The Golden Turtleback Painted Miniature contest for miniatures painted in April 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 April 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 May 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 !



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1. Board Game: Cthulhu Wars [Average Rating:7.92 Overall Rank:254] [Average Rating:7.92 Unranked]
Board Game: Cthulhu Wars
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I painted several things last month but here's the one I'm most happy with.
Asenath Waite 1st Player Marker for Cthulhu Wars.

Board Game: Cthulhu Wars

It's about 50mm tall (pic best viewed in "large").
Painted mostly with Vallejo Model.

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2. Board Game: Star Wars: Imperial Assault [Average Rating:8.01 Overall Rank:48]
Board Game: Star Wars: Imperial Assault
Murray Grelis
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Chatswood
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I painted a bunch of Star Wars: Imperial Assault stuff last month. This one photographed the best I think.

From gallery of Muzza


From gallery of Muzza


A mix of Vallejo and Army Painter. I used a texture medium on the base.
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3. Board Game: Tokaido Collector's Edition [Average Rating:7.70 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.70 Unranked]
Board Game: Tokaido Collector's Edition
Jack Francisco
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Cumberland
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This was my biggest project I had ever undertaken (before Black Plague), but I had forgotten to post the pics until April. These have a funny story behind them. I accidentally pledged for the unpainted set, so when it came I was gutted. SO MANY figures to paint. I set my nose to the grindstone and plugged away. My main goal was to finish all of the figures before my friends' painted sets came in from Fun Forge. Mission accomplished!

Edit - I think I linked my gallery images, but they are the same as the submitted ones. I'm just a pinhead.

Edit 2 - I can't read, apparently. Removed extra images. Told ya, I'm a pinhead. shake

Edit 3 - Added closeup of one of my faves. He isn't fancy, but I like the way he came out.

Edit 4 - Removed said closeup as it violated another of the stated rules. Sheesh, what is wrong with me? DO NOT answer that!

The usual Vallejo paints at work here.

From gallery of senorcoo
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4. Board Game: Firestorm Taskforce Starter Set: Terran Alliance vs. Dindrenzi Federation [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked]
Board Game: Firestorm Taskforce Starter Set: Terran Alliance vs. Dindrenzi Federation
Giles Pritchard
Australia
Shepparton
Victoria
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Firestorm Taskforce by Spartan Games

These are Dindrenzi Light Frigates...

Board Game: Firestorm Taskforce Starter Set: Terran Alliance vs. Dindrenzi Federation


Board Game: Firestorm Taskforce Starter Set: Terran Alliance vs. Dindrenzi Federation



These were painted with a mix of Army Painter and Vallejo paints.

They are painted quite simply because they are pretty small space ships (by Firestorm standards).
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5. Board Game: Arcadia Quest: Leeroy [Average Rating:7.75 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.75 Unranked]
Board Game: Arcadia Quest: Leeroy
Rick S
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Cincinnati
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There's only one person to take on this crowd...

LEEEEROY!!!!

From gallery of bigblock75


30mm(chibi), re-based on a dragonforge "Sanctuary" base.
Painted with my usual mix of acrylic paints.
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6. Board Game: Drake: The Dragon Wargame [Average Rating:2.67 Unranked]
Board Game: Drake: The Dragon Wargame
A Drake miniature but a How to Train Your Dragon painting inspiration.

From gallery of EyeLost


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Brush painted with Vallejo. Added extra spikes on the tail to make it appear more as a Deadly Nadder. The base has been worked up with layers of Gesso to look like water crashing onto rocks. I could have gone higher with the foam on it to get a better effect but I was keen to get onto my next project.
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7. Board Game: The Witches: A Discworld Game [Average Rating:6.14 Overall Rank:3757]
Board Game: The Witches: A Discworld Game
Marcel
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Board Game Accessory: Świat Dysku: Wiedźmy – Sabat Czarownic


Tiffany Aching, witch in training.

She is from the Coven of Witches made by Micro Art Studio as improvement of the original pawns and stands at about 30mm including base.

As usual painted with Army Painter Warpaints.

The whole set can be found here, but I think this one came out best.

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Some people think that “coven” is a word for a group of witches, and it’s true that’s what the dictionary says. But the real word for a group of witches is an “argument.” - Terry Pratchett, "Wintersmith"
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8. Board Game: DBMM Army Lists Book 1: 3000 BC to 500 BC [Average Rating:8.81 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.81 Unranked]
Board Game: DBMM Army Lists Book 1: 3000 BC to 500 BC
Andreas Johansson
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Linköping
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More Hurrian chariots:

From gallery of Orcoteuthis


As usual, 15mm figures by Chariot, paints and basing materials by various.
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9. Board Game: Ghostbusters: The Board Game [Average Rating:6.44 Overall Rank:3677] [Average Rating:6.44 Unranked]
Board Game: Ghostbusters: The Board Game
Geir Erik Ø
Norway
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Some ghost. I sprayed them and painted to to let some of the transparent plastic show. I belive it mede them more ghostlike. And it was quicker to paint whistle

Board Game: Ghostbusters: The Board Game
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10. Board Game: Talisman (Revised 4th Edition): The Cataclysm Expansion [Average Rating:7.73 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.73 Unranked]
Board Game: Talisman (Revised 4th Edition): The Cataclysm Expansion
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Helsinki
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Board Game: Talisman (Revised 4th Edition): The Cataclysm Expansion

Two of the new playable characters for post-apocalyptic Talisman (Scavenger and Mutant).
I just counted 69 playable characters. Maybe I'll stop buying expansions when I hit 100.
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11. Board Game: Kingdom Death: Monster – Snow the Savior [Average Rating:8.18 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.18 Unranked]
Board Game: Kingdom Death: Monster – Snow the Savior
Vincent Pascaud
France
Saint Aunes
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Snow the Savior.

She's a 35mm resin miniature, and while Kingdom Death has us used us to darker themes, this child seems pretty happy to wander this terrible world with her pink cloak.

Board Game: Kingdom Death: Monster – Snow the Savior


Painted with Citadel paints.

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12. Board Game: Confrontation [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:4023]
Board Game: Confrontation
Sam ko
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A piece of scenery from thminiatures that I will use for Confrontation :

From gallery of Samko


Painted with vallejo paints and GW washes.
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13. Board Game: Tail Feathers [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:3050] [Average Rating:7.06 Unranked]
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Michael Jordal
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Austin
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Board Game: Tail Feathers


My favorite model from this game. So much fun to paint!
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14. Board Game: Super Dungeon Explore: Von Drakk Manor Level [Average Rating:7.64 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.64 Unranked]
Board Game: Super Dungeon Explore: Von Drakk Manor Level
Board Game: Super Dungeon Explore: Von Drakk Manor Level

The heroes from SDE Caverns of Roxxor and Von Drakk Manor expansion.
Painted with Citadel and Vallejo.
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15. Board Game: Necromunda [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:1209]
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Portland
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I've been lurking on Necromunda and terrain sites for awhile. Last month I found a friend who also wanted to try Necromunda, so I tried my hand at making some terrain.

This piece started out as some HexBug terrain and this motorized elevator for a building system like Erector set. I was able to chop alot of it up and then cobble it together into what I'd like to think a decent building you might find in the hive.
Board Game: Necromunda


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I probably spent about 15-18 hours on it. 5 alone in painting after priming it. We've had two games on it already and I'm gonna work on some more.

Also need to paint my crew (Van Saars). I've used some Marro Warriors from Heroscape Master Set: Rise of the Valkyrie as stand-ins for the photo.

If anyone wants to see any before/after pics and some of the process, I posted it here Custom Necromunda terrain/buildings.

Thanks for looking!
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