The Golden Turtleback Painted Miniature contest for miniatures painted in February 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 February 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 31 March 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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1. Board Game: Gladiator: The Game of Deadly Arena Combat in Ancient Rome [Average Rating:6.57 Unranked]
Board Game: Gladiator: The Game of Deadly Arena Combat in Ancient Rome
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Board Game: Gladiator: The Game of Deadly Arena Combat in Ancient Rome


Board Game: Gladiator: The Game of Deadly Arena Combat in Ancient Rome


The senator in the toga with the broad purple stripe is from Foundry while his two hangers-on are from Crusader. I think they work as a group as the senator looks nasty, venal and thoroughly untrustworthy (like a true politician) while one member of his retinue is urging his fighter on while the other is sulking as his chap is on the wrong end of a defeat. I also like the way the 28mm Crusader miniatures look bulkier and stronger than their 25mm boss (or possibly owner) without any of it being out of scale.

They were painted with Vallejo, Foundry and P3 paints and Vallejo washes and inks.
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2. Board Game: Warhammer: The Mass Combat Fantasy Roleplaying Game (1st Edition) [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:1958]
Board Game: Warhammer: The Game of Fantasy Battles (6th Edition Boxed Set)
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Classic Warhammer Fantasy Night Goblin Regiment. These beauties were sculpted by Kev Adams back from the golden days of Warhammer.

I used Citadel colors to paint them.

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3. Board Game Publisher: Reaper Miniatures
Board Game Publisher: Reaper Miniatures
Marcel
Germany
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RPG Publisher: Reaper Miniatures


Reaper Miniatures Spirit of the Forest (77184). Height is about 60mm.
Basing with Reaper 60mm bases, Milliput, Vallejo Still Water and some flock/grass.
Painted with brushes, Army Painter Warpaints and inks.

Incidentally, this is exactly my 100th miniature. whistle
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4. Board Game: Star Wars: Imperial Assault – Return to Hoth [Average Rating:8.44 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.44 Unranked]
Board Game: Star Wars: Imperial Assault – Return to Hoth
United States
Pennsylvania
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Rebel heroes from Star Wars: Imperial Assault - Return to Hoth

Board Game: Star Wars: Imperial Assault – Return to Hoth


From gallery of Stratagon


Paints and washes used are Vallejo Game Color. There is also a hint of baking soda in there.
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5. Board Game: Kingdom Death: Monster – Survivor Candy & Cola Promo Miniature [Average Rating:8.07 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.07 Unranked]
Board Game: Kingdom Death: Monster – Survivor Candy & Cola Promo Miniature
Vincent Pascaud
France
Saint Aunes
Herault
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A fitting miniature for Valentine's month, with a cleavage the shape of a heart heart

Candy & Cola is a crossover miniature linking Kingdom Death Monster & the iconic Candy & Cola characters, mascots from Soda Pop Miniatures. She's a bit different in style from the other KD: Monster miniatures.

Board Game: Kingdom Death: Monster – Survivor Candy & Cola Promo Miniature


She's 35mm in hard plastic, painted with Citadel paints.
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6. 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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Board Game: Cthulhu Wars


Size: 130mm high. Like all CW' great old ones minis, it's big (so as usual it's best viewed in "large").
Painted mostly with Vallejo Model.
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7. Board Game: Arcadia Quest: Beyond the Grave [Average Rating:8.31 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.31 Unranked]
Board Game: Arcadia Quest: Beyond the Grave
Rick S
United States
Cincinnati
Ohio
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Here are Chaz, and Darren, the brothers black from Arcadia Quest's Beyond the Grave expansion. They are painted with acrylic paints and my new Winsor & Newton series 7 brushes.

From gallery of bigblock75


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8. Board Game: Churchill [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:618]
Board Game: Churchill
Frank Strauss
Germany
Berlin
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I simply had to replace the wooden blocks in this game with painted minis of the big three:
Board Game: Churchill


Painted with a mix of Citadel, Valejo, GW and Penny Shop Acrylics.
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9. Board Game: Mage Knight Board Game [Average Rating:8.10 Overall Rank:27]
Board Game: Mage Knight Board Game
Tomas
Finland
Helsinki
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Board Game: Mage Knight Board Game


Mage Knight repaint. Figures ~28mm.
I didn't plan to paint these, but it has quickly become one of my favourite solo games, so even a relatively fast paint job makes them look much better.
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10. Board Game: Battle Cry: 150th Civil War Anniversary Edition [Average Rating:7.63 Overall Rank:1352]
Board Game: Battle Cry: 150th Civil War Anniversary Edition
Michael Jordal
United States
Austin
Minnesota
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Board Game: Battle Cry: 150th Civil War Anniversary Edition

A confederate cavalry unit.
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