If you are used to other handles you will notice The Hobby Holder is quite different in the way that it holds your miniatures. It uses screw bottle caps to secure the miniature to its base.
All you need to do is screw a bottle cap onto the base and click on the handle and you're ready to go. Bottle caps are are easy to come by and cheap!
You have several options of attaching the miniature to the cap either glue pinning or in my case blue tac. There is also plenty of room under each cap to insert a magnet if that’s your preferred method.
As for handling, having the handle positioned upwards gives you a support for your painting hand, allowing you more stability for painting small details. I also found i could use it at certain angles to paints straight lines.
The handle itself is handy for holding the miniature at weird angles for painting. You can also turn it upside down to get into the hard to reach areas on the underside of your models.
Game Envy also sent the the ergonomic grip which offers an greater control and especially comfort on your hands. I have painted over 1000 10mm and 15mm scale miniatures using this handle alone, and for avoiding hand cramp it has been a godsend for my work..
Overall, The Hobby Holder fits well into an already crowded marketplace. Price wise it sits in the middle of the pack above the likes of Citadel Handle or Garfys excellent get a grip, however the ease of switching models out by screwing bottle caps on means you really only need the one of theses handles for batch painting, compared to the 20 plus citadel handles in my drawer.
For me this past month The Hobby Holder has truly been a life changer. It gave me greatly improved comfort while painting, this was especially important to me whilst recovering from several fractures in my hand. I would highly recommend the Hobby Holder every mini painter whether they are starting out or professional.
Check out a more detailed review in the video below!
Disclaimer: I initially contacted Game Envy Creations from one of their ads on facebook. After several questions about the product they kindly reached out and kindly offered to send me a handle for review for free.