Monday, 2 January 2017

Monday: Hoppers from the 1st Royal Regiment of Hoppers 56 points

So once again I'm at it with more frogs.  This time I chose the colors of the Poison Dart Frog.  I was intending to go with some easier color choices than my first batch to speed things up a bit.  But, that ultimately failed because I ended up using 7 shades of blue to finally get the look I wanted for these Hoppers.  Anyway, I hope you enjoy the results!



Regular Hoppers with Spears.

Spears and shields.

Command.  That captain is quite the dashing fellow!

There are a total of 11 28mm figures from Eureka.

This is the last of my Eureka frogs from Pond Wars.  I have a few left to paint from Dark Sword Miniatures in a later batch and then I'll be moving on to something less amphibian.

Happy New Year!

MilesR: This second unit of Frog Warriors is even better than the first - I love the brushwork on the Turtle Shell Shields and this that deserves another point for effort - that puts you in at 56 total points

51 comments:

  1. They look stunning. I have VERY much enjoyed seeing them. The results are fantastic.

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  2. This is so whacky...and really well done. Great painting! Eureka does have so much unique stuff...

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  3. Ribbet ribbet-ribbet riibbbet!

    (translation: lovely amphibians Rod!)

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    1. Thanks for the translation! Google failed me at first...

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  4. Weird beyond all weirdness ! Look fantastic though.

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  5. Weird beyond all weirdness ! Look fantastic though.

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  6. Love these guys, one of my favourite posts so far this year. That captain does have a Mr Toad aspect to him.

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    1. Very kind of you. Thanks! I was tempted to name him LaSalle since he seems to be so dashing [for a frog]!

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  7. Thank you MilesR! Glad you liked the shields.

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  8. Excellent work, really enjoying these posts

    Ian

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  9. Beautiful work Rod. The blue is excellent and I love the shields and the spots on their backs.

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  10. Wow another impressive entry love the bright colour

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  11. Rod, your frogs are so lovely! I admire someone who paints a few figures with loads of detail as a Challenge entry. There is so much to admire here, from the spots on the back to the turtle shells and the clever layerings of blue. I hope your frogs figure prominently when the votes are being cast.

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    1. That's super kind of you Michael. I appreciate it. It's easier to put a little extra work into some figures when they capture your imagination. My brain was over-run with silly thoughts and stories while painting these. A real credit to the sculptor(s).

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  12. So cool! Love the back markings especially

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  13. Superb! These are amongst my favourite so far!

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  14. These look great! Love the coloration and their facial expressions!

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  15. Even more spectacular than the hammer hoppers,Rod!
    The colors are really nice, very good choice in hitting up the Amazon for uniform guides too! ;)

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  16. Hooray for more froggies! Superb work. (I hope you've got a War Turtle up your sleeves, too...)

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    1. Thank you. It's soooo tempting, but I do not have that one. It's a bit expensive...

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  17. Just awesome. I want to see the lily pad laden battlefield they'll be fighting over now!

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    1. Thanks! Some day. I haven't quite figured out yet who their opponent will be...

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  18. You've put quite some effort into these and it really has paid off! Love the blue.

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  19. Always love the Eureka froggies, your efforts make them leap out of the page.

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