Check out my Frogs!

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Earlier this month, I released my hold at Miniature Market in anticipation of my BoxThrone shelves coming in. In that order was #Cosmic Frog, a game I was introduced to by the So Very Wrong About Games podcast. I played it with a friend on TTS once and knew immediately that Sarah would hate it, but I had to pick it up anyway. And of course, now that it's here, I really wanted to paint the frog minis.

This is what they look like out of the box, and how they looked just 12 days ago. I know I've mentioned to quite a few of you that I was getting this game, so I'll try to tag who I can remember talking to about it.

I did actually plan to buy a bunch of painting supplies and practice on random minis before attempting to paint them myself, but one of my coworkers mentioned how he was getting back into painting minis for Warhammer. After seeing some of his work, and mostly out of laziness lol, I asked if he would paint the frogs for me. Here are the results:

They even look great sitting in the box! Almost like they came with the game that way..

I was particularly impressed with how much the green one actually looked like a frog (not like that's the point of a frog in space..), and of course with purple being my favorite color, I made sure he knew that it had to look good haha.

I'm really happy about how these came out! I showed a few pictures to along the process and now he's thinking about shipping all his minis out to my coworker to paint them too haha. If only prioritized playing his turn on Board Game Arena over his minis...(am I right, ?) :P

Of course, now that I have #Trick Shot, that will be the next project for him to paint. :D

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16 days ago

Those are so cool!

Reminds me of a commercial from when I was growing up (25 seconds in).

(and yes, I do like frogs, too.)

Premium User15 days ago

Thanks for the laugh!!

Owner16 days ago

Love it, it has so much more personality after getting painted :D

What's the theme about anyway? I've heard a little bit about the game and it seemed like something I'd enjoy, but one that I would never be able to get to the table lol

Premium User16 days ago

Ummm.. lemme see you're a 2 mile tall space frog that eats land masses of planets haha. All while trying to attack other frogs from doing the same thing by kicking them into the outer dimensions.

Owner16 days ago

Premium User16 days ago

Two MILE tall frog

FTFY

Premium User16 days ago

Yes yes of course..I fixed my comment lol

Premium User16 days ago

My thoughts exactly..

16 days ago

Minis look awesome! I am super curious about this game. 

16 days ago

Wow, fantastic job by your colleague! I feel you on the laziness, I bought paints for #Cry Havoc and got as far as spray painting one faction..... Maybe one day 😅

Premium User16 days ago

Hahaha that's hilarious. Thank goodness he agreed to it though because I would definitely be in the same place you are

16 days ago

DUDE! These are dope. I am honestly considering snagging this game when I can find it. It seems like a game that is high interaction with a fairly low rules overhead? 

Premium User16 days ago

Oh high interaction for sure. Rules wise..um lol. I think the gameplay is easy enough once you know what you're doing, but I remember the rulebook being a bit much to get through.

16 days ago

Lol the only gameplay I have seen is with Ricky Royal and he always makes things seem really obvious but I fully admit that I dont know the game well!

Premium User16 days ago

Yeah same..I only have played it that one time but it was a ton of fun. Definitely a lot of arbitrary randomness that could lead to hurt feelings unless you have the thick skin of a frog haha

16 days ago

YAaaa it is all about mental prep for this type of game. You gotta come in ready to get hurt lol

Supporter16 days ago

Wow that's really cool. And very nice of your friend to paint them for you. 

Premium User16 days ago

Yes indeed! Hoping he'll be willing to paint some more stuff once I figure out what colors I want my Trick Shot minis to be :)

16 days ago

The green one is definately Gollum from The Bakshi Animated Hobbit TV show. :) Very cool.

Premium User16 days ago

Haha I can see it!

Premium User16 days ago

Nicely done!  It's always nice to add a bit of bling to a game by painting mini's.  You get the fun of painting and it adds to future gaming experiences!

It's also nice that you didn't have to paint 20 minion level characters.  I just find that tedious and boring!

Premium User16 days ago

Yeah he did an awesome job! And to your point, I don't think I have the dexterity or patience to do it myself lol

Premium User16 days ago

I love painting them but I cannot stand painting the same mini many many times.  I painted #Sword & Sorcery: Immortal Souls and did details on all the models and it nearly drove me insane. 

When I painted #DOOM: The Board Game I did the imps and soldiers in basically a base colour and then picked two or three details to paint and left the rest.  Still looks good on the table and was way less madness inducing.

Live and learn!

Premium User16 days ago

These look fantastic! Have you played the game yet?

And yeah...playing one turn a week is...let's say "not ideal"

Premium User16 days ago

Only once online, haven't gotten around to playing in person yet. Hoping to be able to possibly this weekend.

Hahaha I know! I feel like the game should have been very much over by now.

Supporter16 days ago

They look great.