Scent of a Gamer

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

Speedpainting or just painting?

There’s always more that can be said on the subject of speedpainting. In this video Ninjon takes us through the ‘slapchop’ method of painting mainly with contrast to produce a … Continue reading

September 24, 2022 · 8 Comments

Starting airbrushing with Dana Howl

Dana Howl has put up a timely new video abut how to get started with Airbrushing. I bought an airbrush but never used it since I felt the learning curve … Continue reading

June 29, 2022 · Leave a comment

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

Vaporwave tutorial

Dana Howl has updated her vaporwave (aka gradient) painting tutorial as she has changed her own method over time to make the process more straightforward: I am still to get … Continue reading

March 23, 2022 · 4 Comments

Painting Chaos Marines with speed paints

Dana Howl has her video up using the new speed paints, and it’s a little different to say the least. The subject of the painting experiment are some non-GW chaos … Continue reading

February 2, 2022

Hobby best of 2021 with Dana Howl

Dana Howl has posted a video talking about her hobby favourites of 2021: It’s an interesting mix. As she says in the video it’s not an attempt to make a … Continue reading

December 24, 2021 · 1 Comment

Dana Howl’s TOTALLY ORIGINAL ork paint scheme

Dana Howl has painted her Kill Team orks in a unique paint scheme inspired by cheesy 80s Hallowe’en kitsch. The orks themselves come out looking great, and Dana achieves green … Continue reading

November 24, 2021

Painting board game miniatures with Dana Howl

I know plenty of gamers who get very enthusiastic about board game Kickstarters the the miniatures they come with. HOwever those people get less enthusiastic when it comes to painting … Continue reading

November 7, 2021 · 3 Comments

Colour theory for miniatures with Dana Howl

Dana Howl has a great video up breaking down colour for miniature painters, pointing out why CMYK (used by printers) can by a better way of understanding colours and colour … Continue reading

October 16, 2021

Cursed City Rising

Dana Howl posted a new video to YouTube where she paints the Cursed City skeletons to great effect. She also talks about why she didn’t feel like painting these figures … Continue reading

July 18, 2021

The unpainted pile of Dana Howl

YouTuber Dana Howl went through her pile of unpainted miniatures recently, and the final figure was high indeed. As my own pile has reduced over the past few years form … Continue reading

June 10, 2021 · 6 Comments

Army planning with Dana Howl

Dana Howl is one of six participants in a group project to build and paint Warhammer armies based around the 6th edition of the game. In this video she talks … Continue reading

May 20, 2021 · 2 Comments

Dana Howl’s city build

Like a lot of content creators, Dana Howl was caught unawares by the Cursed City’s abrupt and curious disappearance, with scheduled videos now being released for a non-existent game. However … Continue reading

May 6, 2021

Cursed City conversions with Dana Howl

Dana Howl’s latest video is on the subject of the Cursed City, but not simply unboxing or looking at the models and rules. This video is partially a continuation of … Continue reading

April 15, 2021

Dana Howl’s first week of 3D printing

Dana Howl has put up an interesting video for people like me still sitting on the fence of getting a 3D printer but leaning slowly forwards. It goes through a … Continue reading

April 3, 2021

Painting Morathi with Dana Howl

This was posted earlier in the week by Dana Howl, and I found it a very interesting a relaxing video to watch. Dana mentioned in her review of taking a … Continue reading

January 31, 2021

Lessons of 2020 with Dana Howl

Dana Howl put up an very interesting video, reviewing her channel’s performance in 2020, and sharing some things she wishes she knew before starting. I’ve always been a fan of … Continue reading

January 16, 2021 · 3 Comments

Midwinter Minis versus Dana Howl

Midwinter Minis and Dana Howl – two YouTube channels that I love. They are about to start collaborating, and their challenge is to swap painting styles for a miniature project. … Continue reading

October 5, 2020

Neon Necrons

Dana Howl is painting her way through the Warhammer 40,000 boxed set and her approach to the Necrons caught my eye. Taking inspiration from cyberpunk films and books, and modern … Continue reading

August 31, 2020 · 3 Comments

See the little goblin

Dana Howl’s recent video is an interesting look at her entire painting technique, from beginning to end. She starts with a goblin loonboss (older players like me would call it … Continue reading

July 21, 2020