The Golden Turtleback Painted Miniature contest for miniatures painted in May 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 May 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 30 June 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. New contestants will be notified beforehand so that they can edit their 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: Zombicide Survivor: Dakota [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked]
Board Game: Zombicide Survivor: Dakota
Murray Fish
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Canberra
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I managed to get a bit of brush-time last month and surprised myself by finishing two survivors from Zombicide. Here's Dakota, a tough gaolbird who is doomed to spend the apocalypse on a forlorn quest to find a shirt that fits:

Board Game: Zombicide Survivor: Dakota


Board Game: Zombicide Survivor: Dakota


The miniature was painted with Vallejo, P3 and (old) Foundry paints and Secret Weapon, (old) GW and Vallejo washes. I also used the Tamiya transparent red.
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2. 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
Murray Grelis
Australia
Chatswood
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From gallery of Muzza


I painted a lot of Star Wars minis in May and was torn about which to post here. I chose this group because I was particularly happy at how the whites came out. I used Vallejo whites and greys, followed by Army Painter washes for the most part.
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3. Board Game: Arcadia Quest [Average Rating:7.70 Overall Rank:189] [Average Rating:7.70 Unranked]
Board Game: Arcadia Quest
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Cincinnati
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Here is my Arcadia Quest spear beastman conversion.
Painted with acrylic paints
From gallery of bigblock75
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4. Board Game: Battle Masters [Average Rating:6.29 Overall Rank:3086]
Board Game: Battle Masters
Part of a regiment of Fleabag riders being painted up for Kings of War. I used some old GW command unit and a bunch of Battle Masters goblin wolf riders for the rest of this unit. These photo's show the front rank including details of the standard bearer.

Front Rank

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Standard Bearer detail

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Painted by brush with Vallejo Game Colour paints.
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5. Board Game: Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) [Average Rating:7.68 Overall Rank:122]
Board Game: Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition)
In May, I finished painting the 8 base heroes for Descent. I think this is the one that photographed the best. It was a lot of fun.

Board Game: Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition)
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6. Board Game: Hordes [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:2879] [Average Rating:7.55 Unranked]
Board Game: Hordes
Marcel
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Skaldi Bonehammer, Trollkin champion from the north

This guy made me buy and paint a whole unit of Trollkin Champions so I can use him as a unit attachement.
He is the first metal miniature I painted and packs a nice punch when used as a projectile...

Manufactured by Privateer Press he measures about 50mm (including his keg of course...), just large enough to hammer those puny humans.

As usual I painted him with Army Painter Warpaints.

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"I live for sport, and there is no greater contest in this life than battle." - Skaldi Bonehammer
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7. Board Game: Grand Austria Hotel [Average Rating:7.86 Overall Rank:85]
Board Game: Grand Austria Hotel
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Sherman Oaks
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8. Board Game: Kingdom Death: Monster – Xmaxe Promo [Average Rating:7.92 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.92 Unranked]
Board Game: Kingdom Death: Monster – Xmaxe Promo
Vincent Pascaud
France
Saint Aunes
Herault
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A promo miniature for Kingdom Death: Monster, including the X-Maxe weapon playable in-game.

The miniature herself is 52mm in scale, painted with Citadel paints. Being a pinup, she gets the... physical qualities expected from KD Pinups.

I believe her to be slaying a Mimic Christmas Sack.

Board Game: Kingdom Death: Monster – Xmaxe Promo
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9. Board Game: Star Wars: Armada – Rogues and Villains Expansion Pack [Average Rating:8.00 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.00 Unranked]
Board Game: Star Wars: Armada – Rogues and Villains Expansion Pack
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Pennsylvania
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I painted seven batches of these tiny ships last month. Here is one set.
From gallery of Stratagon

From gallery of Stratagon


Paints used are Vallejo Game Color and washes. Not sure of the exact scale, but the penny should help...
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10. Board Game: Confrontation [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:4022]
Board Game: Confrontation
Sam ko
France
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Khaurik's Guard 3 (ogre soldier from Cadwallon army), Rackham, 28mm scale.

Board Game: Confrontation

Painted mostly with vallejo paints and GW washes (with also GW paint for the gloves and boots base layer, and Rackham paints for the bottle).
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Board Game: De Bellis Antiquitatis: Quick Play Wargame Rules with Army Lists for Ancient and Medieval Battles
David Forteza
Spain
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MADRID
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III/52 West Frankish/ Norman army

All minis are Baueda. Really nice sculpts (REALLY looking forward to their Marian romans). Flags are from little big men studios.

Bases are a mix of Ziterdes flock and Mininatur tufts.

All the colors are Vallejo and Citadel washes.

Now on to my next project a War of the Roses and Spartan armies (DBA) and a Tercio

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12. 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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Yet another CW mini (or rather, maxi).

Yog-Sothoth, the Opener of the Way, a.k.a. "the pile of shitte" (in a good way). It was not an easy sculpt to paint, simply due to its shape.
This guy marks the end of me painting the CW factions I own. About time!
I still have expansion material in the works though.

Board Game: Cthulhu Wars


As all Great Old Ones, it's very big, so you have to clcik & view it in "large" to have a feel of how it looks in the flesh (ahem).

Painted mostly with Vallejo Model.
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13. Board Game: Mice and Mystics [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:330] [Average Rating:7.30 Unranked]
Board Game: Mice and Mystics
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France
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This is the 3D board I have made for mice and mystics.
It took about 2 years of work. Almost everything is hand made (execpt the carpet and wine bottles).

Board Game: Mice and Mystics


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Board Game: Mice and Mystics


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Painted with cheap acrylic paint (about half a litre of black paint ) and some citadel paints
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14. Board Game: Tail Feathers [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:3050] [Average Rating:7.06 Unranked]
Board Game: Tail Feathers
Michael Jordal
United States
Austin
Minnesota
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Board Game: Tail Feathers


Snag on Chumjaw painted for Tail Feathers with mostly Citadel paints.
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15. Board Game: Arcadia Quest [Average Rating:7.70 Overall Rank:189] [Average Rating:7.70 Unranked]
Board Game: Arcadia Quest
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Cumberland
Rhode Island
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Finally got the AQ Orcs done. Back to Zombicide Black Plague now that the 2nd wave has come in!

Board Game: Arcadia Quest
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16. Board Game: Shadows of Brimstone: City of the Ancients [Average Rating:7.96 Overall Rank:393] [Average Rating:7.96 Unranked]
Board Game: Shadows of Brimstone: City of the Ancients
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Tewksbury
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The Nun and Drifter from Shadows of Brimstone .

Nun is the alternative character sculpt of Hero class Preacher.
Drifter is a new hero class, both from the kickstarter version of the game.

Paints used : Reaper
Primer : p3 white
Bases are Malifaux game clear bases in lieu of the black ones provided.


Board Game: Shadows of Brimstone: City of the Ancients

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17. Board Game: Blood Bowl: Living Rulebook [Average Rating:7.85 Overall Rank:342]
Board Game: Blood Bowl: Living Rulebook
Geir Erik Ø
Norway
Sandnes
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Board Game: Blood Bowl: Living Rulebook


I just started playing in a blood bowl league and I saw some need for some Star Players and a beastman zombie. Great to use my bit bow again.
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