Monday, October 17, 2011
The finishing line is in sight! As you can see, most of the products are up on the shelves. What a sight! With the retail side done, the guys at HAG can concentrate on the work area for students/ modelers. I am really looking forward to this. Finally a place in Singapore where local Gunpla/ Sci-Fi modelers can learn and exchange ideas, and most importantly, HAG hopes to foster Gunpla culture here and encourage and inspire people to take up this hobby.
Modeling lessons are also conducted at the new place by our big guy,Sam. Now, with more space, Leon, Eric and I will be playing our roles as mentors to the younger modelers. We are exploring the viability of lessons/ tutorials on specific/ special techniques on top of the basic courses by Sam. I think it is time to push the next generation of modelers up the ranks, don't you think so?
Oh, did I tell you about a lounge area for members/ visitors to chill out? Yes, HAG has set up an area just for that. We will also make reading materials/ reference books available.
As most of you may be aware by now that Hobby Art @ Work "HAW" will launch on 18 October 2011, next Tuesday.
For that day, the first three customers to spend S$188, S$88 and S$48 respectively will be entitled to free memberships worth just as much. Take note that this only applies to the first three customers to spend the respective amounts at HAW.
And for a limited period, the six-lesson basic gunpla course offered at HAW will be at S$200 dollars instead of the usual S$250.
There are still work to be done. And HAG folks are working around the clock and their socks off for this workshop. And thanks to them, Gunpla modelers may soon have a place they can call "home" :)
STAY TUNED GUYS!
HAW Hanger is still a Work-In-Progress!
Monday, October 10, 2011
I drop by the workshop today. The guys were busily assembling furniture. Now the workshop is beginning to take shape. I am looking towards the days when I can work on my projects here. Hobby Art @ Work will begin operating on the 18th of October 2011. This is next Tuesday! However the official launch is scheduled on the 5th of November.
Address: 12 Arumugam Road, #06-04
Lion Building B Singapore 409958
Operating hours: 12 pm to 8.30 pm
Take note guys! I will be posting more information on the shop this week so keep a lookout for it.
Assembly manual not an issue with us. We read countless ones lolxxx...
Shelves displaying the stocks. Here is definitely more spacious compared to Sunshine Plaza. A lot of standing room for people.
Listen up Bearguy lovers! I just receive news that November's Gunpla Expo @ Compass Point, Singapore will be featuring customized Bearguys at the event!
This is the chance for you to have your customized bearguy displayed at the event! All you need to do is to take front and rear photos of your kit and submit to 'firstname.lastname@example.org' by 28 October 2011. 30 entries will be selected and 3 best entries will get a exclusive expo limited edition Pink Bearguy! Please refer to the poster below for more information.
If you guys are not sure about customizing Bearguys, this will give you a hint. HAG organized a bearguy groupbuild a few months ago and it was a blast! So I suggest to guys to get cracking. Time is of the essence!
See you guys there!!!!
Sunday, October 9, 2011
2002 was the year I discovered Hobby Art Gallery (HAG). 10 years on, they are still going strong and if not, even stronger than before! I always have a special place for HAG as the folks there played a very important role in my hobby. But I leave this story for another post at another day as I have very exciting news to share with you guys.
Yes! HAG ver.2 is going coming! I always believe that this day will come and not a day too soon! With bigger space, they can finally set up a workshop. I always dream of a place where I can work on my models with the rest of the guys, do demos, set up focus groups on Gunpla etc. All of a sudden, Gunpla seems to be even more exciting than before.
Expect more things to come in the next few weeks. I will have more details of HOBBY ART @ WORK very soon. Meantime, thought I show you some pictures of HAG's "WIP".