I ordered a bunch of miniatures from Otherworld Miniatures in the United Kingdom. I had been interested in their stuff for a while but failed to order before the whole BREXIT thing took effect. So I figured this would be a good experiment to see how "ordering from the UK" works for folks in Europe now. Here are the basic facts for my order:
- May 25, 2021: Order filed and Paypal authorized for £54.50 GBP.
- June 8, 2021: Email confirming order is complete.
- June 17, 2021: Package arrives at my house around noon.
I am not complaining about anything here, the order wasn't urgent and no particular delivery date had been promised as far as I know. I do, however, want to point out that a June 1, 2021 email I had sent was completely ignored, so that wasn't great.
Here we go with the entirely predictable "unboxing" photos you've all been waiting for! First the outside...
|The package itself. Air mail? Fancy!|
Now the inside...
|Hmm... I guess I expected more?|
|I like the note. Good people.|
|No bottom padding. Sad.|
Finally, the contents...
|But everything seems to be okay.|
Everything seems to have arrived in good condition, despite my misgivings about the lack of all-around padding. Now the hard stuff begins: I am terrible at assembling miniatures. I mean I am even worse at painting them, but I usually only buy "one piece" miniatures because I know about my distinct lack of skills. Oh well, wish me luck! Now where's that glue...?