The Mummy project (part 8) assembling the pages and final aging

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This is the the last important step, adding the pages.

Since we couldn’t find any reference of a working functional book of the dead, we had to be creative.

Each one of our drop-shaped wooden parts has a strip of leather going around it and that holds a page from both sides. We used superglue and a couple of tiny nails to secure each page:

Here is a couple detail photos:

Once all pages are ready we starded ading all the pieces on the spine of the book. We just applied the same Bitumen of Judea that was used to age the cover decorations:

First apply the bitumen then remove a little bit so that all the grooves stay dark:

And now the spine is ready!

And the pages are functional!

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