The Golden Turtleback Painted Miniature contest for miniatures painted in March 2012. Win Geek Gold and an exclusive microbadge!
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United Kingdom
Sheffield
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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
David Anderson
United States
Seattle
Washington
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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 March 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 April 30th.

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
Giles Dorrington
United Kingdom
Upton
Tyne and Wear
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This is my first entry in the golden turtleback, so, be gentle laugh

Board Game: Hey, That's My Fish!


Painted with Vallejo and GW
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Yet another GoW mini for me this month, the berserker :
Board Game: Gears of War: The Board Game
From gallery of Roolz

Size : about 50mm
Stuff used : ArmyPainter (primer), VallejoModel (paints & varnish), a bit of GW Devlan mud, & Humbrol enamel for metal highlights. The base is textured with a Polyfilla+sand mixture, with a piece of cork as rock.
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3. Board Game: Malifaux [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:3092]
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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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Finished up a hollow waif for my Leviticus crew.
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Board Game: Blood Bowl: Living Rulebook
The only miniature i painted last month whistle

Board Game: Blood Bowl: Living Rulebook


Team Undead Mummy N.2, bought back in 1994-95.
Painted with Vallejo colours.
Hope to paint Mummy N.1 before 2030
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Andrew Bird
Australia
Victoria
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Hooray! I qualify for an entry this month.

I finally managed to complete my archviles for DooM last month, but truth to tell, I'm actually quite fond of this little fella:

Board Game: Dungeon Run


Rebased from the original with a 10c piece, green stuff and lots of patience. Painted with GW paints.
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6. Board Game: Fear and Faith [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked]
Board Game: Fear and Faith
Murray Fish
Australia
Canberra
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They explained everything in detail and at great length. After they finished I sat, despondent, contemplating a bleak and empty future. "I’m glad you’re depressed" said one. "It means you’ve understood the situation.”
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Zombies are bad. Nazis are pretty bad too. There can't be anything much worse than ... Nazi Zombies:

Board Game: Fear and Faith


Board Game: Fear and Faith


This 28mm Reaper Miniatures Nazi Zombie officer was painted with Vellajo paints and inks and the field grey had a couple of thinned coats of the GW black wash.

The armband and sleeve eagle and hat badges are sculpted on to the miniature while the cuff title and hat piping are free hand. Kudos to the sculptor for having the bullet exit woulds significantly larger than the entry wounds.

As with last month, sorry for the crappy camera work. Hopefully this month we'll get something a bit better.

EDIT - I note these photos show as being uploaded this month, I uploaded them during the great April 1 drama. happy to be disqualified (not that I have much of a chance of winning with the other excellent entries anyway).
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Kfar Saba
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This is my Tomb Kings, er, Tomb King!

Painted with GW paints over a white undercoat. I really like the look on these models - all the glory of classic ancient Egypt. I also did a bunch of other command models but I think he came out the nicest.

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Board Game: Confrontation: The Age of the Rag'Narok


This is my final miniature in a custom chess set I've made from Confrontation miniatures. The base is a bit boring but keeps all the various size/shape pieces looking consistent on the board. Its painted with GW Foundation paints and Vallejo colors.
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9. Board Game: Wiz-War (Eighth Edition) [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:839]
Board Game: Wiz-War (Eighth Edition)
Eric Ridley
United Kingdom
Glasgow
South Lanarkshire
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This is the first time I have entered this comp. Great idea, I wish I has seen it earlier in life, I love looking at pretty minis.

Board Game: Wiz-War (Eighth Edition)





The figures took me about 2 days to paint.
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Dominic Lauke
Germany
Neubiberg / München
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For me the first time !!!

I used Game Color and GW Wash. It takes round about 3 hours for painting.

Let reborn the Earth.
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Board Game: Dreadfleet
Alexandra Borges
Portugal
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One of the dreadfleet ships... the Skabus, one of my favorites
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From gallery of Alexandra27


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