The Golden Turtleback Painted Miniature Competition: May 2013 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 April 2013. 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 May 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.

Please keep the photo editing to a minimum. A border or colour balance is fine but if too much is done then it casts doubt over how much of the paint job is real. If need be put the unedited photo in your gallery and link to it from there, thanks.

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: Rank & File: Horse & Musket Rules 1740~1900 [Average Rating:7.05 Unranked]
Board Game: Rank & File: Horse & Musket Rules 1740~1900
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Lets kick off with a pair of Austrian Grenz from the Karlstader Likaner regiment. 28mm Figures by Crusader painted with Vallejo model Colour and washes, metalics are from Foundy.

Board Game: Rank & File: Horse & Musket Rules 1740~1900

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2. Board Game: Drako: Dragon & Dwarves [Average Rating:6.68 Overall Rank:1822] [Average Rating:6.68 Unranked]
Board Game: Drako: Dragon & Dwarves
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Dragon from Drako:

Board Game: Drako: Dragon & Dwarves


I tried to follow the art of the game as closely as possible, but as the mini looked quite bland completely in red, I decided to add a slight gradient to the wings, ears and the tip of the tail.

Painted with Citadel and Vallejo paints.
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3. Board Game: Hordes Primal Mk II [Average Rating:8.11 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.11 Unranked]
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The Wold Guardian from Horde's. The mini was painted with Vallejo Colours and Citadel Washes.
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4. Board Game: War of the Ring [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:132]
Board Game: War of the Ring
Benjamin Symons
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Glabbeek
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I finally finished my work on War of the Ring last month (only took nine months to paint the whole).
Haven't posted much pictures of this magnum opus as I'd liked, but at least I posted this one already:

Board Game: War of the Ring
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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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painted with Formula P3 and Army Painter paints.
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6. Board Game: Zombicide [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:497] [Average Rating:7.15 Unranked]
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Michael Jordal
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Austin
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7. Board Game: Dungeons & Dragons: Castle Ravenloft Board Game [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:785] [Average Rating:6.98 Unranked]
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I only recently started posting pics of my painted minis to BGG; this is my first ever contest entry (and first submission to a geeklist); thanks everyone for your support!

This is a pic I've titled, "Girl Fight!" Minis are 28mm scale: Ranger and Rogue vs. Howling Hag. I use common craft paints from "big box" art stores; Folk Art, Craft Smart, Anita's, etc.

Board Game: Dungeons & Dragons: Castle Ravenloft Board Game
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8. Board Game: Black Powder: Second Edition [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:5934] [Average Rating:7.36 Unranked]
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15mm Franco-Prussian War Prussian line infantry in greatcoats.

Board Game: Black Powder: Second Edition


These 15mm figures are by Irregular Miniatures, who make a 'large' 15mm miniature. They don't make officers, buglers or standard bearers in greatcoats, so the command group is shown in tunics.

They are painted using Vellajo, P3 and Foundry paints and GW and vellajo inks and washes. They are rebased from the They Died For Glory rules I am unlilkely to use again. A variety of materials have been used for basing, mostly model railway scenery items. This is the first time I have tried using flowers on bases, looks rather swish, don't you think?

The flag is by Signifer, but you can hardly see it as I couldn't get any sort of decent 'side shot' of the unit without having some of the miniatures blurred.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy 'em.
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9. Board Game: Zombicide [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:497] [Average Rating:7.15 Unranked]
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Murray Grelis
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Chatswood
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These are the 6 heroes from the base set, the girls have been seen here before. Paints are a mix of GW and Vallejo, finished with Tamiya varnish.

The extra heroes are done too but not all have been photographed. I'm now slowly grinding through a mountain of zombies.
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10. Board Game: Zombicide [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:497] [Average Rating:7.15 Unranked]
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Pueblo
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Looking at the description I got excited that I could link something and possibly win some GG... then I looked at the other posts. I clearly need to step up my game.

Edit: Painted using a combination of Army Painter, Vallejo, P3, and GW paints and homemade washes.

Edit 2: Cropped photos per suggestion.

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11. Board Game: Song of Blades and Heroes: Revised Edition [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:3066]
Board Game: Song of Blades and Heroes: Revised Edition
Andreas Johansson
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Linköping
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Jeanne d'Arc at the stake:

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15mm vignette from Baueda, paints and basing materials various (mostly Vallejo, Citadel, and GaleForce).
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12. Board Game: Neck and Neck [Average Rating:3.50 Unranked]
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Los Osos
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This isn't the best paint job I did last month, but I thought I would post it because it is such an interesting miniature.

I picked this pair up at OrcCon in February. I don't know who made it, but I haven't really ever seen anything like it.

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13. Board Game: Warhammer 40,000 (Sixth Edition) [Average Rating:6.67 Overall Rank:4671] [Average Rating:6.67 Unranked]
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Everett
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The old Fire Prism for Eldar Mymeara craftworld.
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14. Board Game: Warlord [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:9913]
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Hello one and all.

It's a pleasure to be entering the Golden Turtleback once again, and to already see some superb entries.

My entry this month is a female barbarian from Repear miniatures. Any likeness to Red Sonja is, I'm sure, purely coincidental. She's painted with Citadel paints.

RPG Publisher: Reaper Miniatures




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15. Board Game: Warhammer: The Mass Combat Fantasy Roleplaying Game (1st Edition) [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:1957]
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This is my Tomb Kings Necrosphinx.

The minute I first saw the model on the GW website I knew I had to own it, and I am glad I do. It looks very impressive when completed.

I was pleased with the way it turned out. I was afraid that getting the "marble" effect would be difficult but gloss black spray paint and hand painting the blue "veins" seemed to do the trick.

It was painted with GW and Vallejo paints.
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16. Board Game: Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of Ashardalon Board Game [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:757] [Average Rating:7.14 Unranked]
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Alexandra Borges
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Hello. After sometime of painting other type of minis, I'm back to board games mini. This one is the Rage Drake and it's painted with a mix of Vallejo, Tamyia and GW paints.


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