Scent of a Gamer

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

Neglected models: Wood Elves

Going through my bits boxes has been a trip through my hobby memories. For a very short time, was building a Wood Elf army in Warhammer, but I abandoned the … Continue reading

August 7, 2021 · 2 Comments

Barrow Wights

Some more classic Middle Earth metal models from Games Workshop went under the brush recently. Here’s my collection of Barrow Wights, a gift from someone who left the hobby around … Continue reading

July 24, 2021 · 12 Comments

Cursed City Rising

Dana Howl posted a new video to YouTube where she paints the Cursed City skeletons to great effect. She also talks about why she didn’t feel like painting these figures … Continue reading

July 18, 2021 · Leave a comment

SAGA Norman Hearthguard

I wasn’t able to paint the Hearthguard in the same scheme as I had used for the warriors, as when I assembled this unit I had undercoated them black rather … Continue reading

July 17, 2021 · 14 Comments

Red Templars devastator

Here’s my second Red Templars figure, this one a classic devastator I found while cleaning out my bits box a while back. I would not be surprised to find a … Continue reading

July 11, 2021 · 2 Comments

SAGA Norman warriors 2

The second 8 of my 16 Norman Warriors with spear and shield are now done. As with the first batch, I used the decidedly ahistorical Bretonnian waterslide transfers for their … Continue reading

July 4, 2021 · 6 Comments

Red Templars dreadnought

My first Red Templars model painted is this old dreadnought model. I picked it up as part of an experiment to see if their low-priced ‘build and paint’ range was … Continue reading

June 27, 2021 · 16 Comments

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

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

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 · 11 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