The Golden Turtleback Painted Miniature contest for miniatures painted in May 2014. 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 May 2014. 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 30 June 2014.

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:

Unfortunately, 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.

Encouragement 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!

Please note the guide on taking photos of minis supplied by gilesdorrington has not be included as it looks to be infested with malware. I am happy to link any other usefulk guide if anyone has any suggestions.

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.


There's now a guild for anything miniature painting related. It can be found here here
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1. Board Game: War of the Ring: Second Edition [Average Rating:8.50 Overall Rank:13]
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Elves:

Board Game: War of the Ring: Second Edition


These miniatures were painted as part of my offering for the Jack Vassel charity auction. Detail on colour and paints used, as well as the collaborative creative process, can be found here:

Something for Squash – a Jack Vasel Charity Auction painting tracking list

I'm very pleased with how these three turned out and found the collaborative creative process to be quite a rewarding experience.
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Saint Aunes
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Another miniature from Kingdom Death : the Savior.

The peacock cloak asked a lot of work from the wife.

Board Game: Kingdom Death: Monster – A Strange Spot and Belt of Gender Swap Promos


The model is 35mm, painted with Citadel paints.

You can see the rest of them here.
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More Talisman figures. I'm counting 56 characters in total, so I guess that I could host an Epic 50 player game...
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Board Game: Dead Man's Hand: Rogues' Gallery – John Bridges
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5. Board Game: A Touch of Evil: Something Wicked Expansion [Average Rating:7.72 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.72 Unranked]
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One of the characters from the Touch of Evil expantion: Brother Marcus. Painted with Vallejo ( mostly ).

From gallery of Alexandra27
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6. Board Game: Mice and Mystics [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:330] [Average Rating:7.30 Unranked]
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Finished the last batch of my M&M minis :
Board Game: Mice and Mystics

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Size : About 25mm
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7. Board Game: Blood Bowl: Living Rulebook [Average Rating:7.85 Overall Rank:342]
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Yay, I qualify once more!

Finished off four Black Orc Blockers for my Blood Bowl team last month:
Board Game: Blood Bowl: Living Rulebook


It's been a long job getting all these old-school greenskins painted, but I'm finally nearing the end. Better yet, I'll get to play them in a local Melbourne league very soon!

Scale: 28mm
Paints: White Knight Rust Guard primer ($7 from Bunnings - bargain!), followed by mostly old-brand GW/Citadel range, and a couple of P3s as well.
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Board Game: Zombicide

Painted with my usual mix of reaper, Vallejo, citadel, and craft paints.
And an old CD case I crushed up with a hammer.
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9. Board Game: Kaosball: The Fantasy Sport of Total Domination [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:3310]
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Cary
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Well, I had fun last month with my first Kaosball mini and I have been duly encouraged by my encouragement gg! So let's up the ante with two more ringers (all star players) this month - Kongbad and Rumblefist.

Board Game: Kaosball: The Fantasy Sport of Total Domination

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10. Board Game: Warhammer 40,000 (Sixth Edition) [Average Rating:6.67 Overall Rank:4667] [Average Rating:6.67 Unranked]
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Devon Harmon
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Indianapolis
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Board Game: Warhammer 40,000 (Sixth Edition)


This is a Chaos Dark Apostle that I painted up to lead my burgeoning Crimson Slaughter army. He is a 28mm resin miniature that has been painted using only Citadel paints.
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Michael Jordal
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Austin
Minnesota
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I am having a ton of fun painting these Wild West Exodus miniatures.
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12. Board Game: Wizard [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:773]
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Charles Hasegawa
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Chandler
Arizona
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Too much Geekway and selling the house in May to get much done.

From gallery of Tatsu
From gallery of Tatsu


Front and back of this wizard and his bone scythe from the Reaper Bones line. He was painted with mostly Citadel paints and washes and some flesh tones from Vallejo.
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13. Board Game: Zombicide [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:497] [Average Rating:7.15 Unranked]
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Ron Price
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Columbus
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My first entry! My first attempt to expand my skills (read: "take my time and paint something nice") in a long time:

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Smyrna
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Board Game: Flash Point: Fire Rescue – Extreme Danger


Vallejo and P3 paints. Not sure of the scale, maybe "chunky" 28mm?
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Newport beach
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doorway for building in the game. roughly 28mm scale.
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Simi Valley
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This is a repaint of a Skeletal Reaper mini from the Blood War set of WotC's Dungeons and Dragons miniatures.

It was painted with Reaper Master Series paints
I think these are 25mm, maybe 28mm, but they never seemed to be in the same scale to each other.
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