However, things are back on track now after a visit to the Paraparaumu Beach Pharmacy and Scott Bowmans new Hobby Corner. Scott's a local gamer whose had a strong presence in the FOW and LoTR communities for some time, I had an absolute stunner of a FOW match against him at my last FOW tournament. Anyway Scott took over the Kapiti pharmacy and then promptly added a Hobby Corner, which expanded into a Hobby wall and is now threatening to take over the whole Pharmacy (which it should). He's stocking a wide range of manufacturers - Mantic, Warlord Games, GW, Army Painter, Vallejo, Perry Miniatures, Woodland Scenics, FFG and more - and is filling a large hole in the local gaming community which has suffered from an absence of hobby stores in recent years. We do have a good GW set up in Wellington and a few other small niche retailers but thats it.
He's already getting great support from gamers up and down the country so I dropped by last week to re-stock my paint supplies. A couple of hundred dollars later and I was finally able to base and undercoat my Deathwatch. If your in the area drop by and see him or join the Facebook group as he is more than happy to start posting stuff out and has started a really good loyalty scheme for repeat customers.
|My painting work for the next month or so...|