Scent of a Gamer

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

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 · 7 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 · 7 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

Colour theory for miniatures with Dana Howl

Dana Howl has a great video up breaking down colour for miniature painters, pointing out why CMYK (used by printers) can by a better way of understanding colours and colour … Continue reading

October 16, 2021 · Leave a comment

Cursed City bits

Miniatures in the Cursed City range from the large Varghulf to the tiny zombie cat. This update is my painting some of the smaller models that come in the box: … Continue reading

October 9, 2021 · 5 Comments

Dungeon trolls

I believe these were the first non-GW miniatures I bought with the intent of using them in a Warhammer army. The army in question was a 4th edition Chaos army. … Continue reading

September 4, 2021 · 14 Comments

This seems relevant to my interests

Luke from Geek Gaming scenics has put up a new video showcasing the process of 3D printing and then painting and basing an entire army. As I get towards the … Continue reading

August 7, 2021 · 4 Comments

Spider Swarms

These diminutive figures existing only as a single-piece base. Small spiders scuttling around the place: I have six bases on these all up. I chose a dull blue for the … Continue reading

July 31, 2021 · 4 Comments

Barrow Wights

Some more classic Middle Earth metal models from Games Workshop went under the brush recently. Here’s my collection of Barrow Wights, a gift from someone who left the hobby around … Continue reading

July 24, 2021 · 12 Comments

Cursed City Rising

Dana Howl posted a new video to YouTube where she paints the Cursed City skeletons to great effect. She also talks about why she didn’t feel like painting these figures … Continue reading

July 18, 2021

Krieg!

I believe this is the first new Imperial Guard plastic regiment since the 1990s. We have previously had Catachans and Cadians in plastic, the others have been metal or Forgeworld … Continue reading

July 13, 2021