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Greetings all,
apologies if this is covered somewhere, but I'm a newb to the forum, and well, you know, lazy, so I'll just ask:

As I'm starting a Salamander successor chapter, does anyone have any tips on painting African skintones?

Thanks in advance!
 

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Thanks for that, I've been experimenting with scorched brown as a base (I've been painting some 'red orcs' or rather 'orks') but they're not quite African-looking, obviously, they're more sort of... red. I'll try a human or two (I'm sure I can find some WFB minis to experiment on) with a dark flesh 'highlight' and see how that goes.

Please feel free to add more suggestions!
 

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my method's would be exactly as decribed by cccp-one. Black undercoated, with a scorched brown base and darkflesh highlights. Jezlad has done a few dark skinned guardsmen that came out well, maybe he can shed some light
 

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Hmm..., didn't know the salamanders had dark skin. Interesting.

Oh, and, they're right on the money about the skintones. I was just pontificating.
 

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Couldn't swear that everyone paints them as being black, but certainly some do, and the piccies in codex:SM show them as being darker-skinned than a lot of others.

Added to which, I'd just read a story with a character called Ngoni and I thought, yeah Captain Ngoni, it's got a nice ring to it... so there I was, detailing the exploits of Captain Ngoni and his Salamander-successor black african cleanse-and-purify brethren...

Then there was a one-page feature in WD a year or so ago where some guy had painted up a guard platoon using a lot of necromunda minis, and a few of them were black, but TBH I didn't think they looked quite right, so I was wondering if anyone had tips on how to do it better...

Which led me to google "40k forums" and end up here.

Funny old galaxy, innit?
 

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As this keeps coming up, I thought I'd bump it.

Sorry if it's bad form to bump your own ancient posts (actually, my very first post to Heresy) but it just keeps being current.

Unfortuately I can't get 2 of Jac's links to work - no 2 is a beaut tho'.

And a link to the other thread on this subject - 'multi-ethnic marines'.

 
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