The Golden Turtleback Painted Miniature contest for miniatures painted in October 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 (turtleback). It's usually run by Cerith Morgan-Jones (Bastion of insanity). I'm merely keeping the contest going until Cerith returns.


Please give this geeklist a thumb to help get it to the front page, and click on the images you thumb and give the actual images thumbs up as well !

The more contestants the better! New painters are more than welcome!

RULES

1) Add the game of the miniature(s) you painted as an item to the list. Insert the image(s) in the body of the entry. Use the format [imageid=xxxxxmedium] where xxxxx is the id of the picture.

2) The image you submit must have been uploaded during October 2015. Gallery images are okay but submitted images are preferred.

3) One entry per person. You may submit images of a single miniature or a group at your discretion.
You may, however, use either:
up to two 'normal' pictures of your entry, usually, the front and back of the miniature(s)
OR
one image of a montage/collage of your entry.

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

5) Make of the mini, scale and paints you used are appreciated.

6) The contest will end on 30 November 2015. The winner will be the picture with the most thumbs. Winners will appear in the next months’ list.

7) Users can thumb as many entries as they like.

In the interests of maintaining a level playing field for all entrants, if an entry does not conform to the above rules, it will be removed. The contestant will be notified beforehand so that he can edit his entry or submit another one that meets the criteria.

PRIZES

I'm reliant on tips to offer prizes. Any tips received will awarded as follows:

1st place: 35%, plus an exclusive microbadge! Microbadge: Golden Turtleback Painted Miniature Monthly Contest winner
2nd place: 25%
3rd place: 15%
Encouragement Awards: 25% (will be given to non-placing worthy entries with a bias to new participants.)

One random thumber will receive 5 !



Previous contests, for your viewing pleasure:
Golden Turtleback Painted Miniatures Contest previous (and current) contests – Subscribe to this list to be notified of all future contests
Past and present winners (with stats!):
Golden Turtle winners Past and Present
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1. Board Game: DBMM Army Lists Book 2: 500 BC to 476 AD [Average Rating:8.88 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.88 Unranked]
Board Game: DBMM Army Lists Book 2: 500 BC to 476 AD
Andreas Johansson
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Linköping
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Republican Roman velites (light infantry):

From gallery of Orcoteuthis


Figures by Donnington, paint and basing materials predominantly by Vallejo and GF9 respectively.
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2. Board Game: Star Wars: Imperial Assault – Twin Shadows [Average Rating:8.23 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.23 Unranked]
Board Game: Star Wars: Imperial Assault – Twin Shadows
United States
Pennsylvania
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The two hero figures from the Twin Shadows expansion for Star Wars: Imperial Assault.

From gallery of Stratagon

From gallery of Stratagon


Models are from Star Wars: Imperial Assault(28mm) by Fantasy Flight Games. Paints used were Vallejo Game Color and Washes.

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3. Board Game: SMOG, The Thirteenth Hour [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
Board Game: SMOG, The Thirteenth Hour
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Canada
Hull
Quebec
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Board Game: SMOG, The Thirteenth Hour


Smog minis "Dr Zeels". About 54mm scale. Painted with Reaper paints.
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4. Board Game: Dystopian Wars [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:4710] [Average Rating:7.24 Unranked]
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Shepparton
Victoria
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I had to get my fleet painted for a Dystopian Wars tournament I played in, in October... luckily I managed to get it done.

Board Game: Dystopian Wars


Board Game: Dystopian Wars


The are a Covenant of Antarctica fleet for Dystopian Wars, 1200 scale ships. They are painted using a mix of Army Painter and Vallejo paints and washes.
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5. Board Game: Dungeons & Dragons Basic Game [Average Rating:6.80 Overall Rank:2936]
Board Game: Dungeons & Dragons Basic Game
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United States
Los Osos
California
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I caught up on my pictures again and just passed 5 years of painting and 3000 minis. Here is one I thought turned out pretty good from the last round.

Board Game: Miscellaneous Miniatures Game Accessory

Board Game: Miscellaneous Miniatures Game Accessory


I did this with P3 paints. It is an old Ral Partha mini.

If interested, you can check out the other 3k minis I did here: 1nf1n1ty's paint and custom creations subscription list

Thanks!
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6. Board Game: Cthulhu Wars [Average Rating:7.92 Overall Rank:254] [Average Rating:7.92 Unranked]
Board Game: Cthulhu Wars
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Board Game: Cthulhu Wars

Took me forever to paint, but it was worth it.
One day I'll finish painting this game, one day...

Size : about 50mm, base included.
Paints: mostly Vallejo Model.
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7. Board Game: Dystopian Wars [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:4710] [Average Rating:7.24 Unranked]
Board Game: Dystopian Wars
Murray Grelis
Australia
Chatswood
NSW
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Board Game: Dystopian Wars


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I finished up the Aussie (or in this case New Zealander) fleet for a mate. You've already seen one of the Pocket Battleships, these are the Submarine Tenders with mini subs and the Gunships.
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8. Board Game: Fury of Dracula (Second Edition) [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:563]
Board Game: Fury of Dracula (Second Edition)
Michael Jordal
United States
Austin
Minnesota
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Ike Clanton painted by me for Wild West Exodus
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Board Game: Fury of Dracula (Second Edition)


A fitting October submission. Van Helsing!
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9. Board Game: Arcadia Quest [Average Rating:7.70 Overall Rank:190] [Average Rating:7.70 Unranked]
Board Game: Arcadia Quest
Rick S
United States
Cincinnati
Ohio
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Sisters of pain and Lilith from Arcadia Quest, painted with acrylics.

Board Game: Arcadia Quest
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10. Board Game: Relic [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:1562]
Board Game: Relic
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Tampa
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Board Game: Relic


These are all the Character busts from the Relic core game (from left-right, top-bottom: Ogryn, Commissar, Sanctioned Psyker, Canoness, Rogue Trader, Callidus Assassin, Tech-priest Enginseer, Ordo Malleus Inquisitor, Ratling Sniper, Ultramarines Captain)

Height ranges from 25-35 mm. Painted with craft acrylics.

The stands are made from LEGO bricks.
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11. Board Game: Gothic Horror: Vampire Wars [Average Rating:5.64 Unranked]
Board Game: Gothic Horror: Vampire Wars
Murray Fish
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Canberra
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Here is a pale Nosferatu from the West Wind Productions Gothic Horror: Vampire Wars range:

Front:
Board Game: Gothic Horror: Vampire Wars


Side:
Board Game: Gothic Horror: Vampire Wars


This isn't the best photo in the world but it was hard to get any sort of photo to look okay as his skin is so pale. Anyway, I rather like the miniature as a 'budget Orlock'.

He was painted with Vallejo, P3 and Foundry paints and Vallejo inks and the GW red glaze for his coat lining. Initially I didn't think much of this product but it made a bit of a difference here I feel.
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