Scent of a Gamer

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

Tray 9 complete

Tray 9 is done with yesterday’s castle walls update. It started like this: and has been finished like this: The tray method has worked well for me in terms of … Continue reading

June 25, 2022 · 3 Comments

Warcry terrain

Another issue of Mortal Realms contained this excerpt of terrain from the Warcry box. It painted up nicely although its vertical nature makes it quite unstable on the tray or … Continue reading

June 19, 2022 · 6 Comments

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

Astreia Solbright

I think that’s how you spell it. This is a hero figure from Age of Sigmar which I purchased earlier this year. At the time I thought it would make … Continue reading

June 17, 2022 · 6 Comments

In rode the lord of the Nazgul

Getting close to the end of my miniatures you’d think I would be in no hurry to make more from bits, but that’s only because we have never met. I … Continue reading

June 14, 2022 · 4 Comments

Troll in the dungeon!

This figure is the last of my ‘neglected models’ series. Like the Wight, I received this as an extra for a Crowdfunding campaign. This Willy Miniatures troll was intended for … Continue reading

June 12, 2022 · 6 Comments

Dungeonbowl chests

As far as the countdown to zero unpainted models goes, these chests are a gift. That’s six fewer models remaining! There are now more freebies like this though. I gave … Continue reading

June 11, 2022 · 8 Comments

Classic chaos knights

It’s April of 1995, and I receive an unexpected phone call from my mother. She is in the Games Workshop store in Cheltenham and she is flustered. I am in … Continue reading

June 10, 2022 · 10 Comments

Blood Bowl wight

This metal figure was one of two bonus figures I received after backing the Willy Miniatures chaos team crowdfunding campaign. The other figure, a troll, is also on this final … Continue reading

June 7, 2022 · 6 Comments

Mordor siege bow

I’ve completed this old metal Mordor siege bow and it’s looking nice: The metal was painted in the same way as I did the city guard from Cursed City. I … Continue reading

June 5, 2022 · 4 Comments

Zephon

I completed the second of my two Heresy characters, and these remain the only miniatures I have from the range… for now. I painted Zephon using a mix of contrast … Continue reading

June 4, 2022 · 12 Comments

Dungeonbowl portals painted

I’ve painted the Dungeonbowl portals. After considering how I might approach these, I decided on a fairly straightforward scheme. Contrast black and grey for the stone, followed by contrast Turquoise … Continue reading

June 3, 2022 · 3 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

Fafnir Rann

I bought a pair of Horus Heresy plastic heroes earlier this year. In spite of how close I am to having a fully painted collection, I can still have my … Continue reading

May 28, 2022 · 9 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

Scibor dwarf

This is the only miniature I own from the Scibor range of resin miniatures. These days the model has been entirely overtaken by 3d print models, and honestly doesn’t stack … Continue reading

May 24, 2022 · 9 Comments

Black Numenoreans

Among the forgotten models I pulled out of drawers for the final painting tray was this trio of Back Numenoreans. There was no banner bearer model for the faction back … Continue reading

May 22, 2022 · 9 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