Sunday, 18 May 2014

Liebster Award


Dai, from over at the Lost Damned and Stunted blog, was kind enough to nominate me in his Liebster award post.

So the rules seem to be:

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 there 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 someones day!

4. There is no obligation to pass this onto someone else but its nice if you take the time to do so.

And the tradition seems to be to start by listing 10 'Truths about me'.

1)  I'm a massive believer in/supporter of a independent Scottish nation (Yes, I am Scottish).
2)  I own over 200 roleplay books, from 2nd edition ADnD to all the current Warhammer 40k RPG books.
3)  I can't stand cucumber.
4)  I've a little boy who lives a couple of hundred miles away with his mum - and I miss him every day.
5)  I'll be 32 this year, and still have not decided what I want to be when I grow up.
6)  I have a full clean driving license, but have not driven a vehicle of any type in over 4 years.
7)  As a child, I stole from pick and mixes. A lot.
8)  I like brown sauce in my mince and tatties. This seems to upset my other half.
9)  I cannot remember the names or faces of 'celebrities'. My other half does not believe this to be true and thinks I do known names and faces of 'celebrities' but pretend I do not. Show me a WW2 aircraft however...
10) I swear at myself all the time. If I don't randomly swear at least five times per decal I apply, I'm probably drunk.

And then the 10 Questions I was posed (actually 11 - not sure where the extra one sneaked in!)

1. Why did you start blogging?

I started keeping a blog as I had spent a lot of time trying to find info on what I was doing with my painting. I like to try and have an idea of what steps I should be taking, where to look, what works and doesn't, etc. I found that there was nowhere central that I could go to that could provide all the answers I needed. So I thought if I started blogging I would keep track of my progress and hopefully help out other people at the same time. 

2. If you could change one thing about the wargaming hobby, what would it be?

I dislike that so much of the hobby is becoming more and more corporate. GW and Battlefront are prime examples, stomping on creativity and putting the shareholders dividend ahead of the hobbyists. New armies and rules seem to be aimed at forcing people to buy more models and books. I'd take that away. Sure, people need to be able to make cash and employ staff, etc. But treating hobbyists like cash cows to be milked as hard as possible is just sucking the fun out of things. 

3. What is best in life? 


4. Do you want to live forever?

No - long enough to see my Son do well and my country to have that status and those powers that other nations assume to be theirs by right.

5. Fame or fortune? 


6. What miniature are you most proud of having painted? 

Everything! I have never classed myself as being a painter. It's not something that comes as easy to me as to other people I know. My projects take ages and I always feel like I need to worry about suddenly switching to whatever new thing catches my eye!

7. How do you deal with burn out?
I spend time on the computer, playing whatever game is new. Reading and basically just taking my time. I also find working in batches with my own little targets helps. 

8. Why is a raven like a writing desk? 

And how do snow plow drivers get to work?

9. Star Wars or Star Trek? 

Star Trek. Star Wars is like Babylon 5. "A big pile o shite". 

10. If you could only buy from one miniature company from now on, which one would it be?

Tough one. I would go currently for either GZG or Battlefront. GW would actually be in the mix, but only as I love the background.

11. What is your favourite take away?

Cantonese style sweet and sour with egg fried rice.


The last bit of the award is nominating 10 other blogs. I'm not going to do that as it's taken me over a week just to get this far. Thanks again to Dai for nominating me, it really is nice to know someone appreciates my ramblings!


  1. Well deserved Jamie the Nationalist. ^_~ (You should have met me when I first made my way to England from Wales.... Cymru am Byth mate. Jus' sayin'. Wish WE had our own PARLIAMENT and not a shitty "England given Assembly".)

    I too like brown sauce on my mince and tatties. Add neeps and an accompanying mug of milky tea to that and I'm in heaven.

    Good answers mate, enjoyed this post lots.

    1. Thanks Dai, and thanks again for the nomination!

  2. Congrat's on the award! Very enjoyable read.


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