I don't own the game myself, but did not mind painting them if it will give the kids a smidgen more enjoyment.
The minis are simple soft-plastic sculpts typical of boardgames..
In other words, not much to work with.. Still, I gave it the old college try..
Primed them up easily enough and decided to copy the box cover, putting the firemen in yellow.
I won't bore you with the details as there is not much to work with. It is a boardgame after all, with a need to differentiate the meeples, so I decided to paint their helmets and canister on their back in different colours.
I promised P. that I would put something on their bases to spruce things up, but I found the firemen's legs and holding the hose mid-chest make it too hard to put something on the base.. I thus couldn't put anything significant on their base even though I had plenty of crates and fences and such that I was willing to cut up.
I also didn't want to rebase the firemen as they are not my minis and also, I don't know how much or how little space they need to play the game.
So, decided to add "smoke" using cotton balls.
A little black spray paint to add to the smoke effect..
Did not take very long and I hope the kids' enjoyment of the game is enhanced.
Happy Holidays everyone!