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Cloveapple

paint match for light flesh?

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I'm just checking if anybody has tried a paint or mix of paints that worked well for light flesh. Big plus if it's a brand available in the US.

Edited to add: I don't have model painting experience. I've successfully altered minifig parts by dying them or cutting them, but I haven't painted them. That means I'm likely to make newbie mistakes, so any tips would be welcome.

I have a couple balding heads from the grandfather collectable minifig. I intend to dye them orange to get the hair orange. (I've tested this on other ABS hair.) Then, I assume I'll need some sort of primer/foundation to cover the orange (which I'd need anyway over the yellow). Then the light-flesh toned paint goes on the skin area.

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Unfortunately I have not tried this color yet.

But maybe this could give an idea which paint to try, nine09nueve explains it in this thread:

http://www.eurobrick...showtopic=64353

You have to take some RGBhexcode from a website and enter it into a database which then tells you which paint of which brand matches best. At least in theory. If I you find a good match, you can share it in the thread if you like.

Edit: Just saw that you posted in the thread already, so you most likely know everything I said already.

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Unfortunately I have not tried this color yet.

But maybe this could give an idea which paint to try, nine09nueve explains it in this thread:

http://www.eurobrick...showtopic=64353

You have to take some RGBhexcode from a website and enter it into a database which then tells you which paint of which brand matches best. At least in theory. If I you find a good match, you can share it in the thread if you like.

Edit: Just saw that you posted in the thread already, so you most likely know everything I said already.

Hee, Hee. It's okay. I very much appreciate the help, even if it's not new info.

I'm leery of color matching that starts with RGB light-illuminated computer screen colors and then tries to translate it to a physical color scheme (such as CMYK, Pantone, or RAL). There are ways to do it, but there's all kinds of things that can go wrong with jumping from computer colors to physical ones. I'm running a fever right now, so I won't try to spout a bunch of color theory I only half remember from school, but when I told a custom paint mixing place that the starting place for my request was an RGB color, the very first thing they said was that they couldn't guarantee the color would be what I expected.

All of that said. It looks like the RGB is the best I have to go by. So, I'll probably try two or three of the closest colors. If I have any success, I'll be sure to post it on the color database thread. :-)

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At the paint store by where I live they have a wall of cards in a wide spectrum of colors. On the back of the cards is a barcode that their mixer reads and the paint comes out fantastically close if not exactly right. You might want to see if there is any place by where you live that might do the same thing and find sample that you would be happy with for them to make.

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