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LifeColor: Flesh Set
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Posted: Sunday, March 03, 2019 - 05:03 PM UTC


FLESH PAINT SET is a new set of six colors from LIFECOLOR. It consists of six skin tone hues.


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M4A1Sherman
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Posted: Sunday, March 03, 2019 - 11:38 PM UTC

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FLESH PAINT SET is a new set of six colors from LIFECOLOR. It consists of six skin tone hues.


Read the Review

If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!



Hi, Fred!

Thanks for the "Heads Up"!

Now here's the thing- I'm thinking that this "new" LIFECOLOR CS 13 Flesh Paint Set COULD very well be a RE-RELEASE..? I have had a LIFECOLOR CS 13 Flesh Paint Set for nearly 6 years, now... The package that I have reads "Special Acrylic Satin Colors" at the bottom-left corner of the box top. Even the color codes are the same; UA 707, UA 708, UA 709, UA 710, UA 711 and UA 712. My set DOES have different art-work from yours on the box top...

Is it possible that LIFECOLOR MIGHT have re-formulated this new Flesh Paint Set you're talking about..? Just asking...

After nearly 6 years, the paints in my set still feel and sound very nicely liquefied when I shake the bottles, but the real proof will be if and when I actually open the bottles, stir and reduce(?) the paints properly, and USE them...

I have yet to use my set, and I've never even opened them, so I can't comment any further on their use or their various properties, aside from what you've just said in your post...

Thanks Again!

:-H
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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2019 - 11:55 AM UTC
I'll second what Dennis said about this being a Reissue.
Same paint #s, Guy on the cover of the box has a full beard-more like a gladiator.


I would have to say, though, the drying time is way too quick for me. And most of my attempts at blending resulted in lifting of the paint underneath. I shake the bottle, then stir the bottle and the same thing happens. Thin it with water.

Unless someone has a technique or solvent that I should be using, I believe I'll switch back to oils.

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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2019 - 02:05 PM UTC

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I'll second what Dennis said about this being a Reissue.
Same paint #s, Guy on the cover of the box has a full beard-more like a gladiator.


I would have to say, though, the drying time is way too quick for me. And most of my attempts at blending resulted in lifting of the paint underneath. I shake the bottle, then stir the bottle and the same thing happens. Thin it with water.

Unless someone has a technique or solvent that I should be using, I believe I'll switch back to oils.




Took me a while to wrap my head around this issue as well. Acrylic retarder would help with this issue. A wet palette might also help you out with the blending.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 - 10:46 AM UTC
Men,

I do not know if this is a reissue but I will ask. Their new Caunter Camouflage set appears to be a reissue with the change of one color.

Since these paints are to dry matte, and the set you mention advertises satin, I will guess that it is a reformatting.

FWIW, the paint samples I brushed onto my thumb, they haven't washed off in 4 days!
M4A1Sherman
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Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2019 - 01:14 AM UTC

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Men,

I do not know if this is a reissue but I will ask. Their new Caunter Camouflage set appears to be a reissue with the change of one color.

Since these paints are to dry matte, and the set you mention advertises satin, I will guess that it is a reformatting.

FWIW, the paint samples I brushed onto my thumb, they haven't washed off in 4 days!



Hi, Fred!

4 DAYS!!! To quote the song,

"And that's POWERFUL STUFF!!!"
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Posted: Friday, March 08, 2019 - 04:33 AM UTC
Dennis, et.al,

This set is a re-release. A previous review of CS13 was published at Historicus Forma on Jul 08, 2008. The reviewer did not mention satin but otherwise it does appear to be the same colors. I believe that the 'new' is formulating for a matte finish.
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Posted: Friday, March 08, 2019 - 05:43 AM UTC
Wouldn't flow improver work to extend working time, just as well as any other method? I ask, because I have a lifetime supply of the stuff.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 06:35 PM UTC

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Dennis, et.al,

This set is a re-release. A previous review of CS13 was published at Historicus Forma on Jul 08, 2008. The reviewer did not mention satin but otherwise it does appear to be the same colors. I believe that the 'new' is formulating for a matte finish.



Thanks, Fred!

I thought as much...
M4A1Sherman
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Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 06:38 PM UTC

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Wouldn't flow improver work to extend working time, just as well as any other method? I ask, because I have a lifetime supply of the stuff.



Hi, Matt!

I like your quote at the bottom left of your page. I'm thinking of adding something at the bottom of my page along the lines:

"It's the POLITICIANS who decide on going to war, not the military..."
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Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 11:29 PM UTC

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Quoted Text

Wouldn't flow improver work to extend working time, just as well as any other method? I ask, because I have a lifetime supply of the stuff.



Hi, Matt!

I like your quote at the bottom left of your page. I'm thinking of adding something at the bottom of my page along the lines:

"It's the POLITICIANS who decide on going to war, not the military..."



Thank you. "War is the continuation of politics by other means."
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Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 11:35 PM UTC

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"It's the POLITICIANS who decide on going to war, not the military..."



Nothing happens in a vacuum.