The Golden Turtleback Painted Miniature contest for miniatures painted in July 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 July 2010. Gallery images are ok but submitted images are preferred. As they've gone through the geek mod process it guarantees the picture quality and it's also easier to check the submission date. The contest will end on August 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: Warmaster [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:3306]
Board Game: Warmaster
Cerith Morgan-Jones
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Sheffield
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My entry. Scale is 5mm and it was painted with a mixture of Citadel and Vallejo paints.
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2. Board Game: De Bellis Antiquitatis: Quick Play Wargame Rules with Army Lists for Ancient and Medieval Battles [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:2458] [Average Rating:7.29 Unranked]
Board Game: De Bellis Antiquitatis: Quick Play Wargame Rules with Army Lists for Ancient and Medieval Battles
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My Florentine Carroccio for DBA (or any game with compatible basing). 15mm scale model from Mirliton. It's hard to tell in the photo, but the frontmost guy atop the cart is a Franciscan friar with his hand raised in benediction.

Edit: Painted with a mixture of Vallejo and Citadel paints.

Edit: Tried again with natural light:

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Dunno if the result's all that much better ...
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3. Board Game: BattleLore [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:368]
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Giles Dorrington
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Upton
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Goblins from the basic set (scale wise probably something around 18mm...depending on how tall you like your goblins )
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4. Board Game: Drakon (Third Edition) [Average Rating:6.49 Overall Rank:2076]
Board Game: Drakon (Third Edition)
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Board Game: Drakon (Third Edition)


30mm-ish scale (FFG proprietary, more or less), painted with Citadel paints (black primer, satin varnish). I added some highlights with gloss varnish (the base, staff tip, and sword).

I intentionally kept him pale (more so than the other minis, who got more bronze skin tones), since Wizards are the geeks of High Fantasy
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5. Board Game: De Bellis Renationis [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:11303]
Board Game: De Bellis Renationis
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German Men-at-arms for DBR

Board Game: De Bellis Renationis


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These old Minifigs miniatures are painted with Vellajo, Foundry and GW acrylics. The flag is from Freezywater Flags.

In DBR the unarmoured rear rank of men-at-arms can support the front rank as a simulation of the deep formations used by German heavy cavalry of this period.

I was going to try to finish off some Warmaster stuff this month, but as one of the greatest strength of this ongoing contest is diversity, I thought that they could wait. I also didn't want to steal Cerith's thunder.
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Board Game: Battlefleet Gothic
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A small fleet of imperial ships. Hopefully more to follow.

Simple and fast paint scheme.

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7. Board Game: Drakon (Third Edition) [Average Rating:6.49 Overall Rank:2076]
Board Game: Drakon (Third Edition)
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Because of holidays, I only managed to finish painting my Drakon minis last month. So here is the knight, painted with Citadel.
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Board Game: Advanced Heroquest
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My "Praznagar Prince of Agony" miniature.

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