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Announcing our 2018 Painting Competition Winners!


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Our judges had their work cut out for them scoring the amazing finalists in our 2018 Tabletop Gaming Painting Competition.

Now it's time to see who our well deserved winners are, as well as to check out the runner ups…

Single Figure Winner: Robert Sakaluk

Firstly we have to apologise to Robert for almost missing this entry in the judging process, which would have been a huge shame as it took out the category! Robert's Ork Warboss is a fantastic example of the use of colour to catch the eye and draw interest to the different parts of the model.

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Warhammer 40K Kill Team Diaries: Building Skitarii


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Welcome to our Warhammer 40,000 Kill Team Diaries. For this series we have some fantastic guest bloggers, Jonas and Aidan, on board to document building and painting the two kill teams in the new Warhammer 40K Kill Team Boxed Set.

Let's check in first with Jonas, who is working on the Skitarii.

Building the Skitarii

I made a straightforward job of what could’ve been a project involving more obvious conversions, more customisation, perhaps even more fun. I ended up building them exactly as per instructions though. With only little spare time at hand, I wanted them done fast and well – prioritising care of assembly over unique modelling choices.

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A Tale of Six Warlords Part 2: Initial Steps


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It's time to catch up once again with our salty newbies as they take their first tentative steps into the world of Age of Sigmar.

David- Apes of Sigmar

Having previously painted up the Stormcast Eternals from the original Age of Sigmar starter set I had a bit of a head start on the rest of the boys, already having a solid core of units painted and based.

So I've been working away at painting up all the Soul Wars Stormcasts in the same colour scheme and have been making good progress.

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Let's start collecting Tomica Die-cast series

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Tomica is the line of die-cast toy vehicles produced since 1970 by Takara Tomy Co. of Japan. Tomica can be thought of as the Matchbox Toys of Japan – but focuses mainly on Japanese domestic car brands from Toyota, Nissan, Honda to Mitsuoka .

In 1970, there was only available the standard scale miniature car produced by Diamond pet and Model pet , and some other small scale miniature cars were imported by foreign brands.

Looking at this situation, Tomica was released as a full-scale small scale die cast car of Japan domestic cars.

Tomica used to refer to the “match box”, which was the main products of small scale mini cars at the time. The scales of cars are mixed and the size of the box is unified, replacing the new lineups by numbering. Using a technique named “HOT STAMP” pressing the aluminium foil for representation of chrome wheel (or wheel cap), suspension mechanism using leaf spring, thin tire, and opening and closing action such as door, bonnet hood, trunk etc, these are all based on the match box.

Also they had main theme
“Japanese diecast mini-cars for Japanese children”
Molded on Japanese domestic vehicles,that come in sizes that fit easily in the palm of a child hands.

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Future releasing announcement from Bandai! -Gunpla,Figure-Rise Series


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Bandai Announced their future releasing Products -Gunpla,Figure Rise series in August and September 2018

【August 2018】

RG 1/144 Sazabi

The biggest gimmick 1/144 Gundam Model Kit ever!
As well as the mechanism on the original animation setting, various gimmicks that can reproduce the posing in the scene, and the original elements unique to the RG series have been condensed to 1/144 scale!
  1. High detailed representation of the mobile suit from the series
  2. High range of motion allow for the recreation of a variety of poses from the movie
  3. Carefully crafted lifelike gimmicks


  • Beam Shot Rifle x1
  • Beam Tomahawk x1
  • Beam Saber x2
  • Shield x1
  • Funnel x6
  • Missile x1
  • Realistic decals
  • Instruction manual

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【September 2018】

HG 1/144 Moon Gundam

‘Forbidden Universal Century’,Moon Gundam leading to “Mobile Suits Gundam: Char's Counte­rattack” is now appeared in HG Series!
The main unit of “Mobile Suit Gundam Moon Gundam[MANGA]” which is publishing in popular monthly magazine “Gundam A” is reproduced 3-D dimensionalised with HG! The design related to popular Mobile Suits, Sazabi's genealogy and a range of motion beyond the limits of HG has been reproduced!
  • Psycho Plate
  • Beam Tomahawk
  • Beam Rifle
  • Butterfly Edge (x2)
  • Display base

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Magic: The Gathering available now at our Millwater Showroom!


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That's right folks, the hobbies product range which we've received the most requests for over the years is finally arriving- Magic: The Gathering is now available at our Millwater showroom both to purchase and to play.

We have a great range of Magic The Gathering boosters, bundles, Planeswalker Decks & more available to order over the counter and a huge range of accessories like card sleeves, deck boxes and playmats in our warehouse ready for onsite pickups.

Right next to our Tabletop Gaming room we also have a dedicated Trading Cards gaming space, currently set up for 12 players, and we have space available for larger events as well.

Our pickup hours are between 8.30am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday, and 9am to 3pm on Saturday and Sunday. Pickups are not available on public holidays.

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Be in to win a 22K Gold handled Champion Golden Brush!


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That's right folks, the inside weather is here which means that it is once again time to get your brushes and paints ready to enter our 2018 Tabletop Gaming Painting Competition, brought to you in association with The Army Painter.

So let's take a look at how you can take part in this great hobby event and be in to win a share of over $800 worth of prizes including a 22K Gold handled Champion Golden Brush…

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Warhammer Age of Sigmar: A Tale of Six Warlords


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The release of Warhammer Age of Sigmar 2nd Edition this past weekend means that now is the perfect time to try out gaming in the Mortal Realms.

So we've put together an elite crew of salty grognards for whom the initial release of Ae of Sigmar back in 2015 didn't grab their interest but have now succumbed to the temptation of all the shiny new miniatures, high-fantasy background and round-based madness.

Thus the Tale of Six Warlords begins, as our intrepid generals embark on a quest to grow small Age of Sigmar armies to begin a Season of War- Firestorm campaign and grow their skills and forces in order to seek the eternal glory of the wooden spoon at a full sized AOS tournament.

So let's met our players and check out their army choices…

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