Scent of a Gamer

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

An experiment in pink and blue

With the Cursed City set completed, I am getting towards the end of the tray, which included this figure from Privateer Press: After thinking about colour schemes for this figure, … Continue reading

March 31, 2022 · 3 Comments

League of Dungeoneers on Kickstarter

I have been following this project via a Facebook group for some time, but somehow I didn’t hear about this project until it’s almost finished. Thanks, Facebook. If you enjoyed … Continue reading

March 30, 2022 · 2 Comments

Aleksi Briclot playmats

Aleksi Briclot illustrated the first planeswalker cards for Magic: the Gathering, and the characters and the card type have gone on to become central to the game. The artist now … Continue reading

March 29, 2022

Arta Monday: Sundial of the Infinite

Today’s art comes from Vincent Proce and shows a device towering over the land around it. You get an idea of scale when you realise those are robes figures walking … Continue reading

March 28, 2022

Yriel painted

After spending too long looking at this figure I have finally painted it using a mix of contrast and regular acrylics: The yellow and blue paints are both new to … Continue reading

March 27, 2022 · 3 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Tomas Duchek

Tomas Duchek has illustrated for board games, Games Workshop, Wizards of the Coast and more. I have always enjoyed his character figures and fantasy scenes, and want to share some … Continue reading

March 26, 2022 · 2 Comments

Fantasy Heroes completed

Today I painted a classic Samurai model, which was gifted to me in the 1990s: This figure actually completes one of my earliest projects, one I defined in 2012 as … Continue reading

March 26, 2022 · 10 Comments

Adepticon 2022 previews

These previews went live in the middle of the working day for me, so other than a few pics glimpsed at lunch, I didn’t get an appreciation for these until … Continue reading

March 25, 2022 · 3 Comments

Early reviews of Two Thin Coats

The most recent update indicates the Two Thin Coats range will ship to Kickstarter backers starting at the end of March, so I’m expecting to be able to review them … Continue reading

March 24, 2022 · 2 Comments

Vaporwave tutorial

Dana Howl has updated her vaporwave (aka gradient) painting tutorial as she has changed her own method over time to make the process more straightforward: I am still to get … Continue reading

March 23, 2022 · 4 Comments

Midwinter’s titan build continues

I have been enjoying watching the Midwinter Minis Warlord Titan build. At this point, Guy has finished the legs and is on to the torso of this truly impressive model:

March 22, 2022

Arta Monday: Skinshifter

Today’s art comes to us from Matthew Stewart, and has made me realise I rarely feature art of individuals in this series. More often its landscapes, monsters, or groups. I’m … Continue reading

March 21, 2022

Cursed City complete

I painted the two remaining models during the week, and now the whole Cursed City box is complete! Painted within a year of purchase is good by my usual standards. … Continue reading

March 20, 2022 · 20 Comments

A pair of Red Templars

I found another couple of random Space Marine miniatures while preparing this tray, and so now I have two more Red Templars painted. The tactical marine with flamer is turned … Continue reading

March 19, 2022 · 4 Comments

Drawing a line in miniature painting

Not all miniatures are created equal. If you’re painting an army, then extra time spend on leader and centrepiece models can be time well spent. Extra time spent on rank … Continue reading

March 18, 2022 · 1 Comment

The million-dollar deck box

The deck box designed by Tolarian Community College has drawn in over $1 million in pledges in its first 24 hours. The early bird special was so popular that people … Continue reading

March 17, 2022

Kill Team community paints

Warhammer Community have a new round of community painted figures, this time to coincide with the Kill Team: Nachmund release. As with other round-ups there’s a variety of styles in … Continue reading

March 16, 2022

Who is this product for?

I have long been a fan of hard plastic miniatures, to the extent where these days it’s my favourite material to work with by far. This means I am usually … Continue reading

March 15, 2022 · 4 Comments

Arta Monday: barrow-wight

Today’s piece comes from the talented pen of Mark Gibbons. This Barrow-wight was illustrated for games Workshop’s Middle Earth miniatures games.

March 14, 2022 · 2 Comments

Late 2021 games sales changes: ICv2

ICv2 has provided sales updates for the end of 2021, and it’s interesting to see what has changed and what hasn’t from the previous update. They report steady sales continuing … Continue reading

March 13, 2022 · 4 Comments