As you know, or possibly don’t know, Monster Hobbies was a victum of the High River Flood of 2013.
Well, some time has passed and I am currently waiting for my store to get rebuilt.
In the meantime, the town of High river has allowed me to open my shop up, temporarily, in my basement.
Here’s some progress pictures of my work so far :
The Hobbit, Warhammer Fantasy, Army Books and Warhammer 40K. I need to get more 40K items, but this is a great start.
A full rack of Citadel Paints, brushes and dice waiting for you!
The tools needed to get the job done. Sprue cutters, paint sets, spray paints and glue.
More pictures to come!:hat off
Have you got a nice attic? 'Cause basements … well the last one got wet
Last Thursday, at the High River Farmer’s Market, Lisa Murphy, the Media and Exhibits manager at Spruce Meadows was there and she approached me and offered me a booth for their upcoming Master’s Horse Jumping Competition. Also, Telus, the Canadian Telephone Company, is going to cover the cost of the booth as a “Good Will” jester for the businesses wiped out by the flood.
I will be vending from a 10’ x 10’ booth in the Master’s Marketplace on the following days :
Wednesday 4 Sept 11:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday 5 Sept 11:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 6 Sept 11:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday 7 Sept 10:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday 8 Sept 10:00am - 6:00pm
The Spruce Meadows Marketplaces consist of the Gallery on the Green and Riding Hall and are our indoor retail space offered for exhibits at this tournament. Their locations allow guests of Spruce Meadows a place to shop as well as respite from the competitions and elements. Average attendance for this tournament is 217,649 fans over the five days that the exhibits are open.
This is probably the biggest event I have ever been to as a store!
Here’s the link to the Spruce Meadows page : http://www.sprucemeadows.com/exhibitor/ex_view_event.jsp?id=58
Good you’re back to business!!!
No blooody flood can stop a real Chaos Dwarf!!!
Crickey’s its huge, no need to worry about rain. Good Luck on the days, that is a great thing for you.
Thanx guys…and no…I couldn’t cram people in my suitcase sized attic!
Good that you are back and that your dream of your own Fantasy-Shop is still alive!
All the best and many generous customers! :cheers
Thank you Zanko! Well, I’m starting from scratch again. What I really need is walk-in traffic.
Today I sold some model rail road items, so that wasn’t bad!
Think I’ll try bringing these mugs to the next Farmer’s Market.
Looks like a great space!
Looks like a great space!
I completely agree. it looks like a wonderful space. It has a kinda of "secret, basment, exclusive" feel to it. As if you are buying a stash of military grade equipment. I love it. It makes our hobby appear even "cooler" than what it already is.
Thanx! And here I thought that the exposed furnace ducts and plumbing pipes made the place look unfinished.:hat off
Honestly dude, if I still lived in Calgary I’d have been down to visit and make some purchases already. I looked up the driving time a few weeks ago from Saskatoon just to jog my memory, but alas it’s just too far of a drive to pop in
I can always ship stuff out. Let me know if there’s anything you like and we can talk.
In case you guys are interested, here’s a little photo story of how we are cleaning up the plastic model kits! Enjoy: