Scent of a Gamer

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

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

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

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

Armies of the past: Mordor

Welcome to the final entry in my ‘armies of the past’ series. There were many more, but they are no longer with me, except for maybe a stray model here … Continue reading

October 24, 2020 · 11 Comments

Armies of the past: Misty Mountains

The Misty Mountains army was a blend of cave dwelling goblins, the spiders of the forest, and the wargs of the crags. I loved it. The army above shows a … Continue reading

October 17, 2020 · 18 Comments

Armies of the past: Easterlings

My second Lord of the Rings army was actually the force that got me into the game: Easterlings I expanded this army from the old Lord of the Rings version … Continue reading

October 10, 2020 · 4 Comments

Armies of the past: Rohan

I painted a number of armies before starting this blog. Most of those armies are long gone and remain only in my memories. And even then… hey! I just remembered … Continue reading

October 3, 2020 · 10 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 dwarfs complete

The final batch of 7 dwarf rangers in their snow scheme is now complete. It’s 7 because although the models come in boxes of 24 (actually I think it’s 12 … Continue reading

February 3, 2019 · 2 Comments

Middle Earth Dwarfs, update 2

My painting of the Dwarf rangers from Games Workshop’s Middle Earth range continues. Here’s another eight, again in their winter greys, on pre-made bases. The final 7 will get done … Continue reading

January 19, 2019 · 2 Comments

Middle Earth miniatures: winter dwarfs 1

I’ve completed some neglected plastic models from Games Workshop’s Middle Earth range. I picked up a box of Dwarf warriors around 2010 but never did anything other than undercoat them. … Continue reading

December 22, 2018 · 3 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

Byzantines of Middle Earth

I’ve been considering Byzantines as my next SAGA army. They use Norman dice and I already have that army, though it is not yet painted. What is painted are one … Continue reading

March 15, 2014