The Golden Turtleback Painted Miniature Competition: August 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 July 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 August 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: Beneath the Lily Banners [Average Rating:7.08 Unranked]
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Motherwell
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The Right Reverend Jeremiah Smallpiece and His Honour Squire Percival Ffolkes-Boyes cordially invite you to the Village Green to witness the latest Hanging.

A terrain Piece for a change.

This time the paints used for the gallows are by 4Ground who do a great range of "base paints" to match their models. Although the models come pre-painted, I prefer to use my own colour schemes and detailing.

The paints for the miniatures are the usual suspects: Citadel and Vallejo.

For those of you who are curious about Squire Percy's surname, both were taken from the 1990 honours list:

"23053488 Corporal Peter Ian BOYES, Army Catering Corps, Territorial Army. ..... Sir Robert Francis Alexandra FFOLKES, Bt. ...... For welfare services to children in... "

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2. Board Game: Miscellaneous Game Accessory [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:3760] [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:71]
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Almost forgot to upload an image again this month, but I got this one in on the very last day.

This is a dwarf die bearer from Scibor's Monstrous Minis.



It's a 28mm scale mini, I used Formula P3 and Army Painter paints.
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3. Board Game: Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords – Base Set [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:286]
 
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Helsinki
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This mini is not exactly for the card game, it's for the RPG, Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and more specifically for our on-going campaign of Rise of the Runelords Anniversary Edition. So here's Trinia Lumophlinger, my currently Level 4 Gnome Sorceress:


I've fixed the quiver (somehow it looked better in real life than in this photo, but still wasn't happy about it) and the base is done now, but I haven't taken a new photo

I used Vallejo's paints (yes, the same ones that I left drying about a year ago )
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4. Board Game: Spartacus: The Serpents and the Wolf Expansion Set [Average Rating:7.92 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.92 Unranked]
Ze Masqued Cucumber
France
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Gladiators again. Booooring .
(These are the last ones. Next time, I'll go for something completely different.)

Painted using mostly Vallejo Model and a couple of GW washes.
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5. Board Game: Hordes Primal Mk II [Average Rating:8.10 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.10 Unranked]
Zack Stackurski
United States
Mankato
Minnesota
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It was hard to find an angle that really showed off the paint job well... so enjoy that view of the shield! Painted mostly with Americana Craft Paints and Folk Art Metalics. The miniature is a Titan Sentry from Privateer Press. I call her 'Sally'
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6. Board Game: Monkey Lab [Average Rating:5.86 Overall Rank:7720]
D . J .
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Tampa
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I am fanatical about monkeys, so I was very happy to finally have some monkey minis to paint! These lab monkeys are approx. 28mm tall, and Murray the Security Guard is approx. 65mm tall. They were undercoated in white primer, then painted/inked with a variety of common acrylic craft paints.


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7. Board Game: Gladiator: Deadly Arena Combat in Ancient Rome [Average Rating:6.90 Unranked]
Murray Fish
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Canberra
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28mm Foundry Gladiator.

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This miniature is painted with Foundry, Vellajo and P3 paints and (old) GW washes and Founrdy inks.

Weirdly, I did the cloak and the plume very differently but they ended up looking quite similar. The lcoak was doen with Foundry British redcoat red while the plume was a mix is vellajo Game Colour gory red & Vellajo Model Colour Flat (VMC) Red, layered up with flat red and highlighted with VMC Scarlet.
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8. Board Game: Spartacus: The Serpents and the Wolf Expansion Set [Average Rating:7.92 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.92 Unranked]
Plei Forejoy
Singapore
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One of the two 32mm(?) miniatures in the Spartacus expansion: I found that it most resembles the promo gladiator Hadrianus (who appears only for 4 seconds in the second episode of the series) and thus painted it to match as much as possible.

The primer was Vallejo's Surface Primer Grey and it was airbrushed on. The white version was then airbrushed on at an angle in an attempt for Zenithal Lighting (not sure how much effect it really had). Switched to brushes and painted with Vallejo acrylics (Game, Model, and Air).

The bottom of the base like those of the base set's miniatures was not even, so I added putty to the bottom and sanded it flat. Epoxy resin was applied to the top, lawn sand was sprinkled on and dusted off when dry.

Johnson Klear Floor Wax was airbrushed on as the gloss coat, followed by spraying Krylon UV Resistant Matte as the final sealant.
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9. Board Game: DreadBall: The Futuristic Sports Game [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:1448]
Vincent Pascaud
France
Saint Aunes
Herault
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You can't really go wrong with a Robot Unicorn.



This is a custom coach for Dreadball, by Mantic. However the model is from Games Workshop, painted with GW paints.
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10. Board Game: Super Dungeon Explore [Average Rating:6.91 Overall Rank:1071] [Average Rating:6.91 Unranked]
Michael Jordal
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Austin
Minnesota
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This is the Werewolf form of one of the Super Dungeon Explore heroes. I really liked his eyes.
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11. Board Game: Warhammer [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:1335]
 
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Norway
Sandnes
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Beastman shaman.

Citadel paints.

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12. Board Game: War of the Ring (Second Edition) [Average Rating:8.39 Overall Rank:12]
Janne
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Helsinki
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More troops from Middle Earth. This time the Leaders and Elites of Gondor:



Painted with Vallejo and Citadel paints.
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13. Board Game: Space Hulk (third edition) [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:223]
Tomas
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Helsinki
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Space Hulk librarian.
I added some touches to him after taking the picture, but never got around to take a new one.
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14. Board Game: Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of Ashardalon Board Game [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:531] [Average Rating:7.20 Unranked]
Alexandra Borges
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Orc Smashers painted with Vallejo, Citadel and Folkart paints.

Nice minis with lot of detail, not that good casting



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15. Board Game: De Bellis Magistrorum Militum [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:8427]
Andreas Johansson
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Linköping
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Late entry because I've been away on vacation. Anyway:



Generic bronze age middle eastern baggage train. 15mm figures by Chariot, paints by Vallejo, Army Painter, and Citadel, basing materials by Army Painter, and GaleForce.
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16. Board Game: Warhammer 40,000: Dark Vengeance [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:3450] [Average Rating:7.35 Unranked]
Green Dan
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Norwich
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A Chaos Chosen from the 40k Dark Vengeance Set. Painted with Citadel paints.
The story behind this chap can be found here.
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17. Board Game: DreadBall: The Futuristic Sports Game [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:1448]
Charles Hasegawa
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These are the Orx from my Dreadball Maurader team. I used Citadel paints and shades for these guys.
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18. Board Game: Drako [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:1425] [Average Rating:6.71 Unranked]
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Aachen
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This month I am a little late to the show but here are my painted dwarf from the game drako.

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