Scent of a Gamer

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

Two Thin Coats update: the metallics

My progress with painting has been slower than once it was, however I have at least managed to play with the metallic paints that come in the Two Thin Coats … Continue reading

October 15, 2022 · 8 Comments

Exploring the new Contrast range with Ninjon

Ninjon’s latest video involves him going through the new range of Contrast Paints. In case you didn’t know, Games Workshop is adding over 20 new paints to the range, including … Continue reading

June 30, 2022 · 2 Comments

Moving from acrylics to oils

An interesting video from Geek Gaming Scenics (aren’t they all though) popped up, and in this one Luke talks about using oil paints seriously for the first time. Spoiler: he … Continue reading

June 9, 2022 · 5 Comments

Early reviews of Two Thin Coats

The most recent update indicates the Two Thin Coats range will ship to Kickstarter backers starting at the end of March, so I’m expecting to be able to review them … Continue reading

March 24, 2022 · 2 Comments

Painting with Andy Serkis

Games Workshop have posted a two-part video series where Andy Serkis paints a Grey Knight and chats. The videos are linked to the release of a new video games where … Continue reading

February 23, 2022 · 4 Comments

The Contrast Paints train grows longer

It’s been over two years now since Games Workshop introduced their line of Contrast Paints, and the markers show that the line has been a success. Other companies are now … Continue reading

October 17, 2021 · 9 Comments

Two Thin Coats Kickstarter

Duncan Rhodes Painting Academy has a Kickstarter up, for their own forthcoming range of 60 paints: The starting range consists of 54 paints and 6 washes, organised into groups of … Continue reading

September 8, 2021 · 1 Comment

Brush care with Squidmar

Today’s word is: ferrule. You’re going to hear it a lot in this video from Squidmar, which is all about brush care. I have to admit, I’m guilty of most … Continue reading

January 2, 2021 · 2 Comments

Chaos warrior test complete

I have painted the test models for my Slaves to Darkness force. I tried a few different paint schemes, some of which even worked. Okay let’s look at these a … Continue reading

December 6, 2020 · 13 Comments

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

Plague marine painting process

Inspired by The Imperfect Modeller, I decided to document my Plague Marine painting process step by step. The bell ringer was my model for this process, which goes 15 steps. … Continue reading

October 13, 2019 · 13 Comments

Paint, sell, or throw?

This post was inspired by a couple of events. First, I was looking through old articles on this blog (as you do), when I cam across the Pile of Shame … Continue reading

April 15, 2018 · 7 Comments

Bones update 9

The latest Bones models are now complete. It has been over a year now since I received my Bones order, and it will be several more years until I have … Continue reading

September 27, 2014 · 2 Comments

Past Projects 2

This model was something I fell in love with when I saw it, and I can’t remember when I saw it. This is a mountain giant figure from Majestic Bear. … Continue reading

June 21, 2014

Bones update 7

It has been a while between Bones updates, but here are the latest models.   It was the wizard that held up the others. Painting his robes and beard was … Continue reading

April 12, 2014 · 2 Comments