The Golden Turtleback Painted Miniature contest for miniatures painted in December 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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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 December 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 31 January 2015.

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

Miniature painting guild:

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

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Past and present winners:

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28mm miniature from Mongoose.

Painted with (old) GW/Citadel paints and inks and Vellajo paints. Base is from the 'Iron deck' range by Secret Weapon.
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2. Board Game: Mice and Mystics [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:330] [Average Rating:7.30 Unranked]
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Austin
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Painted a set of Mice and Mystics with the Heart of Glorm expansion. This is the first time I have painted bases in this style, and I think it turned out kind of cool.

I should add that these were painted for the JVMF Auction. Don't want to miss a chance to plug that event and maybe entice some other painters to join next year.
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3. Board Game: Hyperborea [Average Rating:7.21 Overall Rank:695]
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Hi, everyone. I've been doing plenty of painting, but haven't entered this contest for a while. Figured I'd give it another shot...

This is the "Golden Barony," one of the six colorfully-named factions competing for domination in Hyperborea. They are tiny, approx. 28mm tall. Painted with craft acrylics, mostly FolkArt brand.

Thanks for looking!
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4. Board Game: Arcadia Quest [Average Rating:7.70 Overall Rank:189] [Average Rating:7.70 Unranked]
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Cincinnati
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Arcadia Quest uses the same model for a troll and the villain, Schmetterling!.
So I ordered this model from Impact Miniatures to substitute as the villain.
There is a photoshopped game card in my gallery for others who don't like to use the same model for two monsters.

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Alexandra Borges
Portugal
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Had lots of fun painting this one: lots of details to play with, a god mould without many imperfections and two optional bases - one to play with and one for display. Mostly done with Vallejo paints.
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6. Board Game: Dead Man's Hand [Average Rating:7.85 Overall Rank:6474]
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I swear that these pants looked better in normal light but I am happy with the rest.
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7. Board Game: Mars Attacks: The Miniatures Game [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:4437]
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Vincent Pascaud
France
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A bit of Mars Attacks with Surgeon & Wrex.

The kitsch universe is pretty fun to paint. Models are 28mm, painted with Citadel paints.

Board Game: Mars Attacks: The Miniatures Game
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The other miniatures I painted for the JVMF Auction in 2014, only just finshed them as I had to take some time off for a back injury so these sat on the bench for a bit longer than I felt comfortable with.

Board Game: Mage Knight Board Game


I am however more than happy with how they turned out, the figures where pre painted and it was surprising to find the details beneath the horrid factory job.

I used Vallejo Model and game colour as well as their alcohol metals range.

I used some Humbrol maskol on the bases and transparent bits to start with but was unimpressed it was too sticky and difficult to remove. I changed the new blue Vallejo masking fluid after that, in sort does anyone want my bottle of Humbrol I don't need it any more?
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9. Board Game: Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:41]
Board Game: Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
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These are custom mayan Pyramids and Calendar center that I 3D-modeled, had printed (SLS), and painted.

This was basically a game pimping project but finally it's more miniature-related IMO: they look cool on my desk, so I'm not sure I'll play with them!

I used several archeological resources as reference for the 3D modelling and painting.

Scale: Pretty small, the largest pyramid is 23mm high (base included). Detail-wise I think it's at the very limit of SLS resolution.
Paints: Mostly Vallejo Model.

Board Game: Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar




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10. Board Game: The Lord of the Rings: Strategy Battle Game [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:3762] [Average Rating:7.28 Unranked]
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Chris Hall
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Hemel Hempstead
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Hi all,

This is one of my first ever paint jobs. I bought this model as my brother plays Lord of the Rings Warhammer so I thought I'd give it a go, and thought this was a cool model.

I also had a go at making a custom base, which you can see in the pictures. I was going for ruins of Osgiliath, hopefully that's what it looks like!

Hopefully I've followed all the rules to be able to post here, if I have done anything wrong please let me know.

Also, any tips on painting would be greatly appreciated!
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I recently starting dabbling into painting my miniature which have been lying around. First time submission in this contest. It looks as though I really need to learn how to take better pictures.

This is the Necron Overlord model from the Warhammer 40,000 Necron Catacomb Command Barge set made by Games Workshop. It is 28mm. I used Army Painter, Vallejo, Jaquard, and Citadel paints as well as Citadel washes for this miniature. The base and left arm are magnetized. so I can change what he’s holding and place him on the command barge.
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12. Board Game: Level 7 [Omega Protocol] [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:934]
Board Game: Level 7 [Omega Protocol]
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Lehighton
Pennsylvania
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Here are half of the Rogue Clones for the Overlord. I had a bit more trouble with these since they were a lot more detailed than the zombies from my last entry. All in all, I think they turned out alright for my skill level.

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