The Golden Turtleback Painted Miniature contest for miniatures painted in September 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 September 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 October 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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United Kingdom
Upton
Tyne and Wear
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for making us aware of this.

Giles also found this useful website. It's full of useful tips on painting.

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.


There's now a guild for anything miniature painting related. It can be found here

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1. Board Game: Dungeons & Dragons: Castle Ravenloft Board Game [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:783] [Average Rating:6.98 Unranked]
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Upton
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Board Game: Dungeons & Dragons: Castle Ravenloft Board Game


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2. Board Game: The Adventurers: The Temple of Chac [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:1439]
Board Game: The Adventurers: The Temple of Chac
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Congrats to last month's winners !

Here's my entry:
Board Game: The Adventurers: The Temple of Chac

Nicole Lagger, Tatiana Bregovic, and Bill Baker, rushing out the walls room...

Paints : Humbrol enamels (basecoat, metals), Vallejo (everything else).
Some of you already know this, but I've detailed the painting process in this thread.
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Board Game: Battlefleet Gothic


The beginning of a fleet...

Painted it the fast way.

Click on the picture and scroll down to see the complete fleet.
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4. 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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Andreas Johansson
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Not been very active on the painting front lately, but to make everyone else's entries look better by comparison I can always submit these peasants:

Board Game: De Bellis Antiquitatis: Quick Play Wargame Rules with Army Lists for Ancient and Medieval Battles


Mirliton 15mm figures, mixture of Citadel and Vallejo paints. The flag being brandished is Florence's (matches that of the carroccio I submitted couple of months ago).
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5. Board Game: Song of the Splintered Lands [Average Rating:7.57 Unranked]
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Ben Boersma
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Kermit had found a new way of stopping the developers from taking his swamp...

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6. Board Game: Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game [Average Rating:6.94 Overall Rank:720] [Average Rating:6.94 Unranked]
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7. Board Game: Warhammer 40,000 (Fifth Edition) [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:2690] [Average Rating:6.72 Unranked]
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Board Game: Warhammer: The Mass Combat Fantasy Roleplaying Game (1st Edition)


Here is a juggernaut I painted recently. A Khorne Lord is supposed to be on top of it, but I forgot to upload the image with him before the end of September modest
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8. Board Game: Back of Beyond: Army Lists and Campaign System for Contemptible Little Armies – Central Asia 1919-1926 [Average Rating:6.33 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.33 Unranked]
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Murray Fish
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Excellent entries this month! Here's mine:

Back of Beyond

Lady spy, is she working for the Reds, the British, any of the warlords or even the Japanese?

The smart money says she's in it for herself - that Mauser on her hip isn't for show only the brave or foolish would turn their back on her.

Board Game: Back of Beyond: Army Lists and Campaign System for Contemptible Little Armies – Central Asia 1919-1926


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28mm Copplestone Back of Beyond miniature from "Heroines of the Revolution" set.

Painted in acrylics with Foundry, Vellajo & GW paints. The fur was done with a series of washes alternated with progressively lighter drybrushing.
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9. Board Game: Warhammer 40,000 (Fifth Edition) [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:2690] [Average Rating:6.72 Unranked]
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Hi everyone, here's my first entry to the competition, a Legion of the Damned Sergeant from Warhammer 40k:

Board Game: Warhammer 40,000 (Fifth Edition)


I've been enjoying everyone else's work. There are some serious skills on show around here, which I find both daunting and inspiring!
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Michael Jordal
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Austin
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A 7th ed. Kroxigor.
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