Scent of a Gamer

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

The good thing about goals

Having achieved a recent goal spanning several years – painting all my miniatures – I have been thinking about goals. Why have them? Are they useful? What are the downsides? … Continue reading

July 2, 2022 · 11 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

Basing for the game not the army

I enjoyed this new video from Dana Howl about basing miniatures. She started by saying she is now using the same basing for all Kill Team forces, and the same … Continue reading

June 1, 2022 · 3 Comments

Alien Tyranids

A strange title since the Tyranids are aliens, but in this video Duncan takes us through the process of painting Games Workshop’s Tyranids in the style of HR Giger’s aliens. … Continue reading

May 4, 2022 · Leave a comment

Drawing a line in miniature painting

Not all miniatures are created equal. If you’re painting an army, then extra time spend on leader and centrepiece models can be time well spent. Extra time spent on rank … Continue reading

March 18, 2022 · 1 Comment

Kill Team community paints

Warhammer Community have a new round of community painted figures, this time to coincide with the Kill Team: Nachmund release. As with other round-ups there’s a variety of styles in … Continue reading

March 16, 2022 · Leave a comment

Classic Dark Angels with Midwinter

Guy at Midwinter Minis is continuing his retro paint schemes with a squad of Dark Angels. I hadn’t realised before how deeply he has committed to the retro! In this … Continue reading

March 8, 2022 · Leave a comment

Vince Venturella – the basics of miniature painting

Yesterday I threw out about 30 paints – roughly a third of my collection, as part of the general reorganisation I’m going through right now. This has been prompted partly … Continue reading

February 8, 2022 · Leave a comment

Breaking up the pile

It can be daunting to face your own pile of unpainted models. ‘Pile of shame’ is the most common term, though over the years I have tried to consider mine … Continue reading

February 5, 2022 · 8 Comments

3 Tips to reduce your unpainted pile

Do you remember a time when you had a manageable number of figures to paint? I know I don’t! I started in the hobby by splurging on several hundred figures, … Continue reading

January 23, 2022 · 22 Comments

A tale of two golds

I painted two character models for Cursed City, using the same gold paints – Retributor Gold and Liberator Gold, both from Games Workshop. Here is how they each came out: … Continue reading

December 16, 2021 · 10 Comments

Orktober 2021 – Da Big Round Up — Convert or Die

So having announced just yesterday that I’m embarking on another painting challenge I thought it was high time I padded my post count took a look back at the last … Continue reading

November 12, 2021 · 5 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

Tray 7 complete

With the tablescapes items finished tray 7 is now completed: That pile of bases from the unpainted image are now all used and as you can see I had a … Continue reading

September 18, 2021 · 14 Comments

Speed painting tips with Squidmar

I missed this Squidmar video when it first went up. He went on Fiverr and offeret to paint any model – any model – for $10, but would spend 1 … Continue reading

August 29, 2021 · 1 Comment

The unpainted pile of Dana Howl

YouTuber Dana Howl went through her pile of unpainted miniatures recently, and the final figure was high indeed. As my own pile has reduced over the past few years form … Continue reading

June 10, 2021 · 6 Comments

Skeletons with Artis Opus

The videos keep coming in line with games Workshop’s undead releases. This one is Artis Opus painting skeleton warriors, or the city guard of Ulfenkarn, as I like to think … Continue reading

June 9, 2021

Duncan’s zombies

I painted my own zombies using contrast paints a few months ago. I liked the results, but it’s always good to see alternate options for zombie skin. Also, these deadwalker … Continue reading

June 8, 2021

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