Scent of a Gamer

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

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

Middle Earth giant spider

Another classic metal model from Games Workshop’s Middle Earth range, this time a giant spider: It’s bigger than a spider swarm and smaller than a spider queen, but this guy … Continue reading

May 9, 2021 · 12 Comments

Mordor troll

My current tray contains a lot of my Middle Earth miniatures collection, so that will be a recurring theme over the next few weeks. Today’s effort is this Mordor Troll: … Continue reading

April 25, 2021 · 8 Comments

Spider Queen

The first model from tray 7 is complete; this spider queen from Games Workshop’s Middle Earth range. This is the classic version oft he figure, by which I mean it’s … Continue reading

April 24, 2021 · 13 Comments

Games Workshop’s pre-order pause

In an announcement on the Warhammer Community page, GW explained there will be no preorders for the next couple of weeks. This is due to uncertainties around delivery timelines. Is … Continue reading

April 20, 2021 · 4 Comments

The curious case of the Cursed City

It started as a fairly ordinary Saturday morning for me, which became stranger as it became apparent that something was up with supplies of Warhammer Quest: Cursed City. Specifically: there … Continue reading

April 17, 2021 · 15 Comments

New plastic zombies (and other stuff)

Games Workshop’s existing plastic zombie set is one of their oldest. It dates from the 1990s and if I recall correctly it was one of their first plastic regiment sets … Continue reading

March 23, 2021 · 12 Comments

3D printing, piracy, and Games Workshop

Midwinter Minis posted an interesting and provocative video a couple of weeks ago. I didn’t respond right away, because I wanted to take my time and think about it. I … Continue reading

March 20, 2021 · 25 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

Astartes goes official

Some good news (I think) recently is that Games Workshop have hired the creator of the great Astartes series to continue making videos for them on a formal basis. The … Continue reading

March 12, 2021 · 4 Comments

Cursed City expansion?

On Monday, Games Workshop previewed the first in a new series of theirs – new model Monday. Here’s the model, named Kritza the rat prince: Both the look and feel … Continue reading

March 5, 2021 · 2 Comments

Middle Earth miniatures: Morgul Knight

This classic metal model has languished with an undercoat only. All fixed now: Somehow I managed not to take images from any other angles, so here you go. The model … Continue reading

December 27, 2020 · 5 Comments

Middle Earth miniatures: a nazgul

I think this is my last unpainted Nazgul. Games Workshop put out a great set of the nine in metal, shortly after the release of the Fellowship of the Ring. … Continue reading

December 19, 2020 · 14 Comments

Win a 40k army via Battle Forge

Games Workshop are running a competition to garner interest in their new Battle Forge army builder app, currently in beta. The app is also described as “currently free” which means … Continue reading

December 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

Radagast the brown

This a version of Radagast produced by Games Workshop during the gap between the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit film trilogies. This is the man before he received the … Continue reading

November 28, 2020 · 11 Comments

Age of Sigmar Slaanesh previews

Games Workshop previewed another clutch of upcoming models this week-end. The ones that got me me excited were the Slaanesh models. First there’s a new model for Sigvald the Magnificent … Continue reading

November 22, 2020 · 3 Comments

9th edition Codexes revealed

Another week-end, another set of previews from Games Workshop. One impact of my allowance is that I get more excited by individual character models than by regiments, since those are … Continue reading

September 14, 2020 · 6 Comments

Favourite Games Workshop models over four decades

I’ve been playing Games Workshop’s games since the 1980s. Battlecars was the first, and there have been many more since then. I was inspired to think about some of my … Continue reading

September 6, 2020 · 13 Comments

Games Workshop August 2020 previews

Games Workshop ran another online preview session at the week-end. What follows here are my highlights, but the full set of previews can be seen at Warhammer Community. The main … Continue reading

August 24, 2020 · 12 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