The Golden Turtleback Painted Miniature contest for miniatures painted in February 2015. 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 February 2015. 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 March 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:

Golden Turtle winners Past and Present
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Board Game: Familia Gladiatoria


Board Game: Familia Gladiatoria


This is a 28mm miniatures is from Foundry. Paints used include Vallejo, Foundry and P3. Vallejo inks and Old GW washes also used.
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2. Board Game: Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of Ashardalon Board Game [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:755] [Average Rating:7.14 Unranked]
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Alexandra Borges
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Huge Red Dragon Ashardalon ( description from the game, not mine ;P ). Nice big mini for a change of pace.
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3. Board Game: Warhammer: The Mass Combat Fantasy Roleplaying Game (1st Edition) [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:1957]
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Austin
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Ike Clanton painted by me for Wild West Exodus
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I finished this unit of 10 Savage Goblin Wolf/Boar riders for my boar themed Orcs and Goblins army.
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4. Board Game: Warmachine Prime Mk II [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:1679]
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Mathieu B.
Canada
Brossard
Quebec
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This a Menoth Reckoner. I started painting 2 of them last Christmas, thinking I could finish them during the holyday period. Finally I uploaded the pictures yesterday with some of the paint still wet on it and I haven't finish the second one. Time is hard on my hobby!
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5. Board Game: Shadows of Brimstone: City of the Ancients [Average Rating:7.96 Overall Rank:394] [Average Rating:7.96 Unranked]
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Christchurch
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My son and I did these one afternoon and evening. Twelve tentacles, bursting up through the floor of them mine ready to attack our gallant heroes.

You have to ask the question though... what is the beast below that puts those tentacles through?
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Andreas Johansson
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Linköping
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Late Bronze Age Syrian chariots

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15mm figures by Chariot, paints mostly by Vallejo, basing materials by various.
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7. Board Game: Flames of War: The World War II Miniatures Game [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:2483] [Average Rating:7.09 Unranked]
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Roy Hasson
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Kfar Saba
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Here's my first shot at a couple of Flames of War French light tanks.
I love the detail on these little minis, and I also love that they are in METAL. I miss painting metal minis so much. Granted plastic has come a long ways and they do amazing things with resin, but metal just feels.... different.

Anyhow- they were painted with citadel paints.

Board Game: Flames of War: The World War II Miniatures Game
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A commission work these beautiful figures by CMON, Greensleeves painted with acrylics.
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9. Board Game: Mice and Mystics: Heart of Glorm [Average Rating:7.93 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.93 Unranked]
Board Game: Mice and Mystics: Heart of Glorm
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France
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The M&M Heart of Glorm minis :

Board Game: Mice and Mystics: Heart of Glorm


Painted mostly with Vallejo Model (the colours are more vibrant but I haven't been able to take a better pic...).
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10. Board Game: Zombicide: Toxic City Mall [Average Rating:7.70 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.70 Unranked]
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Cincinnati
Ohio
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This is the only picture I uploaded last month.
Painted with acrylics.
From gallery of bigblock75

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Redlands
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Don't know how to make these bigger. Minis were surprisingly detailed for a 1987 MB game. Very, very fun with the painted cars and better flight stands.
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12. Board Game: Blood Bowl: Living Rulebook [Average Rating:7.85 Overall Rank:342]
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Victoria
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Yet more Blood Bowl-y goodness for one and all. This time, some converted HeroQuest goblins:
Board Game: Blood Bowl: Living Rulebook

These guys round out my Orc team, and their "plastic, single sculpt" nature complements the rest of the miniatures on the team quite nicely.

28mm scale, primed with good ol' RustGuard spray primer, and painted with GW+P3 paints.
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