Scent of a Gamer

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

Bones update 17

The paint without undercoat experiment continues with the completion of the goblins: With these done I have now painted a variety of figures in my Bones collection without an undercoat. … Continue reading

January 31, 2016 · 1 Comment

MtG artists: Christopher Moeller

Chris Moeller has quietly been one of the more prolific Magic artists, with hundreds of illustrations to his name. I like his art but it’s not easy to find good … Continue reading

January 30, 2016

Sensible shoes

More believable female miniature are appearing all the time. I like to think this is the Bad Squiddo influence, but it’s welcome regardless. Heroines in sensible shoes is a new … Continue reading

January 30, 2016

Essence of a wargame: A Kings of War review

Kings of War is a¬†fantasy mass battle wargame published by Mantic Games. Mantic are located in Nottingham, close to a certain other wargaming company, and employ many of that company’s … Continue reading

January 24, 2016 · 1 Comment

ArtStation stop: Pavel Kolomeyets

The art on Pavel Kolomeyets’ page leans towards science fiction, and covers large landscapes to close figure work. Autonomous Residential Complex 1 A vast floating city of the future. It … Continue reading

January 23, 2016

Draft of a Gamer: Back in black (and white)

Oath of the Gatewatch was a good time to get back into the habit of drafting regularly, and if the first time is any indication, I will definitely be back … Continue reading

January 23, 2016

Bones update 16

This whole painting with no undercoat thing has been a revelation so far. In 2016 I have now painted more Bones figures than I managed in 2015. Here’s another four: … Continue reading

January 17, 2016 · 2 Comments

MtG artists: Ralph Horsley

Ralph Horsley is better known for his art outside of Magic: the Gathering though he has produced a number of excellent cards over the years. Many sets in Magic feature … Continue reading

January 16, 2016

Oath of the Gatewatch art review

The latest Magic: the Gathering set is Oath of the Gatewatch. This set is the sequel to Battle for Zendikar, and sees the heroes of the set hard-pressed as they … Continue reading

January 16, 2016

Best. Dice. Ever.

These came up on my Tumblr the other day: A simple set of four dice: two D6s for the alignment, a D8 for your race, and a D12 to determine … Continue reading

January 10, 2016

Bones update 15

I managed to create painting space in the only air-conditioned room in the house. Naturally I tested it out by painting another quartet of Bones models: These goblinoids were part … Continue reading

January 9, 2016 · 1 Comment

New Blood Bowl miniatures spotted

I was not expecting to write this kind of update. New Blood Bowl figures have been spotted from GW, heralds of a new edition of that great game. The current … Continue reading

January 9, 2016

Bones update 14

Another four Bones models as chosen by the family. I tried something different with these, and that was to paint on an undercoat. With past Bones models I was sprayed … Continue reading

January 3, 2016 · 6 Comments

MtG artists: Jason Felix

From his debut in the original Zendikar block, Jason Felix’s art has effortlessly blended in to Magic: the Gathering. The chances are high that many of the cards which have … Continue reading

January 3, 2016

The secret history of Dominion

Designer Donald Vaccarino gives a detailed account of how he created the best-selling game Dominion, from playtesting through to publishing. Read it on BoardGameGeek He shares some interesting insights into … Continue reading

January 2, 2016

One thousand, two hundred and seventy-four

I have painted miniatures every year since 1993. Over those years I have painted more in some years, fewer in others. This means there are many painted miniatures stuffed into … Continue reading

January 2, 2016 · 13 Comments