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Sunday, 8 September 2013

500 POSTS and 2nd Blogaversary GIVEAWAY

Well it's finally here, the blogs first post ever was exactly two years ago today and this my friends is the 500th post in those two years. I'd like to think they landed at the same time by careful planning but accident had more  influence than design. But such milestones can not go without some form of celebration so lets get started with..............

Who can resist a movie based on Greek Myth, given it's from the same producers as 300 it's bound to be eye candy but from looking at the images on the net I think it may make 300 look like a historical documentary but if you can ignore the costumes it's supposed to be a fun watch.

The Thin Red Line has been out a lot longer and has it's fans and detractors and is a bit weird but I did enjoy it so I have grabbed a fresh copy yesterday in the hope it will be interesting to someone.

Both DVD's are rated 15 and are Region 2 so some of you will need a multi region player or PC to play them.

I am loving my flocking powder so thought it a good idea to get another three packs so someone else can have some fun with them. 

The four detail brushes (Series 98) shown above made by Rosemary & Co. Most useful to 15mm and down painters but also good for the small bits in the larger scales.

A couple of Leven Miniatures buildings, well actually £9 worth of them. The winner gets to pick which ones they want and I will order them and paint them up.  

So on to the rules. 

1. Simply comment on this post and any other follow on posts stating which prizes you want to win and you will be put in the draw for those prizes. If you don't state which you want you will be put in for all of them.

2. If you have a blog, link a post back here for a second chance (you need to let me know to be sure you get credited with the second chance).

3. Not a registered follower? Not a problem, leave a comment and a name and you get entered in the giveaway, just remember to check back as I may not be able to get into contact with you if you win.

4. Please only go for items you would want or get use out of them.

5. I will pick the winners on the 22nd, of September, two weeks from this post. All entries till this date will be counted but no entries on the 22nd can be included.

6. It's possible I will add further prizes as I look through my stash or see something I think is a good prize.

Let the games begin 

61 comments:

  1. Congrats Ian. Great work and Happy Blog Birthday! I could always do with some brushes!!

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  3. Excellent blogs Ian, very generous of you. Would love a chance to win the brushes, have some 15mm western figures in dire need of painting!

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  4. Some great landmarks there, congratulations.

    I'd like to go into the draw for the powders and the brushes please.

    I've given you a plug on my blog here:
    http://leadandpaint.blogspot.ca/2013/09/colore-ton-monde-septembre-la-rentre.html

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  5. Well done that man! That's about five posts a week - when do you sleep?

    Done the promotional work so I'd like to opt for the brushes, which means that the previous three entrants shouldn't be under any threat!

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  6. I think the brushes would look quite nice on my painting desk!!!

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    1. They'll look better on mine git, I'm in!

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    2. Nope...mine!!!!
      Plus-oned, twittered and FB...does that Count as three plugs? :-D

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    3. You're all mistaken, those brushes are obviously mine. and blue is my favourite colour.

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    4. Senility is catching losers!

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    5. Promoted as well.......

      http://theangrylurker.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/28mm-painted-hasslefree-grymm-walkers.html

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    6. Look like Lurker's got you all beat.

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    7. I've finally got around to Pimping your Giveaway Ian, just send me the brushes now, we all know they've got my name on them!!!!!!

      http://onelover-ray.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/poorlees-aka-biglees-dice-challenge.html

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  7. Congratulations on the milestones. More strength to your blogging arm!

    I'd like to enter for the brushes please. I'll plug this with the results of my own draw tomorrow, which should ensure good readership ;-) I'll get back to you when it's done.

    I bought some of the flocking powder from The Works after you recommended it, but haven't tried it yet...

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    1. Here's the mention - http://diplomatist2.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/the-winners-are.html

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  8. Looks great. The paint brushes really interest me. The movies are nice too.

    Here is the link to my post: http://cstoesen.blogspot.com/2013/09/another-great-prize-draw.html

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  9. Congratulations! There'a a lot of work that goes into 500 posts. I haven't managed to be nearly as prolific. Great job!

    Please put me down for the brushes or the flocking powder. Thanks.

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  10. I just looked up leven minis.. I thought they (the ones in your pic) were much bigger! Exceptional painting!

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  11. Congratulations mate, nicely done. Count me in for the Brushes or either of the films.

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  12. Sign me up for the brushes. Congrats on all you've accomplished in two years.

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  13. Ian, congratulations on your double milestones. How do you find the time to update on an almost daily basis?

    I would enjoy winning the Rosemary brushes.

    An advert for you blog is found on mine at http://palousewargamingjournal.blogspot.com/2013/09/blog-with-no-name-giveaway.html

    Jon

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  14. Congratulations!
    I'm interested in brushes, flocking powder and the Leven buildings.
    Keep up the good work (and pick me as a winner)!

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  15. Félicitations Ian, pour la réalisation de vos deux étapes importantes. "Great planning" on reaching both simultaneously.

    I am lucky to complete 30 posts in a year. I would be interested in the Leven buildings prize. I have added a link to your blog at

    http://captcallreh.blogspot.ca/

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  16. Hi there, well done! Put me down for the brushes and the thin red line

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  17. Put me down for the brushes and/or buildings please. Will be the incentive I need to start my 6mm project.

    Regards,
    Matt

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  18. So, you have been duly promoted.
    http://getitpainted.blogspot.se/2013/09/another-giveaway-link.html
    Put me down for the flock, the brushes or the Leven stuff, please.
    Cheers/Thomas

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  19. Congrats and those brushes would look very nice on my painting table.

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  20. Congratulations Ian, well deserved milestones always a fun read.

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  21. Wow, 500 posts, well done. Please include me in the drawing for the brushed and the flocking power.

    I would also comment on Fran's senility statement, but I can't quite remember what I wanted to say...

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  22. Congrats on the milestone. You can put me down for either the brushes or the Leven miniatures buildings. I've also added a link

    http://scottyswargaming.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/the-gents-at-old-glory.html

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  23. Hey guys, thanks for the great response.

    Don't forget if you win one prize you are still in for others so go for as many as you want.

    Thanks for the promoting of the giveaway it's really appreciated and thanks also for the new followers that have joined in the last couple of weeks. New followers really are a boost as are comments from new and old followers

    ian

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  24. Hi Ian congrats on the milestone and stick me down for the buildings or the brushes

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  25. Happy Blogger Birthday, Ian. Keep up the great work and have an oogie boogie day.

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  26. Congratulations on the birthday and milestone. Kindly consider me for Immortals, the flocking powder and brushes.

    You have been publicised:
    http://infrequentwargamer.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/feldpolizei-now-with-checkpoint.html

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  27. Again guys thanks a lot, those brushes seem to be the most popular by a mile

    Ian

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  28. Congrats Ian!
    Two great milestones reached... Well done!

    Please put me in for the brushes.

    Cheers
    Stefan

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  29. Wow 500th post, i have a better chance of a zombie apocalypse occurring then ever getting 500 posts. How do you ever find the time? I am interested in the drawing for the brushes.

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  30. @ Monty, Will do

    @ Commissar80, I have struggled a little with time and this moment I am behind on the painting LOL

    Ian

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  31. Wow 500th post and happy second year of blogging and may many other posts and years to come.

    I am interested in the brushes, Sorry Fran and Thin Red Line.

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  32. Congrats Ian. No need to enter my name, I have more than enough stuff to be kept busy at the moment.

    Cheers

    Seb

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  33. Congrats Ian!

    Please put me in for the powders and brushes :)

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  34. Never heard of Leven Miniatures before. Thanks! 6mm is my favorite scale so it's nice to see some more stuff in this scale!

    Cheers,
    Benno

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  35. Congratulations!

    I myself would be interested in the brushes.

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  36. Cheers, Ian. I don't want your brushes.

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  37. Thought I had posted on this.. strange..
    Not interested in the items here ( sorry, just not my cup of tea.. ) but congrats on the 2 yrs in! And more so with the 500th post!

    Will be posting over at the newer article though as that Salute model looks tempting :)

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  38. Hey! Enter me! I don't know how this one slipped by!

    I would be interested in the flocking powder and brushes!

    Tossed it on my blog!
    http://diceoflegends.blogspot.com/2013/09/a-cool-blog-giveaway-that-almost.html

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  39. Congrats on the milestone, Ian! It will take me ages to post 500.

    As no-one is interested in the brushes, I am! They will be very usefull when my man cave is ready for use! :-D

    I did some advertising on my blog. Have a look here: http://www.peterscave.blogspot.be/2013/09/mol-2013.html

    Greetings
    Peter

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  40. Great thanks for the interest and the promoting.

    Lots of names for the draws, will be interesting on the numbers for each item

    ian

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  41. Brushes. Must have brushes.
    500 posts. Keep it up.
    cheers

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  42. Stick me down for the brushes and the Leven buildings please? If I can get my act together I'll post a link from my blog tomorrow!

    Andy

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    1. And link duly done!

      http://blog.belisarius.org.uk/2013/09/the-blog-with-no-name-anniversary-500-post-giveaway.html

      Now, can I please win the brushes! :)

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  43. @ Andy, like I said on the other post, may have to get Cath to run this giveaway given you won before.

    So you guys have till I go to bed to add yourselves to the items

    Ian

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  44. Now posted on my blog:
    http://covadotrasno.blogspot.com.es/2013/09/y-otro-sorteo-mas.html

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    1. Well you got in under the wire, not am I still up but I'm still painting up the next figures

      Ian

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    2. I now that I am a bit late, but it is not 22 yet...
      :)

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  45. I've been a little tardy on posting on my blog after three weeks of chicken pox hell. Congrats on 500 posts - I think I will be 90 by the time I hit that figure!

    I'm in for the flocking powder BTW.

    If I have not linked you yet it will be because I am technically challenged, and will remedy it as soon as I have figured it out.

    See you at Derby?

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  46. @ Emilio, Not late, just on time ;-) by the way your paintings epic

    @ Mike, ohhh not nice, three weeks? uck!.

    Consider yourself lined up for these.

    Will see you for sure. We are going on the Saturday so high on the agenda is bugging Peter for a hour or four ;-)

    Do I need my glasses?

    Ian

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  47. now it's time to give some name to blog ..... :) :)

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