These lairs of cuteness are usually decorated in a way suggesting they are aimed at XIX-century girls. Don't let this fool you! They often stock strange materials and oddly shaped objects that will solve your modelling problems
Wooden balls from an art&craft hobby store
There is not really much more to it, I just felt it is important to remind fellow hobbyists that such places exist and visiting them will not make you unmannly in any way.
Taking down notes seems to be a must when you have hundreds of paints to choose from. But it takes time and the notes can be easily lost over time. There is another, quick and secure way however: snapshots taken with your phone that are kept in a dedicated album. »
Did you think the jewellery section of the retail giant is not for a grimdark hobbyist like you? Think again! If you search for steampunk gears you may find top quality bits that can be purchased cheaply by the bagful. »