Spot Stripping Minis 3

Over the years, I’ve collected a lot of minis. Many of them were painted when I got them, and a lot of the final paintjobs are… well, sub par. I started painting when I was about ten, and I didn’t have anyone to teach me technique, so you can imagine that many of them are ...

Miniatures Review Launch

The Miniatures Review website is now up and running. This is going to be a strong site for people looking for more details about minis than you normally can over the internet. I think they’ve been very practical in that regard- most of the miniatures they’ve reviewed are by smaller companies, and not available in ...

Garden Ninja Email has been repaired

The email us feature at gardenninja.com has been repaired. The best way to contact me is to use the Contact Us page. Contact us at Garden Ninja Studios about your painting commission. Please visit our forum and our gallery.

Cornmeal and Corkboard Bases

When I first got into miniatures painting as a hobby, I did not really understand the principles of basing your minis. I would paint the whole mini up, and leave the base a little dirty, or simply paint it black. Mind, I was eleven at the time. And since I was brand new to painting, ...

Praetorians in action

Many of the forces that I paint come to me in manageable batches. That’s fine for me, as it helps my customers be able to spread out the costs of getting a large force painted. The only trouble is that I often do not get to see the whole force on the table together. Well, ...

Cake Toppers are Minis Too! 1

So, a little while ago I was commissioned to do something rather extraordinary: I was commissioned to convert and paint a set of cake toppers! The bride was to be a zombie, and the groom was to be a post apocalypse survivor with a gas mask. Truly, one of the greatest projects of all time. ...

Warmachine Mark II full rules are out of the bag!

Privateer Press have done something that I don’t think I’ve ever seen from a miniatures company. They have just released the full rules for their 2nd edition version of Warmachine (due to be released next January). You can download the full rulebook and complete stat cards as two separate PDFs from their website. From the ...

New Space Hulk Terminators

I recently finished a commission to do all of the terminators from Games Workshop’s new version of Space Hulk. The difference between the minis is night and day. Of course, I should expect that from the twenty year gap between the original Space Hulk and this new set. The minis fit together a little like ...

Tabletop Gaming News is looking for award jury members

Tabletop Gaming News has just announced that they are looking for jury members for their yearly awards. They want experienced miniatures enthusiasts who have the time to plod through product releases since December and nominate some of them to be voted on for the Reader’s Choice and Editor’s Choice awards. They’re hoping to add four ...

Avatars of War looking for feedback on the new Minotaur Lord

Avatars of War has released images of a new mini in progress on their forum. They’re currently looking for feedback on this mini: They’re looking to see if anyone has ideas regarding the armor this mini should be wearing, how much fur he ought to have, any possible weapon options he should have and where ...