The original plan when I started with 'big stamps of approval' was that I wouldn't do multi-coloured stamps, just alternate between red and green but who was I kidding? So I give you the official 40kaddict 2017/18 Great Big Gamboge Stamp of Approval! I'm sure the choice of colour seems a bit leftfield but yellow and orange are my two favourite colours and this sits somewhere between the two. Sharp eyed may also spot the blogspot URL, not the www.40kaddict.uk version from last year. This is in part because that was on the hard drive that became corrupt. It may have been salvaged in my recovery but I haven't had chance to find a working version as yet and not had time to fix this beyond the colour swap, so we make do. As such the Great Build stamps aren't available but I'll see if I can find time to do them.
Or you can record your achievements with an 'unbranded' version.
And should you feel inclined todifferentiaite your efforts yet further here 's the major goal stamps
And minor goals.
AoBR Tactical Squad AoBR Dreadnought AoBR Terminators Scout Squad Ravenwing bike squad Dark Angel Drop Pod Purity Seal all of my son's Tyranids Gloss Varnish all of my son's Tyranids Tyranid Prime Mycetic Spore Paint Vent Tower
- Paint defence platforms x4
- Complete pot pourri vegetation
Complete future containers
- Complete 40k Cathedral tower
STC Single story ruin STC Hex Defence platforms STC Targus Assault Blockade STC Vent tower STC Athena plateau STC Mercury plateau STC 40k Cathedral tower
- 60mm Dreadnought crater
It became an annual blog post to review what I'd done and set new tasks and throughout the year I would reveal my 'To Dones!' as completed items both on and off the list. Showcase posts are nothing new to hobby blogs but again it was a structure to help build the identity of this blog. Then in 2014 I invited readers and passers-by of the blog to join in. Well, when you have a good idea why not share it around. I got about 10 people joining in and it looked like we were quite a supportive little bunch. I think over time steam ran out a little bit but last year folk joined in again and hopefully the same will ring true for 2017/18.
To help things out a bit I've created a Hobby Season Facebook group, it's here:
So, if you're joining in just ask and I'll add you in, that way you can share your blog posts or any efforts to those also joining in. I hope this platform will allow more interaction for those taking part and keep us all motivated.
I guess the last question is why 28th August as the start/end date, why not January 1st?
I think back in 2011 it was at that time I thought a structure needed to be in place and it was as good a time as any to post a To Do List, afterall the footy season starts around this time too, no one complains about that, do they?
Anyway, 28th August join me for the new Hobby Season :)