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

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

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

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

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

Two Thin Coats paints: the review

Two Thin Coats in a new range of acrylic paints manufactured in the United Kingdom. The paints are supplied in 15mL dropper bottles, and there are currently 60 paints in … Continue reading

January 7, 2023 · 9 Comments

The Witcher miniatures

This trio of miniatures is based on the characters as they appear in the video games, rather than the show. These miniatures are part of a small range from Monster … Continue reading

December 24, 2022 · 11 Comments

Video reviews of Two Thin Coats paints

My test of the Two Thin Coats range is going slowly, mainly through being distracted by other things. I found two recent video reviews on YouTube which do a good … Continue reading

November 21, 2022 · Leave a comment

Leftover terrain = zone mortalis

Arbitor Ian has taken a break from his usual lore videos to show us how he created a space hulk/ zone mortalis board for skirmishes in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. … Continue reading

November 17, 2022 · 3 Comments

Contrast + Vallejo = Xpress Color

Vallejo are getting in on the Contrast paint game, with new range called Xpress Color. The initial range will consist of 23 paints, so they are starting well behind the … Continue reading

November 8, 2022 · 11 Comments

US Open army showcase

The 2022 US Open is over, but Games Workshop have treated us to a selection of their favourite armies from among those on display at the events. I have to … Continue reading

November 6, 2022 · Leave a comment

Two thin coats: first model finished

I have completed the first model using the new Two Thin Coats range: Sir Coates! As one of the free metal models which arrived with the paints, this one provided … Continue reading

October 23, 2022 · 17 Comments

Wolf Bristle Brushes Kickstarter

As I got towards the last of my miniatures, I started to paint with contrast paints far more. I ended up buying a set of brushes to use just with … Continue reading

October 17, 2022 · 2 Comments

Two Thin Coats update: the metallics

My progress with painting has been slower than once it was, however I have at least managed to play with the metallic paints that come in the Two Thin Coats … Continue reading

October 15, 2022 · 8 Comments

Homemade terrain: hazard stripes

For my latest terrain update I have been working on just the two barriers, which as of the last time, were sprayed yellow: That’s not their final form; what I … Continue reading

October 8, 2022 · 8 Comments