The Golden Turtleback Painted Miniature contest for miniatures painted in November 2011. Win Geek Gold and an exclusive microbadge!
Cerith Morgan-Jones
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Sheffield
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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
United States
Seattle
Washington
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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 November 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 December 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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Chris Hopp
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Red Deer
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Painted up the Talisman toads as my first miniature painting project!
(I'm still working on the other minis from the game)

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While I've painted a bit, I have few pictures from last month.
I didn't feel like entering with this pink horse, so I'll post these spiders instead.

From gallery of dagobal

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Cerith is back, and so am I! I did manage to complete a set of trites for DooM, however, for the sake of variety, I'd like to submit this Blood Bowl miniature that I painted on and off during my production run of the DooM monsters.

Introducing: Ernie Dingo!
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(Aussies and fans of Crocodile Dundee will probably get the reference)

28mm miniature from Greebo. Cracked-earth "Aussie Outback" base done with Green Stuff and a scalpel. Painted with GW paints.
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Zombie dogs, re-based & re-posed. Before: woof-woof. After: woarrrhh-woarrrhhh.
Used for my Zombie Plague game, actually.
Minis kindly offered by Aging One.
By the way I'm still looking for a couple of zombie clowns from Zombies!!! 7.


Size is about 10mm.
Vallejo paints, Testors dullcote matte varnish, Vallejo gloss varnish (on the fleshy bits but it's not noticeable on the pic).
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Michael Jordal
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Austin
Minnesota
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Ike Clanton painted by me for Wild West Exodus
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The Hell Knights from Doom painted as a commission for a fellow BGG member.
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1920s Warlord Chinese heavy mortar.

Board Game: Back of Beyond: Army Lists and Campaign System for Contemptible Little Armies – Central Asia 1919-1926


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The miniatures are 28mm by Copplestone. Paints used were Foundry, Vellajo and P3 with GW washes and Vellajo inks.

Note that the sandbagging around the baseplate was included in the original sculpt.
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Helsinki
Uusimaa
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I've actually been painting a lot of stuff lately and have even been uploading them to Geek. I had a bit hard time choosing the right mini to this contest, but here he is, Jarlaxle Baenre in all his glory

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Thanks to Tomas (Dagobal) for taking the nice pic.
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Andreas Johansson
Sweden
Linköping
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Cretan archers and palisade fort:

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The archers are 15mm figures by Donnington, the fort by a firm called Long Range Logistics. Paints by Vallejo and Citadel, basing materials by GaleForce and Army Painter. It's not very obvious from the photo, but the fort's in two sections, so can be used as two half-forts intruding on a battlefield from the table edge.
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9. Board Game: Dreadfleet [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:2488]
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Geir Erik Ø
Norway
Sandnes
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I'm still painting Dreadfleet. This was my only pitcure of newly painted miniatures this month.

From gallery of Geirerik
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