The Golden Turtleback Painted Miniature contest for miniatures painted in December 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 December 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 January 2016. 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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Ike Clanton painted by me for Wild West Exodus
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I was really happy with the way the skin turned out on these hired guns.
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Here is my troll from Arcadia Quest. 30mm chibi medium sized monster. Painted in my usual mix of acrylics.
From gallery of bigblock75

I even have a second image for a change.
From gallery of bigblock75
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3. Board Game: Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game – The Force Awakens Core Set [Average Rating:7.81 Overall Rank:466] [Average Rating:7.81 Unranked]
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Black Leader reporting in! Seems like an appropriate submission since December was Star Wars month, and I think there was some kind of holiday in there too.

From gallery of Stratagon


From gallery of Stratagon


Poe Dameron's T-70 X-wing (with BB-8!) from the X-wing Miniatures Force Awakens Core Set. Painted with airbrush and brush using Vallejo Game Color and washes.
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Chatswood
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I finished off a lot of Star Wars stuff last month. So much so that I wasn't sure what to post here. I didn't know whether to go for the best painted or the best photographed (the photography was all so-so). So I've gone for neither. This is the silliest... i like silly.
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5. Board Game Publisher: Reaper Miniatures
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Two reaper mouslings. Painted them for my daughter.
Used Army Painter Warpaints and brushes.

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Elementalist (from City expansion) and Jin Blooded (from Firelands expansion.) Painted with craft acrylics. Scale is 28mm I think. Thanks for looking!
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Slowly but surely, I'm seeing the light at the end of the tunnel for my CW base box painting.

Here's the first Great Old One, King in Yellow :

Board Game: Cthulhu Wars


Size is about 60mm.
Painted mostly with Vallejo Model (if you're curious I've done a step-by-step here, with all the colours used etc).


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Cropwell Bishop
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it's been a few months since I entered anything and I think it's time to get back on the horse so to speak.

Board Game: Hordes of the Things


A set of 15mm Elves based for Hordes of the Things 2nd Ed. 24 army points in total.

From gallery of Tadpoleface


I think this one is my favourite, something about the dappled grey horse shes on worked very well, possibly worth a look in large ( the griffin is a close second)

More images can be found in my equally neglected blog....
3 Months later

As ever pained with Vallejo paints with some dry pigments for aging the trappers worn by the lance knight horses.
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9. 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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This Flower Witch is a Kingdom Death model (while she's definitely canon to the game world, she may or may not appear in a later Kingdom Death: Monster expansion).

She's in scale with the rest of the range (35mm) though she's taller than regular humans, being a witch and all. She's closer to 52mm herself.

From gallery of Vinsssounet


From gallery of Vinsssounet


It's probably one the most delicate model we painted. Fine details everywhere.
It was a nice experience that pushed us trying to do her a base that would suit her nicely. We never really worked on bases before, not to that extent. Our first instinct was to look online for decorative elements for basing, which wasn't very fruitful, and then Roolz saved the day suggesting to just go outside and gather stuff from mother nature.

She's painted with Citadel paints.
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Board Game: Malifaux (Second Edition)
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Eagan
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My first entry, and first model painted in several years
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