The Golden Turtleback Painted Miniature contest for miniatures painted in July 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
David Anderson
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Seattle
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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 July 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 August 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
Giles Dorrington
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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Painted zeds for the "I'm a zombie now" variant of Mall of Horror
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Coins glued under the bases & quick paintjob (paints : Vallejo + GW devlan mud, Testor's dullcote)
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Ogre from the Descent base set.

From gallery of xTHAWx


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This is probably the best minature that I painted last month. Not quite as good as the Ice Wyrm that snuck me second place in the previous contest though, and I had an issue with an excess of spray matt varnish that I had to rectify here... The other two ogres I've finished look much better, but I haven't uploaded pictures of them yet

Painted using Vallejo Game Color paints, Army Painter Quickshade and finished with Army Painter Anti-Shine Matt Varnish. Based using conponents from a Citadel Basing Kit, sand and some static grass.
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Some alternative and converted Characters for Lair of the Orc lord.

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Had a strange craving to paint an old oop miniature. I'd bought this off Ebay a while ago, I can remember seeing the full page advert for the Oriental Heroes range in a copy of White Dwarf (I'd love to track that down).

Anyway the one that caught my eye in particular was this chap. Not only was he cool because he was a ninja, he was a ninja with a gun! And to cut a long story short 25 years later I finally got round to painting him.

Not the best miniature i'll ever paint but it has plenty of history and meaning to me. Mix of GW and Foundry. Painted in the colours of the original advert. Ard Coat and Dullcoat varnish to finish.
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Here is the Mega City One Chief Judge miniature from the 28mm Foundry 'Judge Dredd' range.

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I always find yellow a difficult colour to work with, so I am pleasantly surprised that this turned out okay.

The miniature was painted with GW, Vellajo pants and Vellajo inks and GW washes.
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This is for Eldar Codex. With the color scheme for Craftworld Yme-Loc. Hope you like.

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I'm mostly proud of the base which I custom made with modeling clay
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Cult of December box (Wyrd Miniatures), Vallejo paints with Citadel washes. The building was scratchbuilt by my brother back in the 2nd millennium.
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I hope this works. I'm working from a wierd PC rental box that seems to revel in my misery and frustration.
In any case this is the best of my July work.
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Austin
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