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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 July 2017. 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)
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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 August 2017. 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 all 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: Song of Drums and Shakos [Average Rating:7.52 Overall Rank:9716]
Board Game: Song of Drums and Shakos
Murray Fish
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Austrian skirmishers of the Napoleonic era:

Board Game: Song of Drums and Shakos


Board Game: Song of Drums and Shakos


These miniatures were painted using Foundry, Vallejo and P3 paints as well as Vallejo and old old GW inks.
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2. Board Game: The Others: 7 Sins – Apocalypse Expansion [Average Rating:7.88 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.88 Unranked]
Board Game: The Others: 7 Sins – Apocalypse Expansion
Paul Nojima
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The Horseman of War.

Vallejo Model/Game Color and some GW shades used.

Board Game: The Others


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3. Board Game: Runewars Miniatures Game [Average Rating:7.68 Overall Rank:2645]
Board Game: Runewars Miniatures Game
Kyle
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Toronto
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Although I really like how Hawthorne came out, I'm still very very happy with the second golem, the 'amethyst' golem. Still need to improve my miniature photog game.

So I'm going to follow last month's golem, with more golem, so I can have golem in my golem. The added bit is Ardus' head (undead hero), and I've reposed it from stock.

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Colours are VMC violet and blue violet, only 1 layer each, as glaze on a darker 2:1 black to violet base for the rock, edges traced in white. Swiping the gradients with the glaze. Metals are black+ battlefield brown (P3), battlefield brown, bronze (VMC), old gold, gold (VMC), and Natural steel to silveR (VMC, greatcoat grey (p3, absolutely awesome blue-grey) and black shades. Purple is black and hexed lichen (VGC) to warlord purple (VGC). Overall very happy with the crystal effect, especially considering how easy it was.
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4. Board Game: Kings of War [Average Rating:7.84 Overall Rank:3935]
Board Game: Kings of War (Second Edition)
I took a break from Elves and painted up some recently purchased Orcs instead for my fantasy armies (I'm trying to stick to my rule of painting new miniatures first before getting new ones and filling in the between time with older miniatures).

I've chosen my Orc Godspeaker (a wizard) because I like the colours on it. I wanted it to have some bright wizard contrasts but not be clean (it is an orc still). I went with a golden staff and blue cloak, but the cloak is to be really faded and dirty. The rest of the orc is brown to tone it down. I liked the end result and I liked the miniature (a Mantic model, which normally have poor proportions to the limbs but work out fine with this model).

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From gallery of EyeLost


Vallejo paints, Army Painter washes.
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5. Board Game: Zombicide: Black Plague – Huntsman Pack [Average Rating:8.08 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.08 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.08 Unranked]
Board Game: Zombicide: Black Plague – Huntsman Pack
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Cincinnati
Ohio
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Here is Grin from Zombicide:Black Plague. I think these are 28mm? He's painted with various acrylic paints.

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6. Board Game: Blood Bowl (2016 Edition) [Average Rating:8.06 Overall Rank:486]
Board Game: Blood Bowl (2016 Edition)
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Belgium
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Board Game: Blood Bowl (2016 Edition)


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Painted with mix of Vallejo and army painter paint.
Shading is done with quickshade (strong tone) from army painter.
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7. Board Game: Hordes [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:2885] [Average Rating:7.55 Unranked]
Board Game: Hordes
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Board Game: Hordes

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The mighty Mountain King and 10 Troll Whelps

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To look upon a mountain king is to see the primal essence of the troll: hunger, rage, and the strength of nature. - Iron Kingdoms Lore
The Mountain King is a restic and white metal "miniature" by Privateer Press
Size is about 175mm
The base is made by Tabletop Art Studio.
Painted with Army Painter products.

This is by far the largest miniature I have painted.
I also magnetized the base so the king and the whelps can be detached both for gameplay and transportation reasons.

More pictures can be found here: Item for Geeklist "Fingercolors of Madness - Dasambis descent into painting"
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8. Board Game: Nemo's War (Second Edition) [Average Rating:7.97 Overall Rank:258]
Board Game: Nemo's War (Second Edition)
Scott Everts
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Foothill Ranch
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My painting has really dropped off the past few months. But did get this banged out. Pretty easy one. Used mostly Army Painter colors though I mixed the base color with some Vallejo to try to match the line color on the game board.

Board Game: Nemo's War (Second Edition)
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9. Board Game: Miscellaneous Miniatures Game Accessory [Average Rating:7.61 Unranked]
Board Game: Miscellaneous Miniatures Game Accessory
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Palo Alto
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Drake, from the Savage World's Sixth Gun RPG miniatures set.

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10. Board Game: Star Wars: Imperial Assault – Rebel Troopers Ally Pack [Average Rating:7.78 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.78 Unranked]
Board Game: Star Wars: Imperial Assault – Rebel Troopers Ally Pack
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Pennsylvania
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A small band of Rebel Troopers happy they landed a role in Disney's recent blockbuster, but desperately hoping that heavy breathing is because someone set up a CPAP too close to a comlink...

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Ally pack (x2) from Star Wars: Imperial Assault. Paints and washes from Vallejo Game Color line. A few heavily thinned glazes were used for subtle shading on some of the lighter apparel elements. I used so much Glaze medium they actually took a few days to dry in some areas!

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11. Board Game: Space Hulk (Third Edition) [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:326]
Board Game: Space Hulk (Third Edition)
Alexandra Borges
Portugal
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Done mostly with vallejo paints and gloss finish to give it a gooey look.

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12. Board Game: Zombicide: Black Plague [Average Rating:7.68 Overall Rank:183] [Average Rating:7.68 Unranked]
Board Game: Zombicide: Black Plague
Some more Zombicide, this month it's Clovis.

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From gallery of Farydia


He was mostly metal, so I used Burnt Iron as a base, then duraluminium and chrome as successive highlights. The shield and scabbard is the same, but then coated with transparent blue.
The coat is airbrushed to get a faded and dusty look towards the rim.
I had some trouble with getting the lighting so that the metal looked like metal on the picture, I hope it now transfers ok on most screens.
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13. Board Game: Star Wars: Imperial Assault – Jawa Scavenger Villain Pack [Average Rating:8.06 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.06 Unranked]
Board Game: Star Wars: Imperial Assault – Jawa Scavenger Villain Pack
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Austin
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Board Game: Star Wars: Imperial Assault – Jabba's Realm


Painted mostly with Citadel paints, bases have coarse pumice added to it.
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14. 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)
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First try at using acrylic mediums with the paints. I wanted to try wet blending. It was a lot of fun, I'm not sure how much I was doing it the right way; the paint sometimes seemed to dry too quickly and apply more of a dry brush. I also tried to using bluer shades on the shadows and orange / yellow shades on the top / highlights. I'm not sure that comes across the way I'd hoped, but I think it looks OK. Some of the orange highlights are quite splotchy. Those were attempts at glazes with the mediums.

Used Citadel paints and Vallejo mediums. Retarder Medium, Glaze Medium, and Thinner Medium.

Basing is still fun!
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15. Board Game: Conan [Average Rating:7.70 Overall Rank:487] [Average Rating:7.70 Unranked]
Board Game: Conan
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16. Board Game: Lobotomy [Average Rating:7.26 Overall Rank:3155]
Board Game: Lobotomy
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