Monday, May 4, 2015

The Mummy: Figure 151 of 265

   This week I didn't have much time to paint, so I selected a quick and easy figure to complete: the basic mummy from the Who's Your Mummy Set.   I prepped the figure in the usual way; soaking it in a dish of water with a couple drops of dish- soap added, then giving it a light scrub with a soft toothbrush, and then rinsing and drying.  I then glued the figure to a 1" black-primed fender washer with Aleene's Tacky glue, and glued the washer to a tongue depressor with a couple drops of Elmer's White Glue.
      I began by painting the entire figure with Folk Art "Barn Wood".  I then painted any exposed skin with Folk Art "Dapple Grey".
      After the paint had time to dry, I gave the figure a wash with GW "Agrax Earthshade" wash.
      When the wash was dry, I added simple dot eyes with American "Olive Green" (Which is actually a light, almost neon, green).   I then highlighted the skin with the base "Dapple Grey", and I highlighted the wrappings with the base "Barn Wood".  I painted the figure's white integral base with Ceramcoat Walnut.
     After everything had a day to dry, I gave the figure a coat of Ceramcoat "Matte Varnish".  The next morning I gave the base a coat of Elmer's white glue, and dunked it in a sand mixture.   When the sand had dried, I gave it a coat of the "Walnut" paint that I had heavily thinned.  When this was dry, I drybrurshed the sand with first, Americana "Khaki Tan", an then Americana "Buttermilk".  I then added a little light green static grass to the base. That evening I sprayed the figure with Testor's Dullcote.
     For a quick and simple paint job, I think he turned out quite well.

Figure 151 of 265: Complete

     A couple additional notes.  I got to use my NOVA Corp. figures in a game this past weekend, and you can see a brief report on that on my main blog here.
    Also, I received news that Bones III will be coming this June, and some preview photos of possible Bones III figures were posted at this link.  Now the big decision... My current thinking is that I may go into this one ala carte, assuming they offer that option; unless this Bones outing is a lot more impressive than last time.


  1. I hate that mummy with a passion, and am baffled as to why they converted it to bones when they have much better specimens. However, yours is first really good paint job I've seen someone coax from it. Hazzah!

    Do you feel like the speed painting format has allowed you to learn new skills to apply to those masterpiece miniatures we all agonise over, or is it too quick?

    1. Thanks for the kind words regarding the paint job! :)

      I don't know if I've learned any new skills when I go fast. When I'm going quickly I rely more on skills I've already got a handle on. As you say, it's too quick to really try something new.

  2. Another fine painting job.