have a reason to make it like this, but it was a very messy business 😉
Step-by-step: painting female skin with Scale 75 Flesh Paint Set
I would like to end this review with a step-by-step painting the skintone of a lovely sculpted female from Hasslefree miniatures. As you can tell from the pictures, my skills with these paints will need to improve a lot still, and by all means don’t take this as a tutorial but just a little tour through my experiences with these paints. I had practiced with the paints a little before I started this mini.
I purposly post huge pictures (click to enlarge) so you can see every little stroke on the mini. In real life the effect is much less harsh of course.
the basecolour I painted all the skin in Basic Flesh, until it is completely opaque. I diluted the paint slightly 1 part water to 2 parts paints (more or less) and it took 3 coats to cover completely. This colour is
quite dark I think, I choose it because my lady is a sort of barbarian
type and she is naked and outside so she could have a slight tan. For
“indoor” females I would probably make a 50:50 mix of basic flesh and
golden flesh (or light skin).
|First step: Painting the basecoat until it is completely opaque.
For the next step I paint in some rough highlights. For this I mixed a bit of golden skin and light flesh to the base colour. I try to spit-blend the colours a little, but I will smoothen it out a bit more later. I paint a second highlight step using pure golden skin. I also add some colour to the mixtones by painting in some pink flesh.
|Start roughing in some highlights
Time to start shading*. I started by creating a 1:2 mix between with a mix between Arabic Skintone and Pink Flesh. This mix I mixed with the basecoat for the first shadows. For further highlights I added some Indian Skintone to the mix.
* Some people ask me: “why do you use this order, and not start with shading before highlighting?”, I honestly don’t have a good reason for that, I just prefer it that way. Also in this manner, I can correct some of my highlights with the first shading colour.
I paint the deepest shadows using a mix between Indian shadow and African Shadow. Then only in a few areas I paint another deeper shadow of pure African Shadow. I proceed by painting the highlights. First with a mix of Golden Skin and Light Flesh, then I kept adding Pale Flesh until I reached pure Pale Flesh.
After this, I created some glazes of the basecoat to make smoother transitions.
|Finished skin (for the moment at least)
This is where I ended. Is the skin done? No! Absolutely not 🙂. I usually stop painting the skin at this point. I will first paint the rest of the mini (clothes, hair, weapons) after going back to the skin. This way I can easily see what more (or maybe less) the skin needs. Finalizing the skin will exist of many glazes to smooth transitions, add depth and add warmt to the skin. I will show updates when I do that.
As you can see on the mini the paint looks a little rough, a little powdered. Hopefully I will be able to correct that with further work on it. I think this is party due to the extremely matt nature of the paint, and my in-experience.
I hoped you liked reading through my experiences with the Scale 75 Flesh Paint Set. Please share your thoughts and suggestions if you have any. And if you have a question, do not fear to ask!
I also want to thank everyone who gave me tips using these paints :).