Scent of a Gamer

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

Captain Brasseye’s guide to The Reach: New Winchester

So, you’re a new captain and you’ve got your little chugger puffing away, but how to get around this strange land we call The Reach? Settle in young pups and … Continue reading

November 30, 2019 · 6 Comments

Bones update 47: knight time

I’ve now painted all the Bones III models I picked up, except for one dragon (coming on the next tray!) The models have a decent amount of detail, but some … Continue reading

November 30, 2019 · 2 Comments

Collect Age of Sigmar through Mortal Realms

Warhammer 40,000 had Conquest, now the Age of Sigmar gets Mortal Realms. This will be a set of collectable packs which will build you two armies in the game – … Continue reading

November 24, 2019 · 2 Comments

Felthius and the Tainted Cohort painted

These four models are the ‘easy-to-build’ set released for the Death Guard, along with the Plague Crawler. They lived up to their name, with assembly being straightforward. The most difficult … Continue reading

November 24, 2019 · 9 Comments

Pre-painted fantasy buildings from Deep-Cut Studio

Terrain can be a bugbear for some gamers. Others take great pleasure in building, but for some, it’s more of a pain. Deep-Cut Studios have made it as easy as … Continue reading

November 23, 2019 · 3 Comments

SAGA Otherworld army complete

With the Hearthguard completed, the Otherworld army are done – at least for now. I rebased the angelic general and behemoth to match the warriors and hearthguard: This army is … Continue reading

November 23, 2019 · 10 Comments

Sisters of Battle box contents revealed

It’s been a long time coming, but plastic Sisters of Battle and their new codex are almost upon us. Ahead of the release, the full contents have been spoiled at … Continue reading

November 17, 2019 · 4 Comments

Bones: 3 wizards

My latest Bones update is these three wizards, all from the original Kickstarter. The one in the middle with the scroll caught my eye but it’s taken six years for … Continue reading

November 17, 2019 · 2 Comments

The Old World returns… soon

Games Workshop have put up advanced notice of a new product line. very advanced notice. For a company that typically reveals things within 2-3 months of release, this time they … Continue reading

November 16, 2019 · 1 Comment

Otherworld Hearthguard complete

I took a similar but different painting route when completing the Hearthguard. Like the warriors, I gave them a ghostly paint over. However with these models I armed them with … Continue reading

November 16, 2019 · 4 Comments

MtG artists: Zezhou Chen

Zezhou Chen’s art first appeared on Magic cards in 2016’s Shadows Over Innistrad set, with a single card featured. Fortunately more commissions followed and there are now several dozen cards … Continue reading

November 10, 2019 · 2 Comments


The latest Bones figure to be painted is a big one, the elder god Nyarlathotep. At least, I think that’s how you pronounce it. I painted the model in the … Continue reading

November 10, 2019 · 13 Comments

Miniature painting with Dana Howl

A couple of new miniature painting videos popped up in my YouTube suggestions recently. Unlike other such suggestions, this one was useful and welcome! Dana Howl goes through some intermediate … Continue reading

November 9, 2019 · 6 Comments

Plaguelord painted

The leader model from the Dark Imperium boxed set had finally been done to take charge of his troops The smoke effect didn’t quite come out the way I wanted, … Continue reading

November 9, 2019 · 1 Comment

New chaos knights and warriors

Games Workshop recently previewed new chaos knights and warriors to replace what must be some of their older plastics still in circulation. Not quite as old as those zombies, but … Continue reading

November 3, 2019 · 1 Comment

Bones update 44: Seven Rangers

I gathered all the ranger figures from the first Bones Kickstarter and painted them all as one lot They each their own paint scheme, from the Grey Wanderer, to Light … Continue reading

November 3, 2019

Theros: Beyond Death card leaks

A few packs’ worth of cards from the upcoming Magic set appeared on the internet recently. The story appears to be that a few packs of this set were accidentally … Continue reading

November 2, 2019 · 1 Comment

Bloat Drone complete

The latest part of the plague marine collection I’ve painted is the Bloat Drone. This is one of my favourites models in the range, so I’ve been saving this one … Continue reading

November 2, 2019 · 4 Comments