The Golden Turtleback Painted Miniature Competition: July 2013 Edition. 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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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 June 2013. 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 July 31st.

2) You are the artist. Please 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.

Please keep the photo editing to a minimum. A border or colour balance is fine but if too much is done then it casts doubt over how much of the paint job is real. If need be put the unedited photo in your gallery and link to it from there, thanks.

Prizes:

Any tips received will awarded as prizes 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.

Geekgold is also given for honourable mentions so even if you don't feel confident about winning you might still get a prize.

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! mb

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!

Click here for an excellent guide on taking photos of minis. Thanks to
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1. Board Game: Bolt Action [Average Rating:7.76 Overall Rank:2195] [Average Rating:7.76 Unranked]
Jim O'Neill (Established 1949)
Scotland
Motherwell
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VENI, VIDI, VISA - my reaction on entering my FLGS.
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Panzer Mk IV Ausf. D gets directions from Equus Mk I Ausf. ♀, who is also lost.

This is more of a figure AND scenery effort. Scale is 1/56 or 28mm (God's own scale)

Paints used on the figures were Vallejo.
Washes and varnishes were Army Painter.
Paints used on the buildings were 4Ground Base paints.
Figures from Warlord Games' Bolt Action range.
Horse and Holder from Crusader Miniatures Early WWII range.
Buildings and walls from 4Ground's WWII range.
Trees from That Which Cannot be Named Games Workshop Ltd..
Added foliage from the bit box.
Background screen from Modelzone who sadly have just gone into administration.


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2. Board Game: Spartacus: A Game of Blood & Treachery [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:284]
Ze Masqued Cucumber
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Secutor & Retiarus:



Painted with Vallejo Game & Citadel.
Size : about 30mm

FYI The two other minis are here:


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3. Board Game: Mall of Horror [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:1320]
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Los Osos
California
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I found some great modern Zombies on eBay a while back and finally got around to painting some. I intend to use them for Mall of Horror when I have enough done. Here are some examples.



The others I did can be found here: Item for Geeklist "May/June 2013 Painting Efforts"

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4. Board Game: Mansions of Madness [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:272] [Average Rating:7.34 Unranked]
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This is my first mini that I've ever painted. Hopefully it's not too bad. I always enjoy looking at this contest and it inspired me to start painting some on my own.



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5. Board Game: Dungeons & Dragons: The Legend of Drizzt Board Game [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:496] [Average Rating:7.29 Unranked]
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Tampa
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This image is titled, "Don't Feed the Troll" (look closely at the upper left photo)

The minis are a Feral Troll and a Human Barbarian; 30mm scale (the troll is about 65mm tall); painted with a variety of acrylic craft paint brands.

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6. Board Game: Zombicide [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:354] [Average Rating:7.24 Unranked]
Vincent Pascaud
France
Saint Aunes
Herault
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My wife and I painted Zombicide. Painted in a "comic book" style, with black lines underlining everything. The whole thing can be seen here !





Painted with Games Workshop paints.
Models are from CoolMiniOrNot, 28mm.
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7. Board Game: Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:573] [Average Rating:6.98 Unranked]
Sir.K Dukem
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Göttingen - Hannover - Hamburg
Niedersachsen - Lower Saxony
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I painted Last Night on Earth (Basegame Minis). Here is a short report with more photos.

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8. Board Game: Dystopian Legions [Average Rating:6.90 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.90 Unranked]
Chris Flux
United Kingdom
Cropwell Bishop
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A set of figures this month, here'e my Kingdom of Britannia squad ready to fly into battle, quite literally in the case of the Sky Hussars


Lead into battle by the most dashing of commanders Lord Flasheart,



WOOF WOOF!

All painted with Vallejo Model Colour paints and washes, with a bit of GW Devian Mud where necessary. A dash of Tyamia smoke finished the smoke on the hussars.
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9. Board Game: Warhammer: Storm of Magic [Average Rating:7.12 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.12 Unranked]
Geir Erik Ø
Norway
Sandnes
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A lammasu. Used for storm of magic scenarios.


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10. Board Game: Warhammer 40,000 [Average Rating:6.46 Overall Rank:1945]
Richard Johnson
United States
Bothell
Washington
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Games Workshop Eldar Wraithhunter painted up in Mymeara color scheme. Used Vallejo paints.
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11. Board Game: Mansions of Madness [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:272] [Average Rating:7.34 Unranked]
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Aachen
NRW
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Last month I painted all the investigators from MoM. They were painted rather quickly (1-2 hrs per mini) with Vallejo colours and Citadel washes. They were sealed with a shiny Vallejo varnish and Citadel Purity Seal-

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12. Board Game: Warhammer Fantasy Battles (8th Edition) [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:3312]
Devon Harmon
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Indianapolis
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This is a Chimera for my Warriors of Chaos Army. It is mostly drybrushed, with the exception of the teeth/claws/horns, using GW paints, washes, and glazes.
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13. Board Game: Habet, Hoc Habet! [Average Rating:7.10 Unranked]
Murray Fish
Australia
Canberra
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They explained everything in detail and at great length. After they finished I sat, despondent, contemplating a bleak and empty future. "I’m glad you’re depressed" said one. "It means you’ve understood the situation.”
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28mm Roman Gladiators from Foundry:





These miniatures were painted with Vellajo, P3 and Foundry paints as well as Vellajo inks and GW washes.



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14. Board Game: Warhammer [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:1381]
 
Michael Jordal
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Austin
Minnesota
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This is an old school Spellsinger I painted up this past month for my Wood Elves.
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15. Board Game: War of the Ring: Battles of the Third Age [Average Rating:8.10 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.10 Unranked]
Roy Hasson
Israel
Kfar Saba
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This is my citadel finecast Saruman. Painted with Games Workshop colors.


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16. Board Game: Arkham Horror [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:247] [Average Rating:7.31 Unranked]
Janne
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Friends of mine got married last month, and as they are gamers as well, I decided to give them custom Arkham Horror characters:

Both are from Reaper miniatures, painted with Citadel and Vallejo paints. I had to give the groom a new haircut, as the miniature had longer hair than the person I wanted it to resemble.

The miniatures were complemented with custom character sheets with their faces (hence I do not dare to add them here) added to images resembling the miniatures, completed with background story on how they ended up in Arkham and got the weapons they wield in the beginning.
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17. Board Game: Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar [Average Rating:7.93 Overall Rank:38]
Alec
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Houston
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I'm not sure if this actually counts as a miniature, but I've seen weirder stuff submitted. It's a miniature Mayan calendar.




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18. Board Game: Mansions of Madness [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:272] [Average Rating:7.34 Unranked]
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The ever popular Mansions of Madness. The 'room' is a simple carboard (partial) box with some printed out floors and wallpapers.

Furniture is from Fenris Games IIRC.

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