Oracle Dragon Spotted!

A few years ago, a smaller miniatures company called Valiant Miniatures had a very neat idea for an outstanding miniature. They marketed it as “the biggest damn mini ever” and made it into a limited edition resin kit. Then they unveiled Viszeralyn- the Oracle Greater Dragon. This miniature stands two feet tall, making most of ...

Classic Praetorian Guard

I have a thing for classic minis. I’m not sure that I understand it all myself. I mean, for the most part, mini quality has risen over time, and most “classic” miniatures need a little more attention to make them pop out. When I received a commission to do Praetorian Guardsmen, I was very excited. ...

Iron Kingdoms Un-official Announcement-like-thing! 2

With the recent excitement over Paizo’s Pathfinder RPG (it sold out of its first print run entirely) there has been some talk about whether or not Privateer Press’ Iron Kingdoms setting will turn to Pathfinder. The Iron Kingdoms setting is also the setting for Warmachine and Hordes, but the RPG used the Dungeons and Dragons ...

Magnetic Tau

I did a little Warhammer 40,000 project recently in Tau. One of the crisis suits is featured here: One interesting thing about this guy is that his weapons and equipment are all magnetized. My client provided the magnets, and I assembled this suit and his comrades with fully magnetized weaponry. It takes a good deal ...

Miniatures lines and Videogames

Privateer Press has recently announced that a Warmachine vidoegame is in the works. I’m not sure how much of a surprise this is. After Gamebryo used the Warmachine IP for their Lightspeed technical demo, the guys at Privateer Press were already talking about Warmachine and Hordes videogames. As of right now, I don’t know that ...

No Quarter Magazine Competition Winner

I rather like No Quarter Magazine- Privateer Press’ bi-monthly magazine supporting Warmachine, Hordes and the Iron Kingdoms Roleplaying game. About two years ago, they started having a painting competition in each issue, and every painting competition had a different theme and different rules. Some months are extremely competitive, and others are less so, based on ...

Something from my childhood 1

So, I joined the many who were not surprised to see Space Hulk come out of Games Workshop’s mystery box. GW’s just never been very good at keeping a secret. What I was surprised to see is just how beautiful they’ve made the game look. These are easily the most beautiful terminators that we’ve ever ...

Minion Warlock: Wrong Eye and Snapjaw

I recently finished a commission for a couple Hordes miniatures by Privateer Press. Here is Wrong Eye and Snapjaw. For Snapjaw’s belly, I used P3’s Ordic Olive highlighted using Midlund flesh. On his back scales, I highlighted the Ordic Olive with the oh so bright Iosen green and darkened it using several brown glazes (following ...

Welcome to the Garden Ninja Studios Blog

Welcome to Garden Ninja Studios, the source for your table top painting and sculpting needs. We are currently accepting commissions. Please check out our forum and gallery and email us about your project. Watch here for photos of our recent studio projects and links to painting tutorials and other cool stuff. Contact us at Garden ...