Scent of a Gamer

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

Khandish chariot

Part of making a serious plan to get through your miniatures involves looking at figures you might sell or trade away rather than paint. This was the fate of my … Continue reading

June 18, 2022 · 6 Comments

In rode the lord of the Nazgul

Getting close to the end of my miniatures you’d think I would be in no hurry to make more from bits, but that’s only because we have never met. I … Continue reading

June 14, 2022 · 4 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

Rohan Royal Guard

I’ve painted another one of my odd Middle Earth miniatures, this time one of the royal guard of Rohan: I see I neglected to paint the horse’s eyes, something to … Continue reading

March 12, 2022 · 6 Comments

Cave goblin elites

I used to know what these models were called, but I no longer have any memory of this place. The previous goblins are called prowlers (thanks, Kuribo!). These goblins are … Continue reading

February 13, 2022 · 6 Comments

Cave goblins

I know these miniatures had a different name in Games Workshop’s Middle Earth game, but I no longer remember what it was. Like the dwarf model I painted a couple … Continue reading

February 6, 2022 · 6 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

The last dwarf

In Febraury 2019, almost two years ago now, I completed my Middle Earth dwarfs, which consisted of a couple of metal models and a box of rangers. Back in the … Continue reading

January 8, 2022 · 8 Comments

Rohan terrain bundle

Games Workshop have announced a new range of Battleforces – basically intended to be complete armies in a box for their Warhammer 40,000 or Age of Sigmar game systems. Hidden … Continue reading

November 21, 2021 · 1 Comment

Dol Guldur build continues

I’ve been enjoying the Zorpazorp build of Dol Guldur, so I decided to share the latest video here too: What strikes me most about this update is that Lochy makes … Continue reading

November 4, 2021 · Leave a comment

Still more spider swarms

As I get to my last couple of trays’ worth of miniatures, I am finding models I don’t remember owning. So it is with these spider swarms from Games Workshops’ … Continue reading

October 30, 2021 · 2 Comments

Spider Swarms

These diminutive figures existing only as a single-piece base. Small spiders scuttling around the place: I have six bases on these all up. I chose a dull blue for the … Continue reading

July 31, 2021 · 4 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