The Golden Turtleback Painted Miniature contest for miniatures painted in August 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 its original name in honour of its founder

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United States
Seattle
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I'm merely keeping the contest going until Cerith returns.

Taking part is easy:

1) Add the game of the miniature(s) you painted as an item to the list. You may submit images of a single miniature or a group at your discretion.

2) Add the picture of your painted miniature(s) 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 2014. Gallery images are ok but submitted images are preferred. As they've gone through the rigorous geek mod process it means at least someone has checked the submission conforms to BGG guidelines and it's also easier to check the submission date. The contest will end on 30 September 2014.

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

3) One entry per person. You may, however, use either:

a. Up to two 'normal' pictures of your entry, usually, the front and back of the miniature; OR
b. one image of a montage/collage of your entry.

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:

I'm reliant on tips to offer prizes. 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. New painters are particularly welcome to enter and pleas do use the comment section for each miniature to discuss painting techniques, materials, share tutorial videos & etc.

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!

Previous contests for your viewing pleasure:

Golden Turtleback Painted Miniatures Contest previous (and current) contests

Miniauture painting guild:

There is a BGG guild for anything miniature painting related. It can be found here:

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1. Board Game: Judge Dredd Miniatures Game [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:11983]
Board Game: Judge Dredd Miniatures Game
Murray Fish
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Canberra
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Mega City One Judge from the Judge Dredd Miniatures Game:

Board Game: Judge Dredd Miniatures Game


The miniature is 28mm and was painted with Vallejo and Foundry paints. This is my first ever try at painting non metallic metals on the should pads, helmet crest and badge and chain of the judge miniature. I am reasonably happy with how it turned out.

The base is from the 'flight deck' range of Secret Weapon bases.
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2. Board Game: Super Dungeon Explore [Average Rating:6.80 Overall Rank:1659] [Average Rating:6.80 Unranked]
Board Game: Super Dungeon Explore
Jacq L
New Zealand
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Board Game: Super Dungeon Explore


The Angry Bear from SDE is my entry this month. I tried to do something like a Blue Merle colouring, and I think it turned out pretty good!

GW imperial black base, Army Painter colours, and a little Secret Weapon heavy Body Black wash on the chains.

I haven't finished the base yet because I plan to do 4-5 at once once I've finished painting some others.
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3. Board Game: Sedition Wars: Battle for Alabaster [Average Rating:5.64 Overall Rank:17183]
Board Game: Sedition Wars: Battle for Alabaster
Vincent Pascaud
France
Saint Aunes
Herault
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This is Kara Black in Gnosis Armour, from Sedition Wars.

This boardgame features a lot of beautiful models, which is not surprising considering Studio Mcvey is behind it. But this one is truly among the best I think !

It was a pleasure to paint and I'm very pleased with how she turned out. I think it's a step up from what I was doing lately.

Board Game: Sedition Wars: Battle for Alabaster


I dit not keep track of time but there must be 8-10 hours behind her. She was painted with Citadel paints. She's 28mm.
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4. Board Game: Blood Bowl: Living Rulebook [Average Rating:7.85 Overall Rank:342]
Board Game: Blood Bowl: Living Rulebook
Andrew Bird
Australia
Victoria
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Finished the Troll for my Blood Bowl team, the Go-Stew Orcs. Say hello to Stony Ardbutt:

Board Game: Blood Bowl: Living Rulebook


28mm scale, originally a 2nd edition miniature (I think). GW and P3 paints.

I had a lot of fun stripping back the rags around the groin area, and then adding a jersey, belt, number plate and the signature budgie smugglers that are mandatory uniform for all team members. Of course, if they'd known in advance how budgie smugglers look on a troll, the team management may have decided not to enforce that particular rule...
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5. Board Game: Wild West Exodus [Average Rating:7.81 Overall Rank:9112] [Average Rating:7.81 Unranked]
Board Game: Wild West Exodus
Michael Jordal
United States
Austin
Minnesota
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Ike Clanton for Wild West Exodus

I really like this model and am really happy with the way it turned out.
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6. Board Game: Dungeons & Dragons Miniatures [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:3169]
Board Game: Dungeons & Dragons Miniatures
Troy
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Los Osos
California
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I have still been painting mostly D&D minis for a while. I think this is the best one I got in last month.

Board Game: Miscellaneous Miniatures Game Accessory

Board Game: Miscellaneous Miniatures Game Accessory


Here is the rest of what I did over the past few months:

April - July, 2014 Painting Efforts

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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
Sweden
Linköping
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Chariot-borne general for my Late Bronze Age Syrians:

From gallery of Orcoteuthis


15mm model by Chariot(!), paints mostly by Vallejo, basing materials mostly by GaleForceNine. The seagull motif on the standard is freely invented. I'm calling him Niqmepa, after a king of Alalakh.
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8. Board Game: The Legend of Dead Man's Hand [Average Rating:8.08 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.08 Unranked]
Board Game: The Legend of Dead Man's Hand
Geir Erik Ø
Norway
Sandnes
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Board Game: The Legend of Dead Man's Hand


Some men from the 7th cavalry posing outside Dead mans Hand.

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9. Board Game: Super Dungeon Explore [Average Rating:6.80 Overall Rank:1659] [Average Rating:6.80 Unranked]
Board Game: Super Dungeon Explore
Rick S
United States
Cincinnati
Ohio
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This game comes with two of these models. I painted one red to match the art on the card for the game and this is the second one. I put a lot more effort into painting this one but somehow it took half as much time and was much more enjoyable to paint, even though they are the same model.
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10. Board Game: Warmachine [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:1963]
Board Game: Warmachine Prime
Alexandra Borges
Portugal
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Ligth warbeast Gorax for the Circle of Orboros army, painted mostly with Vallejo paints.

From gallery of Alexandra27

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11. Board Game Publisher: Reaper Miniatures
Board Game Publisher: Reaper Miniatures
Janne
Finland
Helsinki
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From gallery of pavunisi


Goldar from Reaper's Bones range. My goal with this was to push myself a bit to improve on painting skin. Painted with Scale75 and Vallejo paints.
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12. 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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France
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Finished this one just before the holidays.

It's a custom character (he's in the videogame but not in the boardgame). I used a damaged extra mini, 3D-printed head and knife, and green stuff (if you click on the 1st pic you'll see the unpainted version).

Board Game: Gears of War: The Board Game


From gallery of Roolz


Scale is about 32mm, painted mostly with Vallejo Model.


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13. Board Game: Warmachine Prime Mk II [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:1679]
Board Game: Warmachine Prime Mk II
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Leeds
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Hello one and all.

It's been a while, but I am back and I would like to present my entry for this month, a Khador Man-O-War Shocktrooper Kapitan from Warmachine.

Board Game: Warmachine Prime Mk II


All comments and feedback are very welcome. Thank you.
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