Scent of a Gamer

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

Week 11 Update: The First Great Quest Complete — Hammer the Backlog

Hello dear reader, welcome back to week 11 of Hammer the Backlog, the Warhammer painting and productivity blog to end all others. You will excuse the hyperbole, I hope, as … Continue reading

August 29, 2022 · 2 Comments

Test, Test, is this mic working? — candore et labore

After reading DayKay’s latest update over on “Scent of a Gamer“on his search for a possible new blog home or options for keeping WordPress without paying extortion fees, I did … Continue reading

April 17, 2022 · 7 Comments

How To Gauge Growth in Miniature Painting — Crazmadsci

2021 Benchmark Model: dwarf final paint job2021 Benchmark Model Comparison When working on improving any skill or hobby, oftentimes it is hard to gauge personal growth. You can become so … Continue reading

January 14, 2022 · 2 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

Dark Angels – Exploring colours and heraldry — ECHOES OF IMPERIUM

After the Death Guard I built for the Primogenitor back in 2019-2020 I have mostly focused on Warhammer Fantasy and specifically the oldhammer miniatures. It has been a great joy … Continue reading

November 3, 2021 · 1 Comment

From the painting desk #78 – A ship of sorts — Dawn of the Lead

Yes, that is a very big crab. From the painting desk #78 – A ship of sorts — Dawn of the Lead Mikko over at Dawn of the Lead just posted … Continue reading

August 17, 2021 · 3 Comments

Welcome to Blaugust 2021 — The Ancient Gaming Noob

The time has come again, the annual neighborhood blogging event has arrived. As I mentioned previous, back in the day this was a bit of a hardcore event, an attempt … Continue reading

August 3, 2021

Ann’s April 2021 painting challenge

The “Neglected but Not Forgotten” painting challenge ends on April 2nd, so I thought I’d announce the April challenge before I get too busy doing the “Neglected” round-up, which is … Continue reading

April 2, 2021

The Smells of Our Hobby — No Rerolls

Feeling a bit whimsical at the moment, I suppose. Let’s talk about smells. Our hobby is not the smelliest of hobbies, but there are a number of smells that I … Continue reading

March 30, 2021 · 4 Comments

Adventures in Comic Style — Pewter, Resin, and Magic

Hey y’all!!! Hope you’re doing well! We’ve been dabbling in exciting things, but that does mean less painting time (like I had a lot before.. lol). Hopefully we’ll have some … Continue reading

March 25, 2021 · 2 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

3D Printing Wargame Fantasies — On Sean’s Table

3D printing the superb Hexton Hills terrain tiles. Move over plastic! Resin printing is here. 3D Printing Wargame Fantasies — On Sean’s Table Fresh on the heels of my own thinking … Continue reading

January 15, 2021 · 9 Comments

Miniature painter Alan O’Bryan uses his skills to support his favorite charities — Tiny Workshops

Alan O’Bryan (AKA Gorilla with a Brush) paints everything from wargaming minis to fantasy and sci-fi busts, but not to turn a profit. Miniature painter Alan O’Bryan uses his skills to … Continue reading

January 7, 2021

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

Skaven and High Elves painting challenge

Originally posted on The Tidal Leviathan:
I thought it would be a good idea to set up a painting challenge to celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Island of Blood…

August 4, 2020 · 2 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

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

— Army Men Around the House

It took me a while, but I finally won a game. — Army Men Around the House This blog is a bit different, but I enjoy it all the same. Army … Continue reading

May 5, 2020 · 4 Comments

Prot Doing the White Scars! — Prot’s War in the Warp

Finally a proper hobby update! Here is my first squad of Incursors. Again it’s been a really fun and different style for me. And here is a White Scars Phobos … Continue reading

April 10, 2020