Scent of a Gamer

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

Orc Shaman

I’ve painted my orc shaman, and put her in a dungeon diorama to enter Ann’s Summer Solstice painting challenge: If you don’t recognise this figure, it’s a one-part metal miniature … Continue reading

May 15, 2021 · 7 Comments

ICv2: retail steady through the pandemic

ICv2 have released their sales charts for fall of 2020. If you subscribe to their Internal Correspondence magazine then you’ve had this data for months. If you’re a website reader … Continue reading

March 28, 2021 · Leave a comment

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

Duncan paints Sigvald

Following from last week’s sextet of Sigvalds, Duncan Rhodes has painted one as well. What I enjoyed about this video is that Duncan breaks down how to paint the model … Continue reading

March 10, 2021 · Leave a comment

Easterling standard bearer

I like this model, but I found it tricky to paint. It’s a metal model with so many ridges and troughs that even a spray undercoat followed by a brush … Continue reading

February 27, 2021 · 14 Comments

Old and new Goliaths with Midwinter

Midwinter minis has put up an entertaining new video, showing the results of speeding painting a pair of Goliath figures for Necromunda. The twist is that one of these is … Continue reading

September 28, 2020 · Leave a comment


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

What Duncan wishes he knew

Duncan Rhodes (ex-Games Workshop and now of his own miniature painting academy) has posted a great video for people who are painitng models. It’s a list of the 6 things … Continue reading

September 1, 2020 · 3 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

First Beholder painted

I have finished the first of the two beholders I have from the Nolzur’s range of pre-undercoated plastics. I went for a paint scheme similar to the one I used … Continue reading

July 18, 2020 · 5 Comments

Once upon a Wednesday: Grombrindal

The white dwarf, symbol of the eponymous magazine, has had several miniatures over the years. I painted my white dwarf model in 2017: It doesn’t stop there though. A year … Continue reading

July 1, 2020 · 5 Comments

One perfect possibility

I spoke before about the Goobertown miniatures video where he went through what many of us have been calling our piles of shame, looking for a forgotten miniature to spark … Continue reading

June 29, 2020 · 2 Comments

Bones: the halflings

So after talking about how tray 4 is filled with larger pieces, the first models to get painted are among the smallest. Witness these halflings models from Bones: Once I … Continue reading

May 9, 2020 · 2 Comments

How long to paint a miniature?

Goodbertown Minis has put a great new video up, answring the question of ‘how long should you take to paint a miniature? The answer of course is… it depends. If … Continue reading

May 8, 2020 · 3 Comments

Blackstone Fortress Escalation: rogue trader

Her name is Nayam Shai Murad and I absolutely had to look that up before posting this. This is the rogue trader figure from Blackstone Fortress: Escalation. For those less … Continue reading

March 22, 2020 · 4 Comments

Blackstone Fortress: Escalation – Montbard

I completed another character model of Blackstone Fortress: Escalation, this time it’s Gotfret de Montfort: This model took a short time to paint – I wasn’t measuring exactly, but I’d … Continue reading

February 29, 2020 · 7 Comments

Fembruary Challenge 2020 entry

Painting my Blackstone Fortress: Escalation set has lined up nicely with Alex’s Fembruary painting challenge, so here is my entry for the challenge of painting at least 1 female miniature … Continue reading

February 23, 2020 · 7 Comments

Bones update 50: swamp monster

One of the larger models from the original Bones kickstarter collection is now done: I had envisioned the final result as being darker than this model turned out to be, … Continue reading

January 25, 2020 · 3 Comments

Plaguecaster complete

I admit it; I had to look up his name to be sure. I don’t play 40k, I just enjoy the miniatures and background. The plaguecaster is now complete: He’s … Continue reading

September 28, 2019 · 7 Comments

Neglected models: Empire handgunner

In the early 2000s I had an idea for an Empire army for Warhammer. It would have plenty of black powder weapons and artillery. The champions would have a selection … Continue reading

September 22, 2019