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View Poll Results: do you add different ethinicities to your force?
i add so many ive made up some of my own (go blue people!) 0 0%
quite alot, but nothing outside of what we have on earth (sorry blue people) 7 25.93%
sometimes, if it crosses my mind 6 22.22%
never, never thought about it. 14 51.85%
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I paint elves pale, my empire white (I am no racist, but they are, that's the point) and my lizards blue. IGs are multicoloured and chaos are blue. My next army is going to be Spess Mehreens, and they are going to be different colours, but i won't show much skin.

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I paint elves pale, my empire white (I am no racist, but they are, that's the point) and my lizards blue. IGs are multicoloured and chaos are blue. My next army is going to be Spess Mehreens, and they are going to be different colours, but i won't show much skin.
no dark skinned eldar? huh, yah learn something every day :D
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The few humans I've painted are all caucasian, mostly because of the fact that they were WHFB models and those are based off of European troops, which wouldn't have had blacks in their armies. If I were to put blacks in there, I would make the army a little less European looking(hey... I want to try that now. ). My DE I just paint in a somewhat human-like flesh color, though I'm always on the look for how to make it look nice and pale or something. I would try dark-skinned DE, but it wouldn't fit with my color scheme at all. My Lizardmen are a pale blue/white, and my Tyranids are brown-skinned with lighter black carapaces.


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My space marine skin is black with white (Or is it white with black?) I figure in the year 40,000 all the breeding that's been going on has long rendered ethnicity and the like way beyond moot. (One can only hope)
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Well, Salamanders have jet black skin, though that is fue to the planet most of them are raised on (Nocturne).

Edit: Just wondering, do necrons count? You know, rusty, obsidian, alabaster, that sort of thing?

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I've always stuck to lighter colours, but that's because of the fluff I write.

My new Homebrew chapter are all slightly tanned though, because of where they are from.

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the only skin ive pantied on a modles was a squad of IG and that was white with a purple wash because there were zombies.other than that i havent painted any skin.

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I use a random character generator to choose the skintone and hair color of each one of my helmetless Sisters of Battle.

I thought about doing the 'all girls with the same hair color' theme, but I liked having variety in the army.

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I know that GW have done a lot of 'black' skinned models, especially Lord of the Rings with the Mahud, and in 4th Ed they had a few Black Guardsmen in the Kill Team section.
I dont think that they are being racist, as there are more lighter flesh paints (Elf Flesh, Dwarf Flesh) than darker fesh paints (Dark Flesh).

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If were going to complain about them being racist, how about we complain about them being sexist to. I don't see a single female character at all in the Guard Codex.
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