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 2018/19 Great Big Jade[ish] Stamp of Approval! I had chosen a much darker Teal[ish] colour but for the life of me I couldn;t remember why I chose such a dour shade. So I switched to something brighter and although it's supposed to be jade does look a bit turquoise which matches the nids in a way. Feel free to download and use them on your blog as and when you get stuff 'TO DONE!'
Or you can record your achievements with an 'unbranded' version.
And should you feel inclined to differentiaite your efforts yet further here 's the major goal stamps
And minor goals.
And I also got the Big Build...
and Base [and obviously Prime] Stamps done too. I heartily recommend this video from Tabletop Minions to understand where I was going with the 'Big Build' concept, he's touched on and expanded exactly why I created this a few years back.
Just a reminder of what it's about, in 2011 I made my first To Do List, amusingly it now looks like this:
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 folk continue to join in each year and hopefully the same will ring true for 2018/19.
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 into the group, 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 :)