Scent of a Gamer

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

One perfect possibility

I spoke before about the Goobertown miniatures video where he went through what many of us have been calling our piles of shame, looking for a forgotten miniature to spark … Continue reading

June 29, 2020 · 2 Comments

Core Set 2021 art review

Magic’s latest core set is out now, and it’s very much in the vein of Core Set 2020. In years past, core sets have been criticised (and generally ignored by … Continue reading

June 28, 2020 · 3 Comments

Tainted plasma regulators

I said I would do something different with the last two plasma regulators, and I did! In fairness, I have been busy with the whole finally finishing the Bones project … Continue reading

June 28, 2020 · 9 Comments

Making possibilities visible

This is a straight follow on from last week-end’s musing over whether the pile is one of shame or of possibility. I enjoyed the conversation and posts this generated. Later … Continue reading

June 27, 2020 · 11 Comments

Bones project complete

It feels good to be making this post. Seven years after taking delivery of the first Bones Kickstarter project (there have been four more since then) I have finished my … Continue reading

June 27, 2020 · 20 Comments

Once upon a Wednesday: Agincourt diorama

Alan and Michael Perry have their own miniatures company today, but I first knew them as some of my favourite miniatures sculptors at Games Workshop. The look and feel of … Continue reading

June 24, 2020 · 5 Comments

The Jewel of July 2020: Community Painting Challenge — Azazel’s Bitz Box.

Yeah, I know. “Wait, dickhead. I painted a model for this thing last year and you never bothered to do a community round-up post.” Well, fair point. Though as you … Continue reading

June 23, 2020

Combined warband/ blood bowl team project

I checked out the Pestilence Gladiators project on Kickstarter recently, and a couple of things struck me about this project. It’s a miniatures project that is often seen on crowdfunding … Continue reading

June 22, 2020

The camera revisits: Blood Bowl Chaos Dwarfs

Another early project which could benefit from new photography is my Blood Bowl Chaos dwarf team. These classic figures fit nicely on the new board, and if they look a … Continue reading

June 21, 2020 · 4 Comments

Bones update 66: a trio of mages

Here are the final three models from my Bones collection: I have to admit I am feeling good about finally getting this collection done. Almost three hundred models all up, … Continue reading

June 21, 2020 · 8 Comments

Shame, or possibility?

A quick note for anyone brought here by the WordPress algorithm. This article has nothing to do with self improvement or psychological wellbeing. It’s about painting little toy soldiers. Goobertown … Continue reading

June 20, 2020 · 22 Comments

Plasma regulator 2

I’ve painted the second of my four plasma regulators. After getting some feedback on the first one, I added some subtle grime effects to the second… …however these turned out … Continue reading

June 20, 2020 · 6 Comments

Squidmar brushes

Squidmar is a YouTube miniatures painting channel. I haven’t featured any videos from there in the blog yet, but they have a paint brush project up on Kickstarter. The case … Continue reading

June 19, 2020 · 6 Comments

Tutorial: How to paint lenses — Painting In The Dark

Finally a tutorial on how I paint lenses. Tutorial: How to paint lenses — Painting In The Dark A great tutorial went up a couple of days ago at Painting in … Continue reading

June 18, 2020 · 3 Comments

Once upon a Wednesday: Age of Sigmar displays

On my 2017 visit to Warhammer World, I was not thinking about the Age of Sigmar game or setting at all. It was still relatively new, and the death of … Continue reading

June 17, 2020 · 3 Comments

New 40k boxed set contents

Games Workshop previewed the contents of the upcoming 9th edition starter box, and I must admit to being impressed by the contents. The contents look quite varied, and maybe I’m … Continue reading

June 15, 2020 · 6 Comments

Explore MtG art: Michael Komarck

Michael Komarck’s debut set was 2007’s Future Sight. With just over 50 cards illustrated in total, and the most recent new card illustration being from 2015, many magic players may … Continue reading

June 14, 2020 · 9 Comments

Bones: yarr!

My latest and penultimate Bones update features these three pirates: I didn’t spend a huge amount of time on these models individually. Which I think shows. In truth I had … Continue reading

June 14, 2020 · 2 Comments

The camera revisits: Imperial Knight

A side benefit of the Once upon a Wednesday series is is being able to revisit old posts with a critical eye not just for the writing, but also for … Continue reading

June 13, 2020 · 8 Comments

Bones: gone west

This trio of Bones figures have a distinctly Western theme: The lightning is not quite where it should be; these figures need a sunset to stare into. The marshal figure … Continue reading

June 13, 2020 · 2 Comments