The Golden Turtleback Painted Miniature contest for miniatures painted in January 2011. 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 January 2011. 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 February 28th.

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


The Golden Turtleback Anniversary Special competition can be found here.
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My entry this month.
Really pleased with the rust effect, picture doesn't really do it justice. I've also learnt that black is pain in the backside to highlight.

Board Game: Talisman (Third Edition)


Scale is 28mm and it was painted using a mixture of Citadel and Vallejo paints.
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2. Board Game: Claustrophobia [Average Rating:7.52 Overall Rank:310]
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Master of Souls

28mm Mature Nephalim from Malifaux using Vallejo paints.

Couldn't find anything to match the card art, so I decided to use him instead just because I liked the mini
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Brother Claudio. 28 mm I think. Painted with vallejo and citadel paints.

I had a long break after painting 90% of the marines and 20% of the genestealers, so I finally plan to finish them all.
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One of my Chameleon Skinks
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5. Board Game: Dystopian Wars [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:4658] [Average Rating:7.24 Unranked]
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Here is my next project. This is a Kingdom of Britannia Carrier from the new Steampunk game Dystopian Wars. The model is about 5" long for scale purposes.

Board Game: Dystopian Wars


The rest of my fleet can be seen in the Dystopian Wars gallery. These are very nice models and a lot of fun to paint.
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I'm working on the villains now.
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I didn't get as much done this month as I hoped, mainly due to being on holiday in Shanghai now.

Love Chinese New Year!

Anyway, here's a Ground Zero Games "Mistress of the Dark" in 25mm

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Board Game: Fear and Faith


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Board Game: Fear and Faith




Miss E was painted with Vallajo paints and the hair has a couple of thin washes of purple ink.
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Helsinki
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Neuromancer. 32 mm Rackham miniature. The game and the miniature are my boyfriend's who let's me play with them too I had a lot of fun painting this one, I love to paint "badass" non-human thingies I used Mostly Vallejo's paints.
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10. Board Game: Dystopian Wars [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:4658] [Average Rating:7.24 Unranked]
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The starting of a fleet. Still needs some decor, but 90% complete.

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That's the Blood Bowl Chaos Team I painted over the last months (I took my time ). All team members are not finished yet and I am waiting for my minotaur to arrive, but I think those ones are looking ok already.

Feel free to comment, advices are always welcome
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12. Board Game: Merchants & Marauders [Average Rating:7.41 Overall Rank:276]
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Berlin
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I haven´t painted much the last month, but here is a picture of the miniatures from M & M. This is the fleet of the yellow player:

Board Game: Merchants & Marauders
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13. Board Game: De Bellis Antiquitatis: Quick Play Wargame Rules with Army Lists for Ancient and Medieval Battles [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:2461] [Average Rating:7.29 Unranked]
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Painted hardly anything in Jan, but these mantlet-wagons do qualify:

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


Wagons from Essex, crew from Mirliton, mixture of Citadel and Vallejo paints, static grass from GaleForce.
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