Scent of a Gamer

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

Arta Monday: Paraselene

Today’s piece shows the moon of Magic’s Innistrad setting, and is brought to us by Ryan Yee.

February 28, 2022

Cursed City : Nightguard

I have painted the two ogre zombies from Cursed City, whose full title is Kosargi Nightguard. Sure. I decided to break out the regular acrylics for most of these , … Continue reading

February 27, 2022 · 5 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Dominik Mayer

I enjoy Dominik Mayer’s high contrast art, although that is not his only style, it certainly stands out to me each time I see it. I have included five of … Continue reading

February 26, 2022 · 2 Comments

Druid gone wilder

This is a bit of a pin-up style miniature which I bought from Privateer Press games a few years ago now for reasons I no longer remember. I think I … Continue reading

February 26, 2022 · 6 Comments

New chaos marine models

As the main antagonists in Warhammer 40,000 the chaos space marines have distinctly fewer models than their loyalist equivalents, especially in recent years where the focus has been more on … Continue reading

February 25, 2022 · 8 Comments

Another record year for tabletop games on Kickstarter

Kickstarter had another record year for tabletop games funding, as reported on Medium. The appearance of Gamefound (which I only discovered via the recent Ravaged Star project) didn’t stop 2021 … Continue reading

February 24, 2022 · 4 Comments

Painting with Andy Serkis

Games Workshop have posted a two-part video series where Andy Serkis paints a Grey Knight and chats. The videos are linked to the release of a new video games where … Continue reading

February 23, 2022 · 4 Comments

Stormbringer magazine announced

A new weekly collectible magazine is out for Age of Sigmar. At present, Stormbringer is only available in the UK and Ireland. Previous subscriptions magazines have later been made available … Continue reading

February 22, 2022 · 2 Comments

Arta Monday: the hunt

Today’s illustration comes from Martina Fackova and is the kind of picture that subverts your first impression. She is being hunted, but she’s also well armed.

February 21, 2022 · 1 Comment

Cathay Old World maps appear

With the release of Total War: Warhammer III come an update to the ongoing Old World project. In keeping with the setting of the computer game, it’s now the Cathay … Continue reading

February 20, 2022 · 4 Comments

Cursed City: Vyrkos Blood-born

I’ve painted the three lesser vampires of the Cursed City box: These three are my favourite models from the box, next to the city guard. I like the dynamic poses, … Continue reading

February 20, 2022 · 10 Comments

What it’s like

There have been numerous attempts to describe the lives lived by the Chaos Space Marines of Warhammer 40,000, who dwell in the Eye of Terror, a realm where time and … Continue reading

February 19, 2022

Cursed City: Gorslav

The latest character I have finished from the Cursed City box is Gorslav the Gravekeeper: In keeping with my current practise this was painted almost entirely with Contrast paints, the … Continue reading

February 19, 2022 · 10 Comments

Painting Krieg with Midwinter

The plastic Krieg miniatures are well and truly in the market now, and Guy from Midwinter Minis has a new video up showing how to paint them with a light-coloured … Continue reading

February 18, 2022

Write for Age of Sigmar

Games Workshop are advertising for a writer for their Age of Sigmar setting. While this setting is not as popular as the Warhammer 40,000 setting, this seems like an opportunity … Continue reading

February 17, 2022 · 1 Comment

Encouragement to scratch-build terrain

Games Workshop have always operated as part of the famous ‘Australia tax’ where items become strangely expensive when exported to Australia, even though there’s no import taxes for them to … Continue reading

February 16, 2022 · 16 Comments


Admiral Yriel is a character from Warhammer 40,000 whose story always appealed to me. He went from a respected general of his Eldar craftworld of Iyanden, to a disgraced outlaw … Continue reading

February 15, 2022

Arta Monday: Make a wish

Today’s art comes from the talented Howard Lyon, a moody piece. What would someone on Innistrad wish for?

February 14, 2022

Cave goblin elites

I used to know what these models were called, but I no longer have any memory of this place. The previous goblins are called prowlers (thanks, Kuribo!). These goblins are … Continue reading

February 13, 2022 · 6 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Mark Gibbons

Mark Gibbons is an artist whose work is instantly recognisable to veterans of Games Workshop’s games. His art in the 1990s especially set the visuals for a lot of gamers. … Continue reading

February 12, 2022 · 5 Comments