Scent of a Gamer

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

What to do with a Tau Manta

Squidmar picked up a Tau Manta several months ago. This resin kit is the largest miniature that Games Workshop/Forgeworld currently produce. I have seen it at Warhammer World, and it’s … Continue reading

October 31, 2021 · 2 Comments

Games Workshop? They’re having a fire sale?

It has been a terrible long count of years since Games Workshop last put anything, anything at all, on sale.They don’t believe in it, they assured investors, and would rather … Continue reading

October 30, 2021 · 1 Comment

Still more spider swarms

As I get to my last couple of trays’ worth of miniatures, I am finding models I don’t remember owning. So it is with these spider swarms from Games Workshops’ … Continue reading

October 30, 2021 · 2 Comments

Arta Monday: Mountain

This mountain art was done for Magic: the Gathering by Karl Kopinski. The trio of figures included in the art suggests a story about to be told.

October 25, 2021

Dol Guldur takes shape

Another week brings another massive and well-planned terrain build from Zorazorp. This time around the subject is the city of Dol Guldur: Once again these videos bring home to me … Continue reading

October 24, 2021

A strange tale of Magic and mushrooms

A few years ago, someone won a $5,000 Magic tournament while high on mushrooms. Then they wrote a highly entertaining article about it. I missed the article when it first … Continue reading

October 24, 2021 · 5 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Igor Kieryluk

Igor Kieryluk is probably best known for his Magic: the Gathering art, and that is going to be the main focus here too. His art manages to combine darkness and … Continue reading

October 23, 2021 · 4 Comments

Cursed City: rat swarms

The next set of models I have tackled in the Cursed City set are the rat swarms: These models had a paint job that consisted entirely of Contrast Paints, which … Continue reading

October 23, 2021 · 11 Comments

Arta Monday: Hunt for the fire wurm

Another art piece from the talented Seb McKinnon. This one dips into mythology.

October 18, 2021

The Contrast Paints train grows longer

It’s been over two years now since Games Workshop introduced their line of Contrast Paints, and the markers show that the line has been a success. Other companies are now … Continue reading

October 17, 2021 · 9 Comments

Bronze to Mythic

I don’t talk about Magic Arena much these days. I was part of the closed and open betas, and there is a launch review of the game somewhere on this … Continue reading

October 17, 2021

Colour theory for miniatures with Dana Howl

Dana Howl has a great video up breaking down colour for miniature painters, pointing out why CMYK (used by printers) can by a better way of understanding colours and colour … Continue reading

October 16, 2021

Cursed City: Glaurio

I have painted the imperial noble character from Cursed City, known as Glario ven Alten III to his friends. It’s a nice figure with a good amount of detail but … Continue reading

October 16, 2021 · 10 Comments

Arta Monday: Luminous Angel

Another memorable angle art from Magic: the Gathering This one comes from the talented Jason Chan.

October 11, 2021 · 2 Comments

Old World map expands to the Border Princes

The slow revelation of the revised Old World map supporting the future re-release of Warhammer tabletop has had the Border Princes added: As with the other areas of the map, … Continue reading

October 10, 2021

Talking about money

Twitch was the subject of a massive hack recently, and by massive I mean everything about the site was exposed, including the earnings of its streamers over the past 20 … Continue reading

October 10, 2021 · 3 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Kamila Szutenberg

Kamila Szutenberg posts quite a few sketches to her ArtStation page… many of which look as good to me as finished art. Kamila’s art often features landscapes, but there’s some … Continue reading

October 9, 2021 · 8 Comments

Cursed City bits

Miniatures in the Cursed City range from the large Varghulf to the tiny zombie cat. This update is my painting some of the smaller models that come in the box: … Continue reading

October 9, 2021 · 5 Comments

Arta Monday: Channel

This art for Magic: the Gathering by Rebecca Guay showcase her ethereal art style One art director decided to remove her from the roster of artists working on the game. … Continue reading

October 4, 2021

Black Library open submissions

Black Library are having another round of open submissions – between 27 October and 9 November this year, you can submit a 50 word short story proposal along with a … Continue reading

October 3, 2021 · 3 Comments