Scent of a Gamer

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

Seb McKinnon’s Kickstarter challenge

Popular Magic artist Seb McKinnon has launched his third Kickstarter, this one with a challenging ultimate goal of $1,000,000. This is an amount needed to fund a film he would … Continue reading

February 29, 2020

Blackstone Fortress: Escalation – Montbard

I completed another character model of Blackstone Fortress: Escalation, this time it’s Gotfret de Montfort: This model took a short time to paint – I wasn’t measuring exactly, but I’d … Continue reading

February 29, 2020 · 7 Comments

Secret Lair 4 announced

Another month, another Secret Lair announcement seems to be the pattern. The 4th Secret Lair set is being released on 8 March to coincide with International Women’s Day. This release … Continue reading

February 27, 2020 · 1 Comment

Volume 3 submissions for 28 Magazine are open

I hope you took the time to check out Volume 2, but submissions are now open for Volume 3. If you were grabbed by anything in the first issues of … Continue reading

February 26, 2020 · 1 Comment

HQ28 update Chaos and Goblins — Starship Vorenus

Latest update on my Heroquest 28 project. First two chaos warriors and goblins. For the Chaos warriors I used two of the amazing new slaves to darkness miniatures, these are … Continue reading

February 25, 2020

Blood Bowl humans: old and new size comparison

I originally put up and article comparing the old and new Blood Bowl models. Now that I have repainted the human team, I thought it would be a good idea … Continue reading

February 23, 2020 · 10 Comments

Fembruary Challenge 2020 entry

Painting my Blackstone Fortress: Escalation set has lined up nicely with Alex’s Fembruary painting challenge, so here is my entry for the challenge of painting at least 1 female miniature … Continue reading

February 23, 2020 · 7 Comments

Blood Bowl Human team complete

The Blood Bowl humans are all done, including their bases Their bases are mostly dirt, since I think that would be the resting state of any Blood Bowl pitch. I … Continue reading

February 22, 2020 · 6 Comments

28 Magazine vol 2 available

Ezine 28 has launched its second issue, a full year in the making. As you leaf through the virtual pages you’ll soon see why. The magazine is a veritable shrine … Continue reading

February 20, 2020 · 2 Comments

Inspired Soul Wars: Nighthaunt Collection so far — Bjorn the Stormborn

Today I’ll be showing my current progress with my ongoing project on my Nighthaunt collection. It’s been a few years in the making that’s only recently had a boost in … Continue reading

February 19, 2020

2020 Challenger decks revealed.

These look like being the best Challenger decks yet. We’re only in the third year of these, but it seems that Wizards has learned the lessons of last year’s rather … Continue reading

February 18, 2020 · 5 Comments

Secret Lair of the gods

The third Secret Lair release (in as many months!) has been revealed. The contents are the 15 gods from the original Theros block, divided across 5 boxed sets. Each set … Continue reading

February 16, 2020 · 2 Comments

Blackstone Fortress: X-101 painted

The first model I have completed from the Blackstone Fortress: Escalation set is the servitor, X-101. This model did not take me long to paint – black undercoat, pick out … Continue reading

February 16, 2020 · 5 Comments

Old World, new map

While the initial Old World preview said the release was a couple of years away, it looks like Games Workshop is determined to show us progress between now and then. … Continue reading

February 15, 2020 · 1 Comment

Blood Bowl Ogre

The honorary thirteenth member of the Blood Bowl human team is now complete. The Ogre: Like the other members of his team, I think he will benefit from a wash … Continue reading

February 15, 2020 · 5 Comments

No respite for Blackstone Fortress

People have been calling for more Warhammer 40,000 models to be added to the Blackstone Fortress game, and Games Workshop have responded. The easy-to-build poxwalkers and plague marines have left … Continue reading

February 13, 2020 · 7 Comments

Untamed Beasts – Part 3 — Convert or Die

Work on the Untamed Beasts continues apace. Before I moved on to any of the other members of the warband I wanted to finish off the missing members of the … Continue reading

February 12, 2020 · 4 Comments

Bones: blue dragon

I completed the last model from by Bones III Kickstarter pledge; this rather large dragon. He dominates the ruined tower I usually use for fantasy figures. Clearly I need some … Continue reading

February 9, 2020 · 4 Comments

Explore MtG art: John Avon

John Avon is without doubt one of the most well-known and well-loved of Magic’s artists. He has been illustrating cards for over 20 years and has produced many fan favourites … Continue reading

February 9, 2020 · 5 Comments

The rise of the remaster

It might be my age – okay it’s almost certainly my age, but the next game I’m looking forward to this year isn’t new at all. They are games I … Continue reading

February 8, 2020 · 5 Comments