Scent of a Gamer

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

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

Two Thin Coats: the arrival

Better late than never? I backed the Two Thin Coats line of paints Kickstarter, thinking they might miss their stated January delivery date by 2 or 3 months. Not to … Continue reading

October 1, 2022 · 13 Comments

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 · 8 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

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

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

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

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

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