Hobby Fortress - The New Shop

Sunday, 24 April 2011 ·




Just a quick one for you. Here is the new shop that will be opening in the next few months at Grimston Steet in Hull. As you can see I have started to set up how the shop will operate and with a lot more work we may start to see products appearing on the shelves and things actually getting sold.

I will mainly be concentrating on our main gaming areas in the club. Roleplaying, GW, Flames of War, Privateer Press and some historical models along with modelling ad painting equipment as well as a few magazines.

What sort of products would you like to see in the shop?

Thanks

GrimJaw

13 comments:

Shane said...
24 April 2011 at 18:40  

It's coming on nicely Ross. Looking forward to handing over all of my hobby funds to ya ;)

Gideon said...
24 April 2011 at 21:34  

Alan was assembling some plastic 1/100 scale WW2 tanks that I'd be interested in. They were cheap too. ;)

Drax said...
24 April 2011 at 21:35  

oooh, somewhere new to spend money.

i think keep it simple to begin with.

build up a cushion with the more commonly needed items then work from there.

need a shopkeep?

Shane said...
25 April 2011 at 09:28  

Join the queue Drax! ;)

Mart said...
25 April 2011 at 14:35  

wow exciting... you have the till as well!

I would like to see as much as you can stock really.. love looking round shops with interesting bits you only see on the web. But I guess stocking the obvious stuff is probably the priority for now... good work!

Drax said...
25 April 2011 at 19:51  

by the way, i take it that since other than searching google for links that go nowhere, the only online presence for Blue Boar is on this blog, that it has ceased trading?

GrimJaw said...
26 April 2011 at 08:23  

I have no idea regarding Blue Boar I have not heard from him for months.

Luke said...
26 April 2011 at 16:39  

Shop looks like its coming along well and I look forward to being able to give my cash to a local gaming store instead of ones from further afield.

Top wish list / impossible ideas for the store:
1. Privateer Press - Warmachine/Hordes Miniatures
2. Reaper Paints - incredibly hard to get a hold of in the UK but are fantastic paints
3. KR Multicases - great cases, wish Id found them years before I did
4. I imagine a fridge with cold drinks would sell well while the club is on
5. Itd be great to have something similar to guest ales that you get in many pubs. Either guest companies, sculptors, games etc - Im not sure how well smaller companies would respond to the idea but if they could put up some stock for sale once a month in the store it could help ensure there was always something new and interesting to come in and look at which would be beneficial for both independent companies and the store.
6. Display case for the club - regular rotation of stuff whether its competition winners, inspiration for new ranges etc. its always nice to see well painted miniatures in amongst the cardboard boxes and blisters.

Good luck, can't wait to see what you do with it.

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