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

Harald Hardrada, the elder

My final historical model is now complete, with the older Harald Hardrada model now finished off. This time he’s standing in front of a crumbling castle somewhere in north England. … Continue reading

May 31, 2022 · 3 Comments

Harald Hardrada, the younger

I have two historical miniatures remaining, and they are both of the same individual. Harald Hardrada lived an interesting life, going from exile, to captain of the Varangian Guard, to … Continue reading

May 29, 2022 · 3 Comments

Naeve Blacktalon and the countdown

No it’s not the name of a prog rock band; I have painted an Age of Sigmar hero I accidently purchased a few months ago: This figure is mostly armour … Continue reading

May 27, 2022 · 10 Comments

Necromancer and tome

This old metal model comes from reaper miniatures. as with a lot of the models on my final tray, I don’t recall why I picked it up. I had a … Continue reading

May 21, 2022 · 4 Comments

Necromancer and minion

I’m not sure what range this model is from, and I’m not sure why I bought him either. I found this model while cleaning up my bits box and decided … Continue reading

May 20, 2022 · 8 Comments

Squidmar’s paint challenge winner

And the winner is… watch the video to find out! Overall it was an interesting contest and I am pleasantly surprised the reaper paints did so well. I have been … Continue reading

April 15, 2022 · 6 Comments

Moria goblin shaman

The first miniature to be painted from my last tray is this Moria goblin shaman: I think this was originally a special character, but I picked up a second copy … Continue reading

April 10, 2022 · 4 Comments

An experiment in pink and blue

With the Cursed City set completed, I am getting towards the end of the tray, which included this figure from Privateer Press: After thinking about colour schemes for this figure, … Continue reading

March 31, 2022 · 3 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

Druid gone wilder

This is a bit of a pin-up style miniature which I bought from Privateer Press games a few years ago now for reasons I no longer remember. I think I … Continue reading

February 26, 2022 · 6 Comments

Vince Venturella – the basics of miniature painting

Yesterday I threw out about 30 paints – roughly a third of my collection, as part of the general reorganisation I’m going through right now. This has been prompted partly … Continue reading

February 8, 2022

Improve at photos with Midwinter Minis

A timely video went up recently from Midwinter Minis with some tips around photographing your painting minis. I am still using an out-of-date iphone to take my photos and it … Continue reading

December 22, 2021 · 1 Comment

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

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

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


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