Scent of a Gamer

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

Cursed City: city guard, part 1

I have completed the first five city guard models from the Cursed City box and had a lot of fun painting these: These were again almost entirely contrast paints, the … Continue reading

January 16, 2022 · 12 Comments

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 · 4 Comments

Meriadoc of Rohan

Another miniature that I had forgotten about is this metal version of Merry from the Lord of the Rings range, tis time all got up in his Rohan armour. I … 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

How I stopped using regular GW acrylics

It wasn’t a conscious choice; it’s something that has happened over the past year. I didn’t notice it until I was looking over the paints I used on the last … Continue reading

January 9, 2022 · 19 Comments

Cursed City: zombies, part 2

I have finished the second five zombies from the Cursed City box: So fiddly, so glad I won’t be painting any more of these models. I had some fun with … Continue reading

January 9, 2022 · 8 Comments

The last dwarf

In Febraury 2019, almost two years ago now, I completed my Middle Earth dwarfs, which consisted of a couple of metal models and a box of rangers. Back in the … Continue reading

January 8, 2022 · 8 Comments

Hobby favourites of 2021

This article is heavily influenced by Dana Howl’s recent video on the same subject. As with Dana’s approach, this isn’t an attempt to name the ‘best’ of anything, but to … Continue reading

January 2, 2022 · 4 Comments

Cursed City: zombies, part 1

I have completed the first five zombies from the Cursed City box, and they have a lot of fiddly detail about them: Okay so those coffin tops on their backs … Continue reading

January 1, 2022 · 10 Comments

Classic Talisman toad

“You are now a slimy, little toad.” So reads the text on the card every classic Talisman player dreaded to read. Get turned into a toad, and you lost all … Continue reading

December 25, 2021 · Leave a comment

Hobby best of 2021 with Dana Howl

Dana Howl has posted a video talking about her hobby favourites of 2021: It’s an interesting mix. As she says in the video it’s not an attempt to make a … Continue reading

December 24, 2021 · 1 Comment

Dungeonbowl rules: first impressions

Games Workshop have released their first boxed Dungeonbowl game since the 1980s, but how does it play compared with the games of today? After taking a read through the rulebook … Continue reading

December 23, 2021 · 6 Comments

Improve at photos with Midwinter Minis

A timely video went up recently from Midwinter Minis with some tips around photographing your painting minis. I am still using an out-of-date iphone to take my photos and it … Continue reading

December 22, 2021 · 1 Comment

I knew you’d come crawling back

It’s official: the Cursed City box will be coming back to shelves in 2022. You can hold fire on those overpriced eBay copies as you will soon be able to … Continue reading

December 21, 2021 · 8 Comments

Cursed City: Cleona

The latest character I have tackled goes by the same of Cleona Zeitengale. She’s the Cassandra of the setting, who warned against the coming cataclysm, was ignored, and is now … Continue reading

December 18, 2021 · 10 Comments

A tale of two golds

I painted two character models for Cursed City, using the same gold paints – Retributor Gold and Liberator Gold, both from Games Workshop. Here is how they each came out: … Continue reading

December 16, 2021 · 10 Comments

Cursed City: bats

I took a break from painting the character models from the Cursed City to paint the bat swarms: These swarms were almost 100% Contrast Paints – only the candles were … Continue reading

December 12, 2021 · 4 Comments

Squidmar’s favourite paints?

He says it in the first few second of the video – GW’s Contrast Paints. The rest of the video is the interesting explanation of why this is: Given there’s … Continue reading

December 5, 2021 · 5 Comments

Blood Bowl orc team complete

I have finished the 6 line orcs from the 2016 boxed set team: This completes both the full team, and all my Blood Bowl teams! I have 8 teams all … Continue reading

December 4, 2021 · 2 Comments

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