Scent of a Gamer

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

Secret Weapon HD bases Kickstarter

Secret Weapon are back on Kickstarter with another interesting new project. This one is called HD Bases and offers factory printed decorative bases for miniatures. There’s a mix of SF … Continue reading

March 31, 2020 · 11 Comments

Duncan Rhodes Painting Academy goes live

I received the email at the week-end: the Duncan Rhodes Painting Academy website is now live. The Academy is selling memberships at £3.99 per month. As a non-member I’m not … Continue reading

March 30, 2020 · 3 Comments

Wasteland Remastered walkthrough part 4: Highpool

If you missed it, go back to part 3 for party management tips. After 3 introductory parts, we have reached our first adventure, in the settlement of Highpool. Highpool is … Continue reading

March 29, 2020 · 7 Comments

Blackstone Fortress: Escalation complete

With the bases all done, I can call this boxed set complete: This is getting towards where I ultimately want to be with my miniatures collection. I bought these in … Continue reading

March 29, 2020 · 7 Comments

Wasteland Remastered walkthrough part 3: party management

If you missed it, go back to part 2 to learn about navigating the wasteland. You can recruit up to 7 characters into your party in Wasteland remastered. Up to … Continue reading

March 28, 2020 · 6 Comments

Hobby games grew again in 2019

I almost missed ICv2’s March industry update, which was news of an overall positive 2019. The events of 2020 means this certainly can’t be repeated. However the hobby market grew … Continue reading

March 28, 2020 · 8 Comments

Kroxigor Force Assemled — Bogenwald

Today I cleared off all of supports on the various Kroxigor. This is what the waste pile looks like from five of them… I need to work out how to … Continue reading

March 26, 2020 · 2 Comments

Supporting games stores

note; I had originally scheduled this for the week-end, but things are moving so quickly I decided to post it now; for many of you it may already be too … Continue reading

March 25, 2020 · 14 Comments

Once upon a Wednesday #3: selling Magic cards

In 2014 I posted some straightforward advice aimed at anyone looking to sell of their collection of Magic: the Gathering cards. It became one of the more popular posts of … Continue reading

March 25, 2020

Allarus Custodes — foriegnartisan

It was a total of two weekends work, but I didn’t rush either. I always enjoy painting gold, and metallic power armour doesn’t take as much effort as the opaque … Continue reading

March 24, 2020

Wasteland Remastered walkthrough part 2: navigating the wasteland

If you missed it, go back to part 1 for character creation. One rule for navigating the Wasteland is to stay out of the Wasteland. Stick to the greener areas … Continue reading

March 22, 2020 · 2 Comments

Blackstone Fortress Escalation: rogue trader

Her name is Nayam Shai Murad and I absolutely had to look that up before posting this. This is the rogue trader figure from Blackstone Fortress: Escalation. For those less … Continue reading

March 22, 2020 · 4 Comments

Wasteland Remastered walkthrough part 1: Ranger Centre

Welcome to my walkthrough for Wasteland Remastered! As a fan of 1980s CRPGs, I have been looking forward to reliving my younger years through this game. For those who might … Continue reading

March 21, 2020 · 6 Comments

Neglected models: Flamers of Tzeentch part 2

I’ve finished all 12 flamers now, here’s the second batch: The green hair is more prominent on these than on the first batch, but I expect they will mix together … Continue reading

March 21, 2020 · 2 Comments

Ape Attack! — @The Mountains of Minis

I see the light at the end of the tunnel! Grinding through the Bones 4 core set, we have reached the last two dozen….and a full dozen of those are … Continue reading

March 19, 2020 · 1 Comment

Once upon a Wednesday #2: Space Hulk

One of my painting goals in 2017 was to paint 100 models. Another, nested within that, was to finish my copy of Space Hulk. I succeeded at reaching the 100 … Continue reading

March 18, 2020 · 8 Comments

OMG! – A 28mm Diorama (Part 1) — The Imperfect Modeller

In my recent Miniatures and Musings post I made reference to a new project – OMG! – a working title which may or may not change in due course. To … Continue reading

March 17, 2020 · 1 Comment

Duncan in a galaxy far, far away

Duncan Rhodes Painting Academy has launched another how-to-paint video, and this one signals a willingness to move away from Games Workshop. The stormtrooper – from Fantasy Flight’s Star Wars Legion … Continue reading

March 15, 2020 · 4 Comments

Neglected Models: Flamers of Tzeentch part 1

It’s been a while since I pulled something out of my pile of neglected models. This time it’s the turn of the flamers of tzeentch: These models are unusual not … Continue reading

March 15, 2020 · 1 Comment

Fetchlands are back

Wizards’ latest Secret Lair announcement is different to those we have seen so far: Yes, the Fetchlands are back, in their own very large box, and each card comes in … Continue reading

March 14, 2020 · 6 Comments