Scent of a Gamer

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

Midwinter Blackstone Fortress raffle

The first video I watched from Midwinter Minis was an episode where they painted the Negavolt Cultists from Blackstone Fortress. I quickly caught up with the videos I had missed, … Continue reading

July 20, 2021 · Leave a comment

Rescuing a space marine

Midwinter Minis posted a video recently, of going to a scrapyard and picking up a large space marine statue. It wasn’t cheap, and yes, they forgot a piece in classic … Continue reading

May 29, 2021 · 3 Comments

Painting terrain with Midwinter Minis

There’s a new short video from Midwinter Minis on YouTube about painting terrain quickly – and without using any paint brushes. In this video Guy uses rattle cans, some home-made … Continue reading

April 21, 2021 · 4 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

Getting ahead with a Warlord Titan

Guy from Midwinter Minis promised that if he reached 1,000 patrons, he would buy the biggest, silliest model of them all, the Forge Word Warlord Titan. The video below shows … Continue reading

January 17, 2021 · 1 Comment

2020 painting with Midwinter Minis

Lots of us have been doing a 2020 miniature painting retrospective this week. This video from Midwinter Minis provides a great summary of Guy’s year of painting: All up this … Continue reading

January 6, 2021 · 4 Comments

1 Hour Q&A with Midwinter Minis

There’s an extended Midwinter Minis video up on YouTube now, which features over an hour of Guy answering questions from his Patreon supporters. Some of these questions are repeats of … Continue reading

December 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

Making your break creative

This video from Midwinter Minis popped up recently: It’s a nice conversational video, as long as you like that sort of thing. In this case, I liked it a lot. … Continue reading

December 12, 2020 · 15 Comments

Plague Marine speed painting with Midwinter

Midwinter Minis posted a new video a couple of days ago, this one dealing with speed painting Plague Marines. This is definitely one I wish had come out before I … Continue reading

November 26, 2020 · 2 Comments

Midwinter Minis versus Dana Howl

Midwinter Minis and Dana Howl – two YouTube channels that I love. They are about to start collaborating, and their challenge is to swap painting styles for a miniature project. … Continue reading

October 5, 2020

Genestealer paint schemes

One of the reasons it took me almost 10 years to paint my box of Space Hulk miniatures was the time it took to come up with a satisfying scheme … Continue reading

July 20, 2020 · 8 Comments

24 hours of painting, times 3

Three popular YouTube channels got together recently and took a simultaneous attempt to paint as many models as possible in 24 hours. Now, this is not the kind of thing … Continue reading

June 7, 2020 · 8 Comments

Ork buildings with Midwinter

Midwinter Minis have another great video up, this one showing how to cereal boxes and sprue parts to make ork buildings. Cereal boxes have long been good fodder for homemade … Continue reading

June 1, 2020 · 3 Comments

7 days, 220 Orks, 1 plan

This is far in advance of my own painting output, but Midwinter Minis used their one-week painting competition time to paint the orks which had been laying around for a … Continue reading

May 30, 2020 · 9 Comments

One week painting challenge with Midwinter Minis

I saw this one on YouTube just in time: Midwinter Minis is holding a one-week painting competition The full details are on their video, but you need to take a … Continue reading

May 17, 2020 · 2 Comments