I loved this figure ever since I first received my Bones I Vampire set, but I never could decide on how I wanted to paint him. When he came up in the Monday Miniatures schedule a few weeks back, I was both excited (because I'd finally get to paint him) and slightly intimidated (because this was one of the figures I wanted to turn out well, to do the miniature justice).
As you can see, I went with a very gold-heavy theme (which seemed fitting with the Ancient Egyptian motif and the sheer amount of ornamentation on the figure). Looking at references for pharaohs and Egyptian gods, I stuck with a lot of white, but dirtied it with brown washes to represent the wear from ages of neglect. I used blue to accentuate several pieces as glazes or inlaid gemstones. From here, I was starting to feel like the palette was a little too limited, so I decided to through some black in on the crown, backpack, and shendyt (kilt). I like the stitches down the front of the abdomen (no doubt a result of the mummification process), which I painted a mid-brown to differentiate from the gray-brown skin.
Conclusion: I'm really pleased with how the figure turned out. It seemed kind of straightforward at the start, but then the details started popping out. The mantle and apron in particular have a lot of sculpted detail, so I wanted to add a bit of color there. The tiny size of the details was very challenging to work with, as the colors used (gold and blue) would be very obvious if I made a mistake.
This leaves me with one more figure from the Who's Your Mummy set, and it will be complete. Next week, we're back to the New 30 with 77041 Harpy.