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Recently set to work putting together a band of Bullywug using Privateer Press's Croak Raiders. Stumbled upon these guys while browsing black Friday sales and they perfectly fit my vision of tribal Bullywug but we're distinctly not Grung. The bulbous heads is what did it for me. My friend got me a set of Croak Raiders as an early Christmas gift and I ordered Underchief Mire to serve as a King. Also had to request a replacement part from Privateer Press as I received an incorrect extra body in place of the unique unit leader's. Finally received all my frogs and set about assembling. I mostly buy reaper bones, and the other brands I get tend to be plastic as well, so this was my first set of metal minis that required assembly and it was more difficult than I expected. Arms didn't slot into the body as neatly as I would have hoped and many broke off before the glue had set. I also wasn't too keen on needing to pin ten sets of arms. Hopefully the glue holds and I don't lose any arms during painting. For basing I decided to give another try to this instant-grout I picked up and used once before. It has a cool look, but is not very practical for standard minis. This was the conclusion I had drawn after the first time I used it, but now I'm certain. The grout will be reserved for large mini bases where my standard super glue and baking soda technique would be impractical. As for coloration, I'm going to do something similar to the box art. Slightly inspired by the red-eyed tree frog. Green bodies with darker backs, and orange feet. Might play around with different spots, stripes, and eye markings just to add some variety. I want them to be vivid and colorful but I don't want to dip into the poison-dart-frog territory of Grung. Also considering trying out my airbrush for the first time to base coat these guys. We'll see if I work up the confidence. As a side note, there are a few other unique Croak models in the Hordes line, but I was satisfied with just the unit and the Chief. But for others looking for some cool frog-men, there's a few more specialist models out there as well.
Catching up on my backlog for the May RPChallenge photos.... No, you don't need to remind me that it's already Mid-June, thank-you-very-much. Not sure when it happened, but the picture in the online store shows a different weapon for his little guy.After painting him, I can see why they may have had to re-mold him. The staff he is carrying g in my Kickstarter version is made from very soft Bonesium, and I am worried that normal handling may rip that arm out of the socket where it is jones to the main body. I may need to find a way to reinforce it. But, it's a shame since the staff is SO CUTE! After donning his "disguise"... So, what's a tree frog doing on a sandy beach with puffer fish and sea stars, you ask? "What? You never had to relocate to get a job?"