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Re: Moving & Shipping completed kits question
Plywood shelves, (same size as the glass shelves in the cabinet) with wood dowels screwed in the corners. Double sided tape to hold the model in place on the plywood. Move one shelf into the van, then move the second and stack it on the dowels, screwing the second shelf plywood to the first shelf dowels. Repeat. I had two stacks of three in my mini-van. I then roped the stacks around the dowels to secure in the van. I also added plastic wrap around the outside, but found it was not needed.! Have done this twice, Halifax to Ottawa, then Ottawa to Vancouver. Only issue is direct sunshine on the stacks - both plastic and resin will melt or warp if left in the back of a hatchback so use a sun shield if you can.
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
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