Scent of a Gamer

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

Naeve Blacktalon and the countdown

No it’s not the name of a prog rock band; I have painted an Age of Sigmar hero I accidently purchased a few months ago: This figure is mostly armour … Continue reading

May 27, 2022 · 3 Comments

Scibor dwarf

This is the only miniature I own from the Scibor range of resin miniatures. These days the model has been entirely overtaken by 3d print models, and honestly doesn’t stack … Continue reading

May 24, 2022 · 9 Comments

Black Numenoreans

Among the forgotten models I pulled out of drawers for the final painting tray was this trio of Back Numenoreans. There was no banner bearer model for the faction back … Continue reading

May 22, 2022 · 9 Comments

Necromancer and tome

This old metal model comes from reaper miniatures. as with a lot of the models on my final tray, I don’t recall why I picked it up. I had a … Continue reading

May 21, 2022 · 4 Comments

Necromancer and minion

I’m not sure what range this model is from, and I’m not sure why I bought him either. I found this model while cleaning up my bits box and decided … Continue reading

May 20, 2022 · 8 Comments

Classic tech guard

The tech guard are metal miniatures from Games Workshop that date back to the old Confrontation game in the 1980s. They are identified as a type of hive ganger, which … Continue reading

May 15, 2022 · 14 Comments

Dwarf adventurers

I bought these Dwarf fighter models from Oathsworn Miniatures earlier this year. Ultimately I want to reach the point where any miniature I buy can realistically be painted within six … Continue reading

May 14, 2022 · 4 Comments

Empire gunners

I have continued my recent adventures with underpainting with these two empire gunners: These models date from late in my involvement in playing Warhammer Fantasy. I had an Empire army … Continue reading

May 7, 2022 · 13 Comments

Underpainted Bretonnians

I watched Dana Howl’s underpainting video almost 18 months ago now, and finally decided to put it into practise. I chose some plastic and one metal Bretonnian figures. The archers … Continue reading

April 30, 2022 · 14 Comments


This a Lord of the Rings metal model I have had for a number of years, and like many of them, I no longer remember why I picked it up. … Continue reading

April 23, 2022 · 8 Comments

Moria goblins

I have painted 9 Moria goblins, which are also the last nine Moria goblins I will paint! The ruined tower has put in great service over the years as a … Continue reading

April 16, 2022 · 10 Comments

Moria goblin shaman

The first miniature to be painted from my last tray is this Moria goblin shaman: I think this was originally a special character, but I picked up a second copy … Continue reading

April 10, 2022 · 4 Comments

Cave Drake

There has to be a last model on every tray, and in this case I saved the best for last: This is an imposing model, and I painted it with … Continue reading

April 2, 2022 · 12 Comments

Blood Bowl chaos champion

I reported my Blood Bowl chaos team as being complete back in 2013, but there was one model I didn’t paint, as I had no use for the champion figure. … Continue reading

April 1, 2022 · 2 Comments

An experiment in pink and blue

With the Cursed City set completed, I am getting towards the end of the tray, which included this figure from Privateer Press: After thinking about colour schemes for this figure, … Continue reading

March 31, 2022 · 3 Comments

Yriel painted

After spending too long looking at this figure I have finally painted it using a mix of contrast and regular acrylics: The yellow and blue paints are both new to … Continue reading

March 27, 2022 · 3 Comments

Fantasy Heroes completed

Today I painted a classic Samurai model, which was gifted to me in the 1990s: This figure actually completes one of my earliest projects, one I defined in 2012 as … Continue reading

March 26, 2022 · 10 Comments

Cursed City complete

I painted the two remaining models during the week, and now the whole Cursed City box is complete! Painted within a year of purchase is good by my usual standards. … Continue reading

March 20, 2022 · 20 Comments

A pair of Red Templars

I found another couple of random Space Marine miniatures while preparing this tray, and so now I have two more Red Templars painted. The tactical marine with flamer is turned … Continue reading

March 19, 2022 · 4 Comments

Cursed City: Torgillius

This guy is the chamberlain of the city, and so carries around a lit candle for some reason. There’s a lot going on with this model. He has stocks with … Continue reading

March 13, 2022 · 6 Comments