Scent of a Gamer

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

Cursed City: Emelda Braskov

I’ve completed the first of 60 Cursed City models, and the lucky first model off the tray is Emelda Braskov: This model was fun to paint up, and I finished … Continue reading

September 25, 2021 · 3 Comments

Tablescapes bridge set

The other add-on that I picked up from the Tablescapes range is the bridge set. It looks good: Also seen here and not part of the bridge set is a … Continue reading

September 12, 2021 · 8 Comments

Troll hole pieces

This was the only add-on I picked up for the Tablescapes Dungeons Kickstarter. While this, as with other Secret Weapon Kickstarters, arrived over a year after the posted delivery date, … Continue reading

September 11, 2021 · 8 Comments

Bretonnian scouts

Two of these models are older than the others, which I guess means this is two third edition models alongside two fifth edition models. One day I will have another … Continue reading

September 5, 2021 · 7 Comments

Dungeon trolls

I believe these were the first non-GW miniatures I bought with the intent of using them in a Warhammer army. The army in question was a 4th edition Chaos army. … Continue reading

September 4, 2021 · 13 Comments

Shieldmaidens

I picked these four models up a number of years ago from bad Squiddo games. I thought it was recently, but they already seem to have moved on out of … Continue reading

August 28, 2021 · 7 Comments

Blood Bowl hobgoblins

Long before their new Age of Sigmar physique, the hobgoblins looked very different indeed. I found these guys in a drawer as I was preparing a Chaos Dwarf team for … Continue reading

August 21, 2021 · 1 Comment

Classic chaos marauders

I went full classic on these old metals. I dub up some old chaos shields and some even older chaos transfers to but on those shields. The models themselves paint … Continue reading

August 14, 2021 · 13 Comments

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

Spider Swarms

These diminutive figures existing only as a single-piece base. Small spiders scuttling around the place: I have six bases on these all up. I chose a dull blue for the … Continue reading

July 31, 2021 · 4 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

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

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

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

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

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 · 10 Comments