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This mummy was hungry when he woke up. He is now snacking on the poor adventurer who woke him. He is making a mess on the mable floor of his tomb as he is tracking the blood around and dribbling on the floor. 

 

The pose was a bit strange with one hand held up and one hand near his face, so I tried to make sense of it by putting a big bloody hunk of meat in his outstretched hand. It's a bit gratuitous, but I'm ok with some gratuitous gore once in a while. If I ever use it in a D&D game, he is definitely tearing someone's arm off on a "natural 20."

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I used testers contour putty to fill in the plastic base, using a pen like a rolling pin to make it flat. The I slapped on washes of white, black, and tan in stripes across the base, letting them mix together at the boundaries. After that dried, I used a fine brush to put black and white veins across it, then washed again, then applied more veins again. It gives the impression that there are multiple layers in the marble. I used the same technique on my drow queen.  

 

 

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Nice work.  Grenadier sure sculpted that mummy a bit on the portly side.  Given his diet, I guess I can understand why . . .

 

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Another weird thing:  most of the undead creatures from the box set have similar pose; right arm raised and left arm tucked in. The sculptor must have started with the same model and modified poses only slightly before sculpting the bodies. 

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