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    Angel BarracksAngel Barracks
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    I am going to paint some of my Southern Desert tribal raiders with facepaint.
    But I am wondering if there is a way to make it look like sort of caked on paint?
    I suspect if i just paint white it will look like white skin rather than black skin with paint/mud on it.

    Something akin to these images in terms of overall effect:

     

    Some sort of blotchy feel.

    I am not sure if a thin paint/wash that lets some skin show, or to sort of dab it on?

    #131711
    Geof DowntonGeof Downton
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    I’m not entirely confident of success, but how about using dry pigment/powder rather than paint?

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    #131714
    Autodidact-O-SaurusAutodidact-O-Saurus
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    Wow, those photos are very cool. How about applying paint with a cut down make up sponge? You’d probably have to cut the sponges to shape but it would be almost like stencilling.

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    #131717
    deephorsedeephorse
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    I would suggest dabbing it on with a nearly dry sponge too.  Though what size are the recipients, 15mm?  Might not work on that small a figure.

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    #131719
    Thorsten FrankThorsten Frank
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    Wt…? What nation/tribe do those people belong to??? I’ ve seen a lot of stuff over the years but those are completely unknkwn for me.

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    #131720
    MikeMike
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    #131737
    OB
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    What scale Mike?

    Ive had good results in 15mm by painting the figure and then painting on the paint-if you know what I mean.  Then once it’s properly dry I paint the whole thing with a coat of Windsor and Newton nut brown ink,  That to my eye works nicely.  See the white face lad below.

    war paint

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    #131738
    MikeMike
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    15mm, just paint on the paint normally?

    #131739
    OB
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    Yes.  The ink seems to bring out the right war paint effect.  Don’t know why.  These Sadhus are are bigger canvas and I think it worked with them too.

    war paint

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    #131742
    RhodericRhoderic
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    I’d just use a very fine brush to paint little irregular lines of the “underlying” colour showing through on the larger, flatter areas. It would require much finesse and a less-is-more attitude.

    #132152
    Angel BarracksAngel Barracks
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    I ended up with this:

    It was interesting to see how these, amongst my very 1st 15mm compare to my more recent paint jobs of my own tribesmen.

    The result is acceptable and the time taken was minimal, which is good.
    Debating if to go back and add more bones at some point.

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