The Golden Turtleback Painted Miniature Competition September 2012 Edition. 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 August 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 September 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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Traded the game away already, but did paint one of the figures before that. I used Vallejo's paints and varnish as ever
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The customer was especially interested in doing some patterning on the head and I thought that part turned out pretty cool.
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I really like the theme of the shape shifting Druid. I decided to paint him last (of the heroes).
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Was just introduced to this game and I ran out to get my own copy to paint it. Playing with the all silver pieces was confusing for people.
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Board Game: De Bellis Antiquitatis: Quick Play Wargame Rules with Army Lists for Ancient and Medieval Battles
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15mm Roman Eastern Auxillary Archers. Miniatures by Corvus belli.

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Board Game: De Bellis Antiquitatis: Quick Play Wargame Rules with Army Lists for Ancient and Medieval Battles


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Painted using Vellajo and P3 paints and Vellajo inks and (old) GW washes.

Even though these guys are 'eastern' archers they are based standing on green grass, rather than something more arid. I have done this for two reasons:

1. Some units of eastern archers served in Germany, the Danube and even on Hadrian's Wall.

2. It fits with the rest of the army; different basing would look silly and I'm not about to do a 'western' and 'eastern' version of the same army.




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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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A few Bronze Age mounted scouts and militia infantry:

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


Figures by Chariot, painted with Vallejo paints and Citadel washes.
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Long time viewer, first time participant.

These are the Ogrun Assault Corps, mercenary troops that can also be taken with a Cygnar or Protectorate army. I painted them using P3 paints.
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Richard Johnson
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Everett
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10. Board Game: Heroscape Master Set: Rise of the Valkyrie [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:363] [Average Rating:7.44 Unranked]
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This month has been all about the Heroscape for me. This guy I made as my
custom Omegacron first. I cut extra guns off of Deathwalker for him to look a little more badass. He was a lot of fun and I really like the way he matches up with the Snipers. I felt he was a good match for them.
Board Game: Heroscape Expansion Set: Malliddon's Prophecy

The funny thing is, I don't even know what this guy officially is (before I allocated him for HS, I mean) I got him in a large package of other minis and 40k stuff quite awhile ago. He sat unpainted and alone in a box of Orks for a long time.

This month, I also made a shipwreck for Heroscape from a very large Mega Blocks boat I found at Value Village. Inspired by another shipwreck I found on Heroscapers. I got to use my Dremel extensively, cutting out the bottom and the sides, grinding down many bits.
Board Game: Heroscape Master Set: Rise of the Valkyrie

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I didn't include this as my main project, as I didn't really paint the boat much, but just the terrain tiles and rocks.
*I'm currently writing a scenario using the boat as a objective, creating two new units for Heroscape, as well.
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11. Board Game: Descent: Journeys in the Dark [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:389]
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Skeletons from Descent.

I carved and painted the bases to match the dungeon-tiles so that they wouldn't stand out as much.
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I used Vallejo paints. The hauntlings are drybrushed. For the taoists I wanted a very clean comic-like look.
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13. Board Game: Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) [Average Rating:7.68 Overall Rank:122]
Board Game: Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition)
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Beaverton
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Painted with P3 Acrylic Paints.
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Painted with a combination of Citadel and Vallejo paints and then finished with Army Painter Matt Varnish. Based with sand, slate pieces and static grass.

(Apologies for the shine - flash went off on my camera and this was the best snap I uploaded.)
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