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

Newish Feature:

One random thumber will receive a bonus of 5bag!

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 June 2015. Gallery images are okay 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 July 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(s); 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 entries as you like.

7) If you can please note the make of the mini, scale and what paints you used in your entry.

In the interests of maintaining a level playing field for all entrants any entry that does not conform to the above rules will be removed. The contestant will be notified and is welcome to submit an entry that meets the above criteria.

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 please 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:

Miniature Painters Guild

Past and present winners:

Golden Turtle winners Past and Present
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Benny the Children's entertainer - survivor and zombivor:

Board Game: Zombicide Survivor: Benny


Board Game: Zombicide Survivor: Benny


Foundry, P3 and Vallejo paints were used as well as Vallajo and (old, old) GW inks.
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Something to keep Benny busy!



From gallery of Shadow_Tracker

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Board Game: 7TV


Not from the forthcoming ghostbusters game but from Crooked Dice games for use in 7TV.

Painted with Vallejo model and game colour. I'm quite pleased with my second attempt to use OSL effects with the proton packs and the light on each side of the ghost trap.
The extra long pole for slimer is an extra I put on as I wanted him to be high enough for the busters to be looking at him.

It probably looks best in large and any click thought's and a thumb to the original image would be appreciated, the 7TV page is pretty quiet.
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Cincinnati
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The Dread King from Arcadia Quest.
Board Game: Arcadia Quest: Beyond the Grave
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Painted several Cthulhu Wars minis in june.

I like them all, but since I have to choose, here are the Deep Ones. The criteria is that they had the best "painting time vs. looks" ratio.

Board Game: Cthulhu Wars


Size is about 20mm high, base included.
Painted mostly with Vallejo Model, plus some Army Painter & Citadel products.
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Austin
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Ike Clanton painted by me for Wild West Exodus
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Painted mostly with Citadel Paints. Coarse Pumice used on the base.
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Board Game: Man O' War


My best image from last month was this small norse fleet with a kingship and 3 longships for Man O war. Citadel paints.
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Theokoles, from Spartacus: The Shadow of Death. Painted with Vallejo and Scalecolor paints.

Board Game: Spartacus: The Shadow of Death
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Medieval footmen with plançons and falchions:

From gallery of Orcoteuthis


15mm figures by Donnington, paints and basing materials primarily by respectively Vallejo and GaleForceNine
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Seattle
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My first real attempt at painting. Art store acrylics blush then dipped.

I like how the armor looks bumpy and worn but will need to do better if I keep at this!

From gallery of mrausch



Edited like a thousand times as I am a bit clueless. But I'm done now. Promise.
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Seven Years War Russian Guard - 25mm Front Rank

Board Game: Maurice: War in an Age of Gentlemen and Philosophers – 1690-1790
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Hammer Beastmen from Arcadia Quest base set. Almost finished with all the monsters for the base game.

Painted with a mix of Reaper and Army Painter paints.
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Board Game: Eclipse: Ship Pack One


I finally finished basing and painting my Eclipse armada last month. Tokk me about 8 month. Now I'm waiting fopr ship pack 2

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