Golden Turtleback anniversary special!
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In February this competition will be one year old and this competition is to celebrate that fact. Thanks to everyone who's taken part, thumbed and tipped for the last 12 months.

This contest is a little different. Normally you'd be able to enter any miniature you'd like, however for this contest it was decided that everyone would paint the same one. The only miniature eligible for this contest is
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No conversions are allowed but you are free to do what you like with the base.


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 1st January and 28th February. 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 voting will end on March 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.

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
Giles Dorrington
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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: Claustrophobia [Average Rating:7.52 Overall Rank:309]
Board Game: Claustrophobia
Greg CZ
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I had to realize that I did not paint a real human for ages. Monsters, warmachines were OK, but this one I did not really manage as I wanted. Second problem, that I did not manage to take a photo that I really like. I put paper in front of the lamps, but it is still shiny in several places. But I am not here to complain. I uploaded it as I will have no more time this week before I leave.

From gallery of leaxe
From gallery of leaxe


Some more in my gallery.
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/images/user/25686/leaxe

I will link the picture to the Claustrophobia gallery too.

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As I laid down the first layers of paint, I am sure to enter the competition.

As soon as I am ready, I edit this text and add the completed figure.

In the meantime the demon keeps the place occupied.
Board Game: Claustrophobia



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2. Board Game: Claustrophobia [Average Rating:7.52 Overall Rank:309]
Board Game: Claustrophobia
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Here's my attempt :
Board Game: Claustrophobia

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There are a couple of WIP pics in my gallery too.
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3. Board Game: Warhammer: The Mass Combat Fantasy Roleplaying Game (1st Edition) [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:1940]
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He is ready to lead my Empire army into battle.
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4. Board Game: Warhammer: The Mass Combat Fantasy Roleplaying Game (1st Edition) [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:1940]
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Finally! Mine is ready as well! I took two sets of photos to show it without and then with the cloak.

First without:
Board Game: Warhammer: The Mass Combat Fantasy Roleplaying Game (1st Edition)


then with the cloak:
Board Game: Warhammer: The Mass Combat Fantasy Roleplaying Game (1st Edition)


I gave the cloak a funny angle as the regular one didn't fit very well. And I like the dynamic this one give to the scene. The freehand painting doesn't look as nice as I would have liked but for a first attempt I'm ok with it.

All in one, it was a fun model to paint and it took a lot less time than I expected (6-8 hours I would say) as I am a very slow painter.


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5. Board Game: Claustrophobia [Average Rating:7.52 Overall Rank:309]
Board Game: Claustrophobia
Laurence O'Keefe
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Hi everyone! Here's my entry, a tribute to The Redeemer from Claustrophobia:-

Deep beneath the bustling streets of New Jerusalem, The Redeemer chances upon an enchanted pool and from its depths summons the fabled Scepter of Command...

Board Game: Claustrophobia


Painted using GW & Vallejo paints. The base is from www.fenrisgames.com and the pool was done with Deluxe Materials Solid Water.
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6. Board Game: Mordheim: City of the Damned [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:1373]
Board Game: Mordheim: City of the Damned
Tomas
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I just remembered that I needed to finish the contest mini.

Board Game: Mordheim: City of the Damned


The base is from Micro Art Studio. I could probably have spent some more time on him but... ninja
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7. Board Game: Arena DeathMatch [Average Rating:8.00 Unranked]
Board Game: Arena DeathMatch
Cerith Morgan-Jones
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Here's my entry.
Not 100% happy with it but I'd never finish if I kept adding touches.
It's also my first go at modelling a base and I'm quite happy with the result.

Painted with Vallejo and Citadel paints.
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8. Board Game: Warhammer: The Mass Combat Fantasy Roleplaying Game (1st Edition) [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:1940]
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Finally managed to get my act together and here is my entry:

Front:

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


Rear:

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


As mentioned elsewhere, this is a bit of a rush job, but I think he looks okay.

Painted using GW, Vellajo, Foundry & P3 paints, GW washes & Vellajo inks.
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