Scent of a Gamer

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

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

From portrait to plastic

Games Workshop recently revealed a new plastic chaos space marine terminator character, Azrakh the Annihilator: If it looks familiar to you, perhaps you remember this classic Mark Gibbons illustration from … Continue reading

August 20, 2022 · 2 Comments

Necromunda: Vrooom

I wasn’t expecting this release, but I like it. Games Workshop recently previewed jetbikes for Necromunda: For me these models are a nice middle ground between the slender Eldar jet … Continue reading

August 19, 2022 · 6 Comments

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

Kill Team space hulk contents

I think of the new Kill Team box as a Space Hulk one, since to me the setting is more important than the name of the game.Games Workshop have revealed … Continue reading

August 6, 2022 · 9 Comments

The return of random space marines

Games Workshop have announced the return of the ‘Space Marine Heroes’ series, starting with a group of 6 Blood Angels marines. For those unfamilair with these sets, each series consists … Continue reading

July 30, 2022 · 4 Comments

Surprise Hashut

Hashut was the chaos god worshipped by the Chaos Dwarfs of the Old World. We haven’t heard much from or of Hashut since the retirement of classic Warhammer. And honestly, … Continue reading

July 23, 2022 · 9 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 pull of space hulks

Space hulks are the dungeons of Warhammer 40,000. A space hulk is a gigantic agglomeration of derelict space ships, pulled together over millennia into a distinct mass. These massive objects … Continue reading

July 16, 2022 · 9 Comments

Kill Team moves indoors

The new Kill Team expansion is going to be set in a Space Hulk. In terms of interior walls, I have long been interested in spaceship/space hulk interiors. Detailed are … Continue reading

July 12, 2022 · 6 Comments

It’s Amazons

Yesterday’s skirmish game previews are up, and the new Blood Bowl team is confirmed as Amazons. I like seeing them go through the Teams of Legend list like this. It … Continue reading

July 11, 2022 · 14 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 · 9 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