Scent of a Gamer

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

Miniatures revisited: fantasy heroes

This is a project I worked on for over a decade. It’s a self-generate dproject in that these miniatures don’t have anything in common, other than their fantasy theme. The … Continue reading

June 3, 2023 · 2 Comments

Miniatures revisited: two colours is plenty

I wanted to try something new after seeing examples of people painting miniatures using few colours. usually the reason was to paint a character completely reflecting the lights around them. … Continue reading

May 27, 2023 · 6 Comments

The Old World: Core factions revealed

A new update at Warhammer Community has revealed the ‘core factions’ for the forthcoming Old World game. What are the nine core factions of the new Warhammer? From the article, … Continue reading

May 25, 2023 · Leave a comment

Miniatures revisited: Cave Drake

This classic metal cave drake is one of my favourites from the Middle Earth range of Games Workshop. I painted this miniature in April 2022, as part of the run-in … Continue reading

May 20, 2023 · 11 Comments

Golden Demon 2023

It was easy to miss the Golden Demon winners, lost as there were among all the recent previews from Warhammer Fest. However 2023 was another good year for painted miniatures. … Continue reading

May 6, 2023 · 2 Comments

Cavaliers of Sigmar

The Cities of Sigmar are the faction with the most appeal for me in the Age of Sigmar game. Their similarity to the Old World Empire figures is hardly a … Continue reading

May 1, 2023 · 3 Comments

Old World: Bretonnia vs Tomb Kings

The Old World preview at the weekend was a short one, with just two models revealed. I would have liked to see a new boxed set or even an idea … Continue reading

May 1, 2023 · 9 Comments

Hello, Leviathan

The first of Games Workshop’s previews is up, and it’s the new box set for Warhammer 40,000. The tenth edition of the game will launch later this year with the … Continue reading

April 30, 2023 · 10 Comments

Miniatures revisited: Slaves to Darkness

I bought the Slaves to Darkness Start Collecting box as part of my allowance, meaning this box represented me painting 128 miniatures. My reward for myself…some more miniatures to paint. … Continue reading

April 29, 2023 · 4 Comments

What I talk about when I talk about miniatures

This article started as a list of lessons I learned while painting all the miniatures in my collection. However I ended up focusing on the last point so much that … Continue reading

April 23, 2023 · 38 Comments

Spaceship interior painting with Midwinter

Midwinter Minis has a new video up on a technique for painting up spaceship interior terrain. A certain company has been releasing a few terrain sets like this in recent … Continue reading

April 9, 2023 · 2 Comments

Louise Sugden launches Rogue Hobbies

Louise Sugden has left Games Workshop and is launching her own YouTube channel, Rogue Hobbies. There are no videos up yet, but I would expect that to change soon. I … Continue reading

April 8, 2023 · 6 Comments

Build your own Gondor

I almost missed this announcement among the new stuff for Warhammer 40,000. Games Workshop are releasing a new set of modular terrain for Lord of the Rings, this time focusing … Continue reading

April 1, 2023 · 2 Comments

Battletech: Mercenaries Kickstarter

Battletech is a venerable tabletop game that has been around for decades, in various iterations. The current version of the game has been in stores for a while. Recently the … Continue reading

March 29, 2023 · 4 Comments

A Primarch returns

The Primarch of the First Legion is now the second Primarch to return in Warhammer 40,000. For years it has been rumoured that Lion El’Johnson of the Dark Angels legion … Continue reading

March 24, 2023 · 4 Comments

Midwinter titan completed

After two years, Guy from Midwinter Minis has finished his Warlord Titan. House Midwinter walks! It has taken a long time, and no doubt there is a video playlist showing … Continue reading

March 5, 2023 · Leave a comment

‘Not robots’ arrive in Necromunda

Thinking machines are strictly banned in Warhammer 40,000 and yet some of the things are are allowed come fairly close. The various ‘automata’ might not bear up to close scrutiny. … Continue reading

March 4, 2023 · 4 Comments

Old World, new Khemri

The latest update to the Old World project takes us away from the Empire and Kislev, further sought to the lands of Khemri. The Tomb Kings of Khemri, along with … Continue reading

February 8, 2023 · 5 Comments

Vegas Open 2023 Games Workshop previews

As part of the 2023 Las Vegas Open, Games Workshop showed a numbers of previews, and due to time differences and a day off work, I was able to watch … Continue reading

January 28, 2023 · 10 Comments

A second helping of Two Thin Coats

The Two Thin Coats range is expanding, with a new range of paints now available on Kickstarter. As with the first release, this one is focused around their painting triads. … Continue reading

January 26, 2023 · Leave a comment