Scent of a Gamer

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

Troll in the dungeon!

This figure is the last of my ‘neglected models’ series. Like the Wight, I received this as an extra for a Crowdfunding campaign. This Willy Miniatures troll was intended for … Continue reading

June 12, 2022 · 6 Comments

Blood Bowl wight

This metal figure was one of two bonus figures I received after backing the Willy Miniatures chaos team crowdfunding campaign. The other figure, a troll, is also on this final … Continue reading

June 7, 2022 · 8 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

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

Classic drakes

Today’s painting update is a pair of strange beasts from the 1980s. When I bought them, they were being marketed as drakes. I think originally they were sculpted as dragons. … Continue reading

March 5, 2022

Druid gone wilder

This is a bit of a pin-up style miniature which I bought from Privateer Press games a few years ago now for reasons I no longer remember. I think I … Continue reading

February 26, 2022 · 6 Comments

Classic beastman

Another random plastic miniature from the lower reaches of my bits box. This chaos beastman is another of Games Workshop’s one-part plastics from the 1990s. Painting this figure was an … Continue reading

January 30, 2022 · 6 Comments

Classic black orc

This one-part plastic model has been in my collection since the 1990s. I don’t quite remember how it got there – I didn’t buy the box of 10 of these … Continue reading

January 22, 2022 · 18 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

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

Neglected Wizard painted

Ann’s March painting challenge got me looking at what is left on my current try. The remaining figures from my Dark Elf Blood Bowl team fit the neglect definition of … Continue reading

March 14, 2021 · 11 Comments

Neglected models: classic devil

If I remember correctly, when I bought this model it was based on looking at a grimy catalogue picture. I thought I was buying a vampire figure, so when this … Continue reading

August 8, 2020 · 5 Comments

Blood Bowl Trophies

This definitely counts as my entry for Ann’s April painting challenge. How could it not? I have had these trophies since 2002, and I’ve always hesitated to paint them. A … Continue reading

April 25, 2020 · 10 Comments

Flamers complete

It took some time, but I have now finished the bases for the 12 flamers, and so now they are truly complete: I took some inspiration from Louise Sugden in … Continue reading

April 18, 2020 · 13 Comments

Neglected models: Flamers of Tzeentch part 2

I’ve finished all 12 flamers now, here’s the second batch: The green hair is more prominent on these than on the first batch, but I expect they will mix together … Continue reading

March 21, 2020 · 2 Comments

Neglected Models: Flamers of Tzeentch part 1

It’s been a while since I pulled something out of my pile of neglected models. This time it’s the turn of the flamers of tzeentch: These models are unusual not … Continue reading

March 15, 2020 · 1 Comment

Neglected models: Empire handgunner

In the early 2000s I had an idea for an Empire army for Warhammer. It would have plenty of black powder weapons and artillery. The champions would have a selection … Continue reading

September 22, 2019