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To simplify things for me I decided start a separated thread for testing out possible mummy paint colors for my Giant Mummy Diorama. Ordered a pack with my last reaper order but thought I start with the one from my KS1.  Mixed some Brown Liner with RMS Matt Sealer to make a wash to bring out the details.  Glued down some sand to the base to test out Foundry's Sand color triad as well.

 

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Nice!

 

I've been debating on whether or not to use that particular mini for a upcoming game.

 

decisions decisions decisions :)

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So I've learned (but not accepted) that reasonably quick means several days.  Made some progress as a test run on color.  Used Foundry's Raw Linen to paint the bandages.  They use a triad system but color name has an A = shade B= mid-tone C = highlight.  So I based the bandages in Raw Linen A.  Put a wash of Raw linen A with RMS Brown Liner 1:1.  I then highlighted up from there on the arm to test the color.  With the highest highlight being a mix of Raw Linen C with RMS White.

 

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Little bit more work done on the Bones Mummy.  I did mention this was a learning piece right.  I like the coloring somewhat, I think next time I'm going to go with my usual midtone - shade - highlight method of painting rather than the shade up to highlight I attempted with this one.  So here is a quick shot of my progress.

 

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The mummy is looking great it may need a bit more shading on the bandages around the waist compared to the others.

 

Either way a great paint scheme.

 I agree, Did some shading in that area and some touch ups in some others.  No photo yet.  Plan to bring up the highlights at least one more level and see how that looks.

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Ok here is my progress so far on the Bones Mummy, with a hopefully slightly better photo.  Still need to decided on how to paint the skin.  I also think I need to increase the contrast of the base color.

 

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C & C are always welcome.

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I've got 2 more mummies I plan to paint up to practice before I continue on with my Thog - Mummy Lord Project.  So I followed the Miniature Mentor Basing Video to make a base for one on my bones mummies.  Here is a shot of its current progress.

 

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And here is a shot of how I intend to pose the mummy after its finished painting.

 

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Think I'm gonna call this one done.  Since it was just a test on color's w/ no fancy plans for base I'm not sure I'm going to post him in show off.  I like the way the eyes came out, even if after looking at them they look all wonky (they looked fine when I painted them).  Skin was ok, not sure how it reads advice or comments for the next one?

 

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PS: I think I'm going to change my back drop.  Not sure if the grainy look is from that or my camera skills.

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What colors did you use for his skin? It kinda looks like Reaper's Dusky Skin, with a touch of red. I could be way off :) , but that would be my guess. I think you could get away with some dark blues in his shadows on his skin and maybe even on the wraps a touch, to contrast the warm wrappings. I like his green eyes they work quite well with his colors. Maybe add just a high point of white to really make them appear glowy, with a little green glaze around the eye area.

 

Overall great job and I enjoyed seeing your process.

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Thanks for the advice Marsya,

 

Hmm, I hadn't thought about blue to darken the shadow instead of brown.  I like it.  I'll give that a go on the next one.  The skin tone was the RMS wood triad, thought it might contrast and stand out.  Hmm, makes me wonder how the drow skin triad might look. 

 

The eyes were RMS Sun Yellow with a dark green glaze applied over and a highlight of yellow. I was hesitant to add the white highlight for concern it might take away from the yellow-green but I see your point.

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On to Bones Mummy #2.  I didn't clean this one up as much.  I decided to go with the Mid-tone base coat approach.  This time a added RMS Ultramarine Blue shadow to the Foundry Raw linen shadow for the first second shadow.  I then did a final shadow between all the cloths with a mixture of RMS Ultramarine Shadow and Brown Liner.  Here is the result.

 

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