The Golden Turtleback Painted Miniature contest for miniatures painted in October 2011. 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.

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 2011. 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 30st.

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.

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 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.


There's now a guild for anything miniature painting related. It can be found here here

The Golden Turtleback Anniversary Special competition can be found here.
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1. Board Game: Song of Drums and Shakos [Average Rating:7.60 Overall Rank:7816]
Murray Fish
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Canberra
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Here is a 28mm Calpe Miniatures Napoleonic Prussian officer.



The miniature is painted mainly with Foundry and Vellajo colours, but also uses GW washes and the odd bit of GW paint.

This miniature is intended to do 'double duty' in Song of Drums and Shakos which is a single-element skirmish game and act as part of a skirmish element (represented by two miniatures for each point of the battalion's skirmish capacity)for Lasalle.

There is currently a bit of interest in Napoleonic Prussians with both Perry Miniatures and War Lord Games producing plastic (and metal) miniature. Still, for mine, Calpe produce the best and most thoroughly researched Prussians for this period. All in metal too.

For further info, have a look at: http://www.calpeminiatures.co.uk/
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2. Board Game: Runebound: Mists of Zanaga [Average Rating:7.58 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.58 Unranked]
Michael Jordal
United States
Austin
Minnesota
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3. Board Game: Shadows over Camelot [Average Rating:7.13 Overall Rank:352]
The Holy Grail

I primarily used basic dry-brushing techniques to create the effect seen here.



I'm relatively new at painting, so maybe I was somewhat ambitious at taking on the holy grail of miniatures!
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4. Board Game: Dungeon! [Average Rating:5.96 Overall Rank:3793]
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Los Osos
California
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Hi all,

This month I painted some miniatures to replace the pawns that come with Dungeon. I picked these up in the flea market at Strategicon this year. I really didn't know what I was going to do with them, but I decided to paint some up for this game.

There are two heroes, two elves, two superheroes and two wizards.





Thank you for the consideration!
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5. Board Game: Malifaux [Average Rating:7.52 Overall Rank:2447]
Andreas Johansson
Sweden
Linköping
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This is Snow Storm (Snow is the girl, Storm is the big hulking thing behind), for Malifaux, by Wyrd, painting with Vallejo paints and Citadel washes.
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6. Board Game: Fury of Dracula (Second Edition) [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:458]
Jonna
Finland
Helsinki
Uusimaa
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Here's Dracula and the brave hunters. I've used Vallejo's paints and varnish. Now I only need to start painting Conquest of Nerath Board Game minis, finish painting Runewars and hide my too many Rackham minis laugh
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7. Board Game: Fortune and Glory: The Cliffhanger Game [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:820]
Bill H
United States
Absecon
New Jersey
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These are a little over half the villainous figures included in the game. Once I painted my heroes, the red plastic villains and green plastic minions looked out of place so I ended up painting them all. The soldiers' uniforms look pale blue in this florescent lighting, but under normal light they look more blue-gray.
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8. Board Game: Talisman (Revised 4th Edition): The Dragon Expansion [Average Rating:6.91 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.91 Unranked]
Tomas
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Helsinki
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The Talisman 4th ed. Decalogy, Part VII The Dragon Expansion presents:


The Good, (Dragon Rider)
The Bad, (Dragon Priestess) and
The Neutral (Fire Wizard)

Figures about 25mm. Paints by Vallejo and GW.

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9. Board Game: Dreadfleet [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:2112]
 
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Norway
Sandnes
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I guessed this competition would be crowded with boats this weeks.

Here is two of my painted boats.



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10. Board Game: Hybrid [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:3243]
Bruno Lorentin
Finland
Espoo
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Wouhou! After many months without the courage or the time to paint anything, I am back!

Nothing too fancy though, as I discovered that many of my paint has dried a bit during my inactivity (shake Citadel paint pots) but here one of the hybrids I painted for the game Hybrid. In order to motivate myself, I promise myself to spend a lot afternoon playing this game once all the minis are done.

So without any more comment, here is the beast:



As usual, all comments are more than welcome.

Cheers!
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11. Board Game: BattleLore: Code of Chivalry [Average Rating:7.65 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.65 Unranked]
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These plastic minis were painted with Tamiwa, Citadel and Rembrant Acrilics...
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12. Board Game: Talisman (Revised 4th Edition): The Reaper Expansion [Average Rating:7.37 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.37 Unranked]
Janne
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Helsinki
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Paints by Vallejo & Citadel, dipped in walnut varnish.
The dip did wonders with this one, and only post-dip painting is the base.

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13. Board Game: Mansions of Madness [Average Rating:7.33 Overall Rank:304] [Average Rating:7.33 Unranked]
Paul Humphreys
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Well fhtagn my Cthulhu! This month I've gone for a Shoggoth - just don't look in the eyes!

I've used paints and brushes in combination with my hands and brain to give the appearance of texture, light and shadow whistle

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14. Board Game: Infinity [Average Rating:8.05 Overall Rank:1212] [Average Rating:8.05 Unranked]
Jay Adan
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Erving
Massachusetts
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This is a miniature that I painted for my Infinity army. I don't actually paint a lot of stuff for myself these days but every now and then I squeeze one in. It's one of the things I like about Infinity - you don't need a lot of minis to play.

As you can see from the image itself, this is a Hac Tao. As it's an official mini it's 28mm and is manufactured by Corvus Belli. I think that they put out some of the best minis on the market. If you haven't looked at them before I recommend heading to their website immediately.

This was probably the third attempt that I had made at getting purple armor to look good.
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15. Board Game: Zombie Plague [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:3829]
Ze Masqued Cucumber
France
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Ray, ready to bat some zeds.
28mm, Hasslefree Minis (custom base and badge added to make him look even more like Shaun).
Paints : Vallejo, Humbrol (metals), testors Dullcote (matte varnish).
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16. Board Game: Dystopian Wars [Average Rating:7.26 Overall Rank:3845]
Nigel Swan
Ireland
Dublin 18
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The new German Dreadnought
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