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Model storage

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Hi

I'm looking at storing most of my collection of completed models.

Any tips on types of containers or other tips that might be good for this?

I'm also open to selling or giving some away. Any tips on posting models?

Thanks!

Mark

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Very timely, Mark. I'm in a similar situation. Much of my collection is currently displayed in three Ikea Bertby units but this situation may have to change in 2018 with the fact that I will be moving to rental accommodation. Not sure a landlord would take too kindly to me drilling holes in his walls. Maybe I can rig up some free-standing frame? Transportation of the collection will also be on the agenda, so let's see what ideas other members have.
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Chaps

Probably depends on the material of construction.
As gashapons tend to be more durable (with plastic fast food containers and tissue paper being enough.

For plastics and resin polyester supports and cocktail/bbq skewers (wooden) tends to work well.

Cutting ribs/sections of poly to support the kits from above and below. Interspersing with cocktail supports.

If you look at dameyas blog when they are packing kits for the shows you can see the effect well. It's often an idea to line the box with a plastic bag or wrap the whole packaging in a plastic bag as a safeguard to catch anything that does manage to work loose.

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I keep my models under construction in a white plastic container with a see trough lid you get when you order Chinese food. My little brother works in a Chinese restaurant so these containers are very easy to get for me. ( I've tried a used one before but the oily reddish residu is very hard to scrub off) (this can't be good for your stomach now that I think off it) Still I recommend a take away meal every other day in order to get 50 plastic containers. I like duck, Sechuan chicken, spring rolls and ajam pangan. But most of all I like tjiew jieuw kai (this is what the menu says) a crispy chicken with garlic and red pepper. You also get these containers with Surinam and Indonesian food. Indonesian is my favorite by far. Luckily most of my friends have Indonesian blood so whenever there is a birthday party there is good food.

O right models. This only goes for smaller models. I now know these are called kilo containers in the Netherlands: https://www.disposablediscounter.nl/bak ... e-chinees/

They are suitable for microwave use and made from injected plastic ha! Very sturdy also. Together with some toilet paper good for shipping completed models.

( a now hungry ) Lex

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Thanks guys - some great tips there!

@ph-adk made me laugh, but making me hungry too!

I think the plastic containers tissue paper will get me most of the way there...would be keen to check out the polyester/cocktail stick method but got lost on Dameya's blog - @BlueDonkey99 do you have any direct links?

Thanks again!

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So, my wife came home today with 4 containers full of Indonesian goodies :D what a coincidence.

You were also asking about posting models. You could make a list of give aways and sells and post them in the want, swaps and trades? I am curious now.

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ph-adk wrote:I am curious now.
We all are ... ;)
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As I'm currently preparing for moving house (and town and country - I'll stay on the planet, though :mrgreen: ) once again, I encounter the same old problem: How to safely transport my - growing - fleet of built models? I used card/shoe boxes, styrofoam and tooth picks before, but used to put the models on their respective landing gear. While I still have to store some of them this way, the bigger part can be stored vertically, thanks to small size and weight! They can be fixed on one side or on the nose/tail, depending on shape and delicate pieces (props, nose probes etc)
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Saves a lot of space (up to 30 models in a shoe box), is cheap, and absolutely secure, as long as you don't turn the boxes upside down!
Don't know, whether this method is common knowledge in this forum - I found it in a German forum and for me it's new!
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Post by ajmm »

Brilliant idea. I’ve just moved house and wish I’d thought of that. I used about six rolls of loo roll (yes, I may perhaps have been partly responsible for the panic buying in the UK at the same time!).

Good luck with the move. Fingers crossed everything arrives in one piece!

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Whatever you do, do not use millions of tiny polystyrene balls.........ask me how I know.
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