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« on: 16 March 2020, 02:25:10 PM »

Until the pot went dry I have been using Games Workshop Dark Flesh for my indigenous African warriors and well pleased with the tone.

Is there a compatible Vallego acrylic shade ?  Vall 927 looks ..pale.     
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« Reply #1 on: 16 March 2020, 02:28:49 PM »

VAL72044 dark fleshtone?

Don't have it but the colour looks similar, just a bit darker. (i still have the old gw one)
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« Reply #2 on: 16 March 2020, 02:49:44 PM »

A hijack, but one of the most alarming things I have ever seen was a Xhosa student having an attack of appendicitis. The poor woman went from chocolate brown to zombie grey in a few seconds.

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« Reply #3 on: 16 March 2020, 04:20:44 PM »

She MUST have been in pain.......Poor lass. I don't want to see

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« Reply #4 on: 16 March 2020, 06:31:09 PM »

German camo dark brown, chocolate brown, then beige brown...

Off to the Shed of Decency.

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« Reply #5 on: 16 March 2020, 07:43:45 PM »

German camo dark brown, chocolate brown, then beige brown...

At my level of painting,  I am looking for a "one stop pot"  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: 19 March 2020, 08:10:01 AM »

This seems to give some decent equivalents

Doombull brown is apparently the new name from GW. It suggests Mahogany Brown (846) from Vallejo model. I don't have it myself but if anyone else does they could maybe send you a picture to see how it matches up (hard to tell from a photo though!)

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« Reply #7 on: 19 March 2020, 09:15:03 AM »

I have Mahogany Brown (846) from Vallejo model and use it for horse tack & other leather work
Definitely not my idea of a 'one stop port' for African native soldiers

I used 872 Chocolate Brown for the small number of freed slaves in the South Carolina Royalists wanting a strong contrast with the majority of the regiment

John Cook provided this useful like a couple of years ago comparing Vallejo colours to photographs


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John Cook
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« Reply #8 on: 19 March 2020, 10:32:01 AM »

I use Vallejo Model Colour Beige Brown 875 for ACW US Coloured troops, SCW Moroccan Regulares and North African 12th Century types.  With a sepia wash, which all my figures get, they are more than dark enough for 10mm figures.

However, as paulr says, go to this site:

It provides everything you need.

Also look here:

It compares just about every paint range in the known galaxy.  It recommends Vallejo Model Colour Mahogany 846
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