The Golden Turtleback Painted Miniatures Contest for Miniatures Painted in May 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 May 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 I will award (ties will be split):

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: Talisman (Revised 4th Edition): The Dungeon Expansion [Average Rating:7.34 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.34 Unranked]
Board Game: Talisman (Revised 4th Edition): The Dungeon Expansion
David Anderson
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Seattle
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With the new addition to our family (Holiday Rose born April 16th our first!) I haven't had as much time to paint. I was able to get these done though.

Board Game: Talisman (Revised 4th Edition): The Dungeon Expansion




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2. Board Game: Descent: Journeys in the Dark [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:386]
Board Game: Descent: Journeys in the Dark
Mirza
Canada
Brooks
Alberta
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This was my third attempt at painting a miniature and I'm still learning but this sounds like fun so count me in.

From gallery of refinery


Board Game: Descent: Journeys in the Dark
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3. Board Game: Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game [Average Rating:6.94 Overall Rank:720] [Average Rating:6.94 Unranked]
Board Game: Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game
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This is one of my earlier attempts at painting the LNoE minis. Click on the thumbnail if you want to see a bit more detail.

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Board Game: Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game
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I didn't do any base effects because I wanted to distinguish the hero minis a bit more clearly against the colouring of the board.

EDIT: It looks like others have entered more than one mini so I've added a couple more examples of my minis, too.
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4. Board Game: Shadows over Camelot [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:413]
Board Game: Shadows over Camelot
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I would like to nominate my wife...

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...even though by doing so I realize I am breaking rule #2. However, I was sitting right next to her painting my own dudes while she was working on hers, so I hope this entry will be accepted!

This is the first time she has ever painted minis, and I think she did an incredible job! (For the full story, see http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/408909 ). I have chosen the Saxons to be her representatives for this contest:

Board Game: Shadows over Camelot

Board Game: Shadows over Camelot

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5. Board Game: Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game [Average Rating:7.74 Overall Rank:81]
Board Game: Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game
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Greece
Heraklion Crete
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Watching my favorite series finale was enough incentive to start painting them.

I paused some of the action scenes and tried to paint the Vipers, Raptors and Raiders by looking at my PC screen. laugh

I didn't know which picture to use in this contest. Finally, I chose the Vipers since they are iconic of the show.

Board Game: Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game


Rest of the pictures:
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6. Board Game: BattleLore: Goblin Skirmishers Specialist Pack [Average Rating:7.44 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.44 Unranked]
Board Game: BattleLore: Goblin Skirmishers Specialist Pack
Ben Boersma
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Victoria
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Here are my upgraded Goblin Slinger units for the Battlelore Goblin Skirmishers expansion.

Board Game: BattleLore


They were painted using a black undercoat and Vallejo/GW paints and washes.

Cheers,
Ben.
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7. Board Game: Doom: The Boardgame [Average Rating:6.86 Overall Rank:1118]
Board Game: Doom: The Boardgame
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Ohio
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This was my first real attempt to paint anything.

Board Game: Doom: The Boardgame


I don't have a clear back image but this should do:

Board Game: Doom: The Boardgame
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8. Board Game: Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:225]
Board Game: Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery
I know this isn't a single figure but I hope that's ok as I never took individual shots of minis. I think these miniatures are painted to a reasonable standard considering the numbers involved (300). You may not agree with the choice of set I chose but I think the purple set overall looked the best. Thanks for setting up this contest Turtleback. It might inspire me to spend a little extra time on an individual model - I've started painted an old Space Crusade dreadnought.



Board Game: Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery
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9. Board Game: Gothic Horror: Vampire Wars [Average Rating:5.64 Unranked]
Board Game: Gothic Horror: Vampire Wars
Murray Fish
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Canberra
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More vampires this month.

This time "Anthony and Cleopatra" from Westwind's "Vampires out of Time" blister pack.

Front view:

Board Game: Gothic Horror: Vampire Wars


And the view from the back:

From gallery of muzfish4


They were painted with a variety of acrylic paints (Foundry, Vellajo and GW) and are mounted on a metal washer with liquid sandstone and a variety of items such as staic grass & etc mainly from rail-road scence buliders.

Next month I'll try to submit something other than vampires...
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10. Board Game: Battle Masters [Average Rating:6.29 Overall Rank:3075]
Board Game: Battle Masters
R. Tommasi
Italy
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11. Board Game: Memoir '44 [Average Rating:7.56 Overall Rank:142] [Average Rating:7.56 Unranked]
Board Game: Memoir '44
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12. Board Game: War of the Ring [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:132]
Board Game: War of the Ring
Jon Enns
Canada
Herbert
Saskatchewan
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I use acrylic craft paint with a very fine brush and spray a coat of gloss art finish when it is dry.

Board Game: War of the Ring
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13. Board Game: Warhammer: The Mass Combat Fantasy Roleplaying Game (1st Edition) [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:1940]
Board Game: Warhammer Fantasy Battle (Third Edition)
David Winter
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Hawarden
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I'm ok with being disqualified for being a miniatures gamer, rather than a boardgamer who paints.
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14. 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]
Board Game: De Bellis Antiquitatis: Quick Play Wargame Rules with Army Lists for Ancient and Medieval Battles
Andreas Johansson
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The Andalusians I painted for LinCon:

Board Game: De Bellis Antiquitatis: Quick Play Wargame Rules with Army Lists for Ancient and Medieval Battles
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15. Board Game: Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:168]
Board Game: Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan
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Well, here we go.
Not plastic, but wood this time, and themed into the "Battle of Sekigahara" complete with Japanese housing and pond bridge.

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