Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Hobby Art Workshop Gundam Gallery HAW HAG

From word of mouth that Hobby Art Gallery 'HAG' had expanded and now runs a Gunpla workshop aka Hobby Art Workshop 'HAW' cum online shop. Not to confuse you guys, let me simply put it as Hobby Art Gallery 'HAG' is located @ No. 91 Bencoolen St, Sunshine Plaza #01-44 Singapore and their other branch Hobby Art Workshop 'HAW' is located @ No. 12 Arumugam Road Lion Building B #06-04 Singapore 409958. HAW is still opened daily to walk-in-customer from 12.30pm - 8pm as well as a model kits viewing gallery. I had the chance to speak to the owner, Mr Sam, who humbly explained that the store won't attain today's success if not for the support of Gunpla modelers. I meant local top tier Gunpla modelers like Eric, Kenny, Leon and even Sam.

The display of trophies are self explanatory and the artifacts at the gallery are the best evidences. I'm glad that I find time to visit to HAW and grateful that Sam welcomed me and I'm sure everyone else to appreciate the hobby, take pics and promote the shop as well as the hobby as a whole. Getting to HAW easier than I expected. Simply take the Circle Line MRT to MacPherson Station, proceed to Exit B and you would be able to see Lion Building, across the road. Look for Building B and take the lift to level 6. 


deSMOnd said...

Sam was my classmate when I was studying advertising art in Peace Centre :)

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> deSMOnd
It's no wonder people always say it's a small world like someone's friend is another one's friend : p

chrismandesign said...

totally agree with you, we should support the efforts of people who try to bring us the collectibles we are looking for, specially if they share our passion for the hobby, offering decent prices, kind and personalized attention or advice... in the e-commerce era, is difficult and expensive to manage a local business related with toys and collectibles... =)

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> Chrismandesign
I would say HAW is well established and supported by pros to keep this industries moving forward. A part from imparting skills, HAW has a reputation of reasonable pricing, in fact lower than most retails. I personally find the HAW cosy and interactive. I was drooling merely looking at the display, which most were renowned local entries from past GBWC and other various model kit competitions.

RiP666 said...

too much greatness in one post it even made me cry T-T
some of the work are so familiar to me even the last several years GBWC entry are there too.. OMG !!
its really really really bad to seeing all these sick work in one place LOL,, respect to the modelers.

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> RiP666
I like the shop cum gallery so much tag more than 100 pics were taken. A picture intense post as there are many drooling artifacts. Goes to show the strong bond and trist between these pro modelers and HAW / HAG. Going to a hobby shop like this is not just buying Gunpla but experiencing and interaction with excellent modeler such as Sam himself. It will be to smooth if the local Gunpla Community only cares so much of comparing prices.

Anonymous said...

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