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

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

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

The real MVP

With all my miniatures being painted (for now!) I was thinking about how I got to this place, and the things that helped along the way. This ruined tower from … Continue reading

June 26, 2022 · 7 Comments

The leftovers

Yesterday I finished painting the last of my miniatures, but as I started tidying away my various painting supplies, I realised I have a lot here: One useful item at … Continue reading

June 26, 2022 · 7 Comments

Citadel castle walls

My final painted miniature update come in the form of these two wall sections for the classic Citadel Castle. If I recall correctly it was released during the 5th edition … Continue reading

June 24, 2022 · 18 Comments

A titan in corporate colours

The Midwinter titan build continues, and this episode shows Guy using power tools to add battle damage to the titan’s armour panels – after practising the varying effects of these … Continue reading

June 22, 2022 · Leave a comment

Sphinx of Black Quartz, hear my vow

The title -when correctly written as ‘Sphinx of Black Quartz, judge my vow’- is an alternative sentence to ‘the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog’ and I think … Continue reading

June 21, 2022 · 16 Comments

Warcry terrain

Another issue of Mortal Realms contained this excerpt of terrain from the Warcry box. It painted up nicely although its vertical nature makes it quite unstable on the tray or … Continue reading

June 19, 2022 · 6 Comments

A Squidmar surprise

Squidmar posted a new YouTube video talking about how much fun the game Mordheim is, including some interview footage with the creator, Tuomas Pirinen. The surprising part for me comes … Continue reading

June 18, 2022 · 6 Comments

Khandish chariot

Part of making a serious plan to get through your miniatures involves looking at figures you might sell or trade away rather than paint. This was the fate of my … Continue reading

June 18, 2022 · 6 Comments

Astreia Solbright

I think that’s how you spell it. This is a hero figure from Age of Sigmar which I purchased earlier this year. At the time I thought it would make … Continue reading

June 17, 2022 · 6 Comments