The Golden Turtleback Painted Miniature contest for miniatures painted in April 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 April 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 May 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


The Golden Turtleback Anniversary Special competition can be found here.
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1. Board Game: Warhammer: The Mass Combat Fantasy Roleplaying Game (1st Edition) [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:1940]
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Board Game: Warhammer: The Mass Combat Fantasy Roleplaying Game (1st Edition)

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


My entry this month.

A Nurgle chaos warrior. I decided to go for a rusty look instead of diseased.

2nd picture shows my first ever attempt at a gemstone. Think it turned out quite well.

Painted with Vallejo and Citadel paints.
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2. Board Game: A Touch of Evil: The Supernatural Game [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:1010]
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My this months entry is AToE hero Isabella von Took. I used Vallejo's and GW's paints and washes. Painted fast and furious for this competition and have actually already improved her after this shot was taken and uploaded, so not my best work at all Pic by Dagobal.
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4. Board Game: Defenders of the Realm [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:539]
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My first paint job. I love doing this so it became the start of a new hobby!
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5. Board Game: Thunder Road [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:3178]
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Still working on ThunderRoad... Last month I painted (& modded a bit) the orange team :
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Scale : ?? (smallest car is approx 2.5cm/1" long)

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6. Board Game: The Great Fire of London 1666 [Average Rating:6.51 Overall Rank:2538]
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I accidentally posted this image already in a March miniature contest but the image was invalid of course as it was first posted in April, silly me...

These miniatures are supposed to replace the standard pawns for the players' Landlords.
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7. Board Game: Warhammer Quest: Catacombs of Terror [Average Rating:7.69 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.69 Unranked]
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My only painted miniatyre this month. This guy is made of spare part I had lying around. There is Helblaster cannon parts, a cape, some skeleton parts, a lizardmen standard and various other parts.

I also must learn not to have the sun directly behind me.

Board Game: Warhammer Quest: Catacombs of Terror
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8. Board Game: Earth Reborn [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:497]
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Ian McCarthy
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Milwaukee
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I painted the minis from Earth Reborn.

Board Game: Earth Reborn


**Edit** Forgot to add materials. I used a combination of Vallejo, GW and cheap craft acrylics for blocking out the colors and drybrushing. Afterward, I brushed on DIP, which is Minwax Polyshades Antique Walnut flavor, then followed by a spray of Armory Matte.

I over-sprayed the matte on a few of the figures, giving them a slightly dusty look. I actually think it works well for the style I wanted to achieve for this game.

Unfortunately, I'm not much of a photographer. I have no extra lighting and I just put the minis on a sheet of white foamcore instead of the game board.

One of the best things about Earth Reborn is that, after painting the 12 unique figures, it is one of the best looking games in my collection. And I feel no need to pimp it further. Compared to many games in my collection, that is a meager amount of work for a tremendous payback.
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9. Board Game: Space Hulk (Third Edition) [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:322]
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Cheshire
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I'll throw my hat in the ring again this month with my attempt to paint Sergeant Lorenzo from Space Hulk. Mainly GW paints with a few Foundry colours. Ard cote varnish and Testors Dullcote to finish.
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10. Board Game: Malifaux [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:3078]
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Austin
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The whole gang is ready to go now.
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I was especially happy with the way the candles flames turned out.
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11. Board Game: Fear and Faith [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked]
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I got a few things finished last month; the one I like the most is a pretty simple miniature with a basic palette.

I am (finally) satisfied with the way I managed to paint the face to capture the expression of the chap in question:

Board Game: Fear and Faith


The miniature is a 28mm Soviet commissar/enforcer/thug from Artizan.

It was painted with Vellajo and Foundry paints and GW inks and washes. The scar on the right of his face was lightly lined with GW magenta ink.
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12. Board Game: Drakon (Third Edition) [Average Rating:6.49 Overall Rank:2083]
Board Game: Drakon (Third Edition)
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Kuna
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I'll place an entry even though I'm completely out classed.

I'll enter this wizard from the game Drakon. I don't think it is as good as the first mini I painted but that was a Reaper mini and not really tied to any specific game.

Board Game: Drakon (Third Edition)

Board Game: Drakon (Third Edition)


The mini is directly from the game pieces so I don't have a scale other than real small.
I used Vallejo model and game paints with GW's Badab Black Wash.
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13. Board Game: Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of Ashardalon Board Game [Average Rating:7.13 Overall Rank:759] [Average Rating:7.13 Unranked]
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I've been "speed"*painting tons of plastic last month (Talisman, Wrath of Ashardalon, World of Warcraft, Mansions of Madness), but only have one eligible half-decent pic from my personal gallery.

Paints: Vallejo 70% GW: 30%
Scale: 25 mm

*"speed" to me means more than one figure a day (if I'm lucky)
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14. Board Game: Habet, Hoc Habet! [Average Rating:6.81 Unranked]
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