Saturday, July 28, 2012

It's Competition Time!

So, after three and a half years of photographing the models I've painted and tapping away at this keyboard, this humble blog has passed two pretty big milestones. For that I want to thank you all!
All 1,514 Blog Followers! I want to thank you all for your support, and over 1,000,000 page views!

To celebrate I've decided to give away my Tyranid army. I've never shown this army on my blog, as I painted it around five years ago. You may have seen it, however, in the 40K 5th Edition rulebook (photo below). There's roughly 1,500 points of Hive Fleet Kraken goodness that has never been played with, but has made a trip to the UK for photography ; )


WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO WIN?

Well, it's pretty simple. Here are the three steps to victory:


A) Donate $5 or more to the Black Crusade 2012 by the end of August 5th. You can check out their cool charity project here. Please put your "blogger name" in the comment section of your donation.

B) Be a follower of this blog, and leave a comment at the bottom of this post that promotes your favorite toy soldier blog (not this one, but someone else's). That way we can work together to build all blog traffic : ) Again, you need to do this by the end of August 5th.

C) Sit back and relax. Once I'm back from vacation I'll be checking in with Falk (from the Black Crusade and Tabletop Fix) and cross-referencing the entries with "blogger names" and so on. Once I have all that squared away I'll put up a new post and let everyone know when the random drawing will be.

Should be fun, I hope you enjoy promoting cool blogs, and helping out the wargaming community.

Best of luck to all!

Cheers
Dave

47 comments:

  1. I visit http://synaps3.blogspot.com/ on a daily basis. I may be biased (I game with the dude), but he has some great practical advise for hobbyists, and some of the best battle reports out there.

    -Chris Pelletier

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  2. not really a real blog but...http://tutofig.com
    a good source of tutorials about painting / converting / scenery

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  3. Forgot to put my blogger name in comments section... oops! Good thing it's the same as my real name.

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  4. I'm a big fan of http://agentlemansones.blogspot.com/
    Good Stuff!

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  5. I like the http://hephsforge.blogspot.com/ Its creative and fun to read

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  6. I like http://www.theshardnetandimpaler.com/, which is a awesome blog about Dark Eldar and general stuff for beginners. :)

    (BN Graymolho)

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    1. I did not see a commenting part for the donation, but my name should be attached?

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    2. There was a little bit of text in German (?) with a link off of it - clicking that opens a comments field (which I just stumbled into)...but yeah, it would have your email address attached to it and whatnot...

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  7. http://fromthewarp.blogspot.com/

    I get a lot of great practical advice from this blog and follow it religiously.

    I already donated to Black Crusade, but what's another $5. Great giveaway, Dave!!!

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  8. http://www.terrainthralls.com

    It's not precisely a blog, but I take a lot of inspiration from their detailed terrain tutorials...even though they're focused on Warmachine, there's still really good suggestions in there for all game systems!

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  9. http://taleofpainters.blogspot.com.au/

    A great bunch of guys, and fabulous painters. They provide awesome conversational posts and some unique and insightful tutorials.

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  10. Both of my favorites have already been listed - FTW and Tale of Painters. So, I'll put in agentlemansones.blogspot.com

    Also, I couldn't figure out the comments for the Black Crusade donation.

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  11. Fantastic give away! Another one to add to the list:
    http://fischers-design-shop.blogspot.com/
    An amazing scratch builder and sculptor.

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  12. Its always so inspiring to see all the charity projects you help out. Migsula's awesome blog, is well worth a look:

    http://legionofplastic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. Thank you so much for helping us in this way! I tip my hat to you, Sir!

    By the way, we will announce a first army list this afternoon, so I recommend checking the Black Crusade blog later today :)

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  14. Great Gaming blog:

    http://www.tabletopwar.net/

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  15. I love these charity projects! It's so cool that a community can come together and raise some money by doing what it does best. I'd like to promote two blogs:

    My own: http://damnedcrusade.blogspot.com/

    and this one: http://www.fromthewarp.blogspot.com/

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  16. I tend to make sure to check out http://www.freshcoast40k.com daily. Great guys

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  17. Great stuff Dave, another great miniature blogger I like is Ron at hhtp://www.fromthewarp.blogspot.com cheers Juston Zimmerman

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  18. Excellent work Dave. Did you paint all or just most of the armies in the 5th Edition book? They do look amazing in all seriousness and please do count me in.

    http://synaps3.blogspot.com/ is the blog I would like to offer my shout out to. A great professional!

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  19. I often post over on http://theback40k.blogspot.com/ but I really want to share http://indy40k.blogspot.com/ a local Indy fellow who runs great tournaments and painting tutorials.

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  20. I sure that I am not original, but I find FTW still one of the best sites.

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  21. (Man, so many favorites.... ) Okay, here's one to check out.
    http://paintingagency.blogspot.com/
    Allison's 15mm (or smaller!) figs are some of the best I've ever seen.

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    1. Donated as Jerome Howell. Blogger name is hakoMike.

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  22. I like these too:
    http://taleofpainters.blogspot.com.au/
    and this one:
    http://spielerfrau.coverblog.de/
    Sorry, it is in german. The ladies view on our hobby.

    Andre Joost

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  23. I'll bump a couple favorites:

    http://28mmvictorianwarfare.blogspot.com/
    Great brushwork and attention to detail

    http://studiogiraldez.blogspot.com/
    Amazing brushwork, beautiful stuff

    http://tabletopteek.blogspot.com/
    That's my shameless self-promotion. Models, conversion, furniture, oh my!

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  24. Here is a great site that I love the epic projects that he builds. http://fischers-design-shop.blogspot.com

    And my own groups blog of course: http://oppositionforce.blogspot.com

    Side note: I've donated, but not sure if I had included my blogger handle.

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  25. So many people are listing blogs that appear on Dave's blog roll almost daily. A lot of great ones for sure.

    I'm a big fan of http://briancarlsonminiatures.blogspot.com though I think he's on the blog roll already too.

    Xenite's Little Green Monsters is pretty cool, and he's got some cool sculpting tutorials:
    http://xenite.wordpress.com/

    And here's my communal blog with some other hobbyists:
    http://2ndcitywarzone.blogspot.com

    If any long time Dark Angels players are flipping through this maybe you can help solve the mystery from my latest blog post.

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  26. Thank you for the great opportunity!

    A blog I enjoy mostly because of cool conversion ideas:

    http://maelstrom-therisingsign.blogspot.com/

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  27. Hiya!

    If anyone haven't seen rustandthecity.blogspot.com IT'S ABOUT TIME :D
    check out his awesome deathguard and imperial renegades of nurgle!

    darkfuturegaming.blogspot.com is a nice group of bloggers who first introduced me to the blogosphere :)

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  28. I donated like $20 to them already, but don't think my blogger name was included with it...

    I read so many fantastic blogs that it's hard to single anyone out, which is why I try to feature stuff from everyone during my weekly updates...

    Lately I've really been enjoying the perspectives from Loq on female gamers and some of the ins and outs of running a game store.
    http://aychplace.blogspot.ca/

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  29. This would be awesome to win such a prize.

    I'm going to give a shout out to www.tabletopwar.net

    The hobby content is the best, which is what I'm into, but its got a great overall feel to the blog.

    Thanks for the opportunity

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  30. Carl & Geoff at the Independent Characters are fun to listen to and good guys to hang around with.

    http://theindependentcharacters.com/blog/

    I too could'nt enter my name on the donation's paypal page. But thanks for pointing me towards this charity.

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  31. MY FAVORITE HOBBY BLOG = constantly risking obscurity

    http://hakomike.blogspot.com

    I cant stand the creator, but the blog itself is awesome!

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  32. I also had an issue listing my name with my donation

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  33. Actually this blog is my favorite. I'd give http://www.matakishi.com/ a plug though. I've been reading his stuff for years.

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  34. I've already donated to Black Crusade on June 12th, but didn't leave my Blogger name then of course (silly me). My real name is Jacob Boersma.

    Many of my favourite blogs have already been mentioned such as Tabletop Fix (http://ttfix.blogspot.com/) and From the Warp (http://fromthewarp.blogspot.com/), or are already in the blog list like Mat Fontaine's http://www.akaranseth.com/blog.

    I'll add the blogs/pages of some of my favourite miniatures related podcasts: Screaming Heretics (http://www.screamingheretic.com) and 11th Company (for the strategy part of the hobby, rather than the painting: http://11thcompany.blogspot.com/)

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  35. Donated, followed, and favorite blog... Synaps3 has been mentioned a couple times already and with good cause; but a couple others I truly enjoy are http://touchedbygreatness.blogspot.com/ and http://thepontificateofnurglitch.blogspot.com/
    Stormy has that incredible biting sarcastic Irish wit, and Nurglitch can be like reading Lovecraft - so smart its almost painful.
    Had trouble with comments on the donation too: warlocke21/Jamie.

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  36. This blog is great for anything Orky!

    http://recalcitrantdaze.blogspot.com.au/

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  37. Well, most of the ones I love have already been mentioned, or happen to be this site.

    I'll throw out http://eyeoferror.blogspot.com.au/ as a good one. I love his Cthulu Chaos Marines.

    Obviously, there's the already mentioned TTFix that Falk runs, Ron's FromTheWarp, Recalcitrant Daze, and a host of others.

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  38. I payed under my real name, Alex Freshman.

    I really like http://www.irondogstudios.com/

    I know its not a blogspot address, but the site is just his blog and he does amazing ork work

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  39. Here is a blog for you guys to check out: http://thebrushandbolter.blogspot.com/

    He has some really good Ork and Blood Angel pieces.

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  40. http://fischers-design-shop.blogspot.com.au/

    Awesome converter, fantastic blog! Go back through his old builds and prepare to be amazed.

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  41. Thank you all for entering this competition and celebrating with me!

    I'll be checking in with Falk to confirm your donations and will hopefully have a winner announced by the end of this week!

    Good luck to you all.

    Cheers
    Dave

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  42. I lost track of time and forgot to enter, but I didn't forget to donate :)

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