Scent of a Gamer

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

Miniatures revisited: fantasy heroes

This is a project I worked on for over a decade. It’s a self-generate dproject in that these miniatures don’t have anything in common, other than their fantasy theme. The … Continue reading

June 3, 2023 · 2 Comments

Miniatures revisited: two colours is plenty

I wanted to try something new after seeing examples of people painting miniatures using few colours. usually the reason was to paint a character completely reflecting the lights around them. … Continue reading

May 27, 2023 · 6 Comments

Miniatures revisited: Cave Drake

This classic metal cave drake is one of my favourites from the Middle Earth range of Games Workshop. I painted this miniature in April 2022, as part of the run-in … Continue reading

May 20, 2023 · 11 Comments

Miniatures revisited: Slaves to Darkness

I bought the Slaves to Darkness Start Collecting box as part of my allowance, meaning this box represented me painting 128 miniatures. My reward for myself…some more miniatures to paint. … Continue reading

April 29, 2023 · 4 Comments

What I talk about when I talk about miniatures

This article started as a list of lessons I learned while painting all the miniatures in my collection. However I ended up focusing on the last point so much that … Continue reading

April 23, 2023 · 38 Comments

The Witcher miniatures

This trio of miniatures is based on the characters as they appear in the video games, rather than the show. These miniatures are part of a small range from Monster … Continue reading

December 24, 2022 · 11 Comments

New look for chaos cultists

There’s another new Warcry box set on the way – honestly I thought we had a new one last month. You know, the Prime Minister before last. The interesting thing … Continue reading

October 26, 2022 · 4 Comments

How Archon plastic models are made

Many years ago (seven!) I made a post about how plastic models are made, using some footage from Renedra in the UK. This footage featured the steel moulds being cut. … Continue reading

September 26, 2022 · 1 Comment

Speedpainting or just painting?

There’s always more that can be said on the subject of speedpainting. In this video Ninjon takes us through the ‘slapchop’ method of painting mainly with contrast to produce a … Continue reading

September 24, 2022 · 8 Comments

Homemade terrain, part 1

As a change of pace before I get back to painting miniatures, I have pulled out some ‘interesting’ boxes and packing materials parts I ahve been keeping for a few … Continue reading

September 10, 2022 · 18 Comments

Two thousand, three hundred and forty-five

It’s been a few weeks since I finished painting my collection of miniatures. It takes some time to locate over 2,000 models and get them set up for photography. As … Continue reading

August 13, 2022 · 34 Comments

The leftovers

Yesterday I finished painting the last of my miniatures, but as I started tidying away my various painting supplies, I realised I have a lot here: One useful item at … Continue reading

June 26, 2022 · 9 Comments

Siocast is coming

I’ve heard a few murmurs about this new injection-moulded plastic, but a recent Goobertown Hobbies video has brought me up to speed: Basically Siocast is a new proprietary, low-cost miniatures … Continue reading

April 24, 2022 · 4 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

Tray 9: the final tray

Here it is, the last of my trays: This one is looking sparse compare with earlier trays, as this is all I have left to paint – well almost all. … Continue reading

April 9, 2022 · 12 Comments

Tray 8 complete

I don’t give myself a time limit for any tray, but this one took ages! Almost 8 months in fact, about twice as long as the tray before. These before … Continue reading

April 3, 2022 · 17 Comments

Fantasy Heroes completed

Today I painted a classic Samurai model, which was gifted to me in the 1990s: This figure actually completes one of my earliest projects, one I defined in 2012 as … Continue reading

March 26, 2022 · 10 Comments

28 Mag IWD edition

28 Mag have published a special feature edition for International Women’s Day. This issue is about 90 pages of featured women painters and illustrators. There’s plenty to like in this … Continue reading

March 9, 2022 · 9 Comments

Hard plastic miniatures for D&D

The Nolzur’s range of miniatures for Dungeons & Dragons has been a very popular range of pre undercoated plastic figures. My favourite substance to work with has long been hard … Continue reading

November 20, 2021 · 3 Comments

Painting board game miniatures with Dana Howl

I know plenty of gamers who get very enthusiastic about board game Kickstarters the the miniatures they come with. HOwever those people get less enthusiastic when it comes to painting … Continue reading

November 7, 2021 · 3 Comments