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Where to buy desert send and how to paint skin colour?

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  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Where to buy desert send and how to paint skin colour?
Posted by castelnuovo on Monday, November 21, 2022 8:49 PM

I bought Tamiya's LRDG truck with 7 figures. What paints to use to create a skin colour as if these guys have been in the sun for quite a while?

Second, who sells deser coulored sand? Or what to use as an alternative?

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    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, November 21, 2022 9:40 PM

For the flesh tones, I'd suggest that you look in the Vallejo color lines. They have multiple flesh tones to choose from. Pick the ones that you feel would work for that group.

As far as sand colors go, sand can range from gray, to white, to yellow, to pink or red, to black, depending upon locale. Figure out the area you want to represent, and work from there.

 

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Posted by Caveman on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 12:05 AM

Tan tile grout makes a fine start for a sand base.

 

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    August 2005
  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 5:46 AM

Reaper brand acrylic paints makes a triad set of bronzed skin; base, highlight, and shadow.   Reaper is popular among fantasy figure painters.   Ignore the ghoulish paint color names on the bottle.  It's whats inside that matters.  They also make some fine dirt colors

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    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 6:21 AM

AK makes a skin tone set that you can mix colors for different tones and shadings,most manufactures,Vallejo was mentioned,Mig Ammo make sets,try to grab  one of them,will last forever and are very useful for figures.

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 9:29 AM

stikpusher
For the flesh tones, I'd suggest that you look in the Vallejo color lines. They have multiple flesh tones to choose from. Pick the ones that you feel would work for that group.

Ditto

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

2022 Completed:

1/12 Bandai Mandolorian

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

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    July 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 10:22 AM

Thank you all Smile

  • Member since
    July 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 5:43 PM

Most full service pet shops that have fish, will probably carry aquarium sand.

It comes in quite a few colors and varies from course to fine.

And it's cheap !

( look up pet smart online .)

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage"

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