Painted Miniatures Contest for February 2009 *WIN GEEK GOLD!*
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You're invited to compete in Turtleback's first monthly game miniature painting contest!

Week after week I see terrific hand painted game miniatures. They are very inspiring to me and I would like to hold a contest for the best of the best. If this catches on I look forward to holding a contest monthly.

This contest is simple:

1)Add the game of the miniature you painted as an item to this list.

2)Add the picture of your painted miniature in the comment section for that game.

(use the format [imageid=xxxxxmedium] where xxxxx is the id of the picture)

That way people will be able to better judge your work. Medium should be sufficient please do not use large.

3)Feel free to share any special techniques used in the painting of the miniature.

(not required)

Rules yuk :

1)The image you submit must be from February 2009.

2)You are the artist. Do not submit miniatures that have been painted by someone else.

3)One entry per person.

Loot arrrh :

The number of thumbs item entries receive determine the winner. Vote for as many entries as you want. In case of a tie the prize will be split.

The prizes here are somewhat modest as this is from my own personal supply of Geek Gold. I will award:

First place: 20
Second place: 10
Third place: 5

Judging at the end of the month.

Tips to this geeklist will help support future contests.

Please give this geeklist a thumb to help get it to the front page. The more contestants the better!

Also, be sure to click on the image and give thumbs to the miniatures' image you like the best!

And don't forget to click on the images you like and give the actual images thumbs up as well!

The images will be arranged alphabetically by the name of the game entry.

A tip of the hat to:

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for inspiring me to create this contest.

I'll start us off. Don't worry I have no chance of winning.



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1. Board Game: Battle Cry [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:890]
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Dan Becker
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Austin
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I've been painting up a mess of minis for a 28 mm scale Battle Cry game. I haven't finished the minis yet, but when I do I will post some photos here. In the meantime, here are some that I did finish.
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Edit: No special technique. Just prime, block in colors with Vallejo acrylic, sponge on some MinWax Tudor satin, and prime with Testor's Dullcote. Bases are steel with sand and flocking.
Edit: Removed photos to get down to one entry.
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2. Board Game: Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game [Average Rating:7.74 Overall Rank:81]
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Nothing special, just acrylic paint and some small brushes.
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3. Board Game: De Bellis Antiquitatis: Quick Play Wargame Rules with Army Lists for Ancient and Medieval Battles [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:2462] [Average Rating:7.29 Unranked]
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4. Board Game: Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:1293]
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Used magic dip method.
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5. Board Game: Hordes: Evolution [Average Rating:7.83 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.83 Unranked]
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thanks for the invitation, This is Kromac The Ravenous, a beat stick warlock from Hordes:Evolution anyway this is my first hordes model and first painting attempt on it, using mostly Citadel paints and washes and some Tamiya paints

Hope you can enjoy it
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6. Board Game: Mighty Empires: Warhammer Expansion [Average Rating:5.65 Unranked] [Average Rating:5.65 Unranked]
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1. In entering this item, I'm assuming that you class these as "miniatures".

2. Primed all 48 tiles with GW Chaos Black aerosol spray.

3. Painted all 96 "faces" with Citadel acrylics.

4. Wet-brushed the mountain ranges with Granite, then Dheneb Stone, and then dry brushed with Skull white.

5. Whole project took bluddy ages!





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7. Board Game: Moto Grand Prix [Average Rating:6.30 Overall Rank:5601]
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8. Board Game: Talisman: Revised 4th Edition [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:1504]
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The technique used was just white spray primer(GW), base coat with a few lights (Vallejo), QuickShade wash (brush, not dipped) from Army Painter and finally a matt varnish spray touch to remove the gloss effect. Pretty quick job, actually.
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9. Board Game: A Touch of Evil: The Supernatural Game [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:1010]
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Murray Grelis
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Chatswood
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"Alas poor Yorrick, somethings eaten the bugger!"
Victor Danforth waxes theatrical.



I've already entered this into the monthly photo contest and was tempted to enter one of my other pics here instead but I think this is the best painted of my Feb pics.
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10. Board Game: Warhammer Quest: Lair of the Orc Lord [Average Rating:7.62 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.62 Unranked]
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Wolfgang Zelller
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Thanks for the invitation to this contest.

I have uploaded many miniature pics in february and so it wasn't easy to make a choice between them. I decided for this one since the miniatures uploaded to an expansion never get that much attention compared to ones uploaded to the base game.

Now I don't paint my miniatures for contests or showcase, but mainly for playing, so I guess there will be many better entries here.

Still I hope you enjoy it. If you do, you are of course invited to have a look at my image collection with many other samples.
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11. Board Game: Warhammer: The Mass Combat Fantasy Roleplaying Game (1st Edition) [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:1940]
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Roy Hasson
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What a wonderful idea for a contest! Here is my contribution.
It is my Bretonnian men at arms, with a couple of Hirst Arts buildings
behind them.

I spray painted these with a white undercoat, then used Games Workshop
paints and inks to paint them. The main color scheme for the standard guys
was snakebite leather, goblin green, bestial brown and black for their
clothes. The shields were painted enchanted blue and blood red.

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12. Board Game: Warmaster Ancients [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:7087]
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Christian Jorgensen
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Auckland
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These little guys are Bacchus 6mm Imperial Romans. I had wanted to paint a whole army, but I couldn't get anyone else at the local club hooked. So alone they sit, at the back of the draw where my Babylon 5 ships live. It's kind of a pity, because the whole mass effect look you get from 6mm minies is awesome.
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