The Golden Turtleback Painted Miniature contest for miniatures painted in August 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 August 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 September 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
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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What got me back into painting about 4 years ago was my attempt to paint all 14 original miniatures from Talisman 2nd Edition. It was an important game during my early teens, one of the first fantasy titles I played, so I thought it would be nice to have a complete set. This is now 12 of 14, the most recent addition and my submission this month - The Druid.

Foundry Stone for the robe, GW for the flesh tones. Ard' Coat and Dullcoat for varnish. The base is from Hasslefree, texturized with Milliput.

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The Minstrel (damn them strippey trousers!) also completed recently.
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Didn't like the cardboard-ladies, so I bought these minis from Reaper and here they are: Zumurrud and Scheherazade. Used Vallejo's paints and varnish.
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I finished painting tons of miniatures last month, but I'll just enter with these
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The dragon didn't enjoy the taste of the cardboard villager tokens, so I replaced them with these miniatures from Reaper. Size about 28 mm. Paints by Vallejo and GW.
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In august I only painted one mini, here it is:
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Ashlee Campbell, eager to dispatch a couple of shambling hordes

Mini : Hasslefree, 28mm
Paints : Vallejo, Humbrol (metals), Testors (matt varnish)
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Prehistoric people from the Lost World.

28mm miniatures by Copplesone castings. Painted with Vellajo, P3 & Foundry paints,Vellajo inks and GW washes.

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Board Game: Rugged Adventures


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Hi all!

I finally found my way to this contest. I thought I would enter my picture of my first year of painting for my first entry here.



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You can see all of the work involved here: A year in painting

Thank you for the contest and your consideration!
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