The Golden Turtleback Painted Miniatures Contest for Miniatures Painted in April 2009 *WIN GEEK GOLD!*
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You're invited to compete in Turtleback's 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.

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 April 2009.

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

3)One entry per person. You may, however, use up to two pictures of your entry. That way you can show the front and back of the miniature(s).

Loot arrrh :

The number of thumbs an item entry receives determines the winner. Vote for as many entries as you want. In case of a tie the prize will be split.

The prizes here are increased from last month due to a generous contribution! I will award:

First place: 30
Second place: 20
Third place: 10

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!

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.

I'll start us off. Don't worry I have no chance of winning.
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1. Board Game: War of the Ring [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:131]
Board Game: War of the Ring
David Anderson
United States
Seattle
Washington
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I'm still plugging away at painting this monster.

Board Game: War of the Ring



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2. Board Game: Warhammer Quest [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:912]
Board Game: Warhammer Quest
R. Tommasi
Italy
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Board Game: Warhammer Quest


Here is my entry.The game is Warhammer Quest , but the miniatures I use to play it are actually from Heroquest and Battle Masters . The Knight in the middle is from Heroquest , but the shield is made from 2 shields from the Lord of the Rings : one Ork and one Gondor shield modded.
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3. Board Game: HeroQuest [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:576] [Average Rating:7.14 Unranked]
Board Game: HeroQuest
Simon Dunkley
United Kingdom
Chorley
Lancashire
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The fearsome Gargoyle, Painted using the Games Workshop paint range.
The game really comes alive with all the miniatures painted, well worth all the time and effort.



Please use the greenthumbsup at the bottom of the Gargoyle images
If you would like to vote.(as to keep them all in one place)
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4. Board Game: Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game [Average Rating:6.94 Overall Rank:717] [Average Rating:6.94 Unranked]
Board Game: Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game
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Board Game: Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game
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5. Board Game: Space Hulk [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:584] [Average Rating:7.47 Unranked]
Board Game: Space Hulk (Second Edition)
Berthold Nüchter
Germany
Duisburg
NRW
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Board Game: Space Hulk


This is a Genestealer miniature from Space Hulk 1st edition. As there were 20 of them to paint I used simpler, faster techniques. I painted the basic colours of the miniature with Games Workshop paints and added one layer of highlights to the purple parts by drybrushing. After that I applied Quick Shade with a big brush for shading and removed all excess pools of Quick Shade. Later I applied a silk matte varnish to reduce the gloss of the Quick Shade.
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6. Board Game: Space Hulk [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:584] [Average Rating:7.47 Unranked]
Board Game: Space Hulk
Karim CHAKROUN
France
Besancon
Franche-Comté
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This is the only mini I painted last month :

Board Game: Space Hulk
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(incidentally, it's a scratch-built C.A.T., about 15mm wide and 30mm long)
From gallery of carthaginian
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7. Board Game: Blood Bowl (Third Edition) [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:383]
Board Game: Blood Bowl (Third Edition)
Greg CZ
Hungary
BUDAPEST
Budapest
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2 converted ogres that became black orc blockers. While they were not looking, I cunningly chopped off their heads and transplanted onto new bodies.

They were painted with GW paints and washes. The goal was to reach a level of painting that looks good on the table and does not take many long evenings to complete.

Board Game: Blood Bowl (Third Edition)

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8. Board Game: Battlestations [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:2222]
Board Game: Battlestations
Paul Dale
Australia
Moggill
Queensland
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Board Game: Battlestations


The four Tentac crew members in 15mm scale.

Painted with a mixture of paints including Games Workshop, Reaper and several others.

Finished with a thick coat of gloss varnish - these miniatures are meant to be played with not stuck in a display case

- Pauli

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9. Board Game: BattleLore [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:369]
Board Game: BattleLore
Michael Dippel
Germany
Rheinhausen
Baden-Württemberg
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Some goblin reflex bows, easy and fast painted (70min per unit) and dipped with Armypainter


Board Game: BattleLore
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10. Board Game: Scotland Yard [Average Rating:6.51 Overall Rank:1279]
Board Game: Scotland Yard
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here is my latest work minis are 28 mm from copplestone I use them to replace the pawns of Scotland Yard...
thanks
Angelo
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11. Board Game: Gothic Horror: Vampire Wars [Average Rating:5.64 Unranked]
Board Game: Gothic Horror: Vampire Wars
Murray Fish
Australia
Canberra
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Here's a couple of shots of a Westwind Miniatures vampire.

This one shows the fiend prowling a graveyard in the pre-dawn light:

Board Game: Gothic Horror: Vampire Wars


While this shot shows him ready to pounce but forced to flee as dawn breaks:

Board Game: Gothic Horror: Vampire Wars


The miniature was painted with a variety of acrylics. The gravestones are from Steve Barber Models and the church is an old Hornby model railway kit.
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12. Board Game: Talisman: Revised 4th Edition [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:1503]
Board Game: Talisman: Revised 4th Edition
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