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normal flesh tone for a not normal flesh colour, like grey or blue as I have done here, the same strictures for neatness and positions of highlights and shadows all apply. So let’s get right down to it.

Alien Grey

This figure inspired me to paint her as a classic grey alien beloved by conspiracy theorists, even though she has four eyes. The colour highlights to a very light grey in the end, which is ideal for flesh, where highlights can be that much more exaggerated because of the shininess and luminosity of skin. Although it being alien, it can be anything you want it to be, as it happens I think the grey is a more realistic flesh tone than the blue.
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Normal Skin

It was suggested to me that I have written quite a lot on painting normal or near normal skin colours of all sorts, including fantasy and sometimes with no skin at all, but I hadn’t written about proper alien skin, in a Stargrave way. So I am now attempting to redress that balance, a bit. Both these models could have been painted in standards flesh tones and would have looked just fine too.

Not Normal Skin

In all honesty there isn’t much more to it than substituting
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Like normal skin I start with the eyes, which are just a tad more complicated than usual as they are red, and needed a quite careful treatment. I first painted the eyes white in an attempt to give the red a solid brightness and worked up the red on top of the white as undercoat.

Eyes

Paint the eyes Matt White first, just like if you were doing normal human eyes, then. 1. Dragon Red, covering the white completely.  2. Dragon Red plus Pure Red, this goes on the bottom half of the eyeball leaving the darker red at the top of the eyeball. 3. Pure Red, again this goes at the bottom of the eyeball. 4. Pure Red plus Lava Orange, a final highlight for the bottom of the eyeball. 5. A Matt White dot, as a fake reflection, like you would when painting jewels. This frankly seems a lot of trouble to go to but it does really sell the eyes liquid nature.
0. Eyes Matt White first.
1. Dragon Red, covering the white completely. 
2. Dragon Red plus Pure Red, on the bottom of the eyeball.
3. Pure Red, again this goes at the bottom of the eyeball.
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4. Pure Red plus Lava Orange, a final highlight for the bottom of the eyeball.
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5. A Matt White dot, as a fake reflection, like you would when painting jewels.

Skin

Same as if you were doing normal skin, face and hand to match. I wanted quite a smooth finish to her face so I didn’t leave many deep shadows. But I did want to give her veins and splotches on her head in a contrasting colour. 1. Castle Grey, over the whole face and hands. 2. Filthy Cape. 3. Stone Golem.
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Skin. 1. Castle Grey, over the whole face and hands.
Skin. 2. Filthy Cape.
Skin. 3. Stone Golem.
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Skin. 4. Stone Golem plus Matt White.
4. Stone Golem plus Matt White. 5. plus more Matt White.

Veins and Splotches

1. Fur Brown and Pure Red.  2. plus Matt White. 3. plus Matt White. 4. plus Matt White.
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Skin. 5. plus more Matt White.
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Veins and Splotches. 1. Fur Brown and Pure Red.
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Veins and Splotches. 4. plus Matt White.
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That’s her skin all sorted, I then painted the rest of her as follows.

Jump Suit - Green

1. Commando Green mixed with Matt Black. 2. straight Commando Green. 3. Commando Green plus Demonic Yellow. 4. plus Matt White. 5. plus Matt White.

Belts, Straps, Pads, Soles and Shoulder

Pads etc - Green.

1. Army Green mixed with Matt Black. 2. straight Army Green. 3. Army Green plus Matt White. 4. plus Matt White. 5. plus Matt White.

Jacket - Purple

1. Wasteland Soil. 2. Wasteland Soil plus Matt White.
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Veins and Splotches. 4. plus Matt White.
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3. plus Matt White. 4. plus Matt White. 5. plus more Matt White.

Boots and Magazine - Black

1. Matt Black plus Electric Blue. 2. plus Electric Blue. 3. plus Electric Blue. 4. plus Electric Blue. 5. plus Matt White.

Gun and Wrist Communicator and Base -

Grey

1. Uniform Grey mixed with Matt Black. 2. Uniform Grey. 3. Uniform Grey plus Matt White. 4. plus Matt White. 5. plus Matt White. And that’s her all done.
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Alien Blue The other alien’s skin is much more normal in facial shape apart from her prosthetics, so it’s really only a matter of colour substitutions, blue for flesh, but before the skin the eyes (or eye in this case) as usual. I meant her to represent the sort of alien that used to turn up in 60’s TV SF having found her way to the Stargrave universe. 

Eye and Lenses

I painted both Matt White first like the eyes above. The pupil of her left eye is Deep Blue mixed with and spot of Oak Brown to take the brightness down a bit.
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Eye and Lenses
1. Dragon Red, covering the white completely.  2. Dragon Red plus Pure Red, this goes on the bottom half of the lenses leaving the darker red at the top of the lenses. 3. Pure Red, again this goes at the bottom of the lenses. 4. Pure Red plus Lava Orange, a final highlight for the bottom of the lenses. 5. A Matt White dot, as a reflection.
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Skin - Blue

1. Ultramarine Blue. 2. Ultramarine Blue mixed with Matt White. 3. plus Matt White. 4. plus Matt White. 5. plus Matt White.

Hair - White

1. Ash Grey mixed with Desert Yellow and Matt White. 2. plus Matt White. 3. plus Matt White. 4. plus Matt White. 5. pure Matt White.

Trench Coat - Dark Blue

1. Deep Blue mixed with Matt Black. 2. plus Matt White. 3. plus Matt White. 4. plus Matt White. 5. and more Matt White.

Tunic - Turquoise

1. Hydra Turquoise mixed with Matt Black. 2. plus Hydra Turquoise. 3. plus Hydra Turquoise. 4. plus Hydra Turquoise. 5. plus Matt White.

Trousers - Grey

1. Dungeon Grey. 2. plus Matt White. 3. plus Matt White. 4. plus Matt White. 5. and more Matt White.

Boots, Belts, Straps and Holster - Black

1. Matt Black plus Electric Blue. 2. plus Electric Blue. 3. plus Electric Blue. 4. plus Electric Blue. 5. plus Matt White.

Scanner, Wrist Communicator, Tablet and

Base - Grey

1. Uniform Grey mixed with Matt Black. 2. Uniform Grey. 3. Uniform Grey plus Matt White. 4. plus Matt White. 5. plus Matt White. And that’s her done too. I hope this inspires you to have a go at some unusual flesh colours for your Stargrave miniatures, where almost anything goes!  
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Skin - Blue

1. Ultramarine Blue. 2. Ultramarine Blue  mixed with Matt White. 3. plus Matt White. 4. plus Matt White. 5. plus Matt White.

Skin - Green

1. Cultist Robe mixed with Angel Green. 2. plus Demonic Yellow. 3. plus Demonic Yellow. 4. plus Demonic Yellow. 5. plus Matt White.

Skin - Flesh

1. Fur Brown mixed with Oak Brown. 2. plus Fur Brown. 3. plus Fur Brown. 4. plus Matt White. 5. plus Matt White.

Skin - Grey

1. Castle Grey. 2. Filthy Cape. 3. Stone Golem. 4. Stone Golem plus Matt White. 5. plus more Matt White.

Skin - Dark Purple

1. Matt Black mixed with Alien Purple. 2. plus Alien Purple. 2. plus Alien Purple. 4. plus Matt White. 5. plus Matt White.

Skin - Flesh

1. Fur Brown mixed with Pure Red. 2. plus Matt White. 3. plus Matt White. 4. plus Matt White. 5. plus more Matt White.

Skin - Red

1. Chaotic Red. 2. Chaotic Red mixed with Dragon Red. 3. plus Matt White. 4. plus Matt White. 5. plus Matt White.