Scent of a Gamer

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

Arta Monday: Lonely Castle

This digital piece from Kamila Szutenberg shows a knight exporting a vast castle. It mostly lies in ruins, but some parts look habitable. A quick confession: I made this name … Continue reading

September 27, 2021

Explore fantasy art: Seb McKinnon

Seb McKinnon has become a favourite among many Magic: the Gathering players for his striking and unique art style. His art extends outside Magic, although I must admit most of … Continue reading

September 25, 2021 · 2 Comments

Cursed City: Emelda Braskov

I’ve completed the first of 60 Cursed City models, and the lucky first model off the tray is Emelda Braskov: This model was fun to paint up, and I finished … Continue reading

September 25, 2021 · 4 Comments

Cathay background expands

Following closely from yesterday’s article about Cathay, the background for this faction is now being expanded through posts on both Warhammer Community and the Total War blog. We haven’t seen … Continue reading

September 22, 2021

Cathay in the Old World

Following the trailer for their inclusion in the third Warhammer Total War game comes confirmation that the faction was designed by Games Workshop. Some people has wondered whether Creative Assembly … Continue reading

September 21, 2021 · 2 Comments

Arta Monday: Sigiled Paladin

Like last week’s featured illustration, this one also comes from Magic: the Gathering’s realm of Bant. In this piece from Greg Staples we see the knight on his lion steed

September 20, 2021 · 3 Comments

The zenithal difference

In preparing models for Tray 8, I had the chance to compare my new practise of using zenithal undercoats with my old way of simply choosing black, white, or grey. … Continue reading

September 19, 2021 · 5 Comments

Tray 8: stay on target

At first glance I thought this would be the final tray, but a look through my various drawers and boxes uncovered more miniatures I have forgotten I had. This includes … Continue reading

September 19, 2021 · 4 Comments

Still beautiful after all these years

The Warhammer World Facebook page posted a few pictures of the classic Warhammer Quest diorama from the mid-1990s. I posted some pics of my own after I visited, but these … Continue reading

September 18, 2021 · 5 Comments

Tray 7 complete

With the tablescapes items finished tray 7 is now completed: That pile of bases from the unpainted image are now all used and as you can see I had a … Continue reading

September 18, 2021 · 14 Comments

Arta Monday: Rafiq of the Many

The knight-exemplar of Bant, a land in one of Magic: the Gathering’s many worlds. Beautifully illustrated by Michael Komarck.

September 13, 2021

Tablescapes bridge set

The other add-on that I picked up from the Tablescapes range is the bridge set. It looks good: Also seen here and not part of the bridge set is a … Continue reading

September 12, 2021 · 8 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Johan Egerkrans

I’ve always been a fan of bold colours and so when I came across the art of Johan Egerkrans I knew I would be sharing it here. A great picture … Continue reading

September 11, 2021 · 8 Comments

Troll hole pieces

This was the only add-on I picked up for the Tablescapes Dungeons Kickstarter. While this, as with other Secret Weapon Kickstarters, arrived over a year after the posted delivery date, … Continue reading

September 11, 2021 · 8 Comments

Two Thin Coats Kickstarter

Duncan Rhodes Painting Academy has a Kickstarter up, for their own forthcoming range of 60 paints: The starting range consists of 54 paints and 6 washes, organised into groups of … Continue reading

September 8, 2021 · 1 Comment

Arta Monday: Harpy Dragon

Looks more like a dragon than a harpy to me. Here’s a great monster piece from Lucas Staniec:

September 6, 2021

Bretonnian scouts

Two of these models are older than the others, which I guess means this is two third edition models alongside two fifth edition models. One day I will have another … Continue reading

September 5, 2021 · 7 Comments

The complete (for now) Nils Hamm collection

My collection of one of each Magic: the Gathering card illustrated by Nils Hamm is once again complete. My last update as almost 5 years ago, in November 2016. Since … Continue reading

September 4, 2021 · 9 Comments

Dungeon trolls

I believe these were the first non-GW miniatures I bought with the intent of using them in a Warhammer army. The army in question was a 4th edition Chaos army. … Continue reading

September 4, 2021 · 14 Comments