The 'box' art for this kit.
Another of Garage Kits.US amusing Halloween scenes depicting the interactions between classic movies monsters and little tykes out trick
or treating in 1960's suburban America. As the title suggests, this particular resin kit deals with the Mummy.
in previous descriptions of these kits, I'm still blown away by the remarkable detail these kits have. Additionally, the castings are remarkably clean with zero bubbles and the occasional seam line that are easily remedied with a few minutes of filing. No
instructions are provided but the part placement is so obvious there's really no need. In this scene, we have the high strutting Mummy practically stepping over a terrified 'cowboy' who's sprinting away leaving his trusty six shooter and pillow sack of candy
After assembling the mummy figure with two part epoxy, I washed it with a mild soap and hot water solution
to remove any mold release agents that might effect paint adhesion. Once dry, I gave it a coat of light gray primer from a rattle can. I next applied several washes of different grays and light browns to the linen wrappings, the aim of which was to age the
fabric. I next went with a medium tan for the mummy's skin followed by a light wash of burnt umber to further define the skin wrinkles and creases. I used pure white for his eyes with gloss black for the pupils which gave an effect that he was glaring down
at the little boy. I finished him off by using black weathering powder on the underside of his right foot to look like he's been walking about for some time.
Assembling and painting the little boy was a bit trickier since some parts overlap slightly so it made sense to paint them ahead of time and gluing them later. I did attach the two arms and one leg right away and washed
this assembly with hot water and soap. I did the same for the boy's head/hat and applied the gray primer coat. I decide to make the little kid Afro-American because, well, you don't see many Afro-American characters in scenes like these so I said, “What
the heck? Let's do this!” So I did.