The Golden Turtleback Painted Miniature contest for miniatures painted in November 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 November 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 November 30th.

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
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: Talisman (Third Edition) [Average Rating:6.34 Overall Rank:3235]
Board Game: Talisman (Third Edition)
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Board Game: Talisman (Third Edition)


My entry this month.

Was trying to get a old worn metal look on the armour to show how old the warrior is but don't think I pulled it off. Still I'm happy with the way it looks and have developed a new way of painting armour so that's a plus in my book.

Painted with a mixture of Citadel and Vallejo paints. Base from Fenris Games on Ebay.
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2. Board Game: Man O' War [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:2474]
Board Game: Man O' War
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I was happy with my Dark elf fleet for Man o war that was painted in November.

I am really not happy with my photo skill.

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3. Board Game: Warhammer: The Mass Combat Fantasy Roleplaying Game (1st Edition) [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:1940]
Board Game: Warhammer: The Mass Combat Fantasy Roleplaying Game (1st Edition)
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Austin
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I converted the new Island of Blood griffon for my Empire army.

I decided to add a second angle.
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4. 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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Here are 5 of the 15 figures I painted up for use with various zombie games. They're not necessarily the best 5, but 5 of the others are already on the other side of the country, no doubt doing their zombie-fighting business.


Board Game: Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game


Board Game: Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game



I painted up the punk with the denim jacket to look as much like myself as possible (I have a jacket that looks much like that, with all sorts of patches attached to it with safety pins), and the lady in the red dress is meant to look like my wife, although I might have gone a little overboard on the lips! kiss

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5. Board Game: Bag the Hun [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:11092]
Board Game: Bag the Hun
Giles Dorrington
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Upton
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Bf 109E, JG1 Richthofen, 'White 9'; Spitfire Mk1, 609 Sqdn, 'M for Mike'

1/285th scale by http://www.raidenminiatures.co.uk/. Decals by https://sslrelay.com/www.domsdecals.com/sess/utn;jsessionid=154cf68b2080626/shopdata/index.shopscript & http://www.i-94enterprises.com/. Stands from http://www.litkoaero.com/. Vallejo and Cote D'Arms paints.
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6. Board Game: The New Dungeon: Miniatures and Game Supplement [Average Rating:6.60 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.60 Unranked]
Board Game: The New Dungeon: Miniatures and Game Supplement
Here is my second painting project, the ten metal heroes from The New Dungeon expansion.

I wanted them to look like those from the game's box and cards, and I'm happy with how they turned out.

The top row is from the box, the bottom row are mine.

Board Game: The New Dungeon: Miniatures and Game Supplement


EDIT: I used Hobby Lobby acrylic paints, white spray primer, and a black ink/water wash. I also used classic white Milliput to fill in the recessed bases.
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7. Board Game: Warhammer 40,000 (Fifth Edition) [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:2690] [Average Rating:6.72 Unranked]
Board Game: Warhammer 40,000 (Fifth Edition)
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Hi folks, my entry this month is a GW Space Wolf Lord:-

Board Game: Warhammer 40,000 (Fifth Edition)
Board Game: Warhammer 40,000 (Fifth Edition)


Painted using Citadel & Vallejo paints. The rock he's standing on is made from a piece of cork and I also used Silfor grass tufts on the base (thanks for the headsup on these Ben).
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8. 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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In november I just uploaded this one:
Board Game: The Adventurers: The Temple of Chac

Markus Bassler, Vincent Gerondeau, and Trevor Griffith, pondering which way to take...

Paints : Humbrol enamels (basecoat, metals), Vallejo (everything else + 1st metal coat).
Front & back pics plus a painting tip here.

I'm almost finished with the last 3 ones...
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9. 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
Murray Grelis
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Chatswood
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I used a Games Workshop white spray undercoat. The colours are a mix of Vallejo and Games Workshop. I used the GW Devlan Mud wash for much of the shading.
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10. 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
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I've been horrible about uploading pictures in November so at least it's easy to decide what to submit:

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


The minis are from Mirliton (the Swiss/Burgundian range), painted with a mixture of Vallejo and Citadel paints. The marsh is a base of foam sheet (which unfortunately warps ) with various sorts of flock, static grass, and paint on it.
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11. Board Game: Warmaster [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:3306]
Board Game: Warmaster
Murray Fish
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Board Game: Warmaster


Board Game: Warmaster


It's a 10mm 'giant' miniature.

Painted with GW and Vellajo acrylics. There are a couple of magnetic strips under to base which is why it looks a bit wonky there.
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12. Board Game: Flames of War: North Africa – and the Mediterranean 1942-1943 [Average Rating:8.06 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.06 Unranked]
Board Game: Flames of War: North Africa – and the Mediterranean 1942-1943
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Springfield
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This is my first 'real' attempt at painting minis and it has taken a while. I don't have a very good camera so please forgive that I have had a good time with it.

Anyways, introducing the Italian Bersaglieri.

Board Game: Flames of War: North Africa – and the Mediterranean 1942-1943


Board Game: Flames of War: North Africa – and the Mediterranean 1942-1943



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