When I moved from Atlanta to Denver in 2006 I purchased a bunch of cardboard packing boxes in various sizes from U-Line. I also bought a huge pad of newsprint from a local art store. Depending on the size of each model, I was able to place one to several kits along side each other in each box while leaving enough room between ships for balled up news print to prevent bumping. I threw more newsprint on top of the kits for added protection and to prevent sliding.
Making sure that the mast tops would fit in the closed boxes, I sealed the boxes with packing tape, loaded my minivan with my collection and began my trip to Denver. Any spaces between boxes were stuffed with towels, although I had so many boxes that they were almost jammed together like bricks.
To make a long story short, after crossing the plains in a van load of creaking boxes, the only damage was a bent tripod mast on my 1/200 Yamato. Hope this helps.
I moved from Canada to the US a few years back and brought some of my completed kits with me. They didn't do well in the move.
Since then I have replaced a few and added to the collection. Now there is a possibility that I may be moving a few states over.
I have a couple of 1/200 scale ships, half a dozen 1/350 scale and a couple of planes in 1/32 scale.
Any suggestions how I can move/ship them with minimal damage?
I am not too keen on leaving them behind and starting again, but if there aren't going to survive the move I may have to do that.
Any suggestions on how to pack, ship etc would be appreciated. I really don't want to hold any of them on my lap for the 8 hours drive