The Stylish Blogger Award given from one blogger to another one might say, is like a pat on the back for a good job. It's definitely a viral, zombie-like spread of good will so it's too good to pass up. I was awarded mine yesterday and have been thinking a little on who to nominate myself. There are four rules;
- Thank and link back to the person giving you the award
- Share seven things about yourself
- Select 10-15 blogs who you think deserve this award
- Contact these bloggers and let them know about the award
Next up is seven things about me;
- Modeling runs in the family - my Dad collects britains and model ships, planes and trains.
- When I was younger he took me to hobby shows, he introduced me to GW with a couple white dwarfs & a black orc.
- My progression went Reading Lord of the Rings >> Playing RPGs >> Games Workshop fanboy.
- It took Warhammer 40K to get me into Science Fiction. I still mostly just love Space Marines.
- When I was 18 I coached my brother's softball team to win the league!
- I was an excellent speed swimmer as well as swim instructor/lifeguard, now I am sick of swimming.
- I'm a huge football fan (footy - not throwball!) and am a rabid Chelsea FC supporter.
Admiral Drax (Chris aka... uh... Admiral Drax)
* inventor of the painting chart - 'nuff said!
Bringer of Victory (Daniel aka Nikephoros)
* definitely leans more towards gaming than hobby - his gaming articles are top notch, but still posts his modeling/painting adventures.
* also home to the hilarious "Stupidity on the Internet" series - mainly focusing on horrible tactics from Warseer.
Corbania Prime (Col Corbane)
* lots of awesome tutorial style postings - check out his cloak sculpting for a great example.
* and by extension, also check out "Going on Campaign" - an excellent resource.
Dark Future Gaming (CVinton, Farseer Rerolls, Old School Terminator, Rhellion and others)
* a spot of everything, my favourite being the GW alternatives
Fallen Princes (John aka Silar)
* only recently found due to his newfound Badab slant, but lots of excellent discussion and hobby articles.
Fly Lords of Terra (Aventine, BushidoRedPanda, Crazy Red Praetorian, EvilAmeriCorp, Kings', RealGenius)
* IMO these guys have it spot on - exactly what the hobby should be; a blend of game/hobby (tournaments, campaigns, themed armies, expansions).
* if you haven't seen their amazing expansion work (codices/playaids), check them out - well worth it.
* by extension check out their individual blogs.
Paint your Toys (Larry)
* have to love Larrys slogan "The blog where all the models are painted, all the tables good looking, and the dice roll below average."
* home to amazing scenery, including an awesome Mordheim terrain series.
Wee Blokes (arabianknight)
* kind of all over the map - but a hobbyists blog for sure. something for everyone and always a blast!
Wee Men (Siph_Horridus and PornStarJedi)
* the exploits of two friends both (mainly) collecting marines - lots of variety in topics from batreps to painting.
Year of Frugal Gaming (Dave and others)
* making the most of your hobby with the least amount of coin - uh WIN?
Here are the folks who I would've included in this list but are already mentioned from other blogs, if you've missed them somehow - be sure to check these guys out! (again in alphabetical order) Apologies I'm sure there's deserving folks I will have missed - I have almost 300 blogs in my Google Reader!
Consistently Risking Obscurity
Drinkin' & Modelin'
Galaxy in Flames
The Glorious Works
The Grumpy Stunty
John's Toy Soldiers
Little Lead Heroes
My Dice Hate Me
Sons of Twilight
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