Scent of a Gamer

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

Insane 40k terrain with Zorpazorp

Go home and go big seems to be the motto of Zorpazorp. This video has a large 40k terrain build, made by sawing up and reattaching a large amount of … Continue reading

August 21, 2021 · Leave a comment

Dana Howl’s city build

Like a lot of content creators, Dana Howl was caught unawares by the Cursed City’s abrupt and curious disappearance, with scheduled videos now being released for a non-existent game. However … Continue reading

May 6, 2021 · Leave a comment

Painting terrain with Midwinter Minis

There’s a new short video from Midwinter Minis on YouTube about painting terrain quickly – and without using any paint brushes. In this video Guy uses rattle cans, some home-made … Continue reading

April 21, 2021 · 4 Comments

Terrain from packaging

This video on making terrain from packaging material pooped up in my feed the other day. Obviously this isn’t a new concept and YouTube has plenty of videos on this … Continue reading

February 17, 2021 · 2 Comments

Tinkerturf returns to Kickstarter

Tinkerturf make some impressive looking tabletop terrain, and they have returned for a second Kickstarter. This new project broadens the range established by their first project. If you’re interested in … Continue reading

January 20, 2021 · 2 Comments

Corrupted Alchomite Stack

This was another piece of terrain I picked up on the cover of Warhammer 40,000 Conquest. Since I’ve already painted a couple of these as part of the terrain I … Continue reading

January 10, 2021 · 17 Comments

Haemotrope Reactor

I’ve completed the first of my two Haemotrope Reactors. They make for a striking piece of Warhammer 40,000 terrain: They have two sides, with one side being more… you know: … Continue reading

January 3, 2021 · 6 Comments

Children’s book technology comes to wargaming

Okay so the title is a little tongue-in-cheek but Upzone is a new product range of literal pop-up terrain: The project page makes it clear that this is simply fold-out … Continue reading

November 15, 2020 · 8 Comments

Nurgle terrain for 40k

Games Workshop have previewed some more industrial terrain for Warhammer 40,000. I have painted a couple of my recent terrain pieces as if they had been corrupted by the forces … Continue reading

November 13, 2020 · 5 Comments

Pink terrain? Pink terrain.

I may have to pick up some of the Age of Sigmar and Warcry terrain simply to try some of Artis Opus’ painting methods out. The latest one creates an … Continue reading

July 18, 2020 · 1 Comment

Arcane scatter ruins

The Arcane Ruins set is a scenery kit which gives you a lot of table coverage. Here, I have put three ‘spare’ pieces on their own bases to use as … Continue reading

July 11, 2020 · 8 Comments

Tainted plasma regulators

I said I would do something different with the last two plasma regulators, and I did! In fairness, I have been busy with the whole finally finishing the Bones project … Continue reading

June 28, 2020 · 9 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

Ork buildings with Midwinter

Midwinter Minis have another great video up, this one showing how to cereal boxes and sprue parts to make ork buildings. Cereal boxes have long been good fodder for homemade … Continue reading

June 1, 2020 · 3 Comments

Numinous Occulum

If you’re familiar with the strangely-named terrain set from games Workshop, you would notice that this isn’t the full set: I had a hard time assembling this one. In fact … Continue reading

May 30, 2020 · 10 Comments

Arcane Ruins: the portal opens

I’ve painted another piece of the Arcane Ruins terrain set. This time I went with a different take On one side, it looks like an ordinary grey ruins, with a … Continue reading

May 23, 2020 · 14 Comments

Arcane Ruins update 1

The Arcane Ruins was a terrain kit from Games Workshop. From memory (which may be faulty) it was released in the late 1990s. Maybe early 2000s. Either way, this set … Continue reading

May 10, 2020 · 4 Comments

Deadzone Battlezone: Outpost 31 — The Other One’s Vault of the Undead

With some extra time on my hands over the Easter weekend, I was able to lay out all my painted Deadzone terrain for the first time; my six by four … Continue reading

April 16, 2020 · 4 Comments

Tabletop terrain: industrial pipes

I’ve completed all of the 40k industrial terrain I bought back in 2017. However every so often Warhammer 40,000 Conquest magazine provides me with the opportunity of a low cost … Continue reading

April 5, 2020 · 8 Comments

OMG! – A 28mm Diorama (Part 1) — The Imperfect Modeller

In my recent Miniatures and Musings post I made reference to a new project – OMG! – a working title which may or may not change in due course. To … Continue reading

March 17, 2020 · 1 Comment