Scent of a Gamer

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

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

New chaos knights and warriors

Games Workshop recently previewed new chaos knights and warriors to replace what must be some of their older plastics still in circulation. Not quite as old as those zombies, but … Continue reading

November 3, 2019 · 1 Comment

Fellowship update: the hobbits

I’ve made faster progress than I had expected on the fellowship figures, with the four hobbits now complete. It’s been years since I painted GW’s Lord of the Rings range … Continue reading

February 4, 2018 · 4 Comments

The Fellowship of the Ring

Around 2003 I painted the Fellowship of the Ring for my mother, a huge Lord of the Rings fan. I decided it’s time for an upgrade, a decision I made … Continue reading

January 13, 2018 · 6 Comments

Renedra’s castle

Large scenery for fantasy or historical wargames can take many forms. Branded or scratch-built, and with a variety of materials available. I’ve always been a fan of hard plastic, and … Continue reading

June 18, 2017 · 3 Comments

The production line: painting miniatures in bulk, part 3: from undercoat to base colours

It’s important, as I have mentioned in previous parts, to know what you want in terms of a colour scheme before you start painting. It makes the process a lot … Continue reading

August 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

Talisman Dragons figures complete

Almost two years after their purchase, I have completed the six figures that came in the Talisman Dragons box. I did not enjoy painting these. They look good enough to … Continue reading

May 24, 2015

Bones 3 announced

The project hasn’t started yet, but Reaper Miniatures have announced their third Bones project will be coming to Kickstarter later this year. The previous two added hundreds of miniatures to … Continue reading

May 16, 2015

The production line: painting miniatures in bulk, part 2: from assembly to undercoat

Here’s part 1 if you missed it. Once the miniatures are assembled, it’s time for the undercoat. Spray paints are going to be your friend here. They are excellent for … Continue reading

April 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

The production line: painting miniatures in bulk, part 1: from sprue to assembly

Plastic miniatures have, in my esteemed opinion, been a massive boon for wargamers. They have enabled hordes of cheap, details miniatures to be easily collected. However the process of assembly … Continue reading

April 11, 2015 · 5 Comments

How plastic miniatures are made

Renedra have been posting an interesting set of videos showing their manufacturing process for plastic figures. The example they are using are the forthcoming Light Cavalry box from Perry Miniatures. … Continue reading

February 28, 2015

The Perry Dividend

Now that the Perry brothers have left Games Workshop, wargames fans around the world get to enjoy the Perry dividend. It’s a phrase I made up to account for the … Continue reading

July 26, 2014


So I went in for the Bones Kickstarter, at Vampire Level. What a ride that was. Reaper did a very clever thing at thier vampire pledge level – the more … Continue reading

July 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

Miniatures: On the Cusp of a Golden Age?

Golden Ages are generally¬†perceived as something that happened long ago. With miniatures and¬†miniature¬†games, I think we are entering that golden age at the moment. Maybe I’m wrong, and it’s already … Continue reading

March 2, 2013