My name is Philip Zwart, I am the co-founder of Supernova Studio with my wife Lindy. I am a hobby painter and scale modeller from Durban in South Africa. I have been building and painting scale models and miniatures on and off since I was about 10 years old. More recently I started playing modern board games and found that many of these games included fantastic tabletop miniatures that just demand to be painted. 

It was when I started painting finely detailed tabletop miniatures that I needed to move to paints fit for this purpose. 

So I started looking around for advice from the pros that post tutorials on the internet. Most of them recommended Vallejo paints, however, these were not readily available in South Africa. So, I bought a set of 72 Game Color paints from Amazon, it cost a small fortune to ship, but once I started using those I was hooked. I loved the dropper bottles, you can use exactly the quantity you need, no mess no waste, just easy. I found the consistency of the paints to be great and the pigment extremely fine. 

So that got me thinking, there must be many more hobby painters in SA who want to use the very best acrylic hobby paints on the market and so Supernova Studio was born. I convinced Lindy to quit her corporate job and start a new business from the ground up. She started the business small, working from home but quickly outgrew her small home office. Lindy's passion for customer service saw her rapidly build a stellar reputation in the art, craft and hobby industry.

We import directly from our suppliers so that we can keep our prices competitive. We buy in bulk and hold stock here so there is no delay on your order, and we also sell online so you can shop anytime you want. We carry the entire Vallejo range, over 2000 individual products so that you will find whatever you need and we get it to you fast.

Our business has grown rapidly to include several other high quality brands. Applying the philosophy of selling the products that we love, we hope you will love them too.

So go ahead, try Vallejo and add some colour to your world!


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