The Golden Turtleback Painted Miniature contest for miniatures painted in January 2012. Win Geek Gold and an exclusive microbadge!
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You are once again invited to take part in the monthly Golden Turtleback miniature painting contest.

The contest has kept it's original name in honour of it's founder
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I'm merely keeping the seat warm.

Taking part is easy:

1) Add the game of the miniature you painted as an item to the list.

2) Add the picture of your painted miniature in the comment section for that game.

(use the format [imageid=xxxxxmedium] where xxxxx is the id of the picture)

That way people will be able to better judge your work. Medium should be sufficient please do not use large.

Rules:

1) The image you submit must have been uploaded during January 2012. Gallery images are ok but submitted images are preferred. As they've gone through the geek mod process it guarantees the picture quality and it's also easier to check the submission date. The contest will end on February 28th.

2) You are the artist. Do not submit miniatures painted by someone else.

3) One entry per person. You may, however, use up to two pictures of your entry to the front and back of the miniature.

4) The winner will be the picture with the most thumbs. You can thumb as many as you like.

5) If you can; include the make of the mini, scale and what paints you used in your entry.

Prizes:

Unfortunateley I'm reliant on tips to offer decent prizes at the moment as I don't have a huge amount of geekgold.

Any tips received will awarded as follows:

1st place: 50%
2nd place: 37.5%
3rd place: 12.5%

So if the tip total comes to 40 geekgold 1st will get 20, 2nd 15 and 3rd 5 etc.

I'll round down tips and put the remainder towards future prizes.

Judging at the end of the month and winners will appear in the next months list.

1st place will now also receive an exclusive microbadge! Microbadge: Golden Turtleback Painted Miniature Monthly Contest winner

Please give this geeklist a thumb to help get it to the front page. The more contestants the better!

And don't forget to click on the images you like and give the actual images thumbs up as well!

The images will be arranged alphabetically by the name of the game entry.

Click here for an excellent guide on taking photos of minis. Thanks to
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Upton
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for making us aware of this.

Giles also found this useful website. It's full of useful tips on painting.

Previous contests for your viewing pleasure:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/51364/golden-turtlebac...

Attention anyone feeling too daunted to enter!
We now have on offer for entries finishing outside of the top three so enter even if you think you don't stand a chance of winning. This will be awarded at my discretion and perhaps even split amongst several entries.

Our more experienced painters will be able to offer advice and several people have already said they've learnt something simply by seeing their work next to work they consider to be of a higher standard.
So please enter anyway, you've really got nothing to lose.


There's now a guild for anything miniature painting related. It can be found here

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Dredd himself, from Foundry miniatures, painted with vallejo paints.
Please excuse the use of Gimp for the logo and adding the rear view, there's no touching up elsewhere in the image
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Reaper miniature, 28 mm about. I added a few touches after the pic was taken, but this is the only eligible pic I've got since I've been too busy taking pics of Kattvippa's creations. whistle
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Andreas Johansson
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15mm tents by Baueda. Vallejo paints with citadel washes.

Almost the only thing I painted in January ...
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Damon Baird, re-based & painted

Scale : about 30mm
Paints: Vallejo, Humbrol Enamel(metals), ArmyPainter sprays (basecoat & varnish)
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I have finished so many miniatures last month that it's actually a tough choice what to enter here. I guess I'm just gonna have to pick one, so, here's Yvonnel Baenre and Yochlol, Handmaiden of Lolth:

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I used Vallejo's paints and varnish as always. I have too many painting projects going on... Thank god I've finished painting Dungeons & Dragons: The Legend of Drizzt Board Game now And the pic is by Dagobal as always. One of these days I need to learn to take decent pics.
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Soft plastic, Vallejo colors, not sure about the scale but they are quite small whistle
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The special about this is the fimirs. I build them from various plastic kits, mostly orcs and lizardmen and made the heads my self.

I'm almost done with the Warhammer quest/heroquest/advanced heroquest project. I only have 3 mummies to finish for the witch lord expantion for HeroQuest.
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Austin
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Hi,
I'm new to painting miniatures, so I thought I'd try my hand at some Ravenloft figures and found it to be a huge daunting task. My bf kepted wondering what I was doing (very geeky in his mind, lol but I don't mind).

Then Alvin and Dexter came along and I decided to try to paint these 2 guys. I don't know/have a lot of painting techniques yet, but here's what they look like. Someone pointed me to this competition I hope you like them.

These 2 miniatures are from Ticket to Ride: Alvin and Dexter expansion. I look forward to getting them out rampaging across the TTR board

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Alvin & Dexter planning their next strategy to take over the train world


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Ticket to Ride vs Castle Ravenloft
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