Scent of a Gamer

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

The Smells of Our Hobby — No Rerolls

Feeling a bit whimsical at the moment, I suppose. Let’s talk about smells. Our hobby is not the smelliest of hobbies, but there are a number of smells that I do associate with it. We use a lot of different materials, solvents, paints and chemicals, so it’s hardly a surprise that there’s a real olfactory […]

The Smells of Our Hobby — No Rerolls

Tavendale has an great article up about the various smells -scents if you prefer- of our hobby. It turns out there is a wide variety, and that’s before you get to the hobbyists themselves!

4 comments on “The Smells of Our Hobby — No Rerolls

  1. Guru PIG
    March 30, 2021

    Ahhh. I love the smell of mdf in the morning!!!

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Ben Davies
    March 31, 2021

    The smell of plastic glue. Takes me back to building my first warhammer kits as a kid. XD

    Liked by 3 people

  3. daggerandbrush
    April 1, 2021

    I am quite fond of the smell of enamel paint. Don’t ask me why. Otherwise I have strong associations with the smell of old books, a hint of stale cigarette smoke and damp cellar. One of the local shops smelled like that. It wasn’t bad necessarily, but not great either.

    Naturally BO is the worst. I once blacked out after spending hours in a shop with sweaty gamers. I guess the air reached saturation and my system couldn’t handle it. Gladly a nearby shelf allowed me to catch my breath before I ventured out into the fresh air.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Azazel
    April 3, 2021

    The smell of fresh books and/or plastic kits as they’re opened for the first time! Triggers the endorphins!

    Liked by 1 person

Comments are closed.


This entry was posted on March 30, 2021 by in Miniatures, Painting & Modelling and tagged , .
%d bloggers like this: