The Golden Turtleback Painted Miniature contest for miniatures painted in June 2010. 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 it's original name in honour of it's founder
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I'm merely keeping the seat warm.

Taking part is easy:

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

Rules:

1) The image you submit must have been uploaded during June 2010. The contest will end on July 31st.

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

3) One entry per person. You may, however, use up to two pictures of your entry to the front and back of the miniature.

4) The winner will be the picture with the most thumbs. You can thumb as many as you like.

5) If you can; include the make of the mini, scale and what paints you used in your entry.

Prizes:

Unfortunateley I'm reliant on tips to offer decent prizes at the moment as I don't have a huge amount of geekgold.

Any tips received will awarded as follows:

1st place: 50%
2nd place: 37.5%
3rd place: 12.5%

So if the tip total comes to 40 geekgold 1st will get 20, 2nd 15 and 3rd 5 etc.

I'll round down tips and put the remainder towards future prizes.

Judging at the end of the month and winners will appear in the next months list.

1st place will now also receive an exclusive microbadge! Microbadge: Golden Turtleback Painted Miniature Monthly Contest winner

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.

Click here for an excellent guide on taking photos of minis. Thanks to
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Upton
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for making us aware of this.

Previous contests for your viewing pleasure:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/51364/golden-turtlebac...

Attention anyone feeling too daunted to enter!
We now have on offer for entries finishing outside of the top three so enter even if you think you don't stand a chance of winning. This will be awarded at my discretion and perhaps even split amongst several entries.

Our more experienced painters will be able to offer advice and several people have already said they've learnt something simply by seeing their work next to work they consider to be of a higher standard.
So please enter anyway, you've really got nothing to lose.


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1. Board Game: Gutshot [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:10189]
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2. Board Game: Blood Bowl (Third Edition) [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:383]
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Ok I'll give it a shot. Here is my most popular miniature picture this month.

Board Game: Blood Bowl: Living Rulebook
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3. Board Game: Warhammer 40,000 (Third Edition) [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:2329] [Average Rating:6.52 Unranked]
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Cerith Morgan-Jones
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I've actually got one to enter this month.

Board Game: Warhammer: The Mass Combat Fantasy Roleplaying Game (1st Edition)


It was painted a few years ago and recently touched up. Not sure of the scale (standard GW) and painted with a mixture of Citadel and Vallejo paints.
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5. Board Game: Habet, Hoc Habet! [Average Rating:6.81 Unranked]
Board Game: Habet, Hoc Habet!
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Board Game: Habet, Hoc Habet!


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A very good miniature to paint.

I tried to match the shield design to wall paintingings in Pompeii, rather than use a 'legionary' style design.

Paints used were Foundry, Vellajo and P3.
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6. Board Game: Doom: The Boardgame Expansion Set [Average Rating:7.55 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.55 Unranked]
Board Game: Doom: The Boardgame Expansion Set
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I painted the 3 Vagarys (lady spiders) last week. The marine and trites (spiders à la "The Thing") are earlier jobs, so they don't count as an entry.

To put you at rest, it's the last Doom pic I'll ever post here : the Vagarys mark the end of my Doom + expansion painting project (at last!).

They were quick to paint, since the color scheme is pretty simple.

Scale : approx 28mm (marine size, so the vagarys are about 50mm tall)
Paints used : Humbrol (basecoat, varnish), Vallejo (everything else).

Note : I used "dual basecoat" (i.e. black on dark parts and white on light parts), I found it very effective for large minis such as these.
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7. Board Game: Drakon (Third Edition) [Average Rating:6.49 Overall Rank:2083]
Board Game: Drakon (Third Edition)
Bruno Lorentin
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Espoo
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The dwarf from Drakon. I do not know the exact scale, but it is smaller than a GW average miniature. I would say 3/4 the size of a blood bowl Ork.
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Cincinnati
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Space Hulk Blood Angel. Lighting could be better on the picture. I'll try and do so.
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Board Game: Close Action: The Age of Fighting Sail Vol. 1
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... just painted these up in June 2010. Navwar 1/3000 minis (ie about 3/4 inch x 1/2 inch!). They came out surprising well considering the age of the models, moulds, etc.



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10. Board Game: Descent: Journeys in the Dark [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:386]
Board Game: Descent: Journeys in the Dark
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Euclid
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Another offering from our Descent painting project: The Master Dragon!
Master Dragon
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Master Dragon vs. normal, including sculpey treasure chest and gold
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Master Dragon vs. Red Scorpion (affectionately known in our house as "booberella"... you know, because bikinis and thigh-highs are very practical in dark, dank dungeons)
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The dragon is about 2.5" tall... I'll have to measure it later.
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