The Golden Turtleback Painted Miniature contest for miniatures painted in March 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 March 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 April 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
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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 how it came out. Think I'm showing signs of improvement.
If I had to do anything differently I'd probably use different greys for the beard and stones.
As ever I used a mixture of Citadel and Vallejo paints.
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Here's my vision of the Gibbering Mouthers
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3. Board Game: Mansions of Madness [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:389]
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Hello, this is my first entry into the prestigious Golden Turtleback Contest. My submission is Jenny Barnes, fearless investigator from Mansions of Madness. Foundry Royal Purple & Flesh, GW metalics (they do better metals). Usual gloss 'ard coat and Testors to finish.

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Hi everyone, last month I painted this Empire Flagellant Warband:

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


I don't play WH but I really enjoyed assembling and painting these guys.
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5. Board Game: Mansions of Madness [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:389]
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Oooo, a cthonian!

This is the best thing I have that isn't surrounded by a jumble of assorted unpainted minis, but not what I consider the best thing I have done.

Um, can't remember the exact paint scheme off hand.
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I'm slowly working my way through the box. This month was the turn of the villains. My favourite was the Golem but I did a better job of photographing the Dracolich.

Board Game: Dungeons & Dragons: Castle Ravenloft Board Game
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7. Board Game: Blood Bowl (Third Edition) [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:383]
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Espoo
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Not much done this month so I will just enter with my Minotaur I painted for my Blood Bowl Team. This is not a model from GW but from Heresy Miniature. Bigger than a usual BB player.

Board Game: Blood Bowl (Third Edition)
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My wife repainted these Micro Machines (although there is a small amount of the original paint job as well). It is an interesting philosophical question to decide if these would count toward this contest, although I did receive permission to post miniatures my wife painted.

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9. 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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I continue my pattern of submitting the only eligible photo I uploaded during the month:

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Wallachian 15C peasants. Figures by Donnington, mixture of Citadel and Vallejo paints.
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Green team rides back home after a fruitful rampage session...
The picture is best viewed in "large" IMO.
Click also for more detailed shots.

The paintjob doen't look that terrific, but these minis/pawns are very simplistic so they endeed up being pretty difficult to paint.

Painted entirely with Vallejo then varnished with Testor's.
Scale : ?? length btw 25 & 40mm. The chopper's base is glued on a 1euro cent coin.
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11. Board Game: Dust Tactics [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:2734]
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Nuneaton
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Barbacue Squad - first completed minis for dust tactics, and my first image upload in years!
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12. Board Game: Black Powder: Second Edition [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:5923] [Average Rating:7.34 Unranked]
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Lots of game images this month, not too much painting, but here is something that's a bit of fun:

Board Game: Black Powder: Second Edition


French dragoons from the Franco-Prussian War (1870-71). It's quite apity that not too lomng before this conflict the French changed from the traditional dark green to dark blue.

Apart from that, Napoleon III's dragoons look pretty similar to those of Napoleon I.

EDIT:

I forgot to add that these are 15mm miniatures from Minifigs, Irregular, Essex and Outpost. Paints were GW and Humbrol acrylics.
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My Avatars of War Lizardmen hero.
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This is a custom-built fleet for the Mechanema faction for Eclipse, an epic Civ game in space. Eclipse will be published in the autumn. I use these figures during playtest sessions. I'm building a custom fleet for each alien species / player colour, of which this is obviously white. There are six in total.

The miniature conversions are based on plastic miniatures from I.C.E.'s obsolete Silent Death game (manufactured under licence by em4miniatures).

Painted with Citadel paints and iks. Six levels of drybrushing over Chaos Black spray/ Black ink undercoat: Fenris Grey (foundation), Shadow Grey, Astronomican Grey (foundation), Space Wolves Grey, Elf Grey, Skull White. Getting a detailed "white" look takes a lot of work!

Metal parts painted with Bolgun Metal, washed with thinned Black Ink and finished with Mithril Silver. Cockpits glazed with Blue Ink.

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Here's the whole fleet (2 Dreadnoughts, 4 Cruisers, 8 Interceptors)
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