Hellboy: A Plague of Frogs

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  1. Well done getting more frogs done, they look really good together! πŸ™‚ A Hellboy game in the not too distant future sounds like a good idea. It’ll be interesting following your progress with the game as well, since I know nothing about it (which doesn’t surprise you)!

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    1. Thank you, John! I’ll have to see if I can’t negotiate a way to play the game soon as my wife took apart the old dining/gaming table finally. I would say most people who play video games don’t know the game I bought so you’re in good company there for what its worth! πŸ™‚

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  2. Loving the frogs mate. Ribbit ribbit! 🐸 It ain’t easy being green!

    Playing a game may help you on the gaming piece painting funk. It certainly has helped motivate me in my Core Space pieces.

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    1. Thanks, mate! It isn’t easy painting lots of green as it turns out πŸ™‚ It seems like your suggestion is the best way to move forward in terms staying motivated to paint gaming stuff. I’ll have to come up with a solution in terms of a new gaming table sooner than later, I think.

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    1. Thanks, Nic! It will be interesting to add eight more and see if the variety is still there or not. I’m hoping the variety of colors will help cover the repetition of the sculpts!

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  3. Oh yeah get HellBoy on the table so you can get that dopamine rush of playing something with cool painted game pieces. The Frogs make a great if slightly terrifying army. ( A group of frogs is called an army). πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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    1. I will see what I can do. My wife dismantled our dining table which was actually not so secretly my gaming table as well so now I’ve got no place to play! And yes, zoologists are well known for calling a group of frogs, an army! πŸ™‚

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  4. Think I said it before, but really like how you painted the tongues. The video game/novel sounds intriguing, haven’t heard of that approach before, could see easily losing track of time with that!

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    1. Thanks, Bret! I referenced the comics to figure out how to handle the tongues so I’m glad the extra work paid off. I think Visual Novels are somewhat new within video games and they aren’t that popular in the US yet but I think they could become more so going forward. The game has sunk its teeth into me and I’m hooked now πŸ™‚

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  5. Great work on the frogs Jeff, sounds like a break to paint something else is needed, but hopefully won’t delay you too much, so you can start gaming Hellboy, which will then hopefully encourage you to paint some more.

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  6. That seems like one hell of a game/time sink – but then the way to look at it I think is more akin to having bought a boxed set of a TV series.
    The frog people look pretty good – they’re not going to win a crystal brush but they look good together painted and will look great on the table – perfect for board games in my opinion -0 particularly for enemy fodder!
    Did they have a lot of mold lines, etc to clean up? I’m almost tempted to crack open my own Hellboy boxes just to knock those out! (Not that I don’t already have a bunch of stuff for games I’m trying to get playable!)

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    1. I just beat House in Fata Morgana and while the story was interesting and moving, I wasn’t crazy about the experience. I wanted a bit more interactivity than I got. I guess I’m more of an “action” gamer than I thought.

      The frog people certainly won’t win any awards but I painted them up really quick (by my standards anyway). They do have nasty mold lines that are hard to get rid of but they don’t have an above average amount of them, if that makes sense. In my experience, using a hobby knife works better than sanding them down which is what I normally do with plastic or resin. You may want to get started on Hellboy soon as it won’t be too long and even more minis and expansions come out…

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      1. I’ve got a lot of boardgames with models, so I’m not too fussed about the rest of Hellboy arriving (except for working out where to put the thing) and my main BG focus is going to stay on Journeys in ME and Zombicide for the foreseeable future (with a couple of other small low-model-mount things added in). I’ll probably have a look at them once I get over this chest infection and get back to work (I clean mould lines at work during breaks and meetings…)

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      2. That sounds like a good plan to me. I know you’ve got plenty of things waiting to be painted. My backlog feels enormous at the moment but its nothing compared to yours, I’m sure. Are you working from home when you’re removing mold lines, mate? I’ve been known to do a bit of painting during meetings myself… I hope you feel better soon too!

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      3. I remove mold lines when I’m physically at work. It’s one of my least favourite parts of the hobby, but when I’m doing it at work it’s kind of zen. I got questioned by my team leader about removing the mold lines once in my team meeting a couple of years ago (ie “are you actually listening?”, but then I was able to reply to the question with detail on what had been said – so it’s never been questioned since as people understand it’s just what I do with my hands to keep them busy, and I still contribute intelligently so it’s all good. I don’t do them in all-staff meetings obviously – there’d be nowhere to put them!
        Other than that when I grab some time before and after my “on duty” time, and during morning tea/lunch breaks when I have some time left over.
        When I’m working from home, I can actually paint during downtime!
        Slowly getting better. Still couging up gifts of Nurgle, but less so than yesterday so hopefully I’ll regain my humanity in a few more days…

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      4. That is amazing that you can do that in-person! I think preparing minis can be zen and I enjoy meetings more when I paint and listen along than not (though would any of us rather be in those meetings?). Most meetings I go to don’t offer that though so I don’t do it much. You have a good workflow and it helps me see how you stay so productive too!

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