The Golden Turtleback Painted Miniature contest for miniatures painted in November 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 November 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 31 December 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
BGG Miniature painting guild, for anything miniature painting related:
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1. Board Game: Star Wars: Imperial Assault [Average Rating:8.01 Overall Rank:48]
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Murray Grelis
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Chatswood
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Imperial Guardsmen, 2 sets worth.
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2. Board Game: Arcadia Quest [Average Rating:7.70 Overall Rank:190] [Average Rating:7.70 Unranked]
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Ohio
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Arcadia Quest Spear Beastman. Transplanted onto a dragonforge base. 30mm chibi large monster. Painted with acrylic paint.
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3. Board Game: Star Wars: Imperial Assault [Average Rating:8.01 Overall Rank:48]
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So, it seems everywhere I look lately, I see Star Wars. I see Star Wars on TV, Star Wars on T-shirts, Star Wars on soup cans, chips, water bottles, ummm, miniature-painting contests! Is there like, a movie coming out soon or something?

Anyway, this month I present an AT-ST ridden by General Weiss. Painted with craft acrylics. It is the tallest mini I have ever painted -- approx. 130 mm!

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4. Board Game: Kingdom Death: Monster [Average Rating:8.64 Overall Rank:40]
Board Game: Kingdom Death: Monster
Vincent Pascaud
France
Saint Aunes
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I think it's been a couple of months since we entered something in the contest. And now we uploaded tons of stuff in November and have to chose between a plethora of Kingdom Death or Space Hulk stuff. Well I know which one is dearer to me anyway :

Board Game: Kingdom Death: Monster


Kingdom Death:Monster was such an anticipated game. The Kickstarter took place 3 years ago, a time that allowed us for one thing to drool all over the miniatures to come, and to think of ways to paint them.

The community seems to have a thing for painting this game monochromatic, which seems pretty logical. The game is dark, the board itself is quite black & whit-ish, and the abundance of PARTS that you can glue together to create your very personal Survivor makes painting them in colours a risky move.

Anyway that's a reasoning that sounded good and we went for it, just letting the lights creating colours (like a source of hope in the darkness, blahblahblah, insert philosophy here).

Those 2 guys are 2 of the starting Suvivors. They just wake up naked with no memory in a world where the floor is made of carved faces, and they immediately get attacked by a lion monster. The rest of the game - that is if you survive this encounter - is discovering the world while building your settlement and hunting Monsters to gather resources.

The miniatures are probably 32mm. The base coats have been done with an airbrush (very handy for the light effect !) and Minitaire paints. Then the regular-brush was done with Citadel paints.

This project is probably the thing we're the most happy about in our 4 years of painting. It is very dear to us.

You can see the rest of it this way =)
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5. Board Game: Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:371]
Board Game: Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery
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Göttingen - Hannover - Hamburg
Niedersachsen - Lower Saxony
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I took a longer pause of painting this minis. After about a year between the two photos I've completed these figures of Spartacus. The eyes were an annoying part for which I had to buy a new small brush.

Board Game: Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery
Nov 2015
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6. Board Game: Star Wars: Imperial Assault – R2-D2 and C-3PO Ally Pack [Average Rating:7.99 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.99 Unranked]
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Austin
Minnesota
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Ike Clanton painted by me for Wild West Exodus
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Some feisty astromechs
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7. Board Game: Cthulhu Wars [Average Rating:7.92 Overall Rank:254] [Average Rating:7.92 Unranked]
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Ze Masqued Cucumber
France
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The Dark Youngs of Shub-Niggurath, for Cthulhu Wars:
Board Game: Cthulhu Wars

Painted mostly with Vallejo Model.
Size: quite big, about 120mm total.
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8. Board Game: Mutant Chronicles Warzone Resurrection [Average Rating:7.94 Overall Rank:11287]
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enie kamozi
United States
Tewksbury
Massachusetts
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I have always wanted to participate in this contest as an amateur painter but never in time for this geek list.

My first ever entry : Painted Portable johns.

Nowhere as crisp and clean as other entries , but worth a chuckle, maybe... whistle

I painted these for Jack Vasel Memorial Fund auction 2015

Entry note: I did not know under which board game to categorize these images so I chose the other miniature game in the picture. 28mm Sci-fi building set by Novus design studio
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9. Board Game: Warhammer Age of Sigmar [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:3897] [Average Rating:6.64 Unranked]
Board Game: Warhammer Age of Sigmar
Alexandra Borges
Portugal
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Making this entering just so that there are more to see. The more the merrier, right?

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Painted mainly with vallejo. Base not made by owner request.
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