The Golden Turtleback Painted Miniature contest for miniatures painted in September 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 for this month.

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 September 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 October 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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Upton
Tyne and Wear
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for making us aware of this.

Giles also found this useful website http://www.how-to-paint-miniatures.com/ it's full of useful tips on painting.

Previous contests for your viewing pleasure:
Golden Turtleback Painted Miniatures Contest previous (and current) contests

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 here

The Golden Turtleback Anniversary Special competition can be found here.
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1. Board Game: Fear and Faith [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked]
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1980's Soviet infantry in NBC suits.

This rather fun range is from the Australian company, Eureka Miniatures, and can be used either to fight the battle that never happened of the Cold War or even as second line Russian reservists fighting a modern zombie horde (as per Max Brooks' 'World War Z").

In these photos the hard done by Russians are securing a town and then defending each building against the undead horde.

Board Game: Fear and Faith


Board Game: Fear and Faith


The 28mm miniatures are painted with Foundry and Vellajo paints and were washed with very diluted GW black wash before the final highlighting.
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2. Board Game: Super Dungeon Explore [Average Rating:6.80 Overall Rank:1658] [Average Rating:6.80 Unranked]
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Ohai, I qualify!

Minimal shading, I fear.
Anime-style, I must adhere!

Edit: These are the metal figures (roughly 25mm) that were previously available directly from Soda Pop Miniatures (website might be NSFW). The figures included in the board game will be plastic.

I used P3 paints, Vallejo Game and Model Colours.

The door and skull in the background were cast using dental plaster and Hirst Arts Molds. meeple Massive fan of Hirst Arts.

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3. Board Game: HeroQuest [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:580] [Average Rating:7.14 Unranked]
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Giles Pritchard
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Shepparton
Victoria
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The last sticks of furniture finished. As well as the four characters.


Board Game: HeroQuest


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These minis were all painted using Folk Art paints and a diluted black wash before highlighting. I used a gloss spray finish. I apologise for the poor photography!



I'm happy to finally finish this project, as I started it a long time ago. I hope to get my minis for Pig Tickler done. After that I'm looking at getting a couple of warbands organised for Song of Blades and Heroes: Revised Edition and grabbing some minis for Dawn: Rise of the Occulites.

Cheers,

Giles.
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4. Board Game: Fear and Faith [Average Rating:7.67 Unranked]
Board Game: Fear and Faith
Andreas Johansson
Sweden
Linköping
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Another Fear and Faith entry, one could almost think I an Muzfish were up to something ...

Board Game: Fear and Faith


The figures are Citadel banshees, with just a white basecoat, a black wash (Citadel Badab Black), and some detail on swords and jewelry. Simplistic to the extreme, yet rather effectful I believe.

Replaced the square Citadel bases with round ones from I don't recall where, for conformity with other 28mm skirmish figs I'll use them with.
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5. Board Game: Merchants & Marauders [Average Rating:7.41 Overall Rank:275]
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Tomas
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Helsinki
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These ships seem to take me forever to paint. Mostly since I don't find them very inspiring, and for every ship I paint, I end up painting 1d6 other minis.

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I was lazy and used transfers from veni vidi vici for the sails. Paints by Vallejo and GW.
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6. Board Game: Mansions of Madness [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:388]
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Cheshire
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My entry this month is Joe Diamond, an investigator from Mansions of Madness. Mainly Foundry colours, usual gloss Ard' Coat and Dullcoat varnish to finish.

Board Game: Mansions of Madness


I'm trying a big painting push this month, so many projects unfinished, minimum of 1 miniature every 2 days!

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7. Board Game: Dungeon Lords [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:266]
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United States
Los Osos
California
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Hello all,

I finished a couple of smaller projects this month while I am chipping away at a monster one. (probably two more months.)

I tried my brush at Dungeon Lords. These little guys had their challenges (not much to hold on to) but were pretty fun to paint.

A couple of pics:

Board Game: Dungeon Lords


Board Game: Dungeon Lords


I am expecting some new reaper paints this week so am going to try to change my paint style some. We'll see how that ends up over the next few months.

Thanks all!
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8. Board Game: Earth Reborn [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:505]
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Michael Jordal
United States
Austin
Minnesota
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Ike Clanton painted by me for Wild West Exodus
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The Mammoth MK II
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9. Board Game: Warhammer Quest [Average Rating:7.46 Overall Rank:923]
Board Game: Warhammer Quest
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Norway
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I have finished the boxed expantions and are now working on the skaven expantion found in White dwarf 193 and 195.

Board Game: Warhammer Quest


Now I only need to get some plague monks, but I guess they will have to wait for my Dreadfleet project. arrrh
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10. Board Game: Malifaux [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:3092]
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Everett
WA
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Real pain to put together, the legs are super spindly and getting all four glued right was hard. Real fun to paint though.

From gallery of cuzzle
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11. Board Game: The Adventurers: The Temple of Chac [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:1444]
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Dalia Cardoso arrived late at the temple...
Board Game: The Adventurers: The Temple of Chac – Dalia Cardoso

Promo mini, stripped, re-based & re-painted.
Paints used : Vallejo
Size : about 28mm
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12. Board Game: Heroscape Master Set: Rise of the Valkyrie [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:363] [Average Rating:7.44 Unranked]
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Pete Grey
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Portland
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This is my first entry here. I've wanted to try my hand at re-painting some Heroscape minis. But I didn't want to break up a master set. So I was hoping to find a parts set at a garage sale or thrift store. I got really, really lucky the weekend I sought to do this and found an 99% complete set for $5 at a garage sale.

This is the first fruit born from that project.

Board Game: Heroscape Master Set: Rise of the Valkyrie


Here is what Mimring looks like out of the box:
Board Game: Heroscape Master Set: Rise of the Valkyrie


After I gave him a good scrubbing, I used a generic krylon white primer. Then I used Games Workshop paints. I got the metallic sheen to his wings using a mix of the blue color and metallic silver. Then some additional light silver washing.

For the base, I stripped the sticker that comes on all Heroscape minis. I then grabbed a couple small stones from outside and glued them down along with a sand base. When I painted it, I wanted it to look like the snow was starting to melt.

I plan to use this guy in a stand alone scenario I am writing for Dungeons & Dragons: Castle Ravenloft Board Game.
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13. Board Game: Warhammer: The Mass Combat Fantasy Roleplaying Game (1st Edition) [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:1957]
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Chatham
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Games Workshop Island of Blood model from 2010
Painted with Games Workshop paints

 
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14. Board Game: Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game [Average Rating:6.94 Overall Rank:720] [Average Rating:6.94 Unranked]
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Absecon
New Jersey
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The Scooby Gang, a.k.a. Louise, Felicity, Wolsey, Barney and Hamlet from Hasslefree miniatures.
This to play with some make-believe zombies with my kids.
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