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

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 · Leave a comment

28 Mag IWD edition

28 Mag have published a special feature edition for International Women’s Day. This issue is about 90 pages of featured women painters and illustrators. There’s plenty to like in this … Continue reading

March 9, 2022 · 9 Comments

Vince Venturella – the basics of miniature painting

Yesterday I threw out about 30 paints – roughly a third of my collection, as part of the general reorganisation I’m going through right now. This has been prompted partly … Continue reading

February 8, 2022 · Leave a comment

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

28 Mag volume 4

Volume 4 of the miniature painting and modelling magazine 28 is here now. You can check out the release article (and download the 186MB PDF issue) at this link. issue … Continue reading

January 15, 2022 · 6 Comments

How To Gauge Growth in Miniature Painting — Crazmadsci

2021 Benchmark Model: dwarf final paint job2021 Benchmark Model Comparison When working on improving any skill or hobby, oftentimes it is hard to gauge personal growth. You can become so … Continue reading

January 14, 2022 · 2 Comments

Please… no more miniatures!

Midwinter Minis has a new video up about buying gifts for gamers which aren’t yet more miniatures to paint! This is a subject close to my heart as I get … Continue reading

December 10, 2021 · 6 Comments

Orktober 2021 – Da Big Round Up — Convert or Die

So having announced just yesterday that I’m embarking on another painting challenge I thought it was high time I padded my post count took a look back at the last … Continue reading

November 12, 2021 · 5 Comments

Dark Angels – Exploring colours and heraldry — ECHOES OF IMPERIUM

After the Death Guard I built for the Primogenitor back in 2019-2020 I have mostly focused on Warhammer Fantasy and specifically the oldhammer miniatures. It has been a great joy … Continue reading

November 3, 2021 · 1 Comment

What to do with a Tau Manta

Squidmar picked up a Tau Manta several months ago. This resin kit is the largest miniature that Games Workshop/Forgeworld currently produce. I have seen it at Warhammer World, and it’s … Continue reading

October 31, 2021 · 2 Comments

Insane 40k terrain with Zorpazorp

Go home and go big seems to be the motto of Zorpazorp. This video has a large 40k terrain build, made by sawing up and reattaching a large amount of … Continue reading

August 21, 2021 · Leave a comment

Cursed City Rising

Dana Howl posted a new video to YouTube where she paints the Cursed City skeletons to great effect. She also talks about why she didn’t feel like painting these figures … Continue reading

July 18, 2021 · Leave a comment

The unpainted pile of Dana Howl

YouTuber Dana Howl went through her pile of unpainted miniatures recently, and the final figure was high indeed. As my own pile has reduced over the past few years form … Continue reading

June 10, 2021 · 6 Comments

Skeletons with Artis Opus

The videos keep coming in line with games Workshop’s undead releases. This one is Artis Opus painting skeleton warriors, or the city guard of Ulfenkarn, as I like to think … Continue reading

June 9, 2021

Choosing a chapter

One thing almost every player of Warhammer 40,000 will do is choose a chapter to play with. Space Marines in the setting are divided into around 1,000 chapters of about … Continue reading

June 6, 2021 · 6 Comments

Metallic red with Artis Opus

Artis Opus has a new video up, this time tackling metallic red painting. I have to admit this is something I have tried a couple of times in the past, … Continue reading

June 4, 2021 · 2 Comments

Rescuing a space marine

Midwinter Minis posted a video recently, of going to a scrapyard and picking up a large space marine statue. It wasn’t cheap, and yes, they forgot a piece in classic … Continue reading

May 29, 2021 · 3 Comments

Modelling inspired by Blanche

John Blanche has often been a divisive figure in games Workshop, as some people love his art and others hate it. I prefer Ian Miller myself, but overall I like … Continue reading

May 13, 2021 · 1 Comment

Ann’s Summer Solstice painting challenge

Ann’s latest blogger painting challenge is themed around painting miniatures, or some diorama piece for the summer solstice (June 21, if you were wondering). I rarely do dioramas myself, but … Continue reading

May 7, 2021 · 5 Comments