Scent of a Gamer

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

Classic chaos knights

It’s April of 1995, and I receive an unexpected phone call from my mother. She is in the Games Workshop store in Cheltenham and she is flustered. I am in … Continue reading

June 10, 2022 · 10 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

A pair of Red Templars

I found another couple of random Space Marine miniatures while preparing this tray, and so now I have two more Red Templars painted. The tactical marine with flamer is turned … Continue reading

March 19, 2022 · 4 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 · Leave a comment

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

Still beautiful after all these years

The Warhammer World Facebook page posted a few pictures of the classic Warhammer Quest diorama from the mid-1990s. I posted some pics of my own after I visited, but these … Continue reading

September 18, 2021 · 5 Comments

Bretonnian scouts

Two of these models are older than the others, which I guess means this is two third edition models alongside two fifth edition models. One day I will have another … Continue reading

September 5, 2021 · 7 Comments

Blood Bowl hobgoblins

Long before their new Age of Sigmar physique, the hobgoblins looked very different indeed. I found these guys in a drawer as I was preparing a Chaos Dwarf team for … Continue reading

August 21, 2021 · 1 Comment

Classic chaos marauders

I went full classic on these old metals. I dub up some old chaos shields and some even older chaos transfers to but on those shields. The models themselves paint … Continue reading

August 14, 2021 · 13 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

Kotaku’s classic PC Games list

When I see an article with ‘best of’ in the title I expect to either be disinterested or annoyed by the list, and so it was that I clicked on … Continue reading

February 19, 2021 · 2 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

Once upon a Wednesday: Doomdark’s Revenge

I first played Doomdark’s Revenge in the 1980s and fell in love with this 8-bit strategy game straight away. It’s a close as you’ll find on such old systems to … Continue reading

June 3, 2020

Once upon a Wednesday: Warhammer World classic dioramas

In 2017 I completed my pilgrimage to Warhammer World. One of the memorable parts was seeing the old dioramas that I remembered from the White dwarf episodes of my youth … Continue reading

April 29, 2020 · 11 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

Warhammer Quest 1994 Wizard

25 years is long enough to count as a neglected model, right? This wizard is neglected no more, as I have finally painted him up: I had a lot of … Continue reading

October 19, 2019 · 4 Comments

Neglected models: Sister of Sigmar

I recently completed another neglected model. This classic metal Sister of Sigmar is a model I picked up to be a warrior priest in a Warhammer Empire army I never … Continue reading

September 1, 2019 · 10 Comments