I am running out of clever frog-based titles at this point. I finished my second-to-last set of frog minis which surprisingly were pretty enjoyable to work on. When it comes to painting the same stuff over and over again, if you can pace yourself and put some time between when you paint the same sculpts, that really makes a difference in how much you do or don’t enjoy the process for me anyway. There isn’t too much else to say about these at this point other than I managed to find some colors I haven’t used on previous ones. That will be even tougher for the final set of frogs but once those are done, I can take a fun group shot of them all swarming something.
I also got a few more markers for Hellboy done. There isn’t too much to say about these either other than they came out reasonably well for what they are. I’ll be glad to make use of them and have even more painted stuff whenever I play next time.
In other news, I received the prehistoric animals order I put in with Acheson Creations in May. There are some hefty metal minis in here! As cool as it was to get these, I am a bit overwhelmed by my backlog which has a reasonable amount of Fallout minis in it, a ton of Hellboy minis, and now a reasonable amount prehistoric stuff. I certainly am at the point where I will not be taking on any new gaming projects for the foreseeable future. For those curious about the next LOTR display project, I’ve gotten the base and one mini ready to paint for that project with more stuff arriving in the coming weeks so that one may start to ramp up within the next couple of weeks as well.
Finally, I wanted to give a mention to the video game I’ve been playing for quite a while now. Dragon Quest Builders 2 is not the type of game I typically buy. I’ve never considered playing Minecraft before or any game like it, but to my surprise and delight, DBQ2 is a great game and something I’ve really enjoyed. It is basically a light RPG with crafting and building being the focus instead of combat and leveling up. Essentially, you can build things like buildings using blocks. I’ve seen some people make some really impressive things, though I’m still making my way through the story and unlocking new things I can build with and tools to make building easier. I think the story in the game lasts 50-60 hours and I’ve enjoyed what I’ve played through thus far but I’m hoping to focus on building some stuff in the game’s sandbox modes once I wrap the story up. We’ll see if I can make anything interesting or impressive when I get to that stage in the game. If playing with “digital Legos” sounds at all fun to you and you can sink your teeth into a fairly long game, this is a fun and addicting game that you can put a lot of time and energy into. Even though I haven’t beaten it yet, its one of my favorite games on the PS4 already.