I’ve been meaning to paint mummies for my Oldhammer Undead army for a while, knowing they would be a quick win. I also always liked the later metal sculpts, some of which I have photographed here.
With Toughness 5 and 4 Wounds, these guys are as hard as many a big monster in 3rd Edition, all packed onto a 20mm base. The old metal sculpts are a too scrawny to represent this, therefore I have also painted up the HeroQuest mummy (on the left). I’d like to add another metal model to flank him, making a 240 points trio. Then I just need some counter spells for all those fireballs that will be heading their way.
Painting couldn’t have been easier, just a case of two washes and drybrushing over a bone base colour. To add a bit of detail and because I felt guilty for having it so easy, I added some scribbles onto the HeroQuest mummy’ bandages around the chest, symbolising an enchantment used in the funeral rites many centuries ago.