Scent of a Gamer

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

Bones: the big dragon

I’ve painted the dragon from the Dragons Don’t Share boxed set that was originally released as part of the Bones II Kickstarter. I bought mine at retail in 2015. It’s … Continue reading

May 16, 2020 · 16 Comments

Once upon a Wednesday: Rick Priestley interview

Rick Priestley was an influential designer during his years at Games Workshop in the 1980s and 1990s. The business changed around him a lot while he was there. This article … Continue reading

May 13, 2020

The Wolf Lord Project — Painting In The Dark

Finally I’ve finished all 12 Wolf Lords. Took some doing in the end. Really dragged my heals for the last two. But here they all are in one post. The … Continue reading

May 12, 2020 · 2 Comments

Explore MtG art: Nils Hamm

Nils Hamm’s debut came in the 2007 set Future Sight. This set deliberately included ‘futureshifted’ features, which hinted at cards, mechanics, and yes artists we would be seeing in the … Continue reading

May 10, 2020 · 3 Comments

Arcane Ruins update 1

The Arcane Ruins was a terrain kit from Games Workshop. From memory (which may be faulty) it was released in the late 1990s. Maybe early 2000s. Either way, this set … Continue reading

May 10, 2020 · 4 Comments

Wasteland remastered walkthrough part 13: Base Cochise and victory

If you missed it, go back to part 12 and the Guardian Citadel. Now it’s time for the helicopter. Go back to the Guardian Citadel, and back in the Inner … Continue reading

May 9, 2020 · 1 Comment

Bones: the halflings

So after talking about how tray 4 is filled with larger pieces, the first models to get painted are among the smallest. Witness these halflings models from Bones: Once I … Continue reading

May 9, 2020 · 2 Comments

How long to paint a miniature?

Goodbertown Minis has put a great new video up, answring the question of ‘how long should you take to paint a miniature? The answer of course is… it depends. If … Continue reading

May 8, 2020 · 3 Comments

Frosthaven breaks records

Frosthaven’s Kickstarter project is ended, and the game is now the number 1 tabletop game in terms of dollars raised over the platform. ICv2 has the top 10 list: With … Continue reading

May 7, 2020 · 1 Comment

Once upon a Wednesday: The Regiments of Renown

Today’s article memory comes from 2016. It formed part of a Lorehammer series of articles I wrote to share some of the background of the Old World with new players. … Continue reading

May 6, 2020 · 4 Comments

— Army Men Around the House

It took me a while, but I finally won a game. — Army Men Around the House This blog is a bit different, but I enjoy it all the same. Army … Continue reading

May 5, 2020 · 4 Comments

Wasteland remastered walkthrough part 12: Guardian Citadel

If you missed it, go back to part 11 where we deal with Sleeper Base and Project Darwin. Time to finally lock horns with those shut ins at the Guardian … Continue reading

May 3, 2020 · 3 Comments

Tray 4: the big stuff

With Tray 3 completed, I now have Tray 4 ready to go: This tray has far fewer models than the previous trays, which have all topped 100 figures. This one … Continue reading

May 3, 2020 · 9 Comments

Wasteland remastered walkthrough part 11: Sleeper Base and Project Darwin

If you missed it, go back to part 10 for Las Vegas and the sewers. Sleeper base and Project Darwin are so intertwined I felt it was best to do … Continue reading

May 2, 2020 · 3 Comments

Tray 3 complete

I’ve finished up another 128 models to complete my third tray of models. In November 2019 it looked like this: Now it’s looking like this: The white and black have … Continue reading

May 2, 2020 · 18 Comments

Donato Giancola interview

He’s one of my favourite Magic: the Gathering artists, though in fact he’s probably better known for his Science Fiction and Lord of the Rings art. This interview is great … Continue reading

May 1, 2020