Scent of a Gamer

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

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

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

Middle Earth giant spider

Another classic metal model from Games Workshop’s Middle Earth range, this time a giant spider: It’s bigger than a spider swarm and smaller than a spider queen, but this guy … Continue reading

May 9, 2021 · 12 Comments

Wasps of Umbar, part 2

I’ve made some more progress on the Umbar arbalesters, with the second eight now painted up and ready for the battlefield: The photo above isn’t especially flattering but they look … Continue reading

May 8, 2021 · 5 Comments

Mordor troll drummer

I have painted the Mordor troll drummer, completing my collection of plastic Mordor trolls. The liac skin tone was me trying something different, and I don’t hate it though I … Continue reading

May 2, 2021 · 5 Comments

The Wasps of Umbar part 1

I didn’t just paint my Umbar arbalesters, I even came up with a name for them. Like a lot of the classic Middle Earth range, these are Perry brothers miniatures … Continue reading

May 1, 2021 · 12 Comments

Mordor troll

My current tray contains a lot of my Middle Earth miniatures collection, so that will be a recurring theme over the next few weeks. Today’s effort is this Mordor Troll: … Continue reading

April 25, 2021 · 8 Comments

Spider Queen

The first model from tray 7 is complete; this spider queen from Games Workshop’s Middle Earth range. This is the classic version oft he figure, by which I mean it’s … Continue reading

April 24, 2021 · 13 Comments

Easterling standard bearer

I like this model, but I found it tricky to paint. It’s a metal model with so many ridges and troughs that even a spray undercoat followed by a brush … Continue reading

February 27, 2021 · 14 Comments

Easterling champion

I have completed the first of two metal Lord of Rings models that I put on the current tray. I think this model is called a Dragon Knight, but I … Continue reading

February 21, 2021 · 8 Comments

Middle Earth miniatures: Morgul Knight

This classic metal model has languished with an undercoat only. All fixed now: Somehow I managed not to take images from any other angles, so here you go. The model … Continue reading

December 27, 2020 · 5 Comments

Middle Earth miniatures: a nazgul

I think this is my last unpainted Nazgul. Games Workshop put out a great set of the nine in metal, shortly after the release of the Fellowship of the Ring. … Continue reading

December 19, 2020 · 14 Comments

Radagast the brown

This a version of Radagast produced by Games Workshop during the gap between the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit film trilogies. This is the man before he received the … Continue reading

November 28, 2020 · 11 Comments

Grishnakh

I have painted another of my Middle Earth miniatures. This one is Grishnakh, the orc who threatens Frodo in Mordor. Grishnakh wears scraps of equipment and clothing he’s scavenged over … Continue reading

September 20, 2020 · 9 Comments

Middle Earth dwarfs complete

The final batch of 7 dwarf rangers in their snow scheme is now complete. It’s 7 because although the models come in boxes of 24 (actually I think it’s 12 … Continue reading

February 3, 2019 · 2 Comments

Middle Earth Dwarfs, update 2

My painting of the Dwarf rangers from Games Workshop’s Middle Earth range continues. Here’s another eight, again in their winter greys, on pre-made bases. The final 7 will get done … Continue reading

January 19, 2019 · 2 Comments

Middle Earth miniatures: winter dwarfs 1

I’ve completed some neglected plastic models from Games Workshop’s Middle Earth range. I picked up a box of Dwarf warriors around 2010 but never did anything other than undercoat them. … Continue reading

December 22, 2018 · 3 Comments

Middle Earth miniatures

Back in the first decade of the 2000s I was an enthusiastic buyer of the various Lord of the Rings models put out by Games Workshop. These were primarily for … Continue reading

September 15, 2018 · 7 Comments