Scent of a Gamer

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

Menoth Reinforcements update 2

Painting models for War Machine is very much a one-at-a-time process for me. To get into the game I bought an entire Menoth army, and I am slowly adding more … Continue reading

April 27, 2014 · 2 Comments

Warhammer 40,000 Imperial Knight Review

The Imperial Knight is the latest large model release from Games Workshop for their science fiction game Warhammer 40,000. This was part of my birthday haul, a retro choice as … Continue reading

April 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

Creature Caster Kickstarter

The sculptor behind Ultraforge Miniatures, Jeremy Glen, is back and he is running a new Kickstarter. This one is for large tabletop models of the demon and dragon variety. These … Continue reading

April 26, 2014

MtG Art: The Gods of Theros, part 3 of 3

The third and final set in the Theros block gives us another five multicolour gods. This means that each of Magic’s five colours is presented by itself in Theros, and … Continue reading

April 26, 2014

Willy Miniatures Vampire Team

It’s been a little over a year since I picked up their Chaos Team, and Willy Miniatures have come back to Indiegogo for another fantasy football team. This time it’s … Continue reading

April 20, 2014

MtG Artists: Greg Staples

Greg Staples looks like the go-to artist for angels in Magic. He’s done many, and they have always managed to be iconic artworks. His best known is¬†undoubtedly the artwork for … Continue reading

April 20, 2014 · 2 Comments

Hawk Wargames to create space combat game with Andy Chambers

Hawk Wargames, the makers of Dropzone Commander, have a lot of news to share with us after their appearance at Salute 2014. The biggest news by far is that they … Continue reading

April 19, 2014

Dragon Bones Kickstarter

An interesting project appeared on Kickstarter recently, for laser-cut metal dice. Available from Dragon Bones in a number of colours, these aluminium dice look great.   For the non-chemists among … Continue reading

April 19, 2014 · 2 Comments

MtG: Art: The Gods of Theros, part 2 of 3

Part 2 of the 3-part series covers the five gods covered in the Born of the Gods set. See part 1 here. Born of the Gods features the five allied-colour … Continue reading

April 13, 2014

15 months, 15 articles

It’s been 15 months since I started Scent of a Gamer, and it’s been a fun ride. The blog has not gone the way I had first thought. Originally, this … Continue reading

April 13, 2014

Bones update 7

It has been a while between Bones updates, but here are the latest models.   It was the wizard that held up the others. Painting his robes and beard was … Continue reading

April 12, 2014 · 2 Comments

MtG Artists: Chris Rahn

Chris Rahn has put out a number of different Magic cards over the years. Each of these cards is striking in its own way. For me, his arts are united … Continue reading

April 12, 2014

The Undercoat Question

It’s a question that has vexed many painters and (naturally) caused some fierce and long-winded arguments online. Should I use a black undercoat or a white undercoat for the models … Continue reading

April 6, 2014 · 1 Comment

MtG Art: The Gods of Theros, part 1 of 3

The fifteen Gods of Theros have some impressive art. This three-part series looks at each God in turn. This first part looks at the five gods of the Theros set. … Continue reading

April 6, 2014 · 1 Comment