Scent of a Gamer

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

The problem with the algorithm

I was watching the latest Midwinter Minis video yesterday. It’s a fun change of pace where guy paints up a piece from an old arcade machine for a friend of … Continue reading

January 12, 2023 · 10 Comments

Amazon, Cavill, and Warhammer 40,000

It has been an interesting week for actor Henry Cavill. He quit his eponymous role in The Witcher, and declared he would focus on his recurring role as Superman. Then … Continue reading

December 17, 2022 · 32 Comments

Video reviews of Two Thin Coats paints

My test of the Two Thin Coats range is going slowly, mainly through being distracted by other things. I found two recent video reviews on YouTube which do a good … Continue reading

November 21, 2022 · Leave a comment

Kev O’Neill (artist), RIP

I was saddened to recover from a virus that knocked me down this week (not that one!) to the news of Kev O’Neill’s death earlier in the week. Kev was … Continue reading

November 12, 2022 · 4 Comments

How Archon plastic models are made

Many years ago (seven!) I made a post about how plastic models are made, using some footage from Renedra in the UK. This footage featured the steel moulds being cut. … Continue reading

September 26, 2022 · 1 Comment

Still further growth for hobby games: ICv2

ICv2 has been tracking the hobby games industry (in North America) for years. The last few years have been a story of continual growth and record sales. From their August … Continue reading

August 8, 2022 · Leave a comment

The return of random space marines

Games Workshop have announced the return of the ‘Space Marine Heroes’ series, starting with a group of 6 Blood Angels marines. For those unfamilair with these sets, each series consists … Continue reading

July 30, 2022 · 4 Comments

Warhammer Skirmish previews

Games Workshop are advertising another preview session this coming Sunday. They seem to have a rhythm down for these, announcing 1-3 months’ worth of forthcoming models, and then doing the … Continue reading

July 6, 2022 · 6 Comments

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

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

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 · Leave a comment

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

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

Explanations are needed

Army Painter’s Speed Paints range entered the hobby recently with a host of glowing previews talking about how speedy the product is, and how much better it is than other … Continue reading

March 1, 2022 · 19 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

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

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

A few extra Ash Wastes details

Warhammer Community has a new article up with some extra details about the Ash Wastes expansion which was revealed last week-end. The two main reveals are that 1. the game … Continue reading

February 6, 2022 · Leave a comment