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alan L09 Oct 2016 1:28 p.m. PST

Would appreciate suggestions on painting Greys: perhaps something other than plain grey?

Of course, they do not necessarily have to be grey.

15mm and 28mm Fanatik09 Oct 2016 2:06 p.m. PST

Light blue or green should work instead of grey.

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2016 2:56 p.m. PST

These are some 10mm Grays I'm adding to my 6mm Alien Forces. [So they are 'Big" Little Grays on 'roids !] These were a WIP when I took this pic. They look better now. However, I used 2 shades of Light Gray then mix with Off White, then blended them on the figures. Work with it a bit to get the color you like. However, these are what the Grays that land in my backyard look like. So I think I got it right … evil grin


Oh … they say they are actually from Mars, hence the "desert tan/pink" uniforms … To blend in with the high iron oxide content of sand on Mars … of course …

Redroom09 Oct 2016 3:37 p.m. PST

GW Baal Red with a GW redish wash


Personal logo Wolfshanza Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2016 9:39 p.m. PST

I've used a bluegray on mine. It seems to have worked well ?

Insomniac09 Oct 2016 10:22 p.m. PST

You could use a very pale green. One of the impact points is the eyes and I think that the eyes should be very black:


alan L10 Oct 2016 12:41 a.m. PST

Thanks guys. My models have no clothing so I need to be particular on skin colour.

I think I will go for a blue grey base and a bluish wash. Indeed, black eyes are essential.

zircher10 Oct 2016 5:25 a.m. PST

Since you mentioned a lot of skin, be creative and use shades of grey for the limbs and other parts that are normally hidden. Maybe their natural coloration is like a shark?

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2016 6:37 a.m. PST

Just remember if you paint them other than gray … they may get offended. They are "touchy" about that sort of thing. huh? So just to be safe, if you paint them … say, blue … you should call them Little "Blue" Aliens …

alan L10 Oct 2016 2:18 p.m. PST

Many thanks.

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