The Golden Turtleback Painted Miniature Competition: December 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 November 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 December 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)


Nearly forgot I'd actually painted something.
My spirit host. I experimented with a green wash over a white undercoat, came out alright I think.
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2. Board Game: The White Unicorn [Average Rating:5.29 Unranked]
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Here is one I did last month. Another RPG mini I picked up at a con.

The painting I am using in the background of these is one my father did in '76. The ground is a big honeycomb cardboard piece that I got in the mail as padding. I painted it and added ground cover.

I am using Citadel and Reaper paints.

From gallery of 1nf1n1ty
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Thank you again for the contest and your consideration!
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3. 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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Board Game: Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition)


Board Game: Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition)


Used to do a bit of painting back in the day, but have had a break for just over 10 years.

Bought Descent:2e recently and seeing I'm enjoying it so much - could not resist giving throwing some colour on the minis.

Only had a couple of Citadel colours (that had not dried up in their pots) so I've used those, plus some Reeves artists acrylics out of the tubes.



Edit: sizes to medium ... doh.

Edit 2: Just in-case people are wondering about the bottom left-hand pic of the Elemental facing forward - I shone an LED into the mouth for extra effect when shooting. That is why it looks extra bright.
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4. Board Game: Descent: The Altar of Despair [Average Rating:7.74 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.74 Unranked]
Board Game: Descent: The Altar of Despair
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I didn't get that much painting done last month, but at least I have something.
The last hero of the party, Tahlia:
Board Game: Descent: The Altar of Despair

Painted with Vallejo and Citadel paints.
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5. Board Game: Hordes Primal Mk II [Average Rating:8.11 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.11 Unranked]
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Devon Harmon
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Indianapolis
Indiana
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This is a Succubus, a 28mm model for the Legion of Everblight faction. She was painted using P3 paints and GW washes.
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6. Board Game: Mice and Mystics [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:330] [Average Rating:7.30 Unranked]
Board Game: Mice and Mystics
Michael Jordal
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Austin
Minnesota
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I finished a whole Mice and Mystics commission last month and here are the heroes.
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7. Board Game: Hordes Primal Mk II [Average Rating:8.11 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.11 Unranked]
Board Game: Hordes Primal Mk II
Preston Thomas
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Scottsdale
Arizona
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My first Hordes paint job. Baldur the Stonecleaver. My Circle of Orboros warlock.

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8. Board Game: Axis & Allies Air Force Miniatures: Angels 20 [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:5682] [Average Rating:7.17 Unranked]
Board Game: Axis & Allies Air Force Miniatures: Angels 20
Murray Fish
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Canberra
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Soviet Yak 1

Rather than show a couple of photos of the same machine (it looks pretty similar on both sides) I thought I'd put in a 'before and after' shot.

The first photo shows the airceaft fresh out of the booster pack. Some of the aeroplanes in this set are pretty well painted, but this one is pretty ordinary. It's not the only one of these I have with a black smear on the wing.

Board Game: Axis & Allies Air Force Miniatures: Angels 20


The below shot is my finished 'upgrade'. The slogan reads 'For Stalin'; I copied it from a photo of a T-34 and as the Soviets were in the habit of decorating their machines with patriotic slogans it didn't seem too much of a stretch to have on an aeroplane.

Board Game: Axis & Allies Air Force Miniatures: Angels 20


The white was done with GW ceramite white (which is a really good colour) and the Vellajo grey ink. This was the first time I had used this product and I was pleasantly surprised how well it worked.

Canopy glass was a Vellajo dark grey with light grey and white 'sheen'.

Note the altitude marker on the hexagonal base has red numbers to make it easier to read on the table of honour.
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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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Only one photo uploaded this week, so easy choice what to submit ...

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A Late Republican Roman commander on foot and an African war elephant. Figures by Donnington, paints by Army Painter, Citadel, and Vallejo, basing materials by various.
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10. 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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Last month I only painted one mini, for GoW (just can't get enough).
This was originally a Heroclix "Skorge" that I've stripped & re-based.
Board Game: Gears of War: The Board Game

Cick on the above pic for back view.
Size is about 30mm, painted with VallejoModel paints and inks, and a couple of GW washes.
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11. Board Game: Descent: The Tomb of Ice [Average Rating:7.86 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.86 Unranked]
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Fifth piece i've painted so far in my "career" as a painter cool

Any tips to improve are welcome

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12. Board Game: Mice and Mystics [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:330] [Average Rating:7.30 Unranked]
Board Game: Mice and Mystics
Board Game: Mice and Mystics

I also finished the Mice and Mystics last month. Our gaming group loves the rich story telling in this game. Minis were painted with GW and Vallejo paints using a lot of dry brushing on the fur.
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