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Get Involved With Your Children

Posted by monsterhobbies on January 25, 2012 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Get Involved With Your Children

Some of my best childhood memories came from the time I spent with my father when I was in the Cub Scouts program. This was back in 1983 when I was 9 years old.


It was announced one night at the Cub Scout meeting that the Wolf Pack would be building Pine Cars and racing them down a long wooden track to compete for prizes. There was a short demonstration and everyone purchased a Kub Kar Kit, which included a square block of wood, plastic wheels and metal axels.


Since I was interested in classic racing cars of the past, my Dad and I agreed that we would turn the square block into a 1932 Bugatti race car.


My father and I worked on our pine car together every day after he returned home from work. Just a few short hours a night every day for a week, we carved, sanded and painted our pine car, anxiously awaiting the day of the big race. Would this car be the winner? We were hopeful, but unsure.


When we finished the car, there was still a good week left before the night of the race. My Dad had the idea that we should build another Pine Car and I choose the design. This time around, I decided on the 1911 Indy 500 winner, The Marmon Wasp. With only a week left before the race, we feverously built that car. With a final coat of red paint, a copper exhaust pipe off the side and a “31” number decal on the side of the car (For the 31st Capilano Wolf Pack), we were ready to enter this car.


Race night came and the Bugatti didn’t do so well. However, after many “Heats” with the other cars of the Wolf Pack, the Marmon Wasp crossed the finish line in first place. We had won the winner’s trophy!


Nowadays, the times have changed. The Pine Car Rally is no longer a “Father and Son” event as the Scout movement is now co-ed. This means that fathers can build the cars with daughters and mothers can join in the fun with their sons. Also, the Pine Car Rally is getting picked up by the church groups too, so it no longer is exclusive to the Scout Movement, like it was in 1983.


Why not get involved with your children in this amazing event? Build lasting memories together and just have fun. The great memories of the time I spent with my father back in 1983 will last my entire life. Will you do the same for your children?


Trevor Ursulescu

Monster Hobbies.

P.S. You can get some pre-cut Pine Cars at Monster Hobbies in High River.

Santa Claus Parade Fri Dec 2nd.

Posted by monsterhobbies on November 29, 2011 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

This Friday is the local Santa Claus Parade and Moonlight Madness. Everything in stock will be 20% off for the night. Come in after the parade and see what we have in stock!

New items on their way!

Posted by monsterhobbies on November 22, 2011 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (1)

Hi everyone!

A new group of people have started to play the 1/72nd scale Rapid Fire WW2 game at Monster Hobbies.

To accomodate the group, I have placed a HUGE order for WW2 Millitary figures from Hat, Italeri, Ceasar Miniatures, Revell Germany, Airfix, Valiant, and many others. These items include the Willy's Jeep, Russian T-34 tanks, British Achillies tank, Bristol Bloodhound Missle Launcher, German PZK PKW IV Ausf.J, Italian Semovente M40 da 75/18 and many others.

We also have the entire line of Bare Metal Foil products for the car modeler and Milliput Modeler's Putty, a new plastic putty for our store. Apparently, you can sculpt figures with it. 

Finally, we have just placed an order with Games Workshop to become a Range 1 stockist for Warhammer Fantasy. This means that Monster Hobbies will carry 2 of each core warrior box set as well as the Hobby Starter Sets, GW Figure Case, GW Plastic Glue, Island of Blood Starter Set and the Current White Dwarf Magazine. I also ordered 5 packs of Green Stuff.

All items should be arriving in the next 2 weeks. I will update as they arrive.

Home Page Updates!

Posted by monsterhobbies on November 16, 2011 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi everyone!

I made some home page updates on my web site that should help clarify the process of the Secure-Pay system we use on this web site.

I also added a button where you can make a donation to Monster Hobbies if you wish.

Hopefully these updates will help things out.

Trevor Ursulescu

Monster Hobbies

Looking for people to play Rapid-Fire!

Posted by monsterhobbies on November 15, 2011 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi everyone!

A few of us are going to start playing the WW2 miniature game - Rapid-Fire at Monster Hobbies on Saturdays. We will have a model building session to help interested people with their models as well as have some time to go over the rules.

If you want to come this Saturday, you're more than welcome!

There will be 3 new people starting on their forces. I will also bring some army lists and the "Rules for Rookies" so that everyone will have a copy. Some of the players are actual Canadian Army Veterans, so this will be an interesting experiance for all!

In the meantime, please enjoy this video. this is the army I built last year.

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Monster Hobbies hits over 11,000 views!

Posted by monsterhobbies on November 14, 2011 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

We finally broke the 11 000 mark!

Glad so many people like us!

New items (as well as old items) will be uploaded soon!

Monster Hobbies Build A Monster winning models announced!

Posted by monsterhobbies on November 12, 2011 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)

I have finally finished judging the monster models for this year's contest!

I would like to thanjk everyone who entered. This year it was hard to pick the winners as there were so many excellent entries.

Check them out here :

Hope to see you all here next year as we do it all again!

Trevor Ursulescu

Monster Hobbies

Remembering our Veterans

Posted by monsterhobbies on November 11, 2011 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

As today is November 11th, our store will be closed for the day. We will open tonight @7 for Games Night.

Monster Hobbies wishes to thank the Veterans for their sacrifices.

More Testor's Paint Chips Uploaded!

Posted by monsterhobbies on November 6, 2011 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)

I spent 2 hours on the computer tonight uploading more of the Testor's paint colours that we have in stock in the store.  There is 12 more to go before I have listed them all!

I have some paint that Testor's no longer makes, like the Flourescent Neon Pink and Flame Orange colours that I'll have to confirm the quantity and item number on before I put them on the web site. I will also have to find a suitable set of paint chips for these paints as there isn't a current "Smartie" for them.  

Take a look at them here :

Testor's paint and glue on it's way!

Posted by monsterhobbies on November 6, 2011 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Julie put in a HUGE order for Testor's paints and glue. They should be shipping it on Monday, so I imagine it will be here by Thursday. I have been slowly entering in the colours on our new "Paint and Glue" web page on this forum.