Scent of a Gamer

From the computer to the tabletop, this is all about games. Updated each week-end.

Arta Monday: Hunt for the fire wurm

Another art piece from the talented Seb McKinnon. This one dips into mythology.

October 18, 2021 · Leave a comment

The Contrast Paints train grows longer

It’s been over two years now since Games Workshop introduced their line of Contrast Paints, and the markers show that the line has been a success. Other companies are now … Continue reading

October 17, 2021 · 5 Comments

Bronze to Mythic

I don’t talk about Magic Arena much these days. I was part of the closed and open betas, and there is a launch review of the game somewhere on this … Continue reading

October 17, 2021 · Leave a comment

Colour theory for miniatures with Dana Howl

Dana Howl has a great video up breaking down colour for miniature painters, pointing out why CMYK (used by printers) can by a better way of understanding colours and colour … Continue reading

October 16, 2021 · Leave a comment

Cursed City: Glaurio

I have painted the imperial noble character from Cursed City, known as Glario ven Alten III to his friends. It’s a nice figure with a good amount of detail but … Continue reading

October 16, 2021 · 9 Comments

Arta Monday: Luminous Angel

Another memorable angle art from Magic: the Gathering This one comes from the talented Jason Chan.

October 11, 2021 · 2 Comments

Old World map expands to the Border Princes

The slow revelation of the revised Old World map supporting the future re-release of Warhammer tabletop has had the Border Princes added: As with the other areas of the map, … Continue reading

October 10, 2021 · Leave a comment

Talking about money

Twitch was the subject of a massive hack recently, and by massive I mean everything about the site was exposed, including the earnings of its streamers over the past 20 … Continue reading

October 10, 2021 · 3 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Kamila Szutenberg

Kamila Szutenberg posts quite a few sketches to her ArtStation page… many of which look as good to me as finished art. Kamila’s art often features landscapes, but there’s some … Continue reading

October 9, 2021 · 8 Comments

Cursed City bits

Miniatures in the Cursed City range from the large Varghulf to the tiny zombie cat. This update is my painting some of the smaller models that come in the box: … Continue reading

October 9, 2021 · 5 Comments

Arta Monday: Channel

This art for Magic: the Gathering by Rebecca Guay showcase her ethereal art style One art director decided to remove her from the roster of artists working on the game. … Continue reading

October 4, 2021 · Leave a comment

Black Library open submissions

Black Library are having another round of open submissions – between 27 October and 9 November this year, you can submit a 50 word short story proposal along with a … Continue reading

October 3, 2021 · 3 Comments

Million dollar Duncan

The Duncan Rhodes paints line Kickstarter has just finished, raising well over a million dollars from over 7,500 backers. I am one of those backers, but I was surprised by … Continue reading

October 2, 2021 · 3 Comments

The last Easterlings

I’m confident these are now the last Easterling models in my collection: With these now painted, the range is complete. A lot of the last couple of model trays are … Continue reading

October 2, 2021 · 10 Comments

Arta Monday: Lonely Castle

This digital piece from Kamila Szutenberg shows a knight exporting a vast castle. It mostly lies in ruins, but some parts look habitable. A quick confession: I made this name … Continue reading

September 27, 2021 · Leave a comment

Explore fantasy art: Seb McKinnon

Seb McKinnon has become a favourite among many Magic: the Gathering players for his striking and unique art style. His art extends outside Magic, although I must admit most of … Continue reading

September 25, 2021 · 2 Comments

Cursed City: Emelda Braskov

I’ve completed the first of 60 Cursed City models, and the lucky first model off the tray is Emelda Braskov: This model was fun to paint up, and I finished … Continue reading

September 25, 2021 · 3 Comments

Cathay background expands

Following closely from yesterday’s article about Cathay, the background for this faction is now being expanded through posts on both Warhammer Community and the Total War blog. We haven’t seen … Continue reading

September 22, 2021 · Leave a comment

Cathay in the Old World

Following the trailer for their inclusion in the third Warhammer Total War game comes confirmation that the faction was designed by Games Workshop. Some people has wondered whether Creative Assembly … Continue reading

September 21, 2021 · 2 Comments

Arta Monday: Sigiled Paladin

Like last week’s featured illustration, this one also comes from Magic: the Gathering’s realm of Bant. In this piece from Greg Staples we see the knight on his lion steed

September 20, 2021 · 3 Comments