Scent of a Gamer

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

Underpainted Bretonnians

I watched Dana Howl’s underpainting video almost 18 months ago now, and finally decided to put it into practise. I chose some plastic and one metal Bretonnian figures. The archers … Continue reading

April 30, 2022 · 14 Comments

Heresy box contents confirmed

This high resolution image of the miniatures in the forthcoming Horus Heresy starter box went up yesterday: It was confirmed by the Warhammer Community Twitter account, and it looks like … Continue reading

April 29, 2022 · 4 Comments

Midwinter Titan: everything but the head

In this video, Guy takes us through a big chunk of his Warlord Titan build – it’s getting there! The conversation is often the best part of these videos – … Continue reading

April 28, 2022

Heresy on the way

Games Workshop have given us a number of model previews recently, leading up to a mainstream release of a Horus Heresy tabletop game. The latest is this land raider tank: … Continue reading

April 27, 2022 · 3 Comments

Rust in a bottle

This video from Artis Opus looks at a product I have never heard of (and never seen in this neck of the woods) but it produces a great rust effect, … Continue reading

April 26, 2022 · 14 Comments

Arta Monday: Fratres

Today’s art comes from Igor Sid, and was illustrated for the live-action fan project Fratres.

April 25, 2022

Siocast is coming

I’ve heard a few murmurs about this new injection-moulded plastic, but a recent Goobertown Hobbies video has brought me up to speed: Basically Siocast is a new proprietary, low-cost miniatures … Continue reading

April 24, 2022 · 4 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Bayard Wu

Bayard Wu is very much an industry veteran, having worked for Blizzard, Wizards of the Coast, and other leading companies. There’s plenty to like in his art gallery, and I … Continue reading

April 23, 2022 · 3 Comments


This a Lord of the Rings metal model I have had for a number of years, and like many of them, I no longer remember why I picked it up. … Continue reading

April 23, 2022 · 8 Comments

Arta Monday: Bruna, light of alabaster

Today’s illustration is from Winona Nelson and is one of the angels of Innistrad. Perhaps I should say was, since Bruna merged into a monster in one story and had … Continue reading

April 18, 2022

Test, Test, is this mic working? — candore et labore

After reading DayKay’s latest update over on “Scent of a Gamer“on his search for a possible new blog home or options for keeping WordPress without paying extortion fees, I did … Continue reading

April 17, 2022 · 7 Comments

Moria goblins

I have painted 9 Moria goblins, which are also the last nine Moria goblins I will paint! The ruined tower has put in great service over the years as a … Continue reading

April 16, 2022 · 10 Comments

Squidmar’s paint challenge winner

And the winner is… watch the video to find out! Overall it was an interesting contest and I am pleasantly surprised the reaper paints did so well. I have been … Continue reading

April 15, 2022 · 6 Comments

WordPress changes: 14 days later

At the start of this month, WordPress chose to remove most of its plans without notice, and replace all paid plans with a single plan that was more expensive than … Continue reading

April 14, 2022 · 6 Comments

Squidmar’s battle of the paints

Squidmar has decided to test out 16 different brands of miniature paints against one another. 16 is a good number of an elimination bracket, and this is the method they … Continue reading

April 13, 2022 · 3 Comments

100-day posting streak

At the start of the year I decided to see how long I could keep posting something each day, with a view to seeing if I could get to a … Continue reading

April 12, 2022 · 20 Comments

Arta Monday: Taste of Blood

This illustration comes to us from Howard Lyon, drawn for Magic: the Gathering, which manages to evoke the more sensual side of vampires which is often omitted from card games.

April 11, 2022

Moria goblin shaman

The first miniature to be painted from my last tray is this Moria goblin shaman: I think this was originally a special character, but I picked up a second copy … Continue reading

April 10, 2022 · 4 Comments

Explore fantasy art: Svetoslav Petrov

Svetoslav Petrov is a Bulgaria-based artist who illustrates in a number of styles, all of which I like. Here are five of my favourites. A goblin hunter and his happy … Continue reading

April 9, 2022 · 4 Comments

Tray 9: the final tray

Here it is, the last of my trays: This one is looking sparse compare with earlier trays, as this is all I have left to paint – well almost all. … Continue reading

April 9, 2022 · 12 Comments