Scent of a Gamer

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

Painting Morathi with Dana Howl

This was posted earlier in the week by Dana Howl, and I found it a very interesting a relaxing video to watch. Dana mentioned in her review of taking a … Continue reading

January 31, 2021 · Leave a comment

Warhammer Quest spiders

I’ve painted the last of my 1994 Warhammer Quest box: These little models were given a fairly quick paint job, with blue bodies and contrasting orange eyes. Towards the top … Continue reading

January 31, 2021 · 13 Comments

A close look at Kickstarter in 2020

An informative article recently went up on Medium, which takes an in depth look at Kickstarter in 2020, with a particular focus on tabletop games. The headline feature is that … Continue reading

January 30, 2021 · Leave a comment

Plague Zombies

These guys are totally not poxwalkers, also, there’s an explanation of sorts for the colour scheme, or lack thereof. Cast your mind back to 2003. Games Workshop released a campaign … Continue reading

January 30, 2021 · 15 Comments

Using 3D printers to boost your painting

This YouTube video from Geek Gaming jumped into my feed a few days ago. I liked Luke’s take on 3D printers. He freely admits they are a bit fiddly at … Continue reading

January 29, 2021 · 2 Comments

Hobby Bingo!

I don’t normally do this, but something about seeing the Hobby Bingo cards this year made me decide to participate. The main one doing the rounds at the moment is … Continue reading

January 28, 2021 · 4 Comments

Dragonlance… remastered?

Like a lot of people my age – people who were nerdy teenagers in the 1980s, I read and loved the original Dragonlance trilogy by Tracy Hickman and Margaret Weis. … Continue reading

January 27, 2021 · 11 Comments

Warhammer Quest enters the city

Games Workshop previewed a lot of things this past week-end, but the one which caught my eye was the new Warhammer Quest game, the Cursed City. Details are scant so … Continue reading

January 26, 2021 · 9 Comments

Arta Monday: Kiku, Night’s Flower

This week’s Arta Monday is a Magic: the Gathering character illustrated by Jim Murray: In this illustration we are looking up at the character as she drops a plucked flower … Continue reading

January 25, 2021 · 6 Comments

3D printing and adoption

3D printing is rapidly approaching the point where it will gain traction in the mass market, or be forever relegated to a niche hobbyist toy. Sean is currently writing a … Continue reading

January 24, 2021 · 14 Comments

Warhammer Quest skaven

These Warhammer Quest skaven have been patiently waiting for me to paint them since 1994. I’ve painted them now, in part using contrast paint which didn’t exist back then. There’s … Continue reading

January 24, 2021 · 10 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Francesca Baerald

Ever since I was young I have always loved maps. Poring over them, picking out the details, and of course drawing my own. So I was amazed when I saw … Continue reading

January 23, 2021 · 12 Comments

SAGA Revenants update 4

This update finishes the individual undead models in this army: There’s no group shot yet though, as I have three models still to paint. Two are single-piece zombie horde models, … Continue reading

January 23, 2021 · 6 Comments

One hundred hours of hobby

A couple of days ago Goobertown Hobbies posted this video: On the surface it’s simply a time lapse video showing Brent engaged in 100 hours of painting the contents of … Continue reading

January 21, 2021 · 12 Comments

Tinkerturf returns to Kickstarter

Tinkerturf make some impressive looking tabletop terrain, and they have returned for a second Kickstarter. This new project broadens the range established by their first project. If you’re interested in … Continue reading

January 20, 2021 · 2 Comments

Arta Monday: Giant Tree

For this week’s Arta Monday we take a trip into nature with JaeCheol Park. The vivid colours attract the eye while the detail keeps you looking at this one. This … Continue reading

January 18, 2021 · 2 Comments

Getting ahead with a Warlord Titan

Guy from Midwinter Minis promised that if he reached 1,000 patrons, he would buy the biggest, silliest model of them all, the Forge Word Warlord Titan. The video below shows … Continue reading

January 17, 2021 · 1 Comment

Corrupted haemotrope reactor

This is the final piece of terrain from my late delivery issues of Warhammer 40,000 Conquest. This too has been corrupted by the forces of nurgle: As with the alchomite … Continue reading

January 17, 2021 · 12 Comments

Lessons of 2020 with Dana Howl

Dana Howl put up an very interesting video, reviewing her channel’s performance in 2020, and sharing some things she wishes she knew before starting. I’ve always been a fan of … Continue reading

January 16, 2021 · 3 Comments

SAGA Revenants update 3

I have completed another 12 of the SAGA revenant army: I have never been a batch painter by nature, and 12 models at a time is about my limit. It … Continue reading

January 16, 2021 · 14 Comments