Scent of a Gamer

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

Connecting articles

Most articles on this blog are part of a series in some way. For most articles, you wouldn’t know it by reading them. Yesterday’s article on my painted Numinous Occulum … Continue reading

May 31, 2020 · 7 Comments

Bones: travelers in time and space

I have completed another four Bones models: These are an odd mix, but I decided they look like time travelers (and their long suffering assistants) more than anything else. So … Continue reading

May 31, 2020 · 9 Comments

7 days, 220 Orks, 1 plan

This is far in advance of my own painting output, but Midwinter Minis used their one-week painting competition time to paint the orks which had been laying around for a … Continue reading

May 30, 2020 · 9 Comments

Numinous Occulum

If you’re familiar with the strangely-named terrain set from games Workshop, you would notice that this isn’t the full set: I had a hard time assembling this one. In fact … Continue reading

May 30, 2020 · 10 Comments

Some Thoughts on Freehand — Bird with a Brush

Freehand refers to patterns, pictures, text, or similar elements that are painted on a flat surface, as opposed to decorative elements that are sculpted into a figure and enhanced by … Continue reading

May 28, 2020 · Leave a comment

Once upon a Wednesday: the battle for Angelus Prime

The highlight of my trip to Warhammer World in 2017 was the exhibition area. If I had to name one thing it would be that classic diorama of Horus and … Continue reading

May 27, 2020 · 1 Comment

An elite position

Yesterday’s post prompted an unexpected message from WordPress: I suspect this is a relic from earlier days and the number won’t mean much to many people these days. The position … Continue reading

May 26, 2020 · 14 Comments

Warhammer 40,000 9th edition announced

Games Workshop were teasing a massive reveal for the week-end. I think it shows my interest is more in their models than their games, as I was disappointed that the … Continue reading

May 25, 2020 · 6 Comments

Grand Strategy gets a boost

Crusader Kings III is the next grand strategy game on its way to PCs. What is grand strategy, you may ask. Well, it’s a strategy game with a grand scope, … Continue reading

May 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

Bones: 4 knights

Here’s my latest Bones figures, four knights These figures have a good amount of variety to them, which I took advantage of during the painting. The figure at the front … Continue reading

May 24, 2020 · 3 Comments

World building across systems

A long time ago some friends of mine developed thier own world for playing games of Dungeons & Dragons – Eldoria. Decades later they are still going, and in a … Continue reading

May 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

Arcane Ruins: the portal opens

I’ve painted another piece of the Arcane Ruins terrain set. This time I went with a different take On one side, it looks like an ordinary grey ruins, with a … Continue reading

May 23, 2020 · 14 Comments

The creative break

I’ve been working at home for some weeks now, and if there’s one flaw I’ve noticed it’s that lunch breaks can get easily crunched into nothing. When I was at … Continue reading

May 22, 2020 · 5 Comments

Four ways to paint stone walls

I know I am guilty of this – painting my stone walls in the same hue. A bit of variation can go a long way though, and this video from … Continue reading

May 21, 2020 · 3 Comments

Once upon a Wednesday: Imbrian orcs & goblins

2014 was not a great year for painting. I completed only two projects, one of which was this box of orcs and goblins by Imbrian arts. 2014 wasn’t a great … Continue reading

May 20, 2020 · 2 Comments

Miniatures Giveaway — 28 Magazine

We at Team28 were recently approached by Stefan Blokker Gomez de la Torre, he had discovered his old Warhammer miniatures and wondered if we could find a use for them. … Continue reading

May 19, 2020 · Leave a comment

Hobby Showcase at Warhammer Community

There’s a nice round-up of people’s armies and other hobby work at Warhammer Community. There’s plenty of variety though the one that stood out to me was not an army, … Continue reading

May 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

One week painting challenge with Midwinter Minis

I saw this one on YouTube just in time: Midwinter Minis is holding a one-week painting competition The full details are on their video, but you need to take a … Continue reading

May 17, 2020 · 2 Comments

Bones: warrior women

With the big dragon painted, I have returned to scale of the latest Bones update of five warrior women. Ths is quite a varied bunch, unified only by being female … Continue reading

May 17, 2020 · 6 Comments

Wasteland remastered: meet the NPCs

In Wasteland remastered, your maximum party size is 7, but you can only create a maximum of 4 player characters. If you want a full roster, you will have to … Continue reading

May 16, 2020 · 1 Comment