The Golden Turtleback Painted Miniature contest for miniatures painted in May 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 May 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 June 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
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15mm figures from Mirliton. Painted with Vallejo colours.
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EDIT: I should point out that the crests, naval ensigns and ship names are decals, very small ones. I made them but didn't paint them.
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Painted for a friend who plays a drow ranger for D&D. Base is made of dental plaster and Hirst Arts molds.

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They were used in a recent competition and the link can be found here.

Edit

Forgot to say that the flags are by Freezywater.
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Hey all,

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Anyway, here is the mini I painted while there. No surprise it was a zombie.

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Markus Wolfhart painted for my Empire army
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Painted with Vallejo Model paints and GW washes.
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I used P3 paints for this one.
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From gallery of Alexandra27

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The Flaming Scimitar and it's dingy... Painted with Vallejo, Tamyia and Citadel paints.
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Beastmen painted with Vallejo and Citadel paints.

Information about the progress and a few WIP photos can be found here:
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For the Warhammer nerds.

These are my Kriegsritter for the 3rd edition Empire list. (Also available as mercenaries in 2nd edition) Converted using Volands Venators (5th edition)and various plastic parts.
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