The Golden Turtleback Painted Miniature contest for miniatures painted in August 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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United Kingdom
Sheffield
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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 August 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 August 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:

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Past and present winners:

Golden Turtle winners Past and Present
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I was hoping to get my latest Dystopian Wars ship ready for August but it will have to wait. This is a Khador Warjack from the 2 player starter kit. I painted this a while ago but have only just got around to photographing and uploading it. Painted in mostly Vallejo paints.
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I almost missed it this month. I uploaded this just in time to enter the contest. Another half hour and it would not have been eligible.
I painted this for a chibi model swap on Facebook.
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Boba Fett Villain Pack for Star Wars: Imperial Assault. Paints used were all Vallejo Game Color including their Washes set.
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I had a number of monster groups I finished up this past month, but I think these (Flesh Moulders) probably came out the best of all of them.

All done with Citadel paints and base coated with black gesso.
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Snow White, The Pirate King, and Red Riding Hood (who is, apparently, all grown up now!)
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Andreas Johansson
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Somewhere around 1/900 in scale, painted with mostly Vallejo paints. The water is from some model railroad supplier.
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Monrovia
California
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Hammer Beastmen and Bullroarer for the base set of Arcadia Quest. First minis that we've painted. Liquitex Basics acrylic paints used.
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I've painted up a few ~20mm adventurers from Caesar Miniatures to use with Dungeoneer (light card based dungeon crawler).
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France
Saint Aunes
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Here's the Saloon Girl from Shadows of Brimstone, our favourite game. Because it's so cool. And great.

Board Game: Shadows of Brimstone: City of the Ancients


Model is 28mm painted with Citadel paints.
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Well, this is my first entry. These were both easy and hard at the same time! It was very hard to come up with a colour scheme that was not going to come out bland. I used a mixture of Citadel and Vallejo paints with Arctic Blue being my saviour. I rebased the miniatures to get the "yeah, but it's a dry heat" feel. Miniatures are resin and in 32mm scale.
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The 2 shoggoths of CW:

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Size: I'd say about 45mm high
Painted mostly with Vallejo Model.
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12. Board Game: Warhammer: The Mass Combat Fantasy Roleplaying Game (1st Edition) [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:1958]
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Michael Jordal
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Austin
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Statue of Morr from the Warhammer Garden of Morr terrain pack.
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13. Board Game: War of the Ring: Second Edition [Average Rating:8.50 Overall Rank:13]
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Hmmm... I've long pondered whether I should even participate, being a newb painter and all, but this is a way of celebrating the fact that I've finally finished painting my WotR set. Now here's hoping I can play the fully painted set soon as well . I've spent a lot of time on bgg to find nice colour schemes as well, any ressemblance with previously posted sets might not be a coincidence at all.

Anybody caring to give advice re:painting can have a look at my gallery, I'm all for learning. Which doesn't mean I'm going to paint or touch up these guys ever again, but I do have more future painting projects.
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14. Board Game: Hordes of the Things [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:4564]
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Geir Erik Ø
Norway
Sandnes
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I wanted some alternatives to warhammer for my miniatures. This is my shoother general made up by Earhammer forge miniatures. The base is some wood from the garage and the models can be taken of to be used with other games.

If you want to see the whole army it is here:

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Redlands
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Before the world crumbled these were Micro Machines. War Rigs are not officially part of the game, but have good variant rules available.

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Conversions made with some old plastic from a binder. Cabs are painted to match the colours of my painted set. I left all the trailers black to keep the gritty look. I have one more, but haven't decided on a base colour yet.

Mini: Kit-bashed Micro Machines; Scale: 10mm; Paints: Vallejo and Army Painter
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16. Board Game: Arcadia Quest [Average Rating:7.70 Overall Rank:190] [Average Rating:7.70 Unranked]
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Westerville
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Spear Beastmen from Arcadia Quest, painted with mostly Reaper and Army Painter.
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