The Golden Turtleback Painted Miniature contest for miniatures painted in October 2013. 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

David Anderson
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Cerith Morgan-Jones
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I'm merely keeping the seat warm for this month until Cerith returns.

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 October 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 November 30th.

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: 40%
2nd place: 30%
3rd place: 15%
Encouragement Awards 15%

Note I have altered this at my discretion - this may change when Cerith retakes the reigns.

Encouragment awards will be given to non-placing worthy entries with a bias to new participants.

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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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 probably 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
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1. Board Game: More Drums and Shakos [Average Rating:7.14 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.14 Unranked]
Murray Fish
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Here's a 28mm Napoleonic era Prussian officer from the 1813-15 period:





The miniature is by Calpe and was painted with Vallejo, P3 and Foundry paints and old GW washes and old old GW inks.

Basing materials include Bricks from Secret Weapon, flowers, rocks/ballast and grasses from various model railway scenery providers and a few tufts from the Army painter.

The Prussian napoleonic range by Caple is simply superb. I highly recommend them to anyone considering minaitures for this era.

I understand they also do Saxons and French which look nice on the website photos. Calpe Miniatures' homepage is here:

http://www.calpeminiatures.co.uk/
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2. Board Game: Dystopian Wars [Average Rating:7.25 Overall Rank:3705]
Giles Pritchard
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Shepparton
Victoria
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A couple of units for Dystopian Wars by http:/www.spartangames.co.uk - quickly becoming an absolute favourite game of mine.


A Covenant of Antarctica Epicurus Class Sky Fortress.


A Covenant of Antarctica Aronax class submersible robot. Shown with both an open and closed 'mouth' - the pieces have been magnetised so they can be swapped during the game.



These models have been painted using mainly Army Painter Paints, and a small mix of Vallejo paints and washes.


Dystopian Wars is a great game, and the Covenant are the most futuristic of the superpowers in this steam punk setting. A really fun game that manages to neatly cover submerged models, surface models, skimming models, flying models and models that are flying obscured (very high up) and all very easily. Great game!

The models themselves are highly detailed - little doors and so forth on what are supposed to be 1/1200 scale models - they are daunting and a pleasure to paint, and Spartan seem to be going from strength to strength - really nice stuff!


The board they are sitting on, by the way, was made by painting 4x2 sections of wood white, deep blue, stippling with lighter blue and white, and then a glass coat over the top which I also applied a stippling effect to - I can't take credit thinking of this, there's a mighty fine youtube tutorial showing how it's done. A more in depth blog post is here: http://castlebymoonlight.blogspot.com.au/2013/06/the-8th-sea... - including a link to the youtube video.

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3. Board Game: De Bellis Magistrorum Militum [Average Rating:6.60 Overall Rank:9977]
Andreas Johansson
Sweden
Linköping
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32 Late Republican Roman legionaries:



Donnington 15mm figures, paints and basing materials by various.

Do click through and look at the full resolution, I think the picture benefits from that.
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4. Board Game: Talisman [Average Rating:6.36 Overall Rank:1925]
Geir Erik Ø
Norway
Sandnes
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More talisman miniatures this month. I love them.

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5. Board Game: Room 25 [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:930]
Tomas
Finland
Helsinki
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I painted up this set for a friend.



Not the best picture, since it was taken with my phone, and I did some small corrections afterwards.

The game is pretty much based on the cube movies.
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6. Board Game: War of the Ring (Second Edition) [Average Rating:8.42 Overall Rank:12]
Janne
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Helsinki
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Elven Regulars from War of the Ring. These are about 25mm from head to toe. Painted with Citadel and Vallejo paints.

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7. Board Game: Ghost Stories: White Moon [Average Rating:7.91 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.91 Unranked]
Chris Flux
United Kingdom
Cropwell Bishop
Nottinghamshire
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Here's my entry this month, these have been painted with a variety or techniques including acrylics, oil washes and dry pastels.



I'm pretty pleased with the results.

Edit: did I mention I re-based them all too?
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8. Board Game: Full Metal Planète [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:1674]
Ze Masqued Cucumber
France
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Painted army

Paints used: mostly Vallejo Model.
Edit: scale info, the small tanks are about 10mm long (1/2")

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9. Board Game: Zombicide [Average Rating:7.21 Overall Rank:384] [Average Rating:7.21 Unranked]
Alexandra Borges
Portugal
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One of the walker of zombicide, painted with Cidatel and Vallejo paints.

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10. Board Game: DreadBall: Season 2 [Average Rating:7.73 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.73 Unranked]
Vincent Pascaud
France
Saint Aunes
Herault
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Here's some more Dreadball.
Can't get enough of it.



Model is from Mantic, 28mm scale (though the big insect is definitely more ), all painted with GW paints.

More can be seen here.
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11. Board Game: Infinity [Average Rating:8.06 Overall Rank:1194] [Average Rating:8.06 Unranked]
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Montana
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I did some more Infinity last month! This time, I painted some Traktor MULs, for the Aridnan (USA/UK/Russian) faction. I really wanted these to look beaten and battered, like they've been involved in a months-long campaign during weather. It gave me an excuse to work on my battle damage and weathering. I also did some more freehand work, and it didn't turn out half-bad. Probably took me a good 4 hours per model.




I used primarily Vallejo paints, along with some GW and Formula P3, and I used Vallejo weathering pigments to simulate rust on the tracks.

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12. Board Game: Dungeon Run [Average Rating:6.28 Overall Rank:2812]
D . J .
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Tampa
Florida
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These are four of the eight Heroes for Dungeon Run. I like that this game has some interesting, seldom-seen character choices; from left to right: The Tundra Orc Outcast, The Phoenix Elf Ranger, The Dwarven Treasure Hunter, The Mountain Vargath Aspirant. (A "Tundra" Orc?!?)



Thank you to everyone for thumbing my works; the support of the community here is much appreciated!

P.S. I also painted the other four Heroes for this game, but since I can only enter one photo, I will include only the link:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/1809406/dungeon-run


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13. Board Game: Tamurkhan: The Throne of Chaos [Average Rating:6.75 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.75 Unranked]
Michael Jordal
United States
Austin
Minnesota
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A Chaos Dwarf Sorcerer. My first use of object source lighting on a mini besides just glowing eyes or smaller things such as that.
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14. Board Game: Dead Man's Hand [Average Rating:7.94 Overall Rank:5321]
Jim O'Neill (Established 1949)
Scotland
Motherwell
Graduate of Barlinnie
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Jim's Desperados

As usual, I paint the Boss's base blue and the Gunslinger's base red so they stand out and the danger can be easily recognised. Paints are Vallejo and Army Painter Dip. The boardwalk scenery is from DMH and made by 4ground.

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15. Board Game: Zombicide: Toxic City Mall [Average Rating:7.74 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.74 Unranked]
Rick S
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Cincinnati
Ohio
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I don't necessarily believe that he was inspired by Jesse Pinkman but I do like to think that he is.
Hopefully I did this well enough that Breaking Bad fans will recognize the logo.zombie


Painted with americana, reaper, Vallejo, paints and citadel shades.
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16. Board Game: Warmachine Prime Mk II [Average Rating:7.85 Overall Rank:1154]
Mike Friesen
Canada
Hepburn
Saskatchewan
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I'm very new to painting so go easy on me please : ) I'm working on basing them soon!

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17. Board Game: Warhammer: The Mass Combat Fantasy Roleplaying Game (1st Edition) [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:1492]
 
Roy Hasson
Israel
Kfar Saba
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Here is my Warhammer LizardMan Saurus oldblood:




He is painted in Citadel and Vallejo paints.

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18. Board Game: Mansions of Madness: Forbidden Alchemy [Average Rating:7.76 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.76 Unranked]
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Germany
Aachen
NRW
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In October I painted the minis for MoM: Forbidden Alchemy. I wanted to submit my Crawling One to this contest but I forgot to take a good pic of it alone... It is the right one in the picture.

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