Today 25th May 2018 is my second happy Blogaversary (blog anniversary) of the Man of TIN blog! Huzzah! Wave flags etc
May 25 is also Geek Pride Day around the world
Or in my words “I didn’t choose the Geek Life … the Geek Life chose me.”
A big thanks to all my fellow bloggers and readers over the last year (or two) for all your likes, comments and support. Your blogs on my “blogs I follow” blogroll are my regular portals to games blogging, toy soldiers and gaming inspiration.
The last year of Man of TIN and associated blogs has seen a wide range of subjects, being the wargames and toy soldier butterfly that I am.
Some of my highlights from my latest year of Man of TIN blog
1. Pound Store Plastic Warriors – my other blog https://poundstoreplasticwarriors.wordpress.com
Being mostly 42mm paint conversions and 36mm pound store plastic tat figures transformed into loveliness!
2. Sidetracked – my other railway gaming related blog and its Blowing Up Desert Trains games
all thanks to the gift of a Train in a TIN.
3. Expanding my Heroscape hex portable game board
4. The Remount Department and Broken Britain’s, all part of my ongoing interest in 54mm gaming and figure repair and restoration.
5. My ongoing search for vintage Peter Laing 15mm figures, now they are no longer produced and the Peter Laing collectors Google G+ Community Page established by Ian Dury
6. Along with American painter and toy soldier collector Andrew Wyeth exhibitions, I have also enjoyed Forgotten Georgia, still an enjoyable slice of old American life and buildings on this website
7. Vintage Airfix OO/HO figure gaming
One of my favourite games last year was a vintage ACW Airfix game using the Train in a TIN!
8. Using Donald Featherstone rules of course in the year of his Centenary (1918-2013).
Reading and transcribing BBC scripts from Don’s 1960s long-forgotten radio talks was another highlight, the contents now passed onto John Curry at the History o& Wargaming Project.
9. Unusual anniversaries and special months – MARCH and FEMbruary featuring female figure painting challenges and history, along with “believable female miniatures” including buying some 28mm land girls from Annie at Bad Squiddo.
10. The Bronte bicentenaries – 200 years since several of the Bronte family were born, inspiration for some of my Imagi-Nations games, based in their mythical juvenile worlds of Angria, Gondal and GlassTown.
May – Only about half the way through my New Gaming Year’s Irresolutions … and way off target already!
Many thanks for sharing my latest blogging year and I hope you enjoy the next! Next posts will be more “Broken Britain’s” 54mm lead figure conversions.
And Happy Geek Pride Day
“I didn’t choose the Geek Life … the Geek Life chose me.”
Blogposted by Mark Man of TIN, 2nd Blogaversary, 25 May 2018.