Chris Palmer A few years ago, while on a trip, I found these little carved wood frog toys in a gift shop. They came with a stick in their mouth, and when you rubbed the stick up and down their ridged back the frogs made a croaking sound. I thought their primitive hand-carved style would be perfect for use with my 28mm Frog armies from Eureka. However, I stuck them in a draw to be worked on at a later date and forgot about them. I came across them this passed weekend, and thought it was about time I finished this languishing project.
I had long since got rid of their rubbing sticks, but needed to deal with their large holes in their mouths where the sticks had been stored. So, I used some epoxy putty to fill the holes and set them aside to dry.
|You cans see one of the large holes in the frog on the left. The one of the right has been filled.|
I then cut a pair of old computer discs into rough oval shapes, and glued the frogs to them with Tacky glue. When the glue was dry, I sprayed them with flat black spray paint.
After the spray paint dried, I drybrushed the frogs in shades of gray paint. When the paint was dry, I flocked the based, and then sprayed them with clear matte Krylon.
|Shown with one of my 28mm Frog warriors from Eureka Miniatures|
I’m pleased with how these came out, and they were so quick and simple to finish up I’m mad I waited so long to get to them. Surely, with the frog gods now on my side, my frog armies will be invincible!