Scent of a Gamer

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

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

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 Void of Knowledge in the 3D Printing Tabletop Space — Crazmadsci

February 7, 2022 I started 3D printing for tabletop gaming in 2018 and every day I am blown away by how much the hobby has grown. The community of hobbyists … Continue reading

February 9, 2022 · 2 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

Enjoying the golden age of miniatures

As someone who has been buying, painting, and playing with miniatures for over 30 years now, I’m feeling relaxed and happy. If there’s a model I can think of, someone … Continue reading

December 19, 2021 · Leave a comment

Experiments with 3D printing and clear resin

Geek Gaming Scenics put up this video showcasing some experiments in using clear resin, alcohol-based inks, and 3d printing: I’m finding this endlessly fascinating as there’s always something new in … Continue reading

November 30, 2021 · 2 Comments

This seems relevant to my interests

Luke from Geek Gaming scenics has put up a new video showcasing the process of 3D printing and then painting and basing an entire army. As I get towards the … Continue reading

August 7, 2021 · 4 Comments

The Siege of Gondor grows

Terrain maker extraordinaire Zorpazorp has a plan for a huge tabletop siege of Gondor, to be played in 2022. Why so far away? Well, the plan is to have a … Continue reading

May 2, 2021 · 2 Comments

Cursed City conversions with Dana Howl

Dana Howl’s latest video is on the subject of the Cursed City, but not simply unboxing or looking at the models and rules. This video is partially a continuation of … Continue reading

April 15, 2021

Dana Howl’s first week of 3D printing

Dana Howl has put up an interesting video for people like me still sitting on the fence of getting a 3D printer but leaning slowly forwards. It goes through a … Continue reading

April 3, 2021

3D printing, piracy, and Games Workshop

Midwinter Minis posted an interesting and provocative video a couple of weeks ago. I didn’t respond right away, because I wanted to take my time and think about it. I … Continue reading

March 20, 2021 · 25 Comments

A year’s use of 3D printers

As I continue dithering over whether to leap into buying a 3D printer, this video from Geek Gaming Scenics was well-timed. Here’s Luke talks about his experiences with various models … Continue reading

March 6, 2021 · 4 Comments

Duncan visits Heroforge

I haven’t visited Heroforge in well over a year, so I was pleasantly surprised by how the website has come along in recent times. In tis video, Duncan visits the … Continue reading

March 4, 2021

Using 3D printers to boost your painting

This YouTube video from Geek Gaming jumped into my feed a few days ago. I liked Luke’s take on 3D printers. He freely admits they are a bit fiddly at … Continue reading

January 29, 2021 · 2 Comments

3D printing and adoption

3D printing is rapidly approaching the point where it will gain traction in the mass market, or be forever relegated to a niche hobbyist toy. Sean is currently writing a … Continue reading

January 24, 2021 · 14 Comments

3D Printing Wargame Fantasies — On Sean’s Table

3D printing the superb Hexton Hills terrain tiles. Move over plastic! Resin printing is here. 3D Printing Wargame Fantasies — On Sean’s Table Fresh on the heels of my own thinking … Continue reading

January 15, 2021 · 9 Comments