The Golden Turtleback Painted Miniature contest for miniatures painted in February 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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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 February 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 March 31st.

2) You are the artist. Please 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:

Any tips received will awarded as prizes 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.

Geekgold is also given for honourable mentions so even if you don't feel confident about winning you might still get a prize

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!

Click here for an excellent guide on taking photos of minis. Thanks to
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Board Game: De Bellis Magistrorum Militum: Wargame Rules for Ancient and Medieval Battle from 3000 BC to 1525 AD
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I spent 200 GG and all I got was this lousy overtext!
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Roman legionaries with tents:

Board Game: De Bellis Magistrorum Militum: Wargame Rules for Ancient and Medieval Battle from 3000 BC to 1525 AD


Figures by Donnington, tents by Baueda, paints by Vallejo and Citadel, basing materials by various.
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Board Game: Blood Bowl (Third Edition)
As usual i don't have much to show from the last month, i'm a slow painter and i paint to relax, a terribly slow combination! whistle

Anyway, from the little i finished i decided to enter a little miniature that i like a lot:

Board Game: Blood Bowl (Third Edition)


A Blood Bowl (Third Edition) goblin with chainsaw, actually it could be from the 2nd edition of the game, Citadel miniatures from the early 90s, 28mm scale and painted with Vallejo colours.
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3. Board Game: Wiz-War (Eighth Edition) [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:839]
Board Game: Wiz-War (Eighth Edition)
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Chicago
Illinois
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Board Game: Wiz-War (Eighth Edition)

Board Game: Wiz-War (Eighth Edition)


This was my first attempt at painting, a lot of lessons were learned.
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4. Board Game: Gears of War: The Board Game [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:501]
Board Game: Gears of War: The Board Game
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France
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Here's one of my GoW grunts, Augustus Cole, re-based, & ready to blow up some locusts :
Board Game: Gears of War: The Board Game

Back view:
Board Game: Gears of War: The Board Game

I tried to keep the "official" greenish colour scheme, which I'm not a fan of, but I like how the tiny GoW logo freehand on the chest turned out.

Size: About 35mm
Paints used: Mostly Vallejo Model, Army painter (primer, varnish), a tad of GW Devlan mud, & Humbrol enamel (metal highlights).
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Board Game: Dungeon Run
Michael Jordal
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Austin
Minnesota
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Ike Clanton painted by me for Wild West Exodus
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Board Game: Dungeon Run


I finished the whold Dungeon Run crew up last month in time to take them to Con of the North.
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6. Board Game: Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game [Average Rating:6.94 Overall Rank:720] [Average Rating:6.94 Unranked]
Board Game: Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game
Jonna
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Helsinki
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Haven't add anything on any game's gallery, so this one is from my own gallery. I'm painting the heroes for a friend of mine and here's Johnny:

From gallery of Kattvippa


Used Vallejo's paints and varnish as usual.
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Chris Flux
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Cropwell Bishop
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For some reason my camera just couldn't keep a sharp focus at all. However I hope that the image of Celeborn, Bilbo and Queen Victoria (with a shotgun!) out for an evening stroll will go some way to making up for my rubbish photography.

And heres one of them walking away again (just like the end of Bod......)

From gallery of Tadpoleface





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I thought the Bloody Reaver should look a little more weather beaten than one on the box!
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9. Board Game: Gladiator: The Game of Deadly Arena Combat in Ancient Rome [Average Rating:6.57 Unranked]
Board Game: Gladiator: The Game of Deadly Arena Combat in Ancient Rome
Murray Fish
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Canberra
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25mm Murmillo gladiator - Steve Barber models

Board Game: Gladiator: The Game of Deadly Arena Combat in Ancient Rome


Board Game: Gladiator: The Game of Deadly Arena Combat in Ancient Rome


Good to be back in the saddle after a bit of a hiatus. This model was painted with Vellajo paints and GW washes.

For some reason the frontal view of the shield (freehand design) will not show up as a 'medium' image. I hope it's not too hard to see as a 'small' one.

There must be something about as this picture was also taken with a less-than-ideal camera as my one has decided to hang up its clogs. Curiously enough, it was a Kodak and it died within 48 hours of Kodak going down the S-bend.
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10. Board Game: Warhammer 40,000 (Fifth Edition) [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:2721] [Average Rating:6.72 Unranked]
Board Game: Warhammer 40,000 (Fifth Edition)
Board Game: Warhammer 40,000 (Fifth Edition)


This is the model I'm using to represent my Dark Eldar Character: Duke Sliscus. Its actually a Warhammer Fantasy character for the Dark Elves. I think it's close enough ;-)
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