Scent of a Gamer

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

Arta Monday: Aska

Today’s art comes from Vilenko Vujicevic and features an old witch and her wolf.

June 27, 2022 · Leave a comment

The real MVP

With all my miniatures being painted (for now!) I was thinking about how I got to this place, and the things that helped along the way. This ruined tower from … Continue reading

June 26, 2022 · 5 Comments

The leftovers

Yesterday I finished painting the last of my miniatures, but as I started tidying away my various painting supplies, I realised I have a lot here: One useful item at … Continue reading

June 26, 2022 · 5 Comments

It is done

Two thousand, three hundred and forty-five. This is the number of painted miniatures I have now. Zero. This is the number of unpainted miniatures I have now. I’ve been thinking … Continue reading

June 25, 2022 · 12 Comments

Tray 9 complete

Tray 9 is done with yesterday’s castle walls update. It started like this: and has been finished like this: The tray method has worked well for me in terms of … Continue reading

June 25, 2022 · 3 Comments

Citadel castle walls

My final painted miniature update come in the form of these two wall sections for the classic Citadel Castle. If I recall correctly it was released during the 5th edition … Continue reading

June 24, 2022 · 16 Comments

A titan in corporate colours

The Midwinter titan build continues, and this episode shows Guy using power tools to add battle damage to the titan’s armour panels – after practising the varying effects of these … Continue reading

June 22, 2022 · Leave a comment

Sphinx of Black Quartz, hear my vow

The title -when correctly written as ‘Sphinx of Black Quartz, judge my vow’- is an alternative sentence to ‘the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog’ and I think … Continue reading

June 21, 2022 · 14 Comments

Arta Monday: Ancient Copper Dragon

Todays piece shows a majestic older dragon and was illustrated by Antonio Jose Manzanedo for the Baldur’s Gate Magic: the Gathering set.

June 20, 2022 · Leave a comment

Warcry terrain

Another issue of Mortal Realms contained this excerpt of terrain from the Warcry box. It painted up nicely although its vertical nature makes it quite unstable on the tray or … Continue reading

June 19, 2022 · 6 Comments

A Squidmar surprise

Squidmar posted a new YouTube video talking about how much fun the game Mordheim is, including some interview footage with the creator, Tuomas Pirinen. The surprising part for me comes … Continue reading

June 18, 2022 · 6 Comments

Khandish chariot

Part of making a serious plan to get through your miniatures involves looking at figures you might sell or trade away rather than paint. This was the fate of my … Continue reading

June 18, 2022 · 6 Comments

Astreia Solbright

I think that’s how you spell it. This is a hero figure from Age of Sigmar which I purchased earlier this year. At the time I thought it would make … Continue reading

June 17, 2022 · 6 Comments

In rode the lord of the Nazgul

Getting close to the end of my miniatures you’d think I would be in no hurry to make more from bits, but that’s only because we have never met. I … Continue reading

June 14, 2022 · 4 Comments

Arta Monday: Glacial Chasm

Today’s artwork was illustrated by Mike Bierek for a special edition of this Magic: the Gathering card:

June 13, 2022 · Leave a comment

Troll in the dungeon!

This figure is the last of my ‘neglected models’ series. Like the Wight, I received this as an extra for a Crowdfunding campaign. This Willy Miniatures troll was intended for … Continue reading

June 12, 2022 · 6 Comments

Dungeonbowl chests

As far as the countdown to zero unpainted models goes, these chests are a gift. That’s six fewer models remaining! There are now more freebies like this though. I gave … Continue reading

June 11, 2022 · 8 Comments

Classic chaos knights

It’s April of 1995, and I receive an unexpected phone call from my mother. She is in the Games Workshop store in Cheltenham and she is flustered. I am in … Continue reading

June 10, 2022 · 10 Comments

Moving from acrylics to oils

An interesting video from Geek Gaming Scenics (aren’t they all though) popped up, and in this one Luke talks about using oil paints seriously for the first time. Spoiler: he … Continue reading

June 9, 2022 · 5 Comments

Horus Heresy: choose your legion

The biggest question for anyone looking to get into the new Horus Heresy game is: which legion will you pick? There’s 18 legions to choose from, both loyalist and traitor. … Continue reading

June 8, 2022 · 5 Comments