Scent of a Gamer

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

Moving from acrylics to oils

An interesting video from Geek Gaming Scenics (aren’t they all though) popped up, and in this one Luke talks about using oil paints seriously for the first time. Spoiler: he … Continue reading

June 9, 2022 · 5 Comments

Horus Heresy: choose your legion

The biggest question for anyone looking to get into the new Horus Heresy game is: which legion will you pick? There’s 18 legions to choose from, both loyalist and traitor. … Continue reading

June 8, 2022 · 5 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 · 6 Comments

Arta Monday: Eowyn

Today’s piece comes from the talented Matt Stewart and depicts Eowyn of Rohan, from The Lord of the Rings:

June 6, 2022 · 3 Comments

Horus Heresy website

With the Age of Darkness box set up for preorder, Games Workshop have launched a stand-alone website for the Horus Heresy. The content is still being added, but there’s already … Continue reading

June 5, 2022 · Leave a comment

Mordor siege bow

I’ve completed this old metal Mordor siege bow and it’s looking nice: The metal was painted in the same way as I did the city guard from Cursed City. I … Continue reading

June 5, 2022 · 4 Comments

Horus Heresy preorders live

The new Age of Darkness box is live and rumours have become reality. For me, the price of the box is “a lot, but less than I had thought” coming … Continue reading

June 4, 2022 · Leave a comment

Zephon

I completed the second of my two Heresy characters, and these remain the only miniatures I have from the range… for now. I painted Zephon using a mix of contrast … Continue reading

June 4, 2022 · 12 Comments

Dungeonbowl portals painted

I’ve painted the Dungeonbowl portals. After considering how I might approach these, I decided on a fairly straightforward scheme. Contrast black and grey for the stone, followed by contrast Turquoise … Continue reading

June 3, 2022 · 3 Comments

Heresy getting closer

This coming weekend should see the new Horus Heresy box set going up for preorder. Prices will be revealed then, but early indications are that the Australian price will be … Continue reading

June 2, 2022 · 4 Comments

Basing for the game not the army

I enjoyed this new video from Dana Howl about basing miniatures. She started by saying she is now using the same basing for all Kill Team forces, and the same … Continue reading

June 1, 2022 · 3 Comments

Harald Hardrada, the elder

My final historical model is now complete, with the older Harald Hardrada model now finished off. This time he’s standing in front of a crumbling castle somewhere in north England. … Continue reading

May 31, 2022 · 3 Comments

Arta Monday: evolving wilds

Evolving Wilds is a Magic card that gets printed and reprinted often, as it is useful in limited formats. This art comes from Sam Burley and is a promotional version … Continue reading

May 30, 2022 · 1 Comment

Harald Hardrada, the younger

I have two historical miniatures remaining, and they are both of the same individual. Harald Hardrada lived an interesting life, going from exile, to captain of the Varangian Guard, to … Continue reading

May 29, 2022 · 3 Comments

Fafnir Rann

I bought a pair of Horus Heresy plastic heroes earlier this year. In spite of how close I am to having a fully painted collection, I can still have my … Continue reading

May 28, 2022 · 9 Comments

Naeve Blacktalon and the countdown

No it’s not the name of a prog rock band; I have painted an Age of Sigmar hero I accidently purchased a few months ago: This figure is mostly armour … Continue reading

May 27, 2022 · 10 Comments

Scibor dwarf

This is the only miniature I own from the Scibor range of resin miniatures. These days the model has been entirely overtaken by 3d print models, and honestly doesn’t stack … Continue reading

May 24, 2022 · 9 Comments

Arta Monday: Elgaud Inquisitor

Today’s art comes again from the Innistrad realm of Magic: the Gathering, and I promise we will move away from there after this! Art is by Slawomir Maniak.

May 23, 2022 · Leave a comment

Black Numenoreans

Among the forgotten models I pulled out of drawers for the final painting tray was this trio of Back Numenoreans. There was no banner bearer model for the faction back … Continue reading

May 22, 2022 · 9 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