Scent of a Gamer

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

Painting with a limited palette

A different painting video caught my eye on YouTube yesterday. In this video the painter (Marco) paints a figure over 3 hours to a standard that I would call ‘excellent.’ … Continue reading

October 31, 2020 · 7 Comments

Talisman Adventurers

How long have I had these models? Let’s see. I received these as part of a pack of 8 models as an engagement present, and this year will be our … Continue reading

October 31, 2020 · 6 Comments

Once upon a Wednesday: making plastic miniatures

In 2015 I posted a YouTube video put up UK company Renedra, showing some work on tooling for a box of Perry plastic cavalry. It’s only recently that I have … Continue reading

October 28, 2020 · 1 Comment

Darkest Dungeon the boardgame

Darkest Dungeon isn’t a computer game I’ve played, but I have admired its art style and general look and feel. You can see even on the Steam page that the … Continue reading

October 27, 2020 · 7 Comments

Chaos test bunnies

As I get towards the closing stages of painting the Warhammer Quest Silver Tower models, a few gaps are opening up on tray 5. With most of the Silver Tower … Continue reading

October 25, 2020 · 4 Comments

Warhammer Quest: tome familiars

They may have a proper name, but I don’t remember what that is. Here are the two tome familiars from Warhammer Quest Silver Tower: I used a mix of Contrast … Continue reading

October 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

Armies of the past: Mordor

Welcome to the final entry in my ‘armies of the past’ series. There were many more, but they are no longer with me, except for maybe a stray model here … Continue reading

October 24, 2020 · 11 Comments

Warhammer Quest: pink horrors

I have completed the last and largest horror figures from the Silver Tower boxed set: the pink horrors: There’s a lot of detail on these models, so it wasn’t just … Continue reading

October 24, 2020 · 13 Comments

Once upon a Wednesday: the ratskin

This model had been hanging around a long time. I had bought him to bolster my Van Saar gang during a Necromunda campaign in the late 90s. Years later, he … Continue reading

October 21, 2020 · 4 Comments

Blood Bowl 2020 contents

Games Workshop revealed the contents for the 2020 edition of Blood Bowl on stream over the week-end. If you missed it, the recap is… there’s a lot in this box: … Continue reading

October 19, 2020 · 10 Comments

The 8-bit documentaries of Kim Justice

Every so often, the YouTube algorithm suggests something that I might actually want to watch. So it has proved with the Kim Justice channel. This channel contains well constructed documentaries … Continue reading

October 18, 2020 · 6 Comments

Warhammer Quest: Knight-Questor

What name is more fitting for Warhammer Quest than the Knight-Questor? I painted him up in a fairly typical gold: To keep a degree of contrast between him and the … Continue reading

October 18, 2020 · 8 Comments

Armies of the past: Misty Mountains

The Misty Mountains army was a blend of cave dwelling goblins, the spiders of the forest, and the wargs of the crags. I loved it. The army above shows a … Continue reading

October 17, 2020 · 18 Comments

Warhammer Quest: blue horrors

Following on from the Brimstone Horrors, I have painted up the blue horrors, the middle children of Tzeentch. When killed, a blue horror will break down into a pair of … Continue reading

October 17, 2020 · 5 Comments

Once upon a Wednesday: milestones

An alert popped up in January of 2019, telling me I had reached the milestone of 1,000 posts on Scent of a Gamer. I just had to write about it. … Continue reading

October 14, 2020 · 4 Comments

New hobby challenge!: Character — Bjorn the Stormborn

Wrapping up the previous hobby challenge and being completely distracted by RL stuff (education, dreading the future of whether I’ll be able to find work after finishing college next year, … Continue reading

October 12, 2020

Ice Dice on Kickstarter

Gaming related but a more chill project. Up on Kickstarter now is a project for dice-shaped ice cubes, appropriately named Ice Dice. The project is based around some ice cube … Continue reading

October 11, 2020 · 5 Comments

Blood Rage complete

With the Fire Giant done, I have now completed the Blood Rage board game and its 49 models. Here they all are: They are looking nice together. My painting on … Continue reading

October 11, 2020 · 6 Comments

Armies of the past: Easterlings

My second Lord of the Rings army was actually the force that got me into the game: Easterlings I expanded this army from the old Lord of the Rings version … Continue reading

October 10, 2020 · 4 Comments

Gaunt summoner

My latest Warhammer Quest update is the gaunt summoner. This is the sorcerous master of the Silver Tower His appearance is suitably chaotic, and I had a lot of fun … Continue reading

October 10, 2020 · 8 Comments