Scent of a Gamer

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

The bad thing about goals

Yesterday I wrote about what I saw as the positives of setting gaols. While I think the positive outweigh the negatives, the negatives are still there. All paint, no play … Continue reading

July 3, 2022 · 8 Comments

The good thing about goals

Having achieved a recent goal spanning several years – painting all my miniatures – I have been thinking about goals. Why have them? Are they useful? What are the downsides? … Continue reading

July 2, 2022 · 11 Comments

Tray 9 complete

Tray 9 is done with yesterday’s castle walls update. It started like this: and has been finished like this: The tray method has worked well for me in terms of … Continue reading

June 25, 2022 · 5 Comments

Tray 9: the final tray

Here it is, the last of my trays: This one is looking sparse compare with earlier trays, as this is all I have left to paint – well almost all. … Continue reading

April 9, 2022 · 12 Comments

Tray 8 complete

I don’t give myself a time limit for any tray, but this one took ages! Almost 8 months in fact, about twice as long as the tray before. These before … Continue reading

April 3, 2022 · 17 Comments

Breaking up the pile

It can be daunting to face your own pile of unpainted models. ‘Pile of shame’ is the most common term, though over the years I have tried to consider mine … Continue reading

February 5, 2022 · 8 Comments

Tray 8: stay on target

At first glance I thought this would be the final tray, but a look through my various drawers and boxes uncovered more miniatures I have forgotten I had. This includes … Continue reading

September 19, 2021 · 4 Comments

Tray 7: everything old

With tray 6 completed it’s time to bring out tray 7. In a break with all other trays so far, there is nothing here that I have purchased within the … Continue reading

April 18, 2021 · 6 Comments

Tray 6 complete

Those chaos warriors from last week-end were also the final models from the current tray. 6 trays down, 2-3 more trays to go. It has taken just over 4 months … Continue reading

April 17, 2021 · 10 Comments

Tray 5 complete

It’s always satisfying to complete models, and keeping a photographic record via a blog, Instagram, or similar is a great way to keep those reminders in your face. A few … Continue reading

December 12, 2020 · 14 Comments

The way of the tray

Hi there. Are you a miniatures painter? Do you have more unpainted miniatures than you care to count? Would you like this to change? I want you to join me … Continue reading

September 12, 2020 · 20 Comments

Tray 5: almost halfway

When I came up with the tray concept and started planning things out, I had a good idea of what I wanted to paint on the first three trays, and … Continue reading

August 1, 2020 · 6 Comments

Tray 4 complete

This tray has fewer, larger models than my first three. It has also marked the major milestone of completing my large Bones miniatures collection. Here is where I started: While … Continue reading

July 26, 2020 · 10 Comments

Tray 4: the big stuff

With Tray 3 completed, I now have Tray 4 ready to go: This tray has far fewer models than the previous trays, which have all topped 100 figures. This one … Continue reading

May 3, 2020 · 9 Comments

Tray 3 complete

I’ve finished up another 128 models to complete my third tray of models. In November 2019 it looked like this: Now it’s looking like this: The white and black have … Continue reading

May 2, 2020 · 18 Comments

Tray 3 – the return of the tray

With tray 2 complete, I have gathered some models together for another tray Unlike the second tray, I took the time to unbox and undercoat everything before getting the models … Continue reading

December 7, 2019 · 6 Comments

Tray 2 complete

I’d given myself until April next year to finish this tray, but here it is, done. As a reminder, here’s where I started in August What can I say? This … Continue reading

December 1, 2019 · 9 Comments

Tray 2: the tray strikes back

Well, here we are again; a brand new tray of models to paint. This tray has a mix of older and newer figures, and figures so neglected they are still … Continue reading

August 4, 2019 · 6 Comments

The first tray complete

At the beginning of this year I placed around 120 models on a tray and declared these would be the next group I painted. As you can see, most of … Continue reading

July 28, 2019 · 8 Comments

The tray in 2019

Now that I’ve gathered last year’s painting, it’s time to look ahead to the coming year. This time I want to do things a little differently but still keep the … Continue reading

January 6, 2019 · 3 Comments