The Golden Turtleback Painted Miniature contest for miniatures painted in January 2016. 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 January 2016. 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 29 February 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
BGG Miniature painting guild, for anything miniature painting related:
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1. Board Game: Zombicide Season 2: Prison Outbreak [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:607] [Average Rating:7.39 Unranked]
Board Game: Zombicide Season 2: Prison Outbreak
Murray Fish
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Canberra
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Shannon survivor and zombivor.

Front:

Board Game: Zombicide Season 2: Prison Outbreak


Rear:

Board Game: Zombicide Season 2: Prison Outbreak


Shannon was painted using Vallejo and P3 paints and Vallejo inks and (old) GW washes.
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2. Board Game: Blood Rage [Average Rating:8.00 Overall Rank:33]
Board Game: Blood Rage
Marcel
Germany
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From gallery of dasambi

The Wolf Clan from Blood Rage. Painted using brushes with Army Painter Warpaints and Inks.

Not my game, but I was allowed to help with painting.
I didn't do anything to the bases, as they will be based together with the other wolf clan models.
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3. Board Game: Specter Ops [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:555] [Average Rating:7.23 Unranked]
Board Game: Specter Ops
United States
Pennsylvania
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From gallery of Stratagon


From gallery of Stratagon


Miniatures from Specter Ops. Painted with Vallejo Game Color acrylic paints and washes. Airbrush and traditional brushes used.
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4. Board Game: Cthulhu Wars [Average Rating:7.92 Overall Rank:253] [Average Rating:7.92 Unranked]
Board Game: Cthulhu Wars
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France
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Nyarlathotep playing air bass guitar.

Board Game: Cthulhu Wars


Size : About 120mm from tentacles to... thing. It's a big-ature rather than a miniature (pic best viewed in "large")

Painted mostly with Vallejo Model.
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5. Board Game: Arcadia Quest: Nibbles [Average Rating:8.05 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.05 Unranked]
Board Game: Arcadia Quest: Nibbles
Rick S
United States
Cincinnati
Ohio
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Here is the killer bunny from Arcadia Quest, IT hits the scale in the 30mm chibi class. This monster was painted with acrylic paints and re-fitted onto a Dragon Forge base.
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Board Game: De Bellis Antiquitatis: Quick Play Wargame Rules with Army Lists for Ancient and Medieval Battles
Andreas Johansson
Sweden
Linköping
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From gallery of Orcoteuthis


15mm figures by Donnington, painted primarily with Vallejo paints.
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7. Board Game: Star Wars: Imperial Assault – General Weiss Villain Pack [Average Rating:7.93 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.93 Unranked]
Board Game: Star Wars: Imperial Assault – General Weiss Villain Pack
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Austin
Minnesota
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Ike Clanton painted by me for Wild West Exodus
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Board Game: Star Wars: Imperial Assault – General Weiss Villain Pack


General Weiss from Imperial Assault painted with mostly Citadel paints.
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