Scent of a Gamer

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

SAGA Norman crossbows

After being disappointed with the Little Big Men transfers, I had put my SAGA Normas aside, wondering if I would ever come back to them. After my recent successes with … Continue reading

May 29, 2021 · 20 Comments

Wasps of Umbar complete

I got on a roll with these guys and so finished the final 8 figures, for a total of 24 metal models painted. The final 8 on thier tower just … Continue reading

May 16, 2021 · 11 Comments

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

Wasps of Umbar, part 2

I’ve made some more progress on the Umbar arbalesters, with the second eight now painted up and ready for the battlefield: The photo above isn’t especially flattering but they look … Continue reading

May 8, 2021 · 5 Comments

Mordor troll drummer

I have painted the Mordor troll drummer, completing my collection of plastic Mordor trolls. The liac skin tone was me trying something different, and I don’t hate it though I … Continue reading

May 2, 2021 · 5 Comments

The Wasps of Umbar part 1

I didn’t just paint my Umbar arbalesters, I even came up with a name for them. Like a lot of the classic Middle Earth range, these are Perry brothers miniatures … Continue reading

May 1, 2021 · 12 Comments

Mordor troll

My current tray contains a lot of my Middle Earth miniatures collection, so that will be a recurring theme over the next few weeks. Today’s effort is this Mordor Troll: … Continue reading

April 25, 2021 · 8 Comments

Spider Queen

The first model from tray 7 is complete; this spider queen from Games Workshop’s Middle Earth range. This is the classic version oft he figure, by which I mean it’s … Continue reading

April 24, 2021 · 13 Comments

Slaves to Darkness Start Collecting box complete

The Slaves ot Darkness Start Collecting box contains 16 figures, and they take a while to paint. Totally worth it though: Overall I would have to sat the amount of … Continue reading

April 11, 2021 · 13 Comments

Chaos warriors

I’ve finished the second group of five chaos warriors from the Slaves to Darkness Start Collecting box: There’s only one flaming weapon this time, as the effect really doesn’t look … Continue reading

April 10, 2021 · 3 Comments

Dark Elf Blood Bowl team complete

Unfortunately the natural light kind of washed out this paint scheme However, the two blitzers are near the front, with gold armour and turquoise cloaks to pick them out form … Continue reading

April 4, 2021 · 6 Comments

Slaves to Darkness chaos warriors

I have finished painting the first five of the new chaos warriors. They have been done in the same style as the chaos knights. They have the same burning weapon … Continue reading

April 3, 2021 · 20 Comments

Plague Marine heroes complete

With these last two plague marine heroes completed, the full set is done. Here’s the last tow, the champion and heavy weapon marine: Once again I stuck closely to my … Continue reading

March 27, 2021 · 9 Comments

Slaves to Darkness chaos knights

I’ve finished the second two chaos knights for my Slaves to Darkness force: These were painted similarly to the first three, with the main difference here being that I used … Continue reading

March 21, 2021 · 5 Comments

Plague Marine heroes 2

I have painted the second pair of plague marine heroes: Each model comes with your choice of closed helm or face, and I went with the face for these two. … Continue reading

March 20, 2021 · 8 Comments

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

A trio of chaos knights

I have completed three of the chaos knights from the Slaves to Darkness Start Collecting set. Only three because these were taking so long to paint that I divided the … Continue reading

March 7, 2021 · 7 Comments

Plague Marine reinforcements 2

I’ve painted another champion and icon bearer for the plague marines. To keep them looking different to the other two, I painted them with bases to go along with the … Continue reading

March 6, 2021 · 8 Comments

Six Sigvalds successfully saturated

Warhammer Community published an article at the week-end. In it, six painters took on the new Sigvald model, with some great results. Of the six my favourite is this one … Continue reading

March 3, 2021 · 1 Comment

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