AURORA MODEL RESTORATION
This is subject of one of our full resoration
projects. This original Aurora Mummy was sent to us by one of our clients. The first 4 photos show
the model as it appeared when it arrived. It was then disassembled. The remaining photos show the paint
being stripped, the model puttied and sanded to remove all of the seams . Finally, it was completely reassembled,
primed and repainted.
If you have a restoration project, please contact us:
1 - 4:
The Aurora Mummy model as it appeared
when it arrived. The base was painted with thick applications of gloss green, red, yellow
and gold paint with a black undercoating. The figure was covered in thick
grey gloss enamel paint decades ago.
The figure has been stripped and reassembled. The seams have been
eliminated and the figure has been primed for its new paint job. Note the right arm , left hand and the hanging bandages
have been removed until the painting is complete. They will be replaced in the next step.
After the removed parts were replaced, the figure was painted in a basecoat
of dark grey. It was then drybrushed in a lighter shade of brown and then off white mixed with light grey. Lighter
shades were added later.
PHOTOS 7 - 9
After the paint was stripped, puttied and reprimed, the base was repainted
in several shades of brown, grey and white. Oil washes ,drybrushing and other techniques were used to bring out
the details. The cobra was also stripped and repainted and attached to the base. Epoxy putty was used to reinforce all
of the pieces from the bottom.
PHOTOS 10 - 12
THE FINAL RESULT!
A COMPLETELY RESTORED CLASSIC AURORA MUMMY .