Goblin Quest and Mistborn Sale

Garden Ninja Studios is having a sale on our Goblin Quest and Mistborn Miniatures lines. All Misborn and Goblin Quest miniatures are set at 30% off right now, and that includes the hand painted sets. This sale will last through the holidays until January 31. Goblin Quest Miniatures are based on the Goblin Quest Books ...

Garden Ninja is proud to announce a new licensed miniature for sale. Sergeant Schlock was sculpted by Melissa Mayhew and inspired by Schlock Mercenary by Howard Tayler. He’s available hand painted or with a patina finish, or as a plain pewter mini if you’d like to paint him yourself. As of this morning, we only ...

Privateer Press reveals plastic warjack kits

As Warmachine news goes, this one was pretty predictable. Ok, we all knew that this day was coming. Ever since the Bastions were first discovered as plastics, we all knew that soon there would be plastic warjack kits replacing the old kits. And then the Retribution heavy warjacks were all plastic kits with three variants ...

New Lt. Allister Caine miniature! 2

Ok, I love Warmachine, and I especially love Allister Caine. So I was excited to find out that they were doing a new sculpt of my favorite warcaster. But now I’ve seen it for myself. A dynamic pose for a dynamic warcaster. Anyway, check out Privateer Press’ gallery for a 360 view of him. Contact ...

On Painting Female Faces 3

Painting female faces is actually fundamentally different from painting male faces, and in some fairly strange ways. First off, imagine that you are designing the lighting for a big Hollywood film. Ok, now how do you light the rugged hero? He’s beat up, but he’s tough enough to get through it all. You go ahead ...

On Painting Male Faces

The face is an enormous part of painting the miniature. Our eyes are naturally drawn to the face, it is the most natural center of interest on almost any miniature. So it is worth going the extra mile and making the faces stand out. The problem with painting human faces is that we all know ...

Terrain Table 1

I recently got a commission to paint up the GW gaming table and some terrain pieces to go with it. The table is made up of 2×2 segments, making the whole table six feet by four feet. So, it is pretty big. The strangest thing about GW’s table is their use of skulls. Scattered about ...

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.