Saturday, February 9, 2019

Frogs

I received the following minis through kickstarter last year. They are from Fanath (www.fanath.com) and very well made. I think they were 3D sculpted. Very clean, few visible mold lines. Some of the figures are single part and some come in 2 parts, but the parts are made in such a way that they fit together very well with lots of surface area for gluing. No pinning need at all. No gap-filling was needed either. They did stuff like making 2 arms and the shoulders/upper back all one piece that slotted into the other piece that comprised the rest of the body, legs, and head, and the joins fall in places where there is a natural separation, like between the shoulder pads and the frog's torso. And now I have a hard time telling which were 2 part and where the 2 parts fall. I should have taken some pics of the pieces prior to assembly. Other companies could take a lesson from these!

They are all metal. Only the bases are plastic (I used ones I bought in bulk from Reaper, although the frog team did come with a different style of round plastic base).

I have no plans to do any kind of "football" game, but in spite of a general lack of weapons I thought I could use these guys as swamp denizens in both fantasy and sci-fi adventures. They could work just as well for Pulp stories, too.

Without any further ado here they are:
(16 frogs, all different, and 1 sneaky chameleon)




10 comments:

  1. I really like these frogs,well done.

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    1. Thanks! They are really good minis. And fun to paint.

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  2. It's always nice when models go together well Fitz & they look like good fun models that like you say have many a use :)

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    1. Thanks!
      In terms of fitting together well and making a strong bond these are the best metal minis I have had the pleasure to work with!

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  3. Subject matter aside, nice mini's! Well made, well painted.

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    1. Ha ha
      Thanks!

      I do a lot of fantasy and sci-fi stuff, but wouldn't normally go for "football" figures. But I'm glad I got these guys.

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    1. Thanks!
      I started with a basecoat of black gesso, then a heavy drybrush of white gesso, so I had a good base for the bright colors, but also had the dark recesses to hide some of the painting errors.

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  5. Lovely looking amphibians! Really nice!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks!
      They are great minis. I have some larger round plastic bases to base up some larger figures from the set so I can get those painted - maybe by March at the rate I paint. ha ha

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