The Golden Turtleback Painted Miniature contest for miniatures painted in October 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:

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

Contest Rules:

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) The image you submit must have been uploaded during October 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 November 2014.

3) Please use the format [imageid=xxxxxmedium] where xxxxx is the id of the picture. Medium should be sufficient please do not use large.

4) You are the artist. Please do not submit miniatures painted by someone else.

5) 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.

6) The winner will be the picture with the most thumbs. You can thumb as many as you like.

7) 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.

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:

Miniature Painters Guild

Past and present winners:

Golden Turtle winners Past and Present
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The Knight General element for a DBA Wars of the Roses (Yorkist) army. This element represents the last true King of England and his retinue:

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The miniatures are 15mm from Peter Pig and were painted with Vallejo, (old) GW and Foundry paints and Vallejo and old GW inks.

The Flag is from Freezywater; I have painted along the white paper edges to try to make it look a bit less like a printed paper banner.
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Finally got one done! This is a Reverend Custodier from Infinity, painted with a few Reaper paints but mostly P3 as I transition to those. I will be sending this out for the Painted Mini Secret Santa swap. My goal was to make it the best miniature I've ever painted, and I succeeded in that. Hope he likes it!

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From gallery of captainraffi


I'm still working on miniature photography. The background is the same color in real life. Learning, step by step
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Ike Clanton painted by me for Wild West Exodus
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A Warhammer Skink Chief I painted up for the Northstar Warhammer Tournament.
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Brossard
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This is a Malifaux Hollow Waif. It was painted with Reaper HD.
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Cincinnati
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Here is a custom hero I made while waiting for Arcadia Quest to arrive.
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She was sculpted by "Velvet Mark" as a jester archerer. I added the gun and hammer and painted it with my usual mix of acrylic paints.
There is a custom hero card and several more custom heroes in my gallery.
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Late medieval light guns:

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Figures by Essex Miniatures, paints mostly by Vallejo, basing materials by various.
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The citizens of dead man´s hand pose in front of the stable.

It is facinating to se how the paintjob looks different in sun light compared to indoor light. I realize I shold give the female more make up, but I quite happy with the rest.

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Swamp Gobbers for a Orboros army, painted with Vallejo (mostly).

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