The Golden Turtleback Painted Miniature Competition: September 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 August 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 September 30th.

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: Spartacus: A Game of Blood & Treachery [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:284]
Janne
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The gladiator games continue!



Painted with Citadel and Vallejo paints. Loincloth and other details were painted to match the different houses of the game.
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Vincent Pascaud
France
Saint Aunes
Herault
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This is a custom coach for Dreadball, coaching the Feline-human team of my wife.

I like how she made a subtle make-up, and the transparent dress.



The model is from WarGods of Ægyptus, 28mm scale, painted with GW paints.
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3. 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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One of the baddies. Not a blig mini but fun to paint. Mainly done with vallejo paints.
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4. Board Game: Song of Drums and Shakos [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:6880]
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 Crimean War Russian infantrymen from Great War Miniatures:





These miniatures were painted with Vallejo, Foundry and P3 paints and Vallejo inks and GW washes.
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5. Board Game: Space Hulk (second edition) [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:1789]
Andrew Bird
Australia
Victoria
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Managed to finish off ten genestealers for Space Hulk last month.



Only ten more to go - yay!

Funny story - I've actually got the miniatures from the third edition (which is the one I own), but I was quite enamoured with the old-school charm and simplicity of the second edition models. Plus, they were dead-set cheap off an Aussie-based bits vendor.

EDIT: Hmm, it occurs to me that I might be doing myself a bit of an injustice, as the photo I've submitted for judgement is not the best I've ever taken. So, if it's OK with the officials, I'll respectfully append this one as well, which gives you a better look at the work I did on the custom bases.



Just ignore the dude in the middle, he's pretty much doomed anyway...
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6. Board Game: Incursion [Average Rating:7.68 Overall Rank:2541]
Lawrence Spode
United States
Mount Airy
Maryland
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The kickstarter final got me motivated to start painting my Incursion miniatures.

Here is Gretel von X




I'm keeping my painting notes on the game's forum.
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7. Board Game: Warhammer [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:1335]
 
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Chantilly
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This Citadel Dwarf Thane with Army Battle Standard is beckoning to me to take a break from painting dwarfs in order to continue to learn this fun hobby of ours by trying other things/techniques. I'll miss you my beloved Dwarfs. Please feel free to offer advice in the comments (I have the thick skin of a Dwarf warrior) and thanks for looking.
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8. Board Game: Hybrid [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:2809]
Mathieu B.
Canada
Brossard
Quebec
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It is an Aberration from Hybrid or Confrontation from Rackham.
Painted with Reaper paints and ink.
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9. Board Game: Super Dungeon Explore: Caverns of Roxor [Average Rating:7.44 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.44 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.44 Unranked]
Plei Forejoy
Singapore
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Painting all these miniatures is starting to crimp my time...
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Super Dungeon Explore's Fireflow Denizens from the expansion:


The Blaze Beetle:


Painted with Vallejo and Army Painter paints
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10. Board Game: Ticket to Ride: Alvin & Dexter [Average Rating:6.60 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.60 Unranked]
Charles Hasegawa
United States
Chandler
Arizona
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My version of Alvin and Dexter for Ticket to Ride. Painted with Citadel paints and washes. Whether you vote for these guys here or not, they are also part of an auction for charity - Item for Geeklist "Fundraiser Auction for Cystic Fibrosis Research - CLOSED" if you are interested in helping out.
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11. Board Game: Talisman (Revised 4th Edition) [Average Rating:6.56 Overall Rank:1154]
Geir Erik Ø
Norway
Sandnes
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I´m terrible at taking pictures, but I wanted to show part of my recently Talisman painting.

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12. Board Game: Infinity [Average Rating:8.08 Overall Rank:1092] [Average Rating:8.08 Unranked]
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Montana
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Well, this is my first entry into the Turtleback, so here goes! This is a Crane Rank Imperial Agent from the game Infinity. I'm really happy with how it turned out, but sadly the pictures are crap...The turquoise cloak with the yellow edging was fun. Freehanding the yellow decoration on the inside of the cloak was a bit of a challenge, since the cloak is very dynamic and undulating. I think it turned out well, though.




I painted it with GW, Vallejo, Formula P3, and Reaper paints and washes. I sealed it with Testor's Dullcote.
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13. Board Game: BioShock Infinite: The Siege of Columbia [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:1761]
Michael Jordal
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Austin
Minnesota
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This month I have been working on Bioshock Infinite. I really liked how the Songbird turned out. The minis in this game overall are really tiny, but the Songbird is one of the biggest.
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14. Board Game: Bolt Action [Average Rating:7.73 Overall Rank:2169] [Average Rating:7.73 Unranked]
Jim O'Neill (Established 1949)
Scotland
Motherwell
Graduate of Barlinnie
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Tanks a Lot!

Soviet Guards' T34/85; American Sherman V in British Service; German Panzer IV Ausf. D. All in 28mm or 1/56 Scale from Warlord Games.

Paints and bases are the usual suspects: Vallejo, Army Painter and Warbases.

Regards,


Jim

Est. 1949

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15. Board Game: Warhammer [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:1335]
Richard Johnson
United States
Bothell
Washington
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Lizardmen Bastiladon with Solar Engine.
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16. Board Game: Ghost Stories [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:191]
Chris Flux
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Tempted as I was this month to post some gladiators I've resisted the urge and gone for a bunch of haunters from Ghost Stories instead.



All painted with Vallejo Air and Model Colour with a splattering of Devian Mud.

These guys are special in a couple of ways, they are mostly airbrushed and I've been needing a project to push me a bit to learn how to use my expensive new toy better, this would seem to be it.
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17. Board Game: Fury of Dracula (second edition) [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:398]
Richard Pickman
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New York
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Dr. Seward, Van Helsing, and Lord Godalming get pastel colors. Mina and the Count get darker shades. A bit of a departure from the standard color scheme of the game, but on the other hand, these minis are easier to tell apart on the board.

Not quite the first minis I ever painted, but close.
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18. Board Game: Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) – Labyrinth of Ruin [Average Rating:8.18 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.18 Unranked]
John E
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Cary
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I'm excited; my first time participating in the contest! This is Ulma Grimstone, the apothecary healer from the Descent: Labyrinth of Ruin expansion. I really like the expression in the miniature; you can tell she is excited to have just crafted that potion. I was thinking about doing subtle circles of lightness around her eyes to show that she was wearing the goggles when something blew up (so the areas not covered by the goggles would be sooty). But I decided there wasn't enough real estate on her face to really pull that off (at my skill level at least )

I'll be back next month; there's always more Descent to paint!
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19. Board Game: Defenders of the Realm [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:364]
D . J .
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Tampa
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So, the challenge with these minis was that I love this game, but the molds are kinda "meh". Generic designs with muted/muddy details, and I don't know what scale they are meant to be, seeing as how the Dwarf is taller than the Rogue and the Sorceress (!?!)

Nevertheless, I've been plugging away at these nine minis on-and-off for a long time now, and last month I finally finished the base game set and posted this pic. Please do check out this image in "large" size to really see all the different minis... also, I have pics of all the generals in the DotR Image Gallery, if you care to seek 'em out; thank you!



Disclaimer: "Minis by DJS" is not a professional miniatures painter, just one guy who really loves his minis! I post my pics on BGG so I can share my creative visions with the world; thank y'all so much for eyeballing my stuff!

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