Thursday, 27 November 2014

Dinovember round up...

...and another birthday! 

Another Dinovember draws to a close and I have to say that I've enjoyed myself immensely.  Perhaps not as much got done as in previous years, but the distraction was just what was required ahead of the 'Vth Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge'.   It is always good to get miniatures completed that have been hanging around for what seemed like an eternity.



Today also happens to be my birthday, (thank you to all those who sent messages through Google+, I didn't know it did that!) and having fully embraced the concept of the wish list, I am somewhat embarrassed by the generosity of family and friends.  A fabulous array of hobby related gifts have landed here at 'Awdry Towers' - I'm very excited about getting to grips with the new airbrush and I now have my very own Wargaming hat!  For those of you with an interest in all things Steampunk the book is superb,  a real treasure trove of ideas and inspiration - I would certainly love to see some of the illustrations transformed into miniatures.  It is  also worth pointing out, if only to myself, that miniatures given as gifts do not count on the yearly tally - phew!


Speaking of gifts, I should just remind people that there is an on going prize draw to commemorate, '28mm Victorian Warfare' reaching the 500,000 page views mark - thank you all for some many kind comments and congratulations! For those that may not have entered yet I am afraid that there is only one prize, but if you are interested then do please click here for full details as to how the draw works.



Remember folks,

"Everything is better with Dinosaurs!"



T-Rex Selfie!



77 comments:

  1. Well Happy Birthday Michael first and foremost some lovely gifts and as usual superb dinosaurs.

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    1. Thank you so much Andrew, I was certainly very luck this year.

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  2. Happy Birthday Michael! Lovely dinosaurs you did in dinovember.

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    1. Thank you, it was certainly fun for me.

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  3. Happy Birthday good sir! Lovely work done throughout this month. Have you seen the trailer for Jurassic World coming out next year? It looks brilliant!

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    1. Thank you Simon and thanks to your tip off I have now seen the trailer - doesn't it look wonderfully bad! I'm sure I'm going to love it.

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  4. Happy Birthday!

    I hope you had a good day. From the haul it would seem so. Have you got a gun for those bluejackets?

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    1. Thank you Edwin and my word you have keen eyes! No gun yet, but I've still got them on my wish list so fingers crossed for Christmas.

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  5. Would be interesting in reading your review of the Steampunk book...

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    1. I shall certainly let you know my thoughts, at present I've only drooled over the pictures.

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  6. Happy Birthday Michael! Those gifts look splendid :)

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    1. Thank you Tamsin and they most certainly are.

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  7. Happy Birthday Michael. Hope you have had a great day.

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    1. Thank you Mark, certainly looking forward to the weekend so I can relax a little more.

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  8. Happy birthday sir! No doubt you'll cut a fine figure in your dashing new headgear.

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    1. Thank you Millsy, it is rather splendid, I couldn't stop wearing it last night! :D

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  9. A very happy birthday Michael.

    ...and what a splendid dead dinosaur too!

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    1. Thank you, I was really pleased with how that one came together.

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  10. I have enjoyed your month dedicated to those Dino's you do them so well.

    Happy Birthday

    Ian

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    1. Thank you so much Ian, that's very kind of you to say so.

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  11. Happy Birthday! And you've put together another impressive Dinovember this year.

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  12. I enjoyed this years Dinovember and look forward to many more. Happy Birthday!

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    1. Thank you Anne and I was thrilled that you got in on the act too - a fabulous beast you created.

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  13. Happy birthday! My wife bought me that helmet too. One day I will get a reproduction 24th foot badge for it!

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    1. Now that's a good idea, I'll have to have look out for one of those.

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  14. Happy birthday! (Someone close to me also celebrated their birthday today)
    Looks like some very nice birthday presents there!

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    1. Thank you and and a Happy Birthday to your someone close.

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  15. A great Dinovember wrap up. Happy Birthday Michael.
    Absolutely love the pith helmet!

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  16. Happy birthday, Michael. Great looking gifts and brushwork too!

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  17. Happy Birthday, great gifts hope you have a good day.

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  18. Belated Happy Birthday there Michael and I hope you had a wonderfyl day. I love th pith helemt

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  19. Again happy birthday, Michael!
    It's an excellent set of gifts there. I'm looking forward to seeing your start into airbrushing.

    Cheers
    Stefan

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    1. Thank you Stefan, had a little go with the airbrush today and love it!

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  20. Happy Birthday Sir M! That's a rather nice birthday haul you have there!!!

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    1. Thank you Ray, I was certainly very lucky.

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  21. Oh, have a great birthday! I picked up the kindle version of the steampunk book, so I really should get around to reading that

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    1. Thank you Paul, it certainly look like fun.

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  22. Many happy returns. A very nice round up of dinos this year. And what a nice lot of friends/relatives you must have to give you what you wanted.

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    1. Thank you Clint, I was a lucky chap this year.

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  23. Happy Birthday Michael! Great gifts!

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  24. Happy Birthday Michael! And yes, everything is better with dinosaurs. . . .

    Great haul there too!

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  25. Happy Birthday! Too bad that Dinovember's over. Some wonderful minis and very different from the normal stuff you see painted up :)

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    1. Thank you, I'm sure they will be some more before too long.

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  26. happy birthday and enjoy your gifts!
    bye

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  27. Hola Amigo
    FELIZ CUMPLEAÑOS
    BUENAS COSAS EN ESAS MESAS
    UN SALUDO

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    1. Thank you J.D. I'm certainly looking forward to trying the airbrush.

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  28. Happy Birthday! Love the dinos as well though, and the fancy gifts you got! To many more dinos and many more years to come!

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    1. Thank you Mr. Lee, I think there will always be tome for dinosaurs. ;)

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  29. Happy birthday, splendid gifts!

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  30. Belated Birthday greetings, you obviously scored well on the present front, very deserving imho after a very productive Dinovember.

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  31. Great stuff, nice little hobby haul there! Many happy returns.

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  32. Many happy returns, Michael. Some cracking gifts there. I look forward to see how you get on with the airbrush.
    Cheers,
    Michael

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    1. Thank you Michael, the airbrush does look like great fun, I'm thinking it will prove invaluable for batch painting.

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  33. Happy birthday Michael! It looks like you got a nice haul.

    Christopher

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  34. Happy Birthday! nice little lot of presents you got there!

    On the subject of Dinovember the dead stegosaurus in particular looks brilliant.

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    1. Thank you Vincent and welcome aboard Sir.

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  35. Happy birthday and congratulations on your half a million page views.

    Nice hat.

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  36. I'm excited to see what you do with the airbrush. Happy Birthday.

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    1. Thank you, I had a little go with it today - it certainly speeds up the basing process.

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  37. Missed this one to! A Happy (very belated) Birthday!
    Great gifts! A picture wih the hat on please?

    Greetings
    Peter

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