Scent of a Gamer

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

Midwinter Blackstone Fortress raffle

The first video I watched from Midwinter Minis was an episode where they painted the Negavolt Cultists from Blackstone Fortress. I quickly caught up with the videos I had missed, … Continue reading

July 20, 2021 · Leave a comment

The end of Blackstone Fortress

Games Workshop released a number of previews last week-end. The one that really got my attention was the latest – and last – expansion for Blackstone Fortress. The centrepiece of … Continue reading

April 24, 2020 · 7 Comments

Blackstone Fortress: Escalation complete

With the bases all done, I can call this boxed set complete: This is getting towards where I ultimately want to be with my miniatures collection. I bought these in … Continue reading

March 29, 2020 · 7 Comments

Blackstone Fortress Escalation: rogue trader

Her name is Nayam Shai Murad and I absolutely had to look that up before posting this. This is the rogue trader figure from Blackstone Fortress: Escalation. For those less … Continue reading

March 22, 2020 · 4 Comments

Blackstone Fortress Escalation: Daedalosus

In case you were wondering, Daedalosus is the name of the Adeptus Mechanicus character in Blackstone Fortress: Escalation. So now you know. I painted this figure to match my previous … Continue reading

March 14, 2020 · 5 Comments

Blackstone Fortress Escalation: the cultists

I’ve painted the 8 cultists from Blackstone Fortress Escalation. Since these represent 8 of the 13 models in the set, I have gone from ‘hardly started’ to ‘almost finished’ in … Continue reading

March 7, 2020 · 4 Comments

Blackstone Fortress: Escalation – Montbard

I completed another character model of Blackstone Fortress: Escalation, this time it’s Gotfret de Montfort: This model took a short time to paint – I wasn’t measuring exactly, but I’d … Continue reading

February 29, 2020 · 7 Comments

Fembruary Challenge 2020 entry

Painting my Blackstone Fortress: Escalation set has lined up nicely with Alex’s Fembruary painting challenge, so here is my entry for the challenge of painting at least 1 female miniature … Continue reading

February 23, 2020 · 7 Comments

Blackstone Fortress: X-101 painted

The first model I have completed from the Blackstone Fortress: Escalation set is the servitor, X-101. This model did not take me long to paint – black undercoat, pick out … Continue reading

February 16, 2020 · 5 Comments

No respite for Blackstone Fortress

People have been calling for more Warhammer 40,000 models to be added to the Blackstone Fortress game, and Games Workshop have responded. The easy-to-build poxwalkers and plague marines have left … Continue reading

February 13, 2020 · 7 Comments

Blackstone Fortress complete

A boxed set painted within a year of purchase is an oddity for me, as my unpainted Blood Bowl and Warhammer Quest sets from 2016 can attest. Blackstone Fortress has … Continue reading

July 20, 2019 · 10 Comments

Blackstone Fortress: Taddeus

Someone has to be last, and for my Blackstone Fortress box, the lucky last model is Taddeus the Purifier The images I took of him on the board hexes didn’t … Continue reading

July 14, 2019 · 1 Comment

Blackstone Fortress: the Kroot

The penultimate figure in my Blackstone Fortress set is now complete. Behold the Kroot: This figure also marks my first use of Games Workshop’s new line of contrast paints. I … Continue reading

July 7, 2019 · 2 Comments

Blackstone Fortress: the hunt for pudding

You may or may not have guessed from the title, but the two Ratlings, Rein and Raus, are now painted: Unlike the other heroes, these two come as a pair, … Continue reading

June 30, 2019 · 8 Comments

Blackstone Fortress: spindle drones

The spindle drones are some of the more interesting figures in the Blackstone Fortress to me. Like UR-025, they aren’t part of any existing faction and so have a different … Continue reading

June 23, 2019 · 8 Comments

Blackstone Fortress: ur-guls

I was painting a completely different model when I idly gazed at the ur-guls and had an idea of how to paint them. 45 minutes later, I had this: The … Continue reading

June 22, 2019 · 4 Comments

Blackstone Fortress: the rogue trader

The hero of the cover art, Janus Draik, has now been completed I considered being experimental and painting him as per the box art, entirely in shades of blue. In … Continue reading

June 15, 2019 · 6 Comments

Blackstone Fortress: Amallyn Shadowguide

The latest hero completed in this project is the eldar scout Amallyn Shadowguide I again started with the Midwinter Minis tutorial as a guide, and then made a few changes … Continue reading

June 9, 2019 · 6 Comments

Blackstone Fortress: the Navigator

The latest adventurer I’ve painted is the navigator, whose name escapes me. This model was fund to paint, with his purple robes and golden armour. He’s more dressed for ceremony … Continue reading

June 8, 2019 · 2 Comments

Blackstone Fortress: Pious Vorne

The imperial cult member Pious Vorne is my latest Blackstone Fortress model completed. I started off using the Midwinter Minis painting video, and diverted from their scheme here and there. … Continue reading

June 1, 2019 · 6 Comments