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Being a modeller for quite a few years now, I decided to explore the endless possibilities that the world (through internet) offers, and come up with a series of ways of building, modelling and painting fast (but not hastily), to create the worlds I was seeing in history books since I was little. . .If you care to join me. . . This is the place to be! And, I promise you to find the way (or ways)!!

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

A pound of flesh...

Most learnèd judge, a sentence! Come prepare!
Tarry a little, there is something else.
This bond doth give thee here no jot of blood;
The words expressly are "a pound of flesh."
 The Merchant Of Venice Act 4, scene 1, 304–307

 Good day guys!

Last weekend I bought a new colour from Vallejo range (70.804 -Beige red), while searching for the right tone for my little men and their flesh colours.

Up until last week I was using many variations of flesh colous ending up in Games Workshop Foundation Tallarn Flesh. It's used primarily as a base colour so as to paint the body excesses (nose, fingers, mouth, chickbones ets) with lighter shades of flesh (e.g GW Dwarf flesh - too bright for my taste).

I wanted to find a more suitable colour [not too bright (GW Elf flesh), not too dark(GW Tallarn flesh)], so as the washes I use for finishing my figures, would make some nice contrasts.

Below you see some comparison photos, with two of my figures having two different shades of flesh colours (if you come to think, you'd realize that this is completely reasonable, since the paratrooper was living in the US and later in Europe, and the Russian soldier was living in the vast steppes of soviet east...).

However, since I don't like discriminations (in all aspects), I decided to use Vallejo's 70.804 Beige red for all my little men, so as to be as consistent as a painter could be (if you succeed in doing this, tell me how you did it)!



  1. I've use that Miniature Paints tanned flesh for years now but I like the beige one but we get stuck in habits.....

  2. Like Fran I have to admit at been stuck in my usual shade from Foundry; perhaps I should give this a go for a little variety.

  3. I've mostly been using the Tallarn Flesh, and occasionally Elf Flesh. Habits, like the guys above have said. I like the look of that beige on the Russian, it's a more natural looking colour; I may have to try it out.