Scent of a Gamer

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

Warhammer Skirmish previews

Games Workshop are advertising another preview session this coming Sunday. They seem to have a rhythm down for these, announcing 1-3 months’ worth of forthcoming models, and then doing the … Continue reading

July 6, 2022 · 6 Comments

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

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

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

Horus Heresy game reveals

The boxed set contents were confirmed by Games Workshop previously, but there have been many more reveals for Warhammer Fest. You can find full coverage at Warhammer Community, but I … Continue reading

May 8, 2022 · 3 Comments

Glorfindel

This a Lord of the Rings metal model I have had for a number of years, and like many of them, I no longer remember why I picked it up. … Continue reading

April 23, 2022 · 8 Comments

Moria goblins

I have painted 9 Moria goblins, which are also the last nine Moria goblins I will paint! The ruined tower has put in great service over the years as a … Continue reading

April 16, 2022 · 10 Comments

Cave Drake

There has to be a last model on every tray, and in this case I saved the best for last: This is an imposing model, and I painted it with … Continue reading

April 2, 2022 · 12 Comments

Yriel painted

After spending too long looking at this figure I have finally painted it using a mix of contrast and regular acrylics: The yellow and blue paints are both new to … Continue reading

March 27, 2022 · 3 Comments

Adepticon 2022 previews

These previews went live in the middle of the working day for me, so other than a few pics glimpsed at lunch, I didn’t get an appreciation for these until … Continue reading

March 25, 2022 · 3 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

Community painted Eldar

I have been enjoying the community painting posts on Warhammer Community for the last few Games Workshop releases. They tend to showcase a range of painting styles and standards, from … Continue reading

March 3, 2022 · Leave a comment

Stormbringer magazine announced

A new weekly collectible magazine is out for Age of Sigmar. At present, Stormbringer is only available in the UK and Ireland. Previous subscriptions magazines have later been made available … Continue reading

February 22, 2022 · 2 Comments

Cathay Old World maps appear

With the release of Total War: Warhammer III come an update to the ongoing Old World project. In keeping with the setting of the computer game, it’s now the Cathay … Continue reading

February 20, 2022 · 4 Comments

Encouragement to scratch-build terrain

Games Workshop have always operated as part of the famous ‘Australia tax’ where items become strangely expensive when exported to Australia, even though there’s no import taxes for them to … Continue reading

February 16, 2022 · 16 Comments

Yriel

Admiral Yriel is a character from Warhammer 40,000 whose story always appealed to me. He went from a respected general of his Eldar craftworld of Iyanden, to a disgraced outlaw … Continue reading

February 15, 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

Games Workshop previews

Normally I wake up to Game Workshop’s previews. Due to the time differences they are generally on when I am comfortably asleep. This most recent preview was fairly conveninent for … Continue reading

January 29, 2022 · 9 Comments

Meriadoc of Rohan

Another miniature that I had forgotten about is this metal version of Merry from the Lord of the Rings range, tis time all got up in his Rohan armour. I … Continue reading

January 15, 2022 · 6 Comments