I was concerned that I wouldn't actually have enough paint to get the skin done as there is an awful lot of it!
Before setting out I wanted to make sure I didn't make it too camoflaged. Since the base is mostly grey, the Mumak couldn't be too identical. To that end I took a punt and went with a Shadow Grey main layer (blue-grey).
A bit of a google search found me a couple of pics of elephants that are kind of bluey underneath the grey.
So off I went! Here's a blue mumak!
I'm sure there's a joke about a blue mumak, but I'll leave that to you =)
Never fear, a heavy drybrush of Fortress Grey eliminates most of the actual blue colour!
Note how it's still grey, but not the same type as the ground.
Next an all over wash of Badab Black sinks into the cracks and all over the skin to further tone down the blue tones.
It took ages to do the whole mumak - it really is a big job and I'm only doing a really simple job on it!
And here he is after a final lighter drybrush of Fortress Grey, hardly blue at all now!
So there you go, that's how you turn a blue mumak into a grey one. It's still a different grey to the base, but the blue-ness is more shadowy rather than blue now. I've lost some detail due to this being a paint-over a previous pretty heavy paint-job, but it's still pretty cool =)
And here's my test-warrior for my colour scheme. I wanted to do something a little different (lol, how unlike me) hopefully I'll cop less flak for this than for my dwarves! I figured that although we saw some Harad in the movies, they had to represent a part of the total, given how nomadic and spread out over such a huge area the Haradrim are. So these guys are dark skinned and wear mostly desert sort of colours, but with blue cloaks.
I have a design for them worked out too, but have only sketched it so far so you'll have to wait for that one. A blue harad warrior to go with a previously blue mumak =)
The mumak howdah will also be blue, working out how to paint that behind all the already assembled bits is going to be fun =( Anyway, I'll keep you posted, but the next few days will be pretty busy and what time I have for miniatures will be gluing the mumak down properly and fixing up the ground around its feet - hardly exciting I'm afraid!