Scent of a Gamer

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

The real MVP

With all my miniatures being painted (for now!) I was thinking about how I got to this place, and the things that helped along the way. This ruined tower from … Continue reading

June 26, 2022 · 5 Comments

The leftovers

Yesterday I finished painting the last of my miniatures, but as I started tidying away my various painting supplies, I realised I have a lot here: One useful item at … Continue reading

June 26, 2022 · 5 Comments

Citadel castle walls

My final painted miniature update come in the form of these two wall sections for the classic Citadel Castle. If I recall correctly it was released during the 5th edition … Continue reading

June 24, 2022 · 16 Comments

A titan in corporate colours

The Midwinter titan build continues, and this episode shows Guy using power tools to add battle damage to the titan’s armour panels – after practising the varying effects of these … Continue reading

June 22, 2022 · Leave a comment

Sphinx of Black Quartz, hear my vow

The title -when correctly written as ‘Sphinx of Black Quartz, judge my vow’- is an alternative sentence to ‘the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog’ and I think … Continue reading

June 21, 2022 · 14 Comments

Warcry terrain

Another issue of Mortal Realms contained this excerpt of terrain from the Warcry box. It painted up nicely although its vertical nature makes it quite unstable on the tray or … Continue reading

June 19, 2022 · 6 Comments

A Squidmar surprise

Squidmar posted a new YouTube video talking about how much fun the game Mordheim is, including some interview footage with the creator, Tuomas Pirinen. The surprising part for me comes … Continue reading

June 18, 2022 · 6 Comments

Khandish chariot

Part of making a serious plan to get through your miniatures involves looking at figures you might sell or trade away rather than paint. This was the fate of my … Continue reading

June 18, 2022 · 6 Comments

Astreia Solbright

I think that’s how you spell it. This is a hero figure from Age of Sigmar which I purchased earlier this year. At the time I thought it would make … Continue reading

June 17, 2022 · 6 Comments

In rode the lord of the Nazgul

Getting close to the end of my miniatures you’d think I would be in no hurry to make more from bits, but that’s only because we have never met. I … Continue reading

June 14, 2022 · 4 Comments

Troll in the dungeon!

This figure is the last of my ‘neglected models’ series. Like the Wight, I received this as an extra for a Crowdfunding campaign. This Willy Miniatures troll was intended for … Continue reading

June 12, 2022 · 6 Comments

Dungeonbowl chests

As far as the countdown to zero unpainted models goes, these chests are a gift. That’s six fewer models remaining! There are now more freebies like this though. I gave … Continue reading

June 11, 2022 · 8 Comments

Classic chaos knights

It’s April of 1995, and I receive an unexpected phone call from my mother. She is in the Games Workshop store in Cheltenham and she is flustered. I am in … Continue reading

June 10, 2022 · 10 Comments

Moving from acrylics to oils

An interesting video from Geek Gaming Scenics (aren’t they all though) popped up, and in this one Luke talks about using oil paints seriously for the first time. Spoiler: he … Continue reading

June 9, 2022 · 5 Comments

Blood Bowl wight

This metal figure was one of two bonus figures I received after backing the Willy Miniatures chaos team crowdfunding campaign. The other figure, a troll, is also on this final … Continue reading

June 7, 2022 · 6 Comments

Mordor siege bow

I’ve completed this old metal Mordor siege bow and it’s looking nice: The metal was painted in the same way as I did the city guard from Cursed City. I … Continue reading

June 5, 2022 · 4 Comments

Zephon

I completed the second of my two Heresy characters, and these remain the only miniatures I have from the range… for now. I painted Zephon using a mix of contrast … Continue reading

June 4, 2022 · 12 Comments

Basing for the game not the army

I enjoyed this new video from Dana Howl about basing miniatures. She started by saying she is now using the same basing for all Kill Team forces, and the same … Continue reading

June 1, 2022 · 3 Comments

Harald Hardrada, the younger

I have two historical miniatures remaining, and they are both of the same individual. Harald Hardrada lived an interesting life, going from exile, to captain of the Varangian Guard, to … Continue reading

May 29, 2022 · 3 Comments

Naeve Blacktalon and the countdown

No it’s not the name of a prog rock band; I have painted an Age of Sigmar hero I accidently purchased a few months ago: This figure is mostly armour … Continue reading

May 27, 2022 · 10 Comments