Scent of a Gamer

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

Dol Guldur takes shape

Another week brings another massive and well-planned terrain build from Zorazorp. This time around the subject is the city of Dol Guldur: Once again these videos bring home to me … Continue reading

October 24, 2021 · Leave a comment

The last Easterlings

I’m confident these are now the last Easterling models in my collection: With these now painted, the range is complete. A lot of the last couple of model trays are … Continue reading

October 2, 2021 · 10 Comments

Barrow Wights

Some more classic Middle Earth metal models from Games Workshop went under the brush recently. Here’s my collection of Barrow Wights, a gift from someone who left the hobby around … Continue reading

July 24, 2021 · 12 Comments

Wasps of Umbar complete

I got on a roll with these guys and so finished the final 8 figures, for a total of 24 metal models painted. The final 8 on thier tower just … Continue reading

May 16, 2021 · 11 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

Wasps of Umbar, part 2

I’ve made some more progress on the Umbar arbalesters, with the second eight now painted up and ready for the battlefield: The photo above isn’t especially flattering but they look … Continue reading

May 8, 2021 · 5 Comments

Mordor troll drummer

I have painted the Mordor troll drummer, completing my collection of plastic Mordor trolls. The liac skin tone was me trying something different, and I don’t hate it though I … Continue reading

May 2, 2021 · 5 Comments

The Wasps of Umbar part 1

I didn’t just paint my Umbar arbalesters, I even came up with a name for them. Like a lot of the classic Middle Earth range, these are Perry brothers miniatures … Continue reading

May 1, 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

Easterling champion

I have completed the first of two metal Lord of Rings models that I put on the current tray. I think this model is called a Dragon Knight, but I … Continue reading

February 21, 2021 · 8 Comments


I have painted another of my Middle Earth miniatures. This one is Grishnakh, the orc who threatens Frodo in Mordor. Grishnakh wears scraps of equipment and clothing he’s scavenged over … Continue reading

September 20, 2020 · 9 Comments

Middle Earth miniatures

Back in the first decade of the 2000s I was an enthusiastic buyer of the various Lord of the Rings models put out by Games Workshop. These were primarily for … Continue reading

September 15, 2018 · 7 Comments

Middle-Earth Strategy from Games Workshop

Adeptus Titanicus and Kill Team are not the only games to receive a refresh from Games Workshop. On the heels of those two releases we have a refreshed version of … Continue reading

August 26, 2018 · 1 Comment

Fellowship of the Ring complete

Finished in time for Mother’s Day! I completed the base: Here it is from another angle: I was happy with how the base came out, but how to add the … Continue reading

May 12, 2018 · 7 Comments

Neglected models: Nazgul

Moving swiftly on to a new month, I’ve started to look hard at painting those neglected models of old. The first speed paint subject was the Nazgul, since it has … Continue reading

May 5, 2018

Fellowship of the Ring update 2

I’ve completed the initial painting of the Fellowship models, and I’ve picked out a scenic base for them: If you don’t recognise the base it’s the one that comes with … Continue reading

March 24, 2018 · 2 Comments

The pile of shame

Here it is: Every miniatures player I know has one: models bought in the full flush of intentions. Instead they never leave the box, sometimes the plastic wrap never comes … Continue reading

December 14, 2014 · 7 Comments

Past projects 1

The projects page gathers all my current miniatures projects into one place. This only includes projects I’ve completed after Scent of a Gamer was started in January 2013. What of … Continue reading

June 14, 2014