Tuesday, 14 July 2015
Snakebite Leather - my on-going quest for a replacement
Regular readers and followers will know that I use Snakebite Leather from Games Workshop (the old paint mix) quite a bit. It is the base layer of my flesh colour and my preferred base or groundwork colour. With the most recent changes in GW paint formula and the Citadel/Games Workshop painting technique and its base, layer and highlight, Snakebite Leather - my favourite GW colour has disappeared.
I still have a pot or two (which I treat like gold dust) but I now have to start thinking very seriously about a replacement.....
This colour swatch shows some of the alternatives.
The swatch shows two Snakebite Leather samples the top left and middle left swatches. One is fresh from a new pot and the second from a nearly finished pot.
The others show paint that reports to be a replacement, but as you can see (or maybe not as the image is not that great) there is a wide variation in colour and tones.
I think the closest is Vallejo Cobra Leather (the clue is in the name!) With Cote d'Arms Barbarian Leather a very close second.
The swatch shows miniature paint manufacturers and artist quality acrylic paint as well as Dulux Sample Pot paint.
The Daler Yellow Ochre and Galleria Raw Umber look way out of register with the others even though the tube colour swatch is Snakebite?
So where from here?
I think I'll have to pick up a couple of bottles of Vallejo Cobra Leather the next time I am up at Parabellum, Birmingham. "Mark, just make sure you have some in stock."