The Golden Turtleback Painted Miniature contest for miniatures painted in May 2010. 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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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 be from May 2010. The contest will end on June 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: 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! 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!

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
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for making us aware of this.

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.


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1. Board Game: Hybrid [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:2837]
Tomas
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I've finally painted all my Space Hulk Terminators, but I don't have any pics yet. So I'm entering with another Rackham miniature (30-32 mm scale) with the Aberration naturally being somewhat larger.



Aberration Prime. Paints by GW and Vallejo.


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This month, in between the demands of new fatherhood, I found time to try a very linited palette of about eight different shades of drown on North Dakota Jackson, a rugged adventurer headed for trouble:

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The miniature is from Copplestone. Paints are by Foundry, Vellajo, P3 and Games Workshop.

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The miniatures is 28mm from Copplestone's 'Back of Beyond' range.
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I 'shopped out the background a little for impact, so for an unadulterated image:
(This is from a game in-progress, the post-it is to designate his special abilities for that scenario as he is taking the role of a "boss" monster).

ETA: Finally measured: 55mm height, base is 50 mm in diameter
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Federation Heavy Cruiser U.S.S. Excalibur NCC-1705
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5. Board Game: Republic to Empire [Average Rating:7.33 Unranked]
Jim O'Neill (Established 1949)
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Motherwell
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PRO REGE ET PATRIA PUGNO

Gordon O'Neill's regiment of the Wild Geese circa 1692, This is actually one of my Irish ancestors who fought in the service of Louis XIV.

28mm metal miniatures by Copplestone Castings.

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Frank Strauss
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I have released the Kraken arrrh
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In may, I painted Doom minis (again ? snore..).
Hopefully I'll finish the Doom extension minis in june...


Heroic zombie commandos (army-style) make a last stand to protect their undead officers against treacherous Doomguys

Size : approx. 28mm (1")

Note : the 2 fat zombies in the background are from the base game, painted earlier, so they don't "count" as an entry. I wanted to give a consistency and "squad" feel on all the zombies, as shown in this other pic :


Paints used : Humbrol (basecoat, metals, varnish), Vallejo (everything else).

EDIT : paints used


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Austin
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My finished unit of ten Averland Swordsmen
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My first painted dryad. I used Citadel paints only. I don't know what else to say
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