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Help for painting blond hair
Jean-Luc
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Tokyo-to, Japan / 日本
Joined: February 20, 2018
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Posted: Saturday, December 01, 2018 - 09:29 AM UTC
Hello all.

I'm new in figure painting and i would like to know how to paint blond hair on 1:35 scale resin figure.
I plan to paint a soviet GRU officier of the Evolution Miniature brand.

I already have some Vallejo acrylics model color but no yellow color.
What the type of yellow do you use?

Thanks for your help and advise.

Pave-Hawk
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, December 01, 2018 - 12:54 PM UTC
Depends on the shade of blond. I have used everything from various sand or tan paints suitably lightened, to a mixture of Tamiya gold and white. I don't think I have ever used an actual yellow.
Jean-Luc
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Tokyo-to, Japan / 日本
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Posted: Tuesday, December 04, 2018 - 08:23 AM UTC
I was thinking about which yellow! I even do not think about the sand or tan color range!
Thanks for your help, i will try shades of those colors.
PeeDee
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England - North West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 07:31 AM UTC
In acrylic, allowing to dry between layers
or speed up with a hair dryer.

Please don't use yellow.

First paint a light sandy base.

Wash a watery tan leather over to give some depth.

Wash again with VERY a dilute olive green....weird but works well.


Final highlights in pale sand.

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