We all know how satisfying it is to do as much of your own work on a project as is humanly possible but creating the atmosphere of this ancient Egyptian scene will take some beating!
It’s all surround the archaeological dig at the tomb of Kikerikotep.
Tasmanian blogger Alennka, who’s also a regular poster on our discussion forum, has completed her work on the Dig Site.
And what a project!
“Kikerikotep (just call him Kiki, it’s easier) has turned out wonderfully.
“He’s had his wrappings “dirtied” up a little more through the application of a couple of layers of brown paint that had been watered down a little.
“Somehow he looks more cheerful than menacing so maybe he has those red eyes not because he possesses some sort of evil power but simply because he’s been awake for the past two thousand years.”
“You may notice in some images Kiki (the mummy) has developed a distinct lean.
“I think he must have been hitting the jars of wine that were entombed with him for the afterlife. It’s because one of his legs is shorter than the other. I’ll find a wedge I can slip under his foot and hopefully steady him up.”
She describes her project in detail, with many more fantastic photos explaining how the pilars are loosely modelled on “lotus flower” style pilars, which are meant to resmble an open lotus flower.
Her logs are bits of real firewood scrounged from the bottom of the woodpile, which she held over a candle to char them a little then added them to the fire… while all the lose parts (tools, snakes, arefeacts, cups) have been fixed in place with tacky-wax
The entire scene is covered by a clear perspex cover, which is a good job.
She explains: “No sooner had I glued the pieces together to create said case than a cat decided it looked like a good place to stretch out for a while. At least now I know the cover is strong.”