Store Addition: SPELLCROW

We recently have decided to bring in some Spellcrow. If you are not sure what Spellcrow is; have a look here

http://www.spellcrow.com/

I have had an eye on Spellcrow for quite a while. They started just doing conversion bits but have not moved to making their own IP which is great.

Spellcrow have terrain and miniatures, a move to expand from their conversion bits base.

There isn’t such a huge miniature mod culture in Malaysia but these are perfect for the few who do it almost religiously.

From orc head variants to the space soldiers from the different evil space gods you could find something for the converting enthusiast.

Some samples to check out

Salamander or Dragon style shoulder pads for Space Knights

Noise Weapons for Demonic Space Knights

Hatch Door for Plague Infected Knights

WW2 Sandbag Emplacement

World War 2 is currently very popular in most of the gaming clubs and stores in KL. For a long time Flames of War was rather popular but 15mm gaming has made way for 28mm.

The store currently stocks Warlord Games miniatures and some Rubicon Models. The rulesets we currently stock include Operation Squad (still in stock), Rules Of Engagement and Bolt Action. Rules and miniatures, require some terrain to play over and at the moment we get by with stocking Renendra Terrain, 4Ground pieces and Warlord Games’ war gaming terrain. There is always a need for some more terrain for the table.

While browsing at the local convenience store, I found myself a pack of plastic soldiers that came with some bits of terrain. I bought them and left them in the store room. That is until I found them while looking for something else.

Looking through the bag, I chose the most obvious and simple three to compose a quick terrain piece. These three looked quite nice.

The base used an old compact disk. I used tissue to give some kind of texture for the dry muddy ground I wanted to create.

Matt Black Spray

…and then some Skeleton Bone Spray for the sandbags.

I used Army Painter’s Uniform Grey for the box and the oil drum.

After that is was a small matter of digging through my basing library for different types of earthy bases.

It took 30 mins to finish once I sat down to do the basing but the actual piece took a few weeks simply because I was not sure what approach to use.

Mantic Elf Bowmen Regiment

 

It felt like any other Monday. I would open the store start painting, the boys would shamble in and I’d get some figures done.

I wanted to increase the size of my Mantic Elf army so I pulled the Mantic Bowmen box from the shelf and mentally prepared myself for the few hours. I needed these elves for my 500pt Kings Of War army; these and two spearmen troops would get me there. Get the army done and worry about the opponents later.

So cracked the box open, clipped the sprue for he first few elves when, to my dismay, I found I was out of super glue. Urgh…… so the process stopped as i got up to look for another tube.

I generally have a few tubes lying around for emergencies like this, but I could not find any.

I get my super glue from a stall at the local night market. 3 packs of 4 pieces each for only RM1 (slightly more than USD1). SO where were these 12 tubes?

It took a while but i finally found a few more tubes, some were even unopened. All were already hard from the inside.

Super glue has always been a difficult topic in the store. I use to bring superglue in from different manufacturers. Super glue would be use as plastic glue (much to the dismay of many a modeller) it would be used as glue for metals as well. In fact, we have modellers at the store who don’t even pin their models, they just keep adding the glue until it holds. We use a lot. But we use a lot when we are modeling, during the painting part these tubes are left to the side and they all end up drying up.

To properly keep a tube of superglue, i was told, was to keep it in the fridge. Another hobbyist recommended standing the tubes upright. These were all tested but after a while they all dried up. This makes it very difficult to hold superglue as part of my stock as we actually had bottle dry on the shelf. So it was expensive to stock.

These days i just recommend the cheap quick use variety. You pop them open, use them, keep them as best you can but when it dries the level of frustration is only comparable the your skill at trying to throw it into the bin from where you sit.

Next Monday is the night market, time to stock up.

Happy Malaysia Day 2016

Happy Malaysia Day to all!

I am currently in Sabah celebrating it. Malaysia Day is a commemorative day to celebrate when the establishment of the Malaysian federation. This federation marked the joining together of Malaya, North Borneo, Sarawak and Singapore in 1963

We have quite a few customers from Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore and we get along so so well. This was the early spirit of the federation, a celebration of kinship. Singapore left Malaysia in 1965 but for me, it’s that one time when we all together as one.

Heading out for a morning drive.

WARLORD GAMES arrived at WGS

Warlord Games have finally come to Malaysia. Here at WGS we are very PROUD to have their products on our shelves.

Warlord Games covers the Black Powder Period, Ancients and WW2.  The figures released and stocked by Warlord range in at about 28mm and a large part is made from plastic. Here at the shop we have a good selection on what they have and you are all very welcome to visit the store and have a look.

The shop will begin to venture deeper into historical gaming with Warlord after DBA has held the flag infront of the rest of the misc rulesets and games that have graced our table.

So here’s a warm welcome to them and to you hopefully a gateway to new joys on the battlefield.

Huzzah!!

MANTIC GAMES arrives at WGS

WGS is proud to announce that we are now stocking MANTIC GAMES on our shelves. These miniatures are not only extremely cheap in comparison to other fantasy plastics but also boast some really great sculpts!!!

MANTIC GAMES have also released their first FREE game called KINGS OF WAR which we will be demoing in the months to come.

Don’t take my word for it, drop by the store and have a look for yourselves.