Scent of a Gamer

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

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 · 2 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 · Leave a comment

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

Dana Howl’s city build

Like a lot of content creators, Dana Howl was caught unawares by the Cursed City’s abrupt and curious disappearance, with scheduled videos now being released for a non-existent game. However … Continue reading

May 6, 2021 · Leave a comment

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

Duncan paints Iron Warriors

Duncan Rhodes has a new video up, this one deals with painting the Iron Warriors of Warhammer 40,000. He puts some interesting touches on the model, which for me raise … Continue reading

May 1, 2021 · Leave a comment

Painting terrain with Midwinter Minis

There’s a new short video from Midwinter Minis on YouTube about painting terrain quickly – and without using any paint brushes. In this video Guy uses rattle cans, some home-made … Continue reading

April 21, 2021 · 4 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 · Leave a comment