Scent of a Gamer

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

Speedpainting or just painting?

There’s always more that can be said on the subject of speedpainting. In this video Ninjon takes us through the ‘slapchop’ method of painting mainly with contrast to produce a … Continue reading

September 24, 2022 · 7 Comments

Homemade terrain part 2: the goop

I got lots of good recommendations after the first post, and I went with this mix to cover my cardboard terrain: This mix is one part each of flour, water, … Continue reading

September 17, 2022 · 10 Comments

Imperial forces in the Horus Heresy

Warhammer Community has announced the next army book for the Horus Heresy game will cover the forces of the Imperium. This is a wide reach, from the lowly guardsman to … Continue reading

September 12, 2022 · Leave a comment

Homemade terrain, part 1

As a change of pace before I get back to painting miniatures, I have pulled out some ‘interesting’ boxes and packing materials parts I ahve been keeping for a few … Continue reading

September 10, 2022 · 18 Comments

A closer look at Space Hulk sprues

Warhammer Community have given us a closer look at the space hulk interior sprues ahead of the new Kill team release. It looks like there will be two different sprues … Continue reading

September 9, 2022 · 15 Comments

A model for the game or the setting?

Something that I feel games Workshop would benefit from doing is making models for their Warhammer 40,000 setting without their needing to fit into one of their games. These days … Continue reading

September 5, 2022 · 13 Comments

Painting the ruined manta

Squidmar has been working on a manta diorama for some months now, and they have ow finished painting the model itself. I have been enjoying watching this diorama slowly come … Continue reading

August 26, 2022 · Leave a comment

From portrait to plastic

Games Workshop recently revealed a new plastic chaos space marine terminator character, Azrakh the Annihilator: If it looks familiar to you, perhaps you remember this classic Mark Gibbons illustration from … Continue reading

August 20, 2022 · 2 Comments

Necromunda: Vrooom

I wasn’t expecting this release, but I like it. Games Workshop recently previewed jetbikes for Necromunda: For me these models are a nice middle ground between the slender Eldar jet … Continue reading

August 19, 2022 · 6 Comments

Two thousand, three hundred and forty-five

It’s been a few weeks since I finished painting my collection of miniatures. It takes some time to locate over 2,000 models and get them set up for photography. As … Continue reading

August 13, 2022 · 34 Comments

Kill Team space hulk contents

I think of the new Kill Team box as a Space Hulk one, since to me the setting is more important than the name of the game.Games Workshop have revealed … Continue reading

August 6, 2022 · 9 Comments

The return of random space marines

Games Workshop have announced the return of the ‘Space Marine Heroes’ series, starting with a group of 6 Blood Angels marines. For those unfamilair with these sets, each series consists … Continue reading

July 30, 2022 · 4 Comments

Surprise Hashut

Hashut was the chaos god worshipped by the Chaos Dwarfs of the Old World. We haven’t heard much from or of Hashut since the retirement of classic Warhammer. And honestly, … Continue reading

July 23, 2022 · 9 Comments

Zero unpainted miniatures: good while it lasted

So I lasted less than a month with no unpainted miniatures! Some mail arrived for me today while I was wokring from home: That’s three imported issues of Imperium magazine, … Continue reading

July 19, 2022 · 8 Comments

Kill Team moves indoors

The new Kill Team expansion is going to be set in a Space Hulk. In terms of interior walls, I have long been interested in spaceship/space hulk interiors. Detailed are … Continue reading

July 12, 2022 · 6 Comments

It’s Amazons

Yesterday’s skirmish game previews are up, and the new Blood Bowl team is confirmed as Amazons. I like seeing them go through the Teams of Legend list like this. It … Continue reading

July 11, 2022 · 14 Comments

The bad thing about goals

Yesterday I wrote about what I saw as the positives of setting gaols. While I think the positive outweigh the negatives, the negatives are still there. All paint, no play … Continue reading

July 3, 2022 · 8 Comments

The good thing about goals

Having achieved a recent goal spanning several years – painting all my miniatures – I have been thinking about goals. Why have them? Are they useful? What are the downsides? … Continue reading

July 2, 2022 · 11 Comments

Exploring the new Contrast range with Ninjon

Ninjon’s latest video involves him going through the new range of Contrast Paints. In case you didn’t know, Games Workshop is adding over 20 new paints to the range, including … Continue reading

June 30, 2022 · 2 Comments

Starting airbrushing with Dana Howl

Dana Howl has put up a timely new video abut how to get started with Airbrushing. I bought an airbrush but never used it since I felt the learning curve … Continue reading

June 29, 2022 · Leave a comment