Scent of a Gamer

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


I have painted another of my Middle Earth miniatures. This one is Grishnakh, the orc who threatens Frodo in Mordor. Grishnakh wears scraps of equipment and clothing he’s scavenged over … Continue reading

September 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

Blood Rage sea serpent

I painted the sea serpent in the same grey/gold scheme as the other monsters. There was one problem though – the sea serpent has no gold! To avoid a simple … Continue reading

September 19, 2020 · 3 Comments

Once upon a Wednesday: favourite Magic art

I have made several attempts over the life of this blog to fond a way of talking about Magic art I like in a way that will be interesting to … Continue reading

September 16, 2020 · 4 Comments

9th edition Codexes revealed

Another week-end, another set of previews from Games Workshop. One impact of my allowance is that I get more excited by individual character models than by regiments, since those are … Continue reading

September 14, 2020 · 6 Comments

Explore MtG art: Howard Lyon

Howard Lyon’s art first appeared in the Lorwyn set and since then he has illustrated over 100 cards. His art has brought to life settings from the enchanted world to … Continue reading

September 13, 2020 · 1 Comment

Ogroid Thaumaturge

When I assembled the Warhammer Quest Silver Tower miniatures, I figures this guy would be a trial to paint, and I was right. The details just don’t suit my painting … Continue reading

September 13, 2020 · 9 Comments

The way of the tray

Hi there. Are you a miniatures painter? Do you have more unpainted miniatures than you care to count? Would you like this to change? I want you to join me … Continue reading

September 12, 2020 · 15 Comments

Blood Rage troll

My latest Blood Rage monster figure is the troll: Taking the same grey-gold scheme that I used before, this time it involved picking out a lot of gold bits – … Continue reading

September 12, 2020 · 5 Comments

Plasma Regulators from Artis Opus

Artis Opus hjas another great video on YouTube, this time taking the plasma reguators from Warhammer 40,000 and giving them a great paint job They came out great, here’s a … Continue reading

September 11, 2020 · 1 Comment

Once upon a Wednesday: showing off

I have long dreamed of displaying my painted miniatures. Over time, the logistics of displaying miniatures and keeping them dust free has eluded me. Enter the detolf shelf from Ikea. … Continue reading

September 9, 2020 · 9 Comments


It’s proably my age, but Father’s Day for me tends to involve food treats. However there is still room for toys, and this year I got these: This is my … Continue reading

September 7, 2020 · 8 Comments

Favourite Games Workshop models over four decades

I’ve been playing Games Workshop’s games since the 1980s. Battlecars was the first, and there have been many more since then. I was inspired to think about some of my … Continue reading

September 6, 2020 · 13 Comments

Warhammer Quest: Tzeentch cultists

The Tzeentch cultists were a popular inclusion in the Silver Tower boxed set, and it’s not surprise that they eventually became an army option in Age of Sigmar. Here’s the … Continue reading

September 6, 2020 · 11 Comments

Dungeons & Dragons & Magic

Magic the Gathering’s set release schedule for 2021 was released recently. here’s the whole thing: The part that interests me most is the Dungeons & Dragons set. I will probably … Continue reading

September 5, 2020 · 3 Comments

Blood Rage Ice troll

I took a ‘similar but different’ approach to the first of the Blood Rage monsters. Similar to the clans in that there’s one dominant shade – in this case grey. … Continue reading

September 5, 2020 · 4 Comments

Once upon a Wednesday: abandoned projects

Last month I painted Feora, a war machine character. It’s been some time since I last painted a character from this range. In 2014, I painted another character from the … Continue reading

September 2, 2020 · 3 Comments

What Duncan wishes he knew

Duncan Rhodes (ex-Games Workshop and now of his own miniature painting academy) has posted a great video for people who are painitng models. It’s a list of the 6 things … Continue reading

September 1, 2020 · 3 Comments

Neon Necrons

Dana Howl is painting her way through the Warhammer 40,000 boxed set and her approach to the Necrons caught my eye. Taking inspiration from cyberpunk films and books, and modern … Continue reading

August 31, 2020 · 3 Comments

Slaves to Darkness

I have used my miniatures allowance to buy myself something new: the Slaves to darkness start collecting box: For each 8 models I paint, I give myself an ‘allowance’ of … Continue reading

August 30, 2020 · 5 Comments

Arcane Ruins complete

I have finished the final Arcane Ruins henge: Put together, the whole set looks something like this: The Arcane Ruins set provides a good deal of table coverage at a … Continue reading

August 30, 2020 · 6 Comments