The Golden Turtleback Painted Miniature contest for miniatures painted in June 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 June 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 July 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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1. Board Game: Warhammer: The Mass Combat Fantasy Roleplaying Game (1st Edition) [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:1956]
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Board Game: Warhammer: The Mass Combat Fantasy Roleplaying Game (1st Edition)


Decided to carry on with repainting my Vampire Counts.
Finished these five skeletons.
Shields have been weathered with pigments to look like they're covered in grime. Spears and armour have been weathered with pigments to look rusty.
I'm quite pleased with how they've come out seeing as it's the first time I've used pigments.

Paints and pigments by Vallejo and GW.
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Board Game: De Bellis Magistrorum Militum: Wargame Rules for Ancient and Medieval Battle from 3000 BC to 1525 AD
Andreas Johansson
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This is perhaps cheating, as most of the figures were painted long ago, but the image was uploaded in June (and I ain't got anything else to submit ):

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


Song Dynasty Chinese, figures by Essex, paints by Citadel and Vallejo (possibly some Army Painter in there too).
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3. Board Game: Risk 2210 A.D. [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:1324]
Board Game: Risk 2210 A.D.
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Los Osos
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After many months I finally finished this. No one mini is detailed enough for a single shot, but here is one set of commanders and the entire 480 mini painted set.

Board Game: Risk 2210 A.D.


Board Game: Risk 2210 A.D.



I am really glad I am done!
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Alexandra Borges
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Just to submit something other than Dreadfleet ( before anyone complains ), here are my Dwarf Canon Unit from Warhammer.

I guess it's a 45 mm minis ( the box won't say and I'm too tired to measure ) and where painted with Vallejo and GW paints.

Hope you like it

From gallery of Alexandra27

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5. Board Game: Warhammer: The Mass Combat Fantasy Roleplaying Game (1st Edition) [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:1956]
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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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I painted this up and gave it to my dad for Father's day. It has made me want to do a full savage orc army though with a horde of boar riders.
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6. Board Game: BattleTech [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:1063] [Average Rating:7.06 Unranked]
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Ron D
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Davis
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Another month, another BattleTech mini. This was the best of the minis I did last month - it is a reseen Battlemaster painted up in my personal blue and gray.

Board Game: BattleTech
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7. Board Game: Dystopian Wars [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:4706] [Average Rating:7.24 Unranked]
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Murray Grelis
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Chatswood
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My Britannian Cruisers have been completed. They have a mix of Vallejo and GW paints. The ship names, crests and ensigns are decals that I made.
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8. Board Game: Gothic Horror: Vampire Wars [Average Rating:5.64 Unranked]
Board Game: Gothic Horror: Vampire Wars
Murray Fish
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Canberra
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Board Game: Gothic Horror: Vampire Wars


Board Game: Gothic Horror: Vampire Wars


The miniature was painted with Vellajo, (old) GW and Foundry paints and Vellajo inks and (old) GW washes.

Note that the 'Heidelburg scar' is sculpted on to the miniature.
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9. Board Game: Flames of War: The World War II Miniatures Game [Average Rating:7.08 Overall Rank:2482] [Average Rating:7.08 Unranked]
Board Game: Flames of War: The World War II Miniatures Game
Mike Ganotisi
United States
Beaverton
Oregon
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US Artillery HQ (15mm)

Board Game: Flames of War: The World War II Miniatures Game


Painted with Vallejo Model Color and Games Workshop
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10. 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
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Long time no paint It has actually been such a long time from my last participation that I'm seeing lots of new "faces" here, which is great laugh

I painted all the heroes from the base game for a fellow geek. Here are two brave ladies of the bunch ready to go slaying some zombies. I used Vallejo's paints as ever and also Vallejo's varnish.
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11. Board Game: Space Hulk (Third Edition) [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:326]
Board Game: Space Hulk (Third Edition)
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Portland
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IN SPACE, NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU SCREAM

I've already (in 2009) got all my Space Hulk termies painted regulation Space Angels red.

But for the Ark of Dust scenario I found here, I needed to add a Terminator with Cyclone missile launcher to the Blood Angels cadre.

Also, a squad of Space Wolves Terminators, to include 2 with bolters, 1 with bolter and chainfist, 1 with assault cannon and a Sgt with a Force Shield and Power Axe. I was lucky in that I had a few blister packs of Wolves I picked up a few years back.
Board Game: Space Hulk (Third Edition)


The Sgt I am particularly fond of, as I had to do numerous things to customize him.
Board Game: Space Hulk (Third Edition)

He previously had a bolter and sword. I cut the bolter off, made a Power Shield from scratch using a Skull totem attached to a Warhammer Shield. I also cut off his Power Sword and stole a axe for him from an Ork that wasn't really using it. This was the first time I've done any pinning on a mini to attach the axe. I had nothing to use, except the drill bit I used to make the holes. So I cut a tiny piece off that and used it to attach axe to fist.
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12. Board Game: Space Crusade [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:1301]
Board Game: Space Crusade
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Norwich
Norfolk
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From gallery of Greendan


I'm really happy with how this guy turned out, considering he is only the 6th Mini I have ever painted. It's probably not competition standard really, but every good competitions needs a "good effort" right?

Now I look at it again I probably should have done somthing with the base. Oh, well.

Edit: Painted with artists acryllics apart from the Metallic which is vallejo.

Edit 2: Better Photo.
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