Scent of a Gamer

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

Tablescapes bridge set

The other add-on that I picked up from the Tablescapes range is the bridge set. It looks good: Also seen here and not part of the bridge set is a … Continue reading

September 12, 2021 · 8 Comments

Troll hole pieces

This was the only add-on I picked up for the Tablescapes Dungeons Kickstarter. While this, as with other Secret Weapon Kickstarters, arrived over a year after the posted delivery date, … Continue reading

September 11, 2021 · 8 Comments

Once upon a Wednesday: tablescapes

The tablescapes tiles by Secret Weapon was a project I backed on Kickstarter with a friend. Even though we went half/half on the pledge, this project represents the most money … Continue reading

September 23, 2020 · 7 Comments

Terrain showcase: ash wastes

I’ve painted up a enough of the terrain I own to feel like looking at how it all comes together. The ash wastes terrain, made with science-fiction (or grimdark) settings … Continue reading

January 19, 2019 · 9 Comments

Tablescapes dungeons update 2

I’ve completed almost all the tablescapes dungeons pieces I picked up in the Kickstarter. This is most of the second core set: It makes for a nice set. These pieces … Continue reading

January 5, 2019 · 13 Comments

Tablescapes Dungeons part 1

Father Day was last weekend in Australia, and my gift was being given almost the whole day to paint! Plus I got some new paints and brushes, so there was … Continue reading

September 8, 2018 · 4 Comments

Tablescapes Dungeons

My final outstanding miniatures Kickstarter has arrived today – the Tablescapes Dungeons. As with the original Tablescapes Kickstarter this one suffered from delays, most of which were avoidable. Second time … Continue reading

August 11, 2018 · 3 Comments

Ash Wastes complete

I’ve finished the last 16 of my 32 Tablescapes tiles. The first set were painted in a desert theme, and originally I’d intended for to use a greener theme for … Continue reading

December 3, 2017 · 6 Comments

Shenanigans stall tablescapes

The Tablescapes tiles sets from Secret Weapon will soon be really hard to get if this recent statement by Secret Weapon is anything to go by. Long story short; the … Continue reading

September 30, 2017 · 5 Comments

Ash Wastes update 2

I’ve completed the second stage of turning my 16 tablescapes into ash wastes terrain. This was all highlighting work after shading back the grey spray. I highlighted up with a … Continue reading

July 23, 2017 · 4 Comments

Ash Wastes update 1

Thanks to the release of Shadow war: Armageddon, I have worked out what to do with my remaining tablescapes – turn them into ash wastes! At this first stage I … Continue reading

July 15, 2017

Tablescapes Dungeons Kickstarter

The project has already begun and is rolling through its stretch targets. I backed the original tablescapes project (and even painted some!). This one looks good but for different reasons. … Continue reading

July 31, 2016 · 2 Comments

Tablescapes: the next move

I’m very happy with my tablescapes, bit in a recent conversation with a friend we decided that we would not buy them again. They are great for hosting a game … Continue reading

July 10, 2016 · 4 Comments

Desert Tablescapes complete

I have now completed all 16 desert-theme tablescape boards. Together they make a single 4′ x 4′ table. I will let the images speak for themsevels. I put the tiles … Continue reading

July 4, 2015 · 12 Comments

Desert Tablescapes update 3

I am now halfway through the desert tablescapes project with 8 of 16 tiles completed. Here are images of four of those tiles, taken from two different angles: I am … Continue reading

June 13, 2015 · 2 Comments

Desert tablescapes update 2

The ochre I used for the sand turned out a little too orange. Less like a desert, and more like the face of someone who hit the instant tan cream … Continue reading

May 31, 2015 · 1 Comment

Desert tablescapes update 1

With the choking hot Australian summer passed, I’m now back to painted rather thanĀ assembling miniatures. It’s hell living in a house without air conditioning, I tell you. I’ve started on … Continue reading

May 24, 2015

2015 birthday haul

This year the birthday theme is paints and brushes, but a box of models managed to sneak in there. The reason for the artist acrylics and large brushes is the … Continue reading

March 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

Green and pleasant: a review of Tablescapes Rolling Fields tiles

The Rolling Fields set of tiles from Tablscapes provides for a traditional wargames table. The terrain is relatively even and good for moving models around on, especially individual models grouped … Continue reading

January 17, 2015 · 4 Comments

Look upon my works, ye mighty: a review of Tablescapes Forgotten City tiles

My first wargames were played using a green cloth spread over books and boxes to create height. This was not unusual for the time. The times are changing though, and … Continue reading

January 17, 2015 · 4 Comments