Scent of a Gamer

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

MtG artists: Brandon Kitkouski

Brandon Kitkouski has illustrated over 30 Magic cards, most notably in the original Ravnica block and for the Lorwyn and Shadowmoor sets. His illustrations have been reprinted several times since … Continue reading

June 30, 2018

Van Saar painting scheme

I have assembled the Van Saar – the 2018 ones that is, and I’ve been thinking about colour schemes. Here are the assembled models: You may be thinking “isn’t it … Continue reading

June 24, 2018 · 6 Comments

SAGA faction review: Anglo-Saxons

The SAGA Age of Vikings book present 12 very different factions to players. This series will review each one in turn. Who were they? The Anglo-Saxons invaded Britain as the … Continue reading

June 24, 2018

Fun with glazes

The build and paint marines were disappointing by modern standards but I can still find a use for them. Specifically they make good test bunnies for my growing interest in … Continue reading

June 23, 2018 · 3 Comments

Malign Sorcery in Age of Sigmar

Powerful spell effects were always a feature of the old Warhammer games, and Age of Sigmar continues that trend. In the past, spells might cover a section of the tabletop, … Continue reading

June 23, 2018 · 1 Comment

Seb McKinnon playmats on Kickstarter

Seb McKinnon is one of my favourite Magic artists and every card from him is a visual treat. So it was great to see him establish a Kickstarter project to … Continue reading

June 17, 2018 · 1 Comment

Tabletop World resin terrain

My latest discovery from more-or-less random clicking around gaming sites is Table World’s line of resin terrain. What especially caught my eye was their latest model, this fisherman’s house: Great … Continue reading

June 16, 2018 · 11 Comments

MtG artists: Craig J Spearing

Craig J Spearing has illustrated almost 50 Magic cards over the last few years. Of all the art he has produced, it’s probably a certain token that is most well-known. … Continue reading

June 10, 2018

Warhammer Quest

I started this blog in 2013 mainly to keep track of my progress painting my miniatures collection. I divided the collection into various ‘projects’ to make keeping track easier and … Continue reading

June 9, 2018 · 4 Comments

Neglected models: ratskin with autogun

May is over, but the run through old models continues with a second ratskin, this one with an autogun rather than a shotgun. This isn’t a model I ever used … Continue reading

June 9, 2018 · 4 Comments

The tray in May 2018

Even with a heavy study load in my penultimate master’s semester, I managed to do some painting, and even finished a few models too, including a gifted Fellowship, the Chosen … Continue reading

June 3, 2018 · 2 Comments

May challenge: neglected models

Azazel challenged us all to take out some old, almost-forgotten, and unpainted models and give them some attention this month. When I looked around, it turned out I had quite … Continue reading

June 2, 2018 · 8 Comments

Battlebond art review

Battlebond is the latest non-Standard legal expansion set for Magic: the Gathering. The set is focused around a style of play called Two-Headed Giant, where two teams of two players … Continue reading

June 2, 2018 · 3 Comments