Scent of a Gamer

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

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

Terrain interlude – zone mortalis floor tiles

Before I get started on my newest tray full of models, I have painted these floor tiles, as new release from Games Workshop I like these floor tiles a lot, … Continue reading

December 8, 2019

Terrain… building?

When it comes to wargames terrain I have been a terrain buyer and a terrain assembler, but never really a terrain builder. A couple of Epic bunkers from plans published … Continue reading

March 3, 2019 · 2 Comments

Dungeon in a box

Tenfold Dungeon is a Kickstarter project that caught my eye with its original take on gaming environments. Most dungeons or other environments come in boxes, and are laid out flat … Continue reading

February 10, 2019 · 6 Comments

Terrain showcase: fantasy

This set of terrain is less co-ordinated than my science fiction collection. The bulk is painted in a desert scheme, starting again with 16 tablescapes tiles: Here they are in … Continue reading

January 20, 2019 · 14 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

Industrial terrain (rust)

As part of gathering models for this year’s painting tray I found a piece of Warhammer 40,000 terrain I didn’t realise I’d missed. I decided to make it the lucky … Continue reading

January 6, 2019 · 3 Comments

Industrial terrain complete

I’ve now completed all the industrial terrain I bought in a frenzy during my visit to the UK in 2017. Put together, it all looks like this: I’ve added a … Continue reading

December 8, 2018 · 5 Comments

Tabletop terrain: more pipes and lids

My journey through the Warhammer 40,000 terrain I picked up in 2017 continues with these pieces: I painted one pipe to look as though it’s being maintained and used, while … Continue reading

October 28, 2018 · 2 Comments