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Starting a WIP thread to track the progress on my October project to paint minis for the classic Universal Studios monsters:

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02156:  Mummy of Hakir

03248:  Classic Horror: Dracula

03249:  Classic Horror: The Monster

03250:  Classic Horror: Wolfman

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Looking forward! Myself, I'm a fan of the Nefsokar Awakened (14399) as the Mummy--and don't forget the Sea Creature of Blood Reef (50168/77189) or its NSFW genderflipped counterpart, the Water Demon (02133)! 

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8 hours ago, Rigel said:

Looking forward! Myself, I'm a fan of the Nefsokar Awakened (14399) as the Mummy--and don't forget the Sea Creature of Blood Reef (50168/77189) or its NSFW genderflipped counterpart, the Water Demon (02133)! 

Thanks!

 

I briefly considered Creature from the Black Lagoon and Phantom of the Opera, but couldn't find satisfactory minis. Maybe next year! :)

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Got started on the mummy. 20181010_132154.thumb.jpg.834ec007b94ba65df9f62cc44da1b70e.jpg

Pretty straightforward basecoat: white linen for the bandages and ghoul skin for the flesh colour. I also mixed up some leather brown and dirty bone be to get the sandstone colour for the base.

 

Then I hit it with a brown wash:

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Instantly aged linens!

 

Next up: maybe a bit of dry brushing to pull some features out. Maybe add glowing eyes?

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Decided to go with Emerald Green (MSP 09103) for the eyes.

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Tried to get a nice close-up, but my zoom/focus is being uncooperative.

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Did some touch up on the ghoulish skin and feeling pretty good about it. 

 

Next steps:

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Cape n' pants!!

By the way, if anyone has some hallowe'en themed music, I could use some painting soundtrack ideas. Currently on the playlist:

Lullaby - The Cure

Everyday is Halloween - Ministry

Bela Lugosi's Dead - Bauhaus

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21 hours ago, EldritchEladrin said:

Currently on the playlist:

Lullaby - The Cure

Everyday is Halloween - Ministry

Bela Lugosi's Dead - Bauhaus

 

4 minutes ago, Lord of the Dish Pit said:

Very nice!, As to themed music, there was an album called Classics from the Crypt, which is a compilation of spooky classical pieces, I think it can still be found on youtube. 

Thanks for the suggestion! Also, I suppose I should also add "Monster Mash" to the list. For posterity.

3 hours ago, AutumnHare said:

 

And a great job. Beautiful wish red on the cloak. 

Thanks very much! :)

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