Best Hobby Store in Hamilton
Welcome to Tistaminis, a proud Canadian owned and operated hobby store in Hamilton, Ontario. We are a premium model store stocking the biggest selection of the fascinating products for hobbyists.Show More
Our extensive collection of craft and hobby items are for all ages and abilities. We make it easy and convenient for everyone to find everything they need for their gaming and miniature painting needs at one online destination.
We regularly enhance and update our stock of hobby supplies to make new additions for every game and hobby lover who visits our website. From airbrush stencils, basing materials, brushes, magnets, spray paints and much more, we stock a comprehensive range of supplies to satisfy every customer’s needs.
Realize your unique, creative vision with quality hobby art supplies.
Buy Hobby Supplies With Confidence
Tistaminis assure our customers that its panel of experts research the market to bring you the best and latest hobby products and that too at the most competitive prices. You do not have to look for any other hobby shop in Hamilton after visiting our store once!
Exceptional Customer Service
Tistaminis is all about quality hobby products and exceptional customer service. With exciting hobby supplies that are easy to stock and manage, we will get every order we receive processed and dispatched quickly.
Despite the growing popularity of our products, most supplies are adequately stocked in our hobby store in Hamilton to meet the spike in demand, especially around Christmas.
We strive for 100% customer satisfaction. Generally, we don’t receive many complaints, and those we get are resolved in no time. With access to a great customer support team, you’ll get everything you need to make the most of Warhammer and other speciality games.Show Less
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the difference between hobby paint and acrylic paint?
Hobby paint has been specifically formulated to work optimally on plastic models, as well as to be mixed with other colours. Using generic acrylic paints is not recommended as they can be much thicker in substance, which will result in the loss of details on your models. It is always recommended to use the proper hobby supplies in order to not ruin your expensive models. Why spend a lot on the plastic model but skip out on quality paints?
2. Does Hobby paint come in acrylic, oil or watercolours?
Hobby paint generally comes in acrylic form, although there are some oil versions (Check out Abteilung).
3. Where can I buy hobby paint?
Tistaminis offers a wide variety of acrylic paints from various ranges such as: Army Paint, Vallejo, Games Workshop, Formula P3, Abteilung, Green Stuff World, AK Interactive, and Coat'D Arms. Whatever your preference may be, Tistaminis offers a wide selection of choices and options to choose from.
4. What hobby paints does Tistaminis recommend?
We personally like to lean towards recommending Vallejo paints as our go-to acrylic paints. There are 3 main reasons for this:
- Wide selection and variety of colours
- Affordable, at under $5.00 a pot
- Come in dropper bottles for ease of use and preserving the paint.
5. Why would I use Hobby paint instead of professional paint?
Hobby paints are specifically designed for hobby models. Professional paint is not designed to go on to hobby miniatures which consist of fine details. Using professional paint may result in the loss of detail.
6. Can I use Hobby Paint by its self as a basing material?
Hobby paint can be used to paint your bases, but it is normally recommended that you use texture-based products such as those from Vallejo or AK Interactive for this purpose. Reason being these offer realistic 3d textures to your bases as opposed to just a colour.