Tuesday, 27 May 2014

The Liebster Award 2014...

…the award that won't go away!



If truth be told, I was hoping to quietly ignore the 'Liebster Award' as it did its annual rounds of our cosy corner of the Blogosphere; the idea of answering eleven questions and then inventing a further eleven more just when just when we were shepherding the pupils through their public examinations seemed like quite an imposition.

Now, as I sit quietly, sipping at my beloved Earl Grey and enjoying the calm oasis that is half term, I realise that I have been incredibly churlish, after all it's not all about me - it was never about me.  It would be all too easy to dismiss the 'Liebster' as the newest incarnation of that vile abomination - the chain letter, but I believe that there is more to it than just a self perpetuating pat on the back.  The Liebster is about recognising new and interesting blogs and whilst I am thrilled to have been given the nod, not to have publicly accepted it and then not to haven taken the time to acknowledge someone new is just plain rude and we cannot abide rudeness here at '28mm Victorian Warfare'.

So first, I must graciously thank those that have passed the award onto me:


All splendid recipients of the award in their own right making me even more grateful that they took the time to pass on the award to '28mm Victorian Warfare' - thank you gentlemen.  The award comes with a series of rules or regulations, but bearing in mind that this is now eating into some precious hobby time, (and that I'm inherently lazy!) I've taken the liberty of tweaking them a tad.


1. Copy and paste the Award on your blog, remembering to link back to the blogger who has given it to you.

2. Pass on the Award to your top 5 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, of course, no obligation to pass this onto anyone else, but it´s nice if you take the time to do so. 

So my five awards go to…




1. Mr. Smillie at 'Dirty Paint Pots', A fabulous chap and a talented painter who enjoys a variety of scales and periods.

2. Pete's  'PanzerKaput's Painted Review', a more generous blogger you could not wish to meet, whose posts are always full of fun and imagination.

3. Bob's  'BZA Bob's Zombie Apocalypse in 28mm', another wonderfully enthusiastic blogger who manges to put a Welsh twist on all things undead.

4. Hybrid Horde from 'The Walking Lead', another purveyor of all things undead, but has produced some stunning work with skeletons - certainly worth a look.

5. Juan from 'Waziristan on a fancy', whose work on the third Afghan War of 1919 is truly inspirational.


In other news…

We won!


Well technically speaking we tied for third, but I can't tell you how thrilled I was to have achieved that as it certainly felt like winning!  Those with an interest in all things undead, do please take the time to visit 'RSquared Studios' to see the other fabulous entires.


60 comments:

  1. Congratulation Michael well deserved .
    Your pics with zombie are very great !
    Cheers .

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    1. Thank you Vincent, I was thrilled with the placing in the contest.

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  2. Congratulations on the Liebster Michael!

    That's one nice looking zombie horde you've got there. Well done on tying for third. There was some stiff competition on that one.

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    1. Thank you so much Anne, the horde is growing slowly but surely!

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  3. Congratulations, sir. Tea with Liebster I hear is pretty good.

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    1. Rather splendid in fact - thank you Jay.

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  4. Congratulations Michael.
    On both fronts.
    Thank you for the nomination too.

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    1. Thank you Bob and you are more than welcome - you certainly deserve it!

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  5. Congrat's Michael, very well deserved!

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  6. Well done on The zombie Horde may not be huge, but it is very well painted. Excellent work.

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  7. Congrats on the Liebster and the joint third place. Both are well deserved.

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    1. That is incredibly kind of you Tamsin!

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  8. Congrats on both Michael and cool looking horde!

    Christopher

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  9. Well done that man! Richly deserved.

    Those Zombies aren't too shabby either ;O)

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    1. Thank you Gary, much appreciated.

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  10. Nice take on your Leibster award and the award in general. well done on the horde competition placement - some tough opposition in the competition.

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    1. Thank you on both counts, I was absolutely thrilled with the placing.

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  11. Congratulations all round Sir completely well deserved on all counts

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  12. Congratulations on both awards. How can you call yourself lazy when you're so productive! Mind you, I suspect if your horde had been larger...

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    1. Now you see, procrastination is the curse of this hobbyist!

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  13. Congrats, richly deserved

    Ian

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  14. A well deserved award.
    Many congrats, Sir Michael !

    And by the way:
    Earl Grey is an excellent choice indeed.

    Cheers
    Stefan

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    1. Thank you Stefan, I've always a cup of tea when doing my thinking!

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  15. Congrats. I wonder if this will do the rounds again next year?

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    1. Thank you Simon and I imagine it will!

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  16. Congrats! Earl Grey ... the choice of starship captains. ;)

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  17. Well deserved award, and also placing with the Zombies too!

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  18. Congrat's Michael, you certainly inspire me to get painting!

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    1. That's jolly decent of you to say so Terry.

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  19. I felt the same about the liebster, but in the end also thought it would be rude not to pass it on, it's an odd one, but it does do some good, I've now followed one of the blogs you recommended.

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    1. On reflection, I couldn't agree more - if it helps spread the word about some great hobbyists then it must be a good thing.

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  20. Congrats. I more deserving nominee and winner I could not think of.

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    1. Mark, that is incredibly kind of you, thank you.

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  21. Well done on the third place mate :-)

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  22. Congratulations, your zombies are truly revolting, beautiful work.

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    1. Thank you, I was thrilled to have them placed in the competition.

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  23. Jeez...you won again!!!! youre getting too good...congratulations Michael

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    1. Thank you Captain, but still much to learn let I'm afraid.

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  24. Michael congratulations on this award and thanks for nominating me with one too.

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    1. Thank you Pete and you are more than welcome, you jolly well deserve it!

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  25. Congratulations !!! Well deserved!

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  26. congratulations!! keep painting and posting!!!

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  27. Congrats to the award and third place in teh competition! Well deserved!

    Greetings
    Peter

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