Moebius Mummy – model kit build and paint

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Moebius Mummy – 1/6th scale – custom build and paint

Here I’ve taken the Moebius Mummy and made some major modifications to have it emulate the cover art of Monsters of the Movies Magazine, issue #6, 1975.

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It is 1/6th scale and stands about 13 inches tall.

I was never impressed with the older mummy movies. I thought they were slow and boring. The mummy seemed too slow to really stir up fear and the films dragged on worse than the mummy’s left leg. It wasn’t until I had seen the cover of this Monsters of the Movies issue that I gained interest in mummy movies. My favorite is the Hammer films adaptation, but I eventually developed an appreciation to some of the older films too. Of course the newer films are action movies, not horror movies, and I think they’re entertaining enough, but not my favorite pics for Mummy flicks.

Monsters of the Movies Magazine -1975

Monsters of the Movies Magazine -1975


 

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here’s a side by side comparison, standard kit build and my modified kit


 

Modifications:

Repositioned mummy’s arm and sculpted new legs.

Broken Sarcophagus and loose pieces flying outward

Added steps to base, repositioned Sarcophagus cover

Added torch light mounted to wall, skulls and rats (from Aurora Customizing kit #2)

Spider webs/cob webs

Mummy nameplate holder

 


 

 

I’ve been working on this kit for a few months. I’m glad I finally finished it and it came out the way I had envisioned it.

Gallery:

Classic Aurora Mummy Model Kit

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Classic Aurora Mummy Model Kit

 

This is only the 3rd classic Aurora Monster Model kit I’ve built since revisiting the hobby a few years ago. (the Forgotten Prisoner and The Wolfman are the others). This is a re-issue from Revell but the same mold and design as the Aurora kit.

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I had originally painted the Mummy gray and painted the base a combination of sand colors, but it seemed too simple and sterile. So I looked at the original Aurora Box art painting by James Bama for inspiration and noticed the blue and purple lighting in the art. I emulated the lighting plus added some other coloration such as dull greens into the exposed skin areas. I also made the bloody eye more prominent with bright red and expanded the blood dripping to the hand and to the steps of the base. To do that I had to move the Cobra to the outside of the mummy’s left leg similar to the Bama painting.

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Other than moving the Cobra and using custom wall pieces for added background, I didn’t make any modifications to the kit. I want to keep these monster kits close to the original design.

 


(The additional background wall pieces are from a Mummy base expansion kit from Prehistorix. Thanks to Bill Voyce for sending it my way. I didn’t use the whole expansion addition because as I stated I wanted to keep these kits close to their original design. I also have plans to use the bigger base part for a different kit all together.)

If you would like to see my other Classic Monster Model Builds, as well as, dinosaur model kits go to my gallery page here: Monster Model Kits

If you would like to check out the separate posts from each model kit I’ve built, as well as, articles pertaining to model kits, click the link to the Monster Model Kits Category at Parlor of Horror!