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David Smith Supporting Member of TMP23 Dec 2016 7:24 p.m. PST

Cesar's Ancient Egyptian range. Nubians would be Leather brown I assume, but the rank and file Eqyptians along with Sherden Guard. Would it be Barbarian flesh or also Leather Brown. I am doing a Ceasar 1/72 Egyptian army using the dip method and undercoating with the primary colors. Thanks in advance for your help.


Tarantella23 Dec 2016 9:19 p.m. PST

With all those faces, necks, arms, hands, legs and feet a flesh or maybe light sand undercoat would be best.

TKindred Supporting Member of TMP24 Dec 2016 5:52 a.m. PST

I really like the Barbarian Flesh color. It's excellent for almost all minis,since the final look will vary depending upon which tone you use.

Axebreaker25 Dec 2016 5:59 a.m. PST

Uniform Gray I find to be the best undercoat as both light and dark colors easily cover it and a gray undercoat is neutral and therefore does not change the tone of the color coming out of the bottle.


TKindred Supporting Member of TMP26 Dec 2016 6:45 a.m. PST

Well, for Egyptians and such, I have to say that the Barbarian Flesh colored primer from Army painter is your best option. I like that I can use one spray color on the minis that also provides for the base color and then go from there.

I will add this caveat: I don't use the cans of "dip" from Army Painter. Rather, I buy their color matched "tones" inks and brush those on instead. I don't need all the fumes from the oil-based "Dip" tones and the matching acrylic ink tones lets me work year round inside the comfort of my home. :)

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