Scent of a Gamer

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

Ann’s Summer Solstice painting challenge

Ann’s latest blogger painting challenge is themed around painting miniatures, or some diorama piece for the summer solstice (June 21, if you were wondering). I rarely do dioramas myself, but … Continue reading

May 7, 2021 · 5 Comments

Duncan paints Iron Warriors

Duncan Rhodes has a new video up, this one deals with painting the Iron Warriors of Warhammer 40,000. He puts some interesting touches on the model, which for me raise … Continue reading

May 1, 2021 · Leave a comment

Painting terrain with Midwinter Minis

There’s a new short video from Midwinter Minis on YouTube about painting terrain quickly – and without using any paint brushes. In this video Guy uses rattle cans, some home-made … Continue reading

April 21, 2021 · 4 Comments

Tray 7: everything old

With tray 6 completed it’s time to bring out tray 7. In a break with all other trays so far, there is nothing here that I have purchased within the … Continue reading

April 18, 2021 · 6 Comments

Undead painting tips from Squidmar

A short video from Squidmar appeared on YouTube a few days ago. This interested me twice – once because I’m always interested in new painting tips for skeletons, and second … Continue reading

April 14, 2021 · Leave a comment

Painting the Cursed City with Goobertown

Some people got their copies at least. The review copies that Games Workshop sent out have arrived, and this video shows two of the character models being painted. Brent is … Continue reading

April 7, 2021 · Leave a comment

A pleasant vortex

My vortex mixer arrived from Amazon in about 3 days rather than the 15 days Amazon said. Honestly, if I had noticed Amazon’s shipping estimate before buying I would have … Continue reading

March 28, 2021 · 8 Comments

Pile of Potential

Thanks to Jake I have discovered a new website to help hobbyists track their progress through their pile of miniatures. Pile of Potential is a website that lets you register … Continue reading

March 24, 2021 · 6 Comments

The End of Drazhar’s Dark Eldar Rainbow — Kuribo’s Painting

Drazhar is done! It took quite a while but honestly, it was a pretty enjoyable road to go down and the results hopefully speak for themselves. Here’s a look at … Continue reading

March 16, 2021 · 1 Comment

Duncan paints Sigvald

Following from last week’s sextet of Sigvalds, Duncan Rhodes has painted one as well. What I enjoyed about this video is that Duncan breaks down how to paint the model … Continue reading

March 10, 2021 · Leave a comment

March 2021 “Neglected But Not Forgotten” Painting Challenge — Ann’s Immaterium

For March I’ll be encouraging everyone to revisit their burgeoning pile of neglected models and pick one or a few old chestnuts you started and for whatever reason stopped working … Continue reading

March 7, 2021 · 2 Comments

Using 3D printers to boost your painting

This YouTube video from Geek Gaming jumped into my feed a few days ago. I liked Luke’s take on 3D printers. He freely admits they are a bit fiddly at … Continue reading

January 29, 2021 · 2 Comments

Plague Marine speed painting with Midwinter

Midwinter Minis posted a new video a couple of days ago, this one dealing with speed painting Plague Marines. This is definitely one I wish had come out before I … Continue reading

November 26, 2020 · 2 Comments

Project Eclipse: Drukhari Raiders — Fingers Left The Model

There’s been a big old gap since I last threw anything up here, looking back it was Augst- yoinks. It’s not that I haven’t been hobbying-I’ve been squeezing it in … Continue reading

November 17, 2020 · 2 Comments

Painting with a limited palette

A different painting video caught my eye on YouTube yesterday. In this video the painter (Marco) paints a figure over 3 hours to a standard that I would call ‘excellent.’ … Continue reading

October 31, 2020 · 7 Comments

New hobby challenge!: Character — Bjorn the Stormborn

Wrapping up the previous hobby challenge and being completely distracted by RL stuff (education, dreading the future of whether I’ll be able to find work after finishing college next year, … Continue reading

October 12, 2020 · Leave a comment

Midwinter Minis versus Dana Howl

Midwinter Minis and Dana Howl – two YouTube channels that I love. They are about to start collaborating, and their challenge is to swap painting styles for a miniature project. … Continue reading

October 5, 2020 · Leave a comment

Fiery yellow from Artis Opus

It wasn’t in time to inform my recent Brimstone Horrors, but this tutorial from Artis Opus is definitely something to consider the next time I want a similar effect. The … Continue reading

September 29, 2020 · Leave a comment

Old and new Goliaths with Midwinter

Midwinter minis has put up an entertaining new video, showing the results of speeding painting a pair of Goliath figures for Necromunda. The twist is that one of these is … Continue reading

September 28, 2020 · Leave a comment

What Duncan wishes he knew

Duncan Rhodes (ex-Games Workshop and now of his own miniature painting academy) has posted a great video for people who are painitng models. It’s a list of the 6 things … Continue reading

September 1, 2020 · 3 Comments