Scent of a Gamer

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

Arta Monday: Medieval Skirmish

Simon Gocal gives us a great combat illustration here, showing the movement and strength of the participants wonderfully. Some part of me thinks this would make a great jigsaw puzzle. … Continue reading

January 31, 2022

Classic beastman

Another random plastic miniature from the lower reaches of my bits box. This chaos beastman is another of Games Workshop’s one-part plastics from the 1990s. Painting this figure was an … Continue reading

January 30, 2022 · 6 Comments

Games Workshop previews

Normally I wake up to Game Workshop’s previews. Due to the time differences they are generally on when I am comfortably asleep. This most recent preview was fairly conveninent for … Continue reading

January 29, 2022 · 9 Comments

Cursed City: hanged men

These two models came to bad ends in the cursed city:

January 29, 2022 · 8 Comments

Speed painting without speed paints

Geek Gaming has put up a new video, where Luke 3d prints, assembles, and paints an army with two weeks to go until the gaming event where he intends to … Continue reading

January 28, 2022 · 1 Comment

Glory Hunter

It must have been yesterday’s Panini announcement, but suddenly I have started thinking more about football – or games based around football anyway. If you don’t like football, or aren’t … Continue reading

January 27, 2022 · 2 Comments

Warhammer 40,000 stickers?

Panini is a brand instantly recognisable to anyone who grew up in the UK in the 80s or 90s. Their yearly football sticker albums are the source of many a … Continue reading

January 26, 2022 · 7 Comments

Early views on Army Painter speed paints

The release date is getting closer, and content creators have put in their early thoughts on the range versus Contrast Paints, their most obvious competitor. Pete the Wargamer paints a … Continue reading

January 25, 2022 · 9 Comments

Arta Monday: Distress

Today’s illustration is by Michael C. Hayes. Distress is a card which forces your opponent to discard a card – in game terms you are attacking their mind directly to … Continue reading

January 24, 2022 · 2 Comments

3 Tips to reduce your unpainted pile

Do you remember a time when you had a manageable number of figures to paint? I know I don’t! I started in the hobby by splurging on several hundred figures, … Continue reading

January 23, 2022 · 22 Comments

Cursed City: city guard, part 2

I have now completed the second five city guard, in the same colour scheme as the others. Although measuring by the eye means these cloaks are a slightly different shade … Continue reading

January 23, 2022 · 4 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Marta Nael

Marta Nael has produced a wide array of fantasy art over the years featuring angels, ghosts, gunslingers and more besides. here are five of my favourites: I made up a … Continue reading

January 22, 2022 · 6 Comments

Classic black orc

This one-part plastic model has been in my collection since the 1990s. I don’t quite remember how it got there – I didn’t buy the box of 10 of these … Continue reading

January 22, 2022 · 18 Comments

I have an airbrush now

Airbrushes are like 3D printers, in that I have been thinking about getting one for a while, but haven’t quite accepted the cost. Then I watched this video from Ninjon … Continue reading

January 21, 2022 · 12 Comments

Dungeonbowl team review: Heavens

The College of Heavens has the the fewest available players of any college. It is listed last in the Dungeonbowl book and feels like an afterthought. If you own a … Continue reading

January 20, 2022 · 1 Comment

Dungeonbowl team review: Beasts

The College of Beasts is where you will find most of the big guys from various Blood Bowl teams. The end result is a Chaos Chosen team with different big … Continue reading

January 19, 2022

Dungeonbowl team review: Life

The College of Life provides a broad and deep roster, with the most player options of any college along with a variety in the types of player available to their … Continue reading

January 18, 2022 · 1 Comment

Arta Monday: Runestone

This week’s ArtA Monday is a loading screen artwork by Craig Mullins – this one is part of a series he created for the strategy game Crusader Kings III: Sometimes … Continue reading

January 17, 2022 · 3 Comments

Cursed City: city guard, part 1

I have completed the first five city guard models from the Cursed City box and had a lot of fun painting these: These were again almost entirely contrast paints, the … Continue reading

January 16, 2022 · 13 Comments

28 Mag volume 4

Volume 4 of the miniature painting and modelling magazine 28 is here now. You can check out the release article (and download the 186MB PDF issue) at this link. issue … Continue reading

January 15, 2022 · 6 Comments