The Golden Turtleback Painted Miniature contest for miniatures painted in December 2013. 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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I'm merely keeping the seat warm for this month until Cerith returns.

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 December 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 January 31st.

2) You are the artist. Do not submit miniatures painted by someone else.

3) One entry per person. You may, however, use up to two pictures of your entry, usually, 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:

Unfortunateley I'm reliant on tips to offer decent prizes at the moment as I don't have a huge amount of geekgold.

Any tips received will awarded as follows:

1st place: 35%
2nd place: 25%
3rd place: 15%
Encouragement Awards 25%

Note I have altered this at my discretion - this may change when Cerith retakes the reigns.

Encouragment awards will be given to non-placing worthy entries with a bias to new participants.

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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for making us aware of this.

Giles also found this useful website http://www.how-to-paint-miniatures.com/ it's full of useful tips on painting.

Previous contests for your viewing pleasure:
Golden Turtleback Painted Miniatures Contest previous (and current) contests

Attention anyone feeling too daunted to enter!
We now have on offer for entries finishing outside of the top three so enter even if you think you don't stand a chance of winning. This will be awarded at my discretion and probably split amongst several entries.

Our more experienced painters will be able to offer advice and several people have already said they've learnt something simply by seeing their work next to work they consider to be of a higher standard.
So please enter anyway, you've really got nothing to lose.


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1. Board Game Publisher: Reaper Miniatures
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Due to hosting guests over the holidays and other commitmeents I got very little painting done in December. Nevermind. Here's all I managed to complete, a couple of zombies from the Reaper kickstarter:

Board Game Publisher: Reaper Miniatures


They were pretty basic to paint, so really shouldn't win any awards. I used Alexandra's patented purple-and-flesh technique for the skin of the one on the right using Vallejo paints,(old) GW washes and Vallejo inks.

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2. Board Game: Zombicide [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:510] [Average Rating:7.15 Unranked]
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I uploaded a bunch of Zombicide minis in December and was torn between options for what to list here. Since it is practically a tradition to post Abominations I have posted mine.

Painted with Valejo and GW paints. Matt varnish with gloss varnish added to some details, ie blood.
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3. Board Game: Mice and Mystics: Heart of Glorm [Average Rating:7.93 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.93 Unranked]
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Nere from the Heart of Glorm expansion for Mice and Mystics
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4. Board Game: Dead Man's Hand [Average Rating:7.85 Overall Rank:6632]
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Here is a bunch of outlaws I painted.
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5. Board Game: Blood Bowl: Living Rulebook [Average Rating:7.85 Overall Rank:364]
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Happy New Year all!

Polished off a pair of Orc Blitzers for Blood Bowl in December.
Board Game: Blood Bowl: Living Rulebook


28mm scale, primed with anti-rust spray (don't ask), then painted with ye olde-time GW paints and washes.

My New Year's resolution? Why, to get off my arse and paint more bloody miniatures, of course! What's yours?
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6. Board Game Publisher: Reaper Miniatures
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As mentioned previously, War of the Ring is over! Well, I'm still going with an orc, but this time with Orc Berserker from the Reaper's first Kickstarter, painted to try out non-metallic metals:

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Painted with Vallejo & Citadel paints, as usual.
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7. Board Game: Batman Miniature Game [Average Rating:7.85 Overall Rank:6269] [Average Rating:7.85 Unranked]
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Cerith Morgan-Jones
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Actually managed to get some painting done last month.
Painted this as a Christmas present for a friend who's a big Batman fan.
Used Vallejo and GW paints.
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8. Board Game: Zombicide [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:510] [Average Rating:7.15 Unranked]
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From gallery of Alexandra27


Also finished the Zombicide in December, but since the Abomination is already listed, I went for my second favorite mini to paint: Amy.

Very difficult choice: even if it was a bad game, the minis make it worth the while. Fun fun to paint!
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9. Board Game: Full Metal Planète [Average Rating:7.49 Overall Rank:2174]
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Yet another FMP army. This one is "earth" themed. Now I only have the "water" to do.
Board Game: Full Metal Planète

Detail of baseship with destroyed pod:
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Painted using Vallejo and a couple of GW stuff.
Scale : the small tanks are about 10mm long.
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10. Board Game: Warmachine Prime Mk II [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:1734]
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Mathieu B.
Canada
Brossard
Quebec
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This is Sorcha from the the Privateer Press Warmachine plastic range.
I'm not a fan of Privateer Press plastic, they are made with more than 2 parts mold and it make way too many mold line. They are very hard to clean and they are less detail than their metal version.

I'm still thinking about adding gold lining at the bottoms of the red cloak parts, not sure if it would look good or not.

It is a 32mm scale figure and it was painted with reaper paints.
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11. Board Game: Snowdonia [Average Rating:7.37 Overall Rank:520]
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12. Board Game: Talisman: Revised 4th Edition [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:1547]
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Hi all,

I am a new painter (having started in October 2013). Loving some of the awesome work I see on here.

I finished painting my second set of minis in December 2013. Here is the image that I uploaded in December.

Board Game: Talisman: Revised 4th Edition


I actually painted all of these over November and December, so I hope that is in accordance with the rules.

I also just uploaded a higher res version (still getting the hang of taking photos) if you are interested - higher res

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13. Board Game: Runewars [Average Rating:7.63 Overall Rank:247]
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In december I did not paint anything fancy but I painted most of my Runewars set. Here is the blue dragon. As usually I used Vallejo colours and Citadel washes.

From gallery of Originaldibbler
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14. Board Game: BattleLore: Second Edition [Average Rating:7.72 Overall Rank:255]
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Tampa
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I am a big BattleLore fan, and am most pleased to see the sweet new minis Second Edition has to offer.

This is the Roc Warrior, compared with a 1st Edition soldier. Not sure what scale the 2nd Edition minis actually are, but I know this dude is big!

Board Game: BattleLore: Second Edition


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15. Board Game: Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game [Average Rating:7.74 Overall Rank:85]
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Vincent Pascaud
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The Cylon Centurions Miniature from the Daybreak expansion.

Models are a smaller scale than 28mm, painted with Citadel paints.

The one with a bloody hand is a little caméo from a Cylon featured in Episode 2 : Valley of Darkness.
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16. Board Game: Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) – Bol'Goreth Lieutenant Pack [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked]
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Bol'Goreth Lieutenant from Descent: Journeys Into The Dark 2nd Ed.
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