This week I wrapped up the Who’s Your Mummy set, (see what I did there 😉 ), by painting the Mummy Lich figure. This set now joins the list of completed sets over on the right. I fell back on the same mummy method I used for the rest of the set for this figure as well. I saw this figure as some sort of ex-high ranking priestess, and I wanted to do her outfit in mainly white and gold.
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 any exposed skin with Folk Art “Poppy Seed”. I then painted all the bandages, though I think these are more drapes than classic mummy bandages) on the figure with DecoArt “Light Antique White”.
Next, I panted the blades on her back, collar piece, headdress, staff, jewelry, and front hangings at her waist, and any other assorted decorative adornments with Cermacoat “Bronze”. I painted the scarab on her back, and what appeared to be a scarab shape on her belt with Folk Art “Metallic Emerald Green”. I painted the back of the long front waist hanging with Aceent “Real Umber”.
I decided to add a few more “Metallic Emerald Green” bits, and painted the egg shape on her head dress, and a small circular decoration on her staff. Next, I used Americana “True Blue” and Folk Art “Deep Tomato Red” to paint some of the sculpted-in decorations on the waist hangings as well as the staff head.
When all the paint had had time to dry, I gave the entire figure a wash with GW “Agrax Earthshade” wash, using a wet brush.
When the wash had had time to dry, I started work on the highlights. First, I added simple dot eyes with Americana “Olive Green”. I then added a drop of Iron Wind Metals “Mid Green” Ink (which also, is almost a neon green)to each socket. This gave the eye sockets more of that glowing look.
I then highlighted the skin with the base “Poppy Seed”, and then I took some Folk Art “Porcelain White” and highlighted the sutures down her front and gently drybrushed the teeth with this color to help define them better. I highlighted the drapings with the base “Light Antique White”. I highlighted the blue areas with the base “True Blue”, and the red parts with the base “Deep Tomato Red”. All the ornamentations and decorations that I had painted with the “Bronze”, I highlighted with Ceramcoat “14K Gold”. Lastly, I painted the figure’s white integral base with Ceramcoat Walnut.
After everything had overnight to dry, I gave the figure a coat of Ceramcoat “Matte Varnish”. That afternoon 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 drybrushed the sand with first, Americana “Khaki Tan”, an then Americana “Buttermilk”. That evening I sprayed the figure with Testor’s Dullcote.