Scent of a Gamer

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

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

Duncan’s zombies

I painted my own zombies using contrast paints a few months ago. I liked the results, but it’s always good to see alternate options for zombie skin. Also, these deadwalker … Continue reading

June 8, 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

SAGA Norman warriors 1

This is the first of two groups of warriors for my SAGA Norman army. I used some very un-historical waterslide transfers to liven up their shields. It’s still fun to … Continue reading

June 6, 2021 · 10 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

New Age of Sigmar boxed set revealed

This isn’t just a new boxed set; it’s also a new edition of the game. The first edition featured Order versus Chaos, the second featured Order versus Death. So it’s … Continue reading

May 30, 2021 · 7 Comments

Big base, small snotlings

I found these half dozen models while sifting through my bits boxes. I don’t recall where or how I acquired these. It must have been some kind of miniature swap. … Continue reading

May 30, 2021 · 9 Comments

SAGA Norman crossbows

After being disappointed with the Little Big Men transfers, I had put my SAGA Normas aside, wondering if I would ever come back to them. After my recent successes with … Continue reading

May 29, 2021 · 20 Comments

Blanchitsu with Duncan

Duncan Rhodes is the latest painter to have a go at the Blanchitsu style. The style is about replicating the work on blanche, either literally or thematically, in tabletop models, … Continue reading

May 23, 2021 · Leave a comment

Neglected models: classic metal troll

I would have purchased this model in 1994 or 1995. The important thing is, it’s painted now! The photo didn’t come out quite as sharp as I’d hoped, this this … Continue reading

May 23, 2021 · 14 Comments

Army planning with Dana Howl

Dana Howl is one of six participants in a group project to build and paint Warhammer armies based around the 6th edition of the game. In this video she talks … Continue reading

May 20, 2021 · 2 Comments

Cursed City miniatures, now sold separately

Games Workshops pre-order previews had one interesting item this week: Some of the models from the strangely ill-fated Cursed City set will now be sold separately. These represent two of … Continue reading

May 18, 2021 · 7 Comments

Wasps of Umbar complete

I got on a roll with these guys and so finished the final 8 figures, for a total of 24 metal models painted. The final 8 on thier tower just … Continue reading

May 16, 2021 · 10 Comments

Orc Shaman

I’ve painted my orc shaman, and put her in a dungeon diorama to enter Ann’s Summer Solstice painting challenge: If you don’t recognise this figure, it’s a one-part metal miniature … Continue reading

May 15, 2021 · 7 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

Middle Earth giant spider

Another classic metal model from Games Workshop’s Middle Earth range, this time a giant spider: It’s bigger than a spider swarm and smaller than a spider queen, but this guy … Continue reading

May 9, 2021 · 12 Comments

Wasps of Umbar, part 2

I’ve made some more progress on the Umbar arbalesters, with the second eight now painted up and ready for the battlefield: The photo above isn’t especially flattering but they look … Continue reading

May 8, 2021 · 5 Comments

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