Scent of a Gamer

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

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

Classic Talisman toad

“You are now a slimy, little toad.” So reads the text on the card every classic Talisman player dreaded to read. Get turned into a toad, and you lost all … Continue reading

December 25, 2021

Talisman Adventurers

How long have I had these models? Let’s see. I received these as part of a pack of 8 models as an engagement present, and this year will be our … Continue reading

October 31, 2020 · 6 Comments

Once upon a Wednesday: fantasy heroes

In 2013, the first year of the blog, I posted this image of a group of heroes gathered on the ruined tower terrain piece. The ruined tower would be familiar … Continue reading

July 29, 2020

Fantasy Heroes update 7: Grombrindal

Just one fantasy hero painted this time; Grombrindal, god-incarnate of the Dwarfs in Warhammer. You can read more about him here. This model of Grombrinal, also known as the White … Continue reading

January 28, 2017

Non-metallic gold, attempts 2 and 3

The painting technique of non-metallic metal, or NMM as it is often known, is something I’ve tried once, with middling results. Simply put, when painting non-metallic metal you use colours … Continue reading

October 25, 2015 · 2 Comments

Fantasy Heroes update 5

Two more fantasy heroes have been painted. The motivation this time is that they are good analogues for heroes in my game currently in development. In reality these are a … Continue reading

January 11, 2014 · 3 Comments

A Year of Painting Looks Like This

One Hundred. That is the number of miniatures I managed to paint in 2013. Here they all are: That represents eight different projects of which four were finished in 2013. … Continue reading

December 22, 2013

Fantasy Heroes update 4

The latest fantasy hero to receive the painting treatment is this elf from Australian sculptor Sebastian Archer. I painted this one a little differently, using mostly washes. Yes the otherworldly … Continue reading

August 10, 2013

On the tray 5

It’s been a while, but here is the painting tray as it now stands. It features the entire Willy Miniatures fantasy football team, placed there to encourage me to paint … Continue reading

August 10, 2013

Fantasy Heroes update 2

Taking a break from the army painting, I’ve picked up a couple of the character figures I’ve had lying around for years. This is the first one finished: This is … Continue reading

May 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

On The Tray 2

Another month, another pic of the painting tray. Now I look at this, I see that the tray itself with all its splodges of paint, makes it difficult to make out the models. I’ll … Continue reading

April 6, 2013

Fantasy Heroes Update

As with the villains, the fantasy heroes collection represents individual miniatures I have accrued over the years, often without meaning to. Some are the last remains of abandoned army ideas, others … Continue reading

April 5, 2013 · 1 Comment