1. Copying kits is a crime that hurts original artists & producers. Help support your favorite artists by buying their original works. PlanetFigure will not tolerate any activities related to recasting, and will report recasters to authorities. Thank you for your support!

A call out to Aussie & New Zealander modellers

Discussion in 'General Figure Talk' started by Jamie Stokes, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    G'day all,
    Planet Figure serves many of us as either a secondary, or sometimes, primary, digital modelling club.

    Every now and then, sourcing supplies can be a bit fiddly for some of us (eg, printers inks, preferred putties, so on)

    So heres an idea; Name where you are and where you source your supplies from.

    The aim being to share info, and hopefully continue to build up the modelling community.

    Maybe we could even get a write up in Model art magazine too!


    Moved from Tasmania to Gippsland, Victoria. Figures I usually get from Ian Harries of Empire Hobbies, and some supplies I get from Gosford hobbies, NSW. Plus whatever I can scrounge up from the local Spotlight arts and crafts store.

  2. tonydawe A Fixture

    Good onya Jamie,

    Come on you sons of ANZAC, let's here from you!!

    I too purchase most of my figures through Ian Harries at Empire Hobbies, and those I can't get through Ian, I usually buy online from the manufacturers. Paints, brushes and other bit and pieces I buy from Stanbridges Hobby shop here in Perth.
  3. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Jamie I don't buy much other than paints & these come from local Games Workshops or art outlets.

    Just been stuck for bases & have hit up mates here to see what they have. John Belcher came through with a couple and I've got some on order from Steve Kirtley in the UK, though do baulk at having to send bits of wood round the world - carbon miles and all that ;-)

    Good luck in the quest,

  4. PHIL WALDEN Member

    Jamie, great wee thread,..made me think!!,mate l buy very little from hobby shops when it comes down to it,..l go through trade out lets for putty,sculpting tools l make myself, art and signwriters supply shops for my oils etc. l've not purchased paints for years..never buy brushes..looked after, they they dont wear out, bases my son Chris turns up for me, figures,l'd love to buy,some wonderful works out there, but will never get around to painting them, l enjoy sculpting so much,l do paint some of them, those l loose interest in sit on the shelf or l give away..its not that l'm a tight butt its that l just see my dollar in a different light...

  5. amcairns A Fixture

    The Magicsculp for my sculpting I get through Armsmodelit,they have an excellent service.As for paints,I usuall y get them either from Spotlight or the local modelshop.For sculpting tools,i tend to make my own or use a knitting needle of all things.
  6. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the input giys,
    every little bit helps the rest of us.

    What brands of paints do you get when you hit the local craft store?

    Jo Sonja, Winsor & Newton, like that?

  7. khorgor Member

    Hi mate, I'm from WA

    I buy georgian for my oils and citadel paints for my acrylics. I have a few vallejo paints as well.

    I get the oils from a art chain called Art Riot. Citadel paints I usually get from games world or toy world as they are closer to my house than GW :-P

    If I need laquers I go for Mr Colour. These are available in perth from the perth modelling centre.

    We are quite lucky in perth as all these paints are very easy to get your hands on.

    Sometime soon I'll buy some Alcad as well which is in stanbridges ;-)
  8. FigureLover A Fixture

    Hi ya Jamie,
    Being in Perth, most kits I get are from Empire Hobbies or online depending on exchange rate etc, buy a bit from Ebay as well I guess. Oil paints are Rowney-Georgian from any art stores that I come across, that also goes for the brushes and pastel chalkes as well. Hobby brand paints and putties are from Joondalup Hobbies or Stanbridges. I tend to make my own bases.
    The hobby scene is so small here that you tend to source your own supplies from various sources, than use one supplier.
  9. alamac Well-Known Member

    G'Day Guys.
    I also but from Empire Models and Naked Army,I but Citadel acrylics from games workshop in the city.Humbrol enamels from Mr toys at Springwood and my oils ( windsor & Newton )are from either Riot or Ekersleys art supplies in Brisbane city.
  10. silvana New Member

    I'm from Melbourne (VIC).

    I get my Vallejo paints from Eureka Miniatures in Hughesdale Victoria (they have the full range) www.eurekamin.com.au
    They are super friendly guys - have a great range of miniatures as well.
    I highly recommend them.

    I get sculpting tools from Australian Jeweller supplies www.ajsonline.com. They are in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney & Adelaide.

    My Winsor & Newton oil paints and brushes I get from West Art in Footscray.

  11. tonydawe A Fixture

    G'day Silvana,

    Welcome to Planet Figure. Great to have another Aussie here. Do you have any pics of your figures to share with us?
  12. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    also, Welcome, and Thanks for contributing!!!

    Hope to see some of your work soon!!

    (Actually, hope to see some of my work soon....)

    Cheers to all
  13. silvana New Member

    Thanks for the welcome - I recently moved house and will contribute photos once I unpack my models and take some shots.

    I have some old models shots that I'II post soon once I figure out how. :rolleyes:

  14. silvana New Member

    Some of my kits that I painted quite a few years ago.
    I hope the files are not too big.

    (My apologies to the Mods if I've posted this in the wrong place)

    Attached Files:

  15. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Look pretty good, Silvana!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Back to the supliers listings, with credit to Chas Young of W.A.

    Burfitts are a supplier of hobby & craft tools, with a website.

    for the more dedicated tools (such as high grade dental picks, arrow head scalers, etc) as well as other craft tools that manu y of us use for our puposes just becuase the darn thing works.

    Check it out, he has a sculpting set on special. May be of some interst to sculptors, or thse whise part time hobby is mobile dentistry. :D


Share This Page

planetFigure Links

Reviews & Open Box
Buy. Sell & trade
Link Directory

Popular Sections

Figure & Minis News
vBench - Works in Progress
Painting Talk
Sculpting Talk
Digital Sculpting Talk
The Lounge
Report Piracy

Who we are

planetFigure is a community built around miniature painters, sculptors and collectors, We are here to exchange support, Information & Resources.

© planetFigure 2003 - 2022.