So I got an Liebster award a while ago from jugger and his blog Jugger's Garage, big thanks to you mate! I have just heard of it before but didn't really know what it was until now. And recently I got my second nomination so I guess I have to write this up, and spread the word to some of the great blogs out there.
The second nomination I got from Stylus over at The WoffBoot Chronicles, so big thanks to you and go over at check out their crazy blog as well.
So what is an Liebster?!
Basically it's a prize you can nominate to other blogs you like to help promote them and spread the word of other great blogs. And it works wonders, not only that you get a happy feeling when your blog gets nominated, you also help your favorite blogs as well. I have discovered many nice blogs this way as well so all is great.
And here's how it works.
1. Copy and paste the award on your blog linking it to the blogger who has given it you.
2. Pass the award to your top 11 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 the warm fuzzy feeling that comes with knowing you have made someone's day!
4. There is no obligation to pass this onto someone else but it is nice if you take the time to do so.
And here are my nominees, and these will be some of my favorite blogs and which I think really deserves a little extra boost that this nomination might bring. Hope you enjoy!
http://moonshriek.blogg.se/- My friend Sebastians blog about wargames/cardgames and tabletop games but mostly Warzone and his Capitol and Imperial forces.
http://battlepainted.blogspot.com/ - A quite new blog that has some great potential, starting up airbrushing like I am.
http://ishisimperium.blogspot.com/ - All kinds of hobby related stuff, wh40k, warzone, Malifaux and more.
http://lxg-blog.blogspot.com/ - Blog about all about the hobby, focus on Warzone and new kickstarters.
http://neuiconschronicles.blogspot.com/ - All about Warzone, not updated in a while though.
http://almostperftec.blogspot.com/ - Some nice painting by ZAB, Wh40 and Wh Fantasy.
http://thegrumpystunty.blogspot.com/ - Kuffeh's blog about wh fantasy and Dwarfs!
http://plastickrak.blogspot.com/ - Great for checking out the latest GW rumors.
http://paintsngluenrocknroll.blogspot.com/ - A lot of nice posts about mostly Wh Fantasy.
http://maelstrom-therisingsign.blogspot.com/ - Some nice painting and cool conversions mostly 40k.
http://ravenminis.blogspot.com/ - Cool conversions and really nice painting can be found here for various different game systems.
So that is all eleven blogs then, and don't feel left out if I didn't pick your blog. I tried to go with some smaller blogs and the ones I don't think have gotten any award yet. I also tried to have some of them with some focus on WZ:R as I'm totally sold on that game right now, and want to promote it as much as I can.
1. Why did you start blogging? At first as a painting diary for myself, to keep me motivated and to see my progress easier. And if anyone wanted to check out what Iv'e painted that was a bonus.
2. If you could change one thing about the wargaming hobby, what would it be? That it is so damn expensive (but most adult hobbies are right?)
3. What is best in life? Boring answer maybe but that has to be my family, hopefully my two little girls will join me in this hobby when they get older so I can combine the two more :)
4. Do you want to live forever? No, but I think I need to if I will ever have enough time to paint all the miniatures I got.
5. Fame or Fortune? Fortune so I can buy even more miniatures!
6. What miniature are you most proud of having painted? I don't know if I'm improving my skills or if I get more tired of my old stuff. But I think WZ:R Alakhai the Cunning is among the best Iv'e done. And my Mutalith Vortex Beast, that took a long time to paint but I'm very happy with how it turned out.
7. How do you deal with burn out? I paint a lot of different stuff and put some stuff away that I know I won't painting in the near future anyway.
8. Why is a raven like a writing desk? A short and not that thoughtful answer then.. A Raven is a symbol for knowledge (among other things) and well for me a writing desk is sort of the same, you can gather knowledge when reading at your writing desk or write down your knowledge for others to read.
9. Star Wars or Star Trek? Star Wars, although I like Star Trek as well but not a fan of their uniforms. Storm Troopers ftw!
10. If you could only buy from one miniature company from now on, which would it be? A year ago or so it would have been hands down Games Workshop, now I'm not sure with Prodos Games making Warzone and all. But if I have to choose I still go with GW
11. Favorite takeout? Kebab
Ten Truths about me:
1. My mancave/hobbyroom really is a closet :(
2. I have like over a thousand unpainted miniatures.
3. I'm a video game nerd as well.
4. I always look at a tv show or movie or listen to a podcast when painting
5. I'm not an elf fan, not in any fantasy setting really
6. I'm more and more drawn to Chaos, and my start up more chaos armies in the future
7. I'm a Nintendo fanboy, but also buy other consoles (Sony products at least)
8. My favurite show at the moment has to be Game of Thrones, just love it
9. I also love the Song of Ice and Fire books by RR Martin
10. Favorite liquor is aged rum.