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Personal logo Private Matter Supporting Member of TMP08 Oct 2018 7:58 p.m. PST

I have five different Caucasian flesh tones from different paint producers so I have no issues doing those tones. However, I never seem to be able to get the colors right when I try to paint Zulus, African gladiators, or African American soldiers, etc. I am crap at mixing paints so I want to know if anyone produces flesh tones suitable tfor the various African flesh tones?

Personal logo Wyatt the Odd Supporting Member of TMP Fezian08 Oct 2018 10:28 p.m. PST

Foundry has most ethnic skin tones you can think of. This link shows the complete range, but you can find North African, Sub-Sahara, etc.



FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2018 4:43 a.m. PST

Here's a good resource for that.


Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2018 4:56 a.m. PST

Reaper has a Dark Skin triad.

Personal logo Private Matter Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2018 5:01 a.m. PST


Kevin C Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2018 5:58 a.m. PST

Skin tones among various groups in Africa may tend to be fairly homogeneous within each group and, therefore, may be more problematic when it comes to getting the tone exactly right. However, this should not be a concern when it comes to painting African-American soldiers, because African-Americans vary greatly when it comes to skin tones, even within the same family. By the way, this is true of white Americans as well. In my own family we vary in skin tone from very pale to almost olive complexion.

panzerCDR09 Oct 2018 6:21 a.m. PST

Here's a guide for 15mm skin tones that may scale up:


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