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Thursday, 22 November 2012

Fame At Last! Mwah ha ha ha!

Hi, All!



Just a quicky to say a big THANKYOU for not one, but TWO Liebster Blog Award nominations...

A year and a half ago, I didn't even know what a blog was. Funny old world, innit?

Anyway, my sincere thanks to regular commentators Michael Awdry of 28mm Victorian Warfare and Jay of Jay's Miniature Enterprises for recognising my blog and passing me this honour. It is very gratifying to receive the respect of one's peers, and the comments and encouragement I receive from not just these two fine gentlemen but many other followers of this blog are what keep me creating and producing the machines, terrain and creatures I feature here. It would be hard to find the enthusiasm without all of you.

The rules of the Leibster Blog Award are as follows:

(copied and pasted from 28mm Victorian Warfare - thank you, Michael!)

1. Copy and paste the award on your blog linking it to the blogger who has given it to you.

2. Pass the award to your top 5 favourite blogs with fewer than 200 followers by leaving a comment on one of their posts to notify them that they have won the award and listing them on your own blog.

3. Sit back and bask in that warm fuzzy feeling that comes with knowing that you have just made someone's day!


So, in the spirit of the award, I shall endeavour to select my five nominees. My apologies to anyone not making this list -  I know many followers of this blog have blogs of their own and I have viewed quite a few from time to time.


In no particular order:


Colkillgore at My Little World Of Dementia - Colkillgore was a vocal and jovial supporter of my blog right at the start and I have fond recollections of our humourous exchanges. He is imaginitive and entertaining - and that is what blogging is all about!


J Womack, Esq. at Victoria's Boys In Red - Another fine fellow with whom I enjoy the occasional bit of banter. Our shared shared enthusiasm for VSF/Steampunk makes his blog a favourite.

Frank Chadwick at Frank Chadwick's Space: 1889 Blog - The legendary Frank Chadwick, godfather of VSF roleplay and wargaming was responsible for getting my brain started down the slippery slope that led eventually to VSF insanity. Unbelievably, he qualifies for this award, as his blog (at time of writing) has fewer than 200 followers. Why? I have no idea! Such injustice! Frank has also been kind enough to give my work great reviews a couple of times - full circle, so to speak!

Anton Ryzbak at Anton's Wargames Blog - Anton recently produced some wonderfully realised warships, with a rivet count to rival my own! I find his work to be well thought out, very cleverly constructed and great to watch as it evolves.

Roly Hermans (Arteis) at Dressing The Lines - Without Roly, I simply would never have started my own blog. When Roly posted pictures of my Wild West town, Leadwood, on his pages, he started to get very excited about the response and pushed me to 'get blogging' - thank you, Roly! I have greatly enjoyed Roly's insights into wargaming, his beautifully presented armies and facing him (not nearly enough) as an opponent.

So there you are! There are so many more I could have (and should have) given a nod. But them's the rules, as they say...

Back to model making and talking nonsense very soon, folks! Promise!

All the Best!

21 comments:

  1. Congrats Colonel!
    2 awards?? wow! you're in the good way to the Oscar !!

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    1. I know! I feel quite giddy!

      Should I start working on my acceptance speech?

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  2. Thanks for the Liebster! I guess I will need to pick five more blogs and send out another round. We thnik alike I also picked Victoria's boys in Red so he has two also.

    Looking forward to your next post.

    ColKG

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    1. You're welcome! Much deserved. Thanks for being a follower!

      VBIR is a great blog. I wish he'd do more issues of the Aethergraph... Do you hear me, Squire Womack? Do MORE!

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    1. Remarkable - since you nominated me, the number of followers of this blog has jumped from 135 to 142 - seven new followers in three days! That's a significant increase.

      What a great result!

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  4. Congrats Joe, I was going to nominate you too but someone pipped me to the post!
    Clearly well deserved.

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    1. Some interesting blogs there Joe, and of course Roly's, as for you, he has been an inspiration for me also...

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    2. Thanks, Scott - it wasn't easy picking just five from my reading list.

      Isn't it about time we threw some dice at each other?

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    3. Most definitely Sir, its been way too long!

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  5. Well deserved, old chap! =)

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  6. Really enjoy your blog. I have nominated you for the Liebster Award: http://toysoldiersanddiningroombattles.blogspot.com/2012/11/its-major-award-note-holiday-movie.html Neil

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    1. Thanks, Neil!

      So that makes three. It really is very gratifying to receive the respects of one's peers.

      I am honoured, Sir!

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  7. Dear Sir,
    I find your work of the utmost standard and very inspirational to boot. I therefore have nominated you for a further Liebster Award. Please see:
    http://mattblackgodsworld.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/my-liebster-awards-go-to.html

    Keep the spiffing work!

    Danny

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    1. Thank you very much, Sir!

      I am truly whelmed. Overly so, in fact!

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  8. Hi, you are nominated for a french Award "publie plus souvent"

    1/ Copy and paste the award on your blog linking it to the blogger who has given it to you.
    2/ Pass the award to your top 5 favourite blogs with less than 200 followers by leaving a comment on one of their posts to notify them that they have won the award and listing them on your own blog.
    3/Sit back and bask in that warm fuzzy feeling that comes with knowing that you have just made someone's day!

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    1. Merci beaucoup, Monsieur! Je suis honoré!

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  9. AWESOME SITE! You are hereby presented yet another Leibster Award! Add it to your overfilled trophy shelves!
    -darrell empey http://a28mmbrain.blogspot.com/2012/12/leibster-award.html

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    1. Thanks, Darrell!

      My goodness! I am truly honoured by all these awards. It is very gratifying to know that my work is so appreciated by my peers.

      All the Best!

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