For those who enjoy painting miniatures, Citadel Colour’s Catachan Flesh acrylic base coat is excellent. This paint offers excellent coverage and is a fantastic base for adding flesh tones to your miniatures thanks to its rich pigments and matte texture.
It is a wonderful complement to any palette for bringing realistic and lifelike skin tones to your colors for miniatures due to its adaptability, making it suited for both novice and experienced painters.
Catachan Flesh is the ideal color to help bring your miniature to life, whether you’re attempting to paint the rugged and weathered skin of a Catachan Jungle Fighter or the clean and flawless skin of an Eldar Corsair.
What armies to paint with Catachan Flesh
Here are three Warhammer 40K armies that you could paint with Catachan Flesh:
- Space Marines: These are the primary soldiers of the Imperium of Man, and are often depicted as heavily armored and heavily armed. They are known for their ferocity and tenacity in battle, and Catachan Flesh would be a great color to use for their skin tones.
- Orks: Orks are a race of brutal, savage creatures that are constantly at war with each other and the rest of the Warhammer 40K universe. They are known for their ramshackle weapons and vehicles, and Catachan Flesh would be a great color to use for their skin tones.
- Necrons: The Necrons are a race of undead robotic creatures that have been awakened from their tomb-like sleeping places to once again wage war on the other factions of the Warhammer 40K universe. They are known for their metallic, skeletal appearance, and Catachan Flesh could be used to highlight certain areas of their armor or machinery.
I considered the numerous factions and races that make up the Warhammer 40K
universe while choosing these three armies, and I went with ones that would profit from the use of Catachan Flesh as a skin tone. In order to make sure that Catachan Flesh would be a good fit for these armies’ aesthetic, I also took into account the kinds of armor, soldiers, and equipment that these armies use.
Catachan Flesh Colour Schemes & Combinations
In selecting these combinations, I took into consideration principles of colour theory, such as complementary and split-complementary colours, as well as analogous colours.
Here are a few bone, copper, and red Citadel Colour paints that can be used together:
- Mephiston Red, Balthasar Gold, and Necron Compound: This is a great combination for creating a fiery, metallic look. Mephiston Red and Balthasar Gold are both warm hues that will complement each other well, and Necron Compound can be used as a highlight to add a cool, metallic contrast.
- Mournfang Brown, Skrag Brown, and Runefang Steel: This combination is perfect for creating a rugged, weathered look. Mournfang Brown and Skrag Brown are both cool, earthy shades that will work well together, while Runefang Steel can be used as a highlight to add a metallic touch.
- Ironbreaker, Evil Sunz Scarlet, and Balthasar Gold: This combination is great for creating a bold, vibrant look. Evil Sunz Scarlet and Balthasar Gold are both warm hues that will complement each other well, and Ironbreakers can be used as a highlight to add a cool, metallic contrast.
I also gave thought to how these colors might be employed to produce highlights, shadows, and a well-balanced overall appearance. These color combinations all contain both metallic and non-metallic tones, which can help your paint job gain depth and appeal.