29/06/2020 at 17:24 #139135
Not sure precisely where this question belongs, so ‘General’ it is. Feel free to move if necessary.
If all goes right, I’m moving to Stavanger next month (At last! I was originally meant to move in March.). For various reasons, I won’t be moving lock, stock and barrel yet, so I won’t be packing up my games room and taking the lot with me. However, I am planning on getting some of my unpainted lead pile shipped out to me, so that I have something to do beyond visiting every Viking site in Rogaland. So, two questions:
- What are my options for getting painting supplies there, so I don’t have to pack up and ship my paints, brushes, etc at this stage?
- Are there any wargames clubs in Stavanger? (I’m already aware of a bunch of boardgames clubs, but I am looking for something more hardcore)
On the clubs front, I have zero interest in GW output, and little interest in 28mm gaming unless someone else is staging the game. Beyond that, I am fairly flexible, as gaming is mainly a social thing for me.29/06/2020 at 19:25 #139141Truls Engebakken-FjellParticipant
Norway is mostly a desert when it comes to historical wargaming. In the big cities you might find a general “nerd” store that sells 40k and such. They did try and sell various plastic sets from Perry and warlord in Oslo many years back. And it was basically me and two other guys who bought it. No interest otherwise. A couple of guys do mange to game in Oslo, some 20mm chain of command. There is also a store in Oslo that deals Plastic soldier company 15mm sets.
In Stavanger I have no ideas.
Paint wise you might find some GW paints and some Vajello paints.
The only paint I buy in Norway is some particular GW paints and primers(as they can’t be shipped by plane)
99% of all my hobby stuff is bought online from mostly UK and Europe, and now you can look forward to that nice 25% VAT plus fee you have to pay on everything brought outside of Norway (except Ebay that has a deal and so you pay the 25% on Ebay)
I have gotten some miniatures through with out the VAT and fee. But I think it’s mostly because those packages has been shipped as “letters” and the customs people are overworked so some slip through)
I know one guy who is originally Scottish, living not terribly far from Stavanger, painted some fantastic 15/18mm Napoleonics. Not sure if he still paints/or games.29/06/2020 at 20:48 #139156
Thanks, Truls. That’s all good to know, and helps me plan. Am I right in thinking that items sent as ‘gifts’ with a value less than 1000kr are not picked up for tax? I’m thinking here of things I already have that I can get my other half to post to me.30/06/2020 at 08:56 #139181Truls Engebakken-FjellParticipant
I don’t know, if you make it clear it’s your own stuff it should be fine(if they believe you)30/06/2020 at 09:39 #139186
Thanks, I guess I shall find out. This would be a whole lot easier if we were making the move in just one go. Ah well, I can fill my suitcase with gaming stuff for now and just wear all my clothes on the plane! 🙂
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