Sunday, November 25, 2012

'I'd like to thank the Academy, my Publicist and my Hairdresser...' The Liebster Award!


As many of you know the 'Liebster Blog Award' has been making the rounds across the blogosphere these past few weeks. I'm typically a little wary of these quasi-meme 'blog awards' but the thing I've very much enjoyed about this one is discovering the recommendations of other bloggers. I can safely say that I've been introduced to about a half dozen superb blogs that I would have otherwise never come across - so to me this makes the 'Liebster' a great success. 

In turn, I must extend my great thanks to Tamsin, Phil, Aaron and Peter who have kindly nominated my site as part of this. I'm not sure if its really deserved, but I very much appreciate the sentiment. Again, thank you all very much!

So, as I understand it, part of this is for me to nominate five blogs that I enjoy. Excellent! I  know there are some other rules, but I'm blissfully going to ignore them...

In no particular order I'd like to give the nod to:

Sidney's efforts, especially with his Great War collection, are a magnificent inspiration. His terrain in particular is something to behold in wonder.

The Conscripts are my old gaming pals from Winnipeg. I love their blog as it's a community effort, with several of the lads contributing to its content. Great painting, opinionated rants and humorous banter - its well worth the visit.

I'm a bit of a lurker on this site but I greatly admire Lt.Hazel's beautiful paintwork. Quality stuff, 'nuff said.

Michael's gift with the hobby is peerless and very, very imaginative. I don't think he's ever  actually played a game with his models, but you can't deny the playfulness in his work. Bravo!

This is a new favourite of mine. Amazing realization of the whole package: terrain, figures and scenarios. Simply awesome stuff.

Give these a visit - you won't be disappointed. Word out.

21 comments:

  1. Congratulations Curt and welcome to the club!
    ;-)

    Cheers
    Monty

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  2. Congrats Curt, well deserved.

    Ian

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  3. Congratulations, Curt. There's so much which has been fantastic on your blog - from your catwalk modelling career (I'm sure the Armani contract is in the post), to guests posts about KickStarter, to the Great War in Grayscale. Great stuff, Sir, and long may it continue!

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    1. Cheers Sidney! (Its all about the flowing locks and cheekbones.)

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  4. Well done Curt, a worthy award indeed. I'll checkout those blog you list.
    Regards
    Scott

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  5. Ok

    What is Cookie Monster doing in the chopped Toyota pickup full of Saharan militants?

    PD

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    1. Why, celebrating my epic win of course. Sheesh... :)

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  6. Richly deserved my good man, many congratulations! Do we call you Sir Curt from now on after 4 nominations!!!

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    1. Actually, you should have been calling me that before, but I normally don't like to get hung up on protocol. As I say to the boys at the Club, 'Why be so formal, its just so, so...divisive. Haw, haw, haw!' ;P

      Thanks Ray!

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  7. Congratulations, Curt, and welcome to the Club... I thought it was for less than 200 followers blogs.

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    1. Thanks Juan! Yes, I believe it was meant for those blogs less than 200 (a laudable idea I may add) but me along with others have been quietly ignoring this limitation.

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  8. Congrats Curt - and also thanks for the recommendation! :)

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  9. I forgot to add that, based on the photo on this post, I need to find a Cookie Monster to mount on one of my modern vehicles...

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    1. Absolutely! I would think an Oscar the Grouch in a T-62's open hatch would be quite spiffing.

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  10. Richly deserved my good man, your work is of the highest quality and certainly of a great inspiration to me personally - the First World War in greyscale is just outstanding! As for your kind words and nomination (just one behind you now!), thank you very much indeed!

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    1. Thanks Michael! Your kind words are very much appreciated.

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  11. Great stuff Curt and well done.

    Your blog is always rewarding to look over and to read. Plenty of interesting and thought-provoking posts. Your recent post about your 'away game' in Montreal is a great example.

    You are spot on about the benefit of the award in identifying other posts. We are truly spoilt in our hobby to have so many wonderful people putting together posts.
    (As for the less than 200 thing... rules, huh, always made to be broken!!!)
    Well deserved,
    James

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