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Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2019 3:59 p.m. PST

These come through town now and again. What do you buy there that's of use to our hobby?

Winston Smith07 Jan 2019 4:09 p.m. PST

I haunt the Walmart section that sells that a lot.
Best thing is a flush cutting pliers, for doing head transplants on 28mm figures.
Back when I did a lot of GASLIGHT modeling, there was a lot of useful tchotchkes there.

Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2019 4:34 p.m. PST

All sorts of mini-tools, fine wire, magnifying loups… My wife makes jewelry, and I'm forever nicking her tools, especially a pair of pliers with non-scratch plastic jaws.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2019 6:42 p.m. PST

Some of the beads will resemble pots and liquid containers for ancient through colonial 25/28mm gaming. I have a small number of them for my colonial gaming, as seen in this village picture.



RittervonBek07 Jan 2019 11:58 p.m. PST

Drop pins of 50mm length are useful for replacing pikes spears flag poles etc.

Allen57 Supporting Member of TMP08 Jan 2019 8:36 a.m. PST

I have bought quartz and geodes useful for terrain. Some beads for scratchbuilding and a trinket or two to keep SWMBO tolerant of my huge junk pile.

Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2019 9:54 p.m. PST

Beads for scratchbuilding, faux coins for shields, decorations for buildings.
At one convention, I found a prehistoric Venus statuette to use as a fertility goddess for my cavemen.

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