Scent of a Gamer

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

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

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

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

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

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

See the little goblin

Dana Howl’s recent video is an interesting look at her entire painting technique, from beginning to end. She starts with a goblin loonboss (older players like me would call it … Continue reading

July 21, 2020

One perfect possibility

I spoke before about the Goobertown miniatures video where he went through what many of us have been calling our piles of shame, looking for a forgotten miniature to spark … Continue reading

June 29, 2020 · 2 Comments

Shame, or possibility?

A quick note for anyone brought here by the WordPress algorithm. This article has nothing to do with self improvement or psychological wellbeing. It’s about painting little toy soldiers. Goobertown … Continue reading

June 20, 2020 · 22 Comments

Tutorial: How to paint lenses — Painting In The Dark

Finally a tutorial on how I paint lenses. Tutorial: How to paint lenses — Painting In The Dark A great tutorial went up a couple of days ago at Painting in … Continue reading

June 18, 2020 · 3 Comments

24 hours of painting, times 3

Three popular YouTube channels got together recently and took a simultaneous attempt to paint as many models as possible in 24 hours. Now, this is not the kind of thing … Continue reading

June 7, 2020 · 8 Comments

Painting Tron-Inspired Harlequins — Nothing But Hobby

Harlequins are one of those model kits that I think every mini painting enthusiast thinks about painting at some point. They’re so dynamic, and just detailed enough to be interesting … Continue reading

June 5, 2020 · 4 Comments

20 minute terrain painting

YouTube servived me up a channel I haven’t come across before, and they have some nice videos about painting models quickly and without an airbrush. This is relevant to my … Continue reading

June 4, 2020 · 13 Comments

7 days, 220 Orks, 1 plan

This is far in advance of my own painting output, but Midwinter Minis used their one-week painting competition time to paint the orks which had been laying around for a … Continue reading

May 30, 2020 · 9 Comments

Some Thoughts on Freehand — Bird with a Brush

Freehand refers to patterns, pictures, text, or similar elements that are painted on a flat surface, as opposed to decorative elements that are sculpted into a figure and enhanced by … Continue reading

May 28, 2020

Four ways to paint stone walls

I know I am guilty of this – painting my stone walls in the same hue. A bit of variation can go a long way though, and this video from … Continue reading

May 21, 2020 · 3 Comments

One week painting challenge with Midwinter Minis

I saw this one on YouTube just in time: Midwinter Minis is holding a one-week painting competition The full details are on their video, but you need to take a … Continue reading

May 17, 2020 · 2 Comments

How long to paint a miniature?

Goodbertown Minis has put a great new video up, answring the question of ‘how long should you take to paint a miniature? The answer of course is… it depends. If … Continue reading

May 8, 2020 · 3 Comments