Hellboy – Its Easy Being Green

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  1. Nicely done, Jeff! πŸ™‚ Good progress I think! Funnily enough I’m also in the process of doing a spreadsheet – gone back through all my blog posts to estimate which of my wargaming conflicts/genres have been most neglected over the past five years to spur me on to redress the balance a bit! I’ve also managed to watch the 2019 Hellboy film which, although not a patch on the first two, I ended up quite liking!

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    1. Thanks, John! I’d be curious to hear what your spreadsheet turns up as mine made me realize a couple of things. I haven’t heard a lot of good things about the most recent Hellboy movie so I’m glad to hear you enjoyed it. I’ve heard its based on The Wild Hunt which is one of the best comics and it is inspired by English folklore so they made a good decision there, I figure!

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  2. Great work on the frogs Jeff, it may not be the colours you would see in the comics, but I think they work really well. Hope your scenery order arrives on time and fits together well, you may want to give all the locating lugs a little sand before dry fit, to ease the pressure on the joints.
    I’d hate to do a spread sheet on everything I had in the house, my wife would never get me any new models ! LOL

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    1. Hellboy is so drab in color that it would be hard to match it in every instance. Glad to hear you like the look of the frogs all the same, Dave. I think your advice on the terrain is spot-on and I plan on doing just that. I’m thankful my wife does not read my blog and I won’t be sharing any of my findings with her for the reasons you’ve cited πŸ˜€

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  3. I’m hoping that you’ve played the hellboy board game once or twice to know if you like it so that painting all the pieces will be worth the effort. The frogs do look nice. πŸ˜€

    I’d love one day to do a spreadsheet or something to organize my collection but I’ve never really known how to start.

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    1. I’ve spent too much money now, Stew! I’m committed to liking it regardless of how good the rules are πŸ™‚

      My spreadsheet is as much to see how much more there is for me to buy and how much that costs than it is to track my collection though I suppose I could go about it that way too, now that you mention it! I just hope I don’t bore you all to tears next week when I share a few highlights! πŸ™‚


  4. I had enough of spreadsheets before I retired, and even though I enjoy excel and databases I’m keeping track of my hobby this year the old fashioned way, on a yellow legal pad πŸ˜„. Don’t know if I will do it next year as I keep forgetting things and having to go back and add them but I was interested in what I actually accomplish and spend in a year.

    By the way, my latest purchase is some chinchilla dust!

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    1. Nothing wrong with using paper in my eyes! I don’t use spreadsheets in my job or I’d probably feel the same way. I have never thought to track my hobby spending in a year but I think it is a great idea. I bet I spend way more on supplies than I do on minis most years but maybe I’ll be wrong. I hope you like the chinchilla dust and bonus points if you bought it at Michael’s because I know they always take care of your hobby needs, my friend πŸ˜‰

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      1. Those drive me crazy personally so I’ll be curious to see how you get on with it! I’m glad to see sharing knowledge happening in our little community too. If that isn’t the spirit of the holidays, I don’t know what is!

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    1. I’d have to agree! The frogs seem to be faster and stronger than zombies so that’s pretty concerning. Their tongues paralyze people too. In some later issues of B.P.R.D., an offshoot of the Hellboy comics, hundreds or thousands of people get turned into frogs and then things get really out of control!

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  5. You do paint a lovely frog mate, Ribbit!
    Why do we do this to ourselves, I often wonder. We buy games that have hundreds of miniatures and refuse to play them until they’re all painted… How do we ever actually get to play games?
    My daughter’s well miffed with me since I started to paint all the MoM minis and wont let her play until they’re all done!
    I think you made the right decision with KDM – I’d only be jealous if you did get it, but at least I’d enjoy seeing you paint those love figures!

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    1. Cheers, mate! I refuse to play without most things painted and it sounds like you’re the same way. It just brings the game to life much more than if you don’t. It does take a long time to accomplish but that’s why I’ve always focused on a small number of games I suppose. I’m sorry to hear of your daughter’s frustration but you have my full support! πŸ™‚ Those MoM really benefit from some painting!

      I would enjoy painting KDM as well though I can always grab some stuff from GW that tickles my fancy when I want to paint something nice. I will sleep better knowing that I didn’t make you jealous as well! πŸ˜€

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      1. I’m not adverse to playing grey, except skirmish/wargames that is, but I won’t play with a mix of painted and unpainted, that just ain’t right🀨
        Yasmin’s chomping at the bit to play MoM, but I’ve nearly finished all the monsters and then I’ll paint our favourite characters first so we can get a game in.

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      2. A mix of unpainted and painted is really jarring to be sure. With Mansions, I usually didn’t have to paint every single mini of a particular kind to make the game playable so hopefully you can use that to your advantage and get a game in sooner than later.

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  6. Very nice, it’s always satisfying to knock through a whole bunch of models isn’t it. You’ve kept the quality to your usual high standard as well. πŸ™‚

    I’m a big fan of spreadsheets for keeping track of hobby projects (and pretty much everything else as well!). Especially now as I’ve got more and more projects on the go it helps to have an overview, both to help me avoid juggling so many things that I don’t properly commit to any of them and to help me keep track of what I’ve already been spending my cash on.Β 

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    1. Yeah, it isn’t something I do a lot to be honest but I think until I get done painting Hellboy, there will be opportunities like this thankfully. That is good to hear that others use spreadsheets too. I’m not a big math or spreadsheet person but a good list is crucial for tracking your progress and ensuring you don’t get off track. Its all too easy to get distracted after all!

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