How to pack a model

How to pack a model
How to pack a model
How to pack a model
It is vital to securely pack models in order that they arrive with your customer in first class condition. There is nothing worse than receiving a model in the post that has been damaged due to poor packing.
Select the model that you want to pack
Select the model that you want to pack
Carefully open the box
Carefully open the box
I use a letter opener to open the box. There is nothing worse than a torn box caused by poor handling.
Ensure that the model is secured tightly
Ensure that the model is secured tightly
You need to secure the model within the box. If the model works its way lose in transit it can and probably will cause a great deal of damage.
Extra packing to secure the model
Extra packing to secure the model
In case the screw that holds the model in place fails, add some bubble wrap to cushion the model should it become lose.
Secured model
Secured model
Greater care is required for models with exposed fragile parts. Some models come with sufficient inner packaging. I use extra packing If there is any movement or potential movement of the model within the box. I use a combination of tissue, bubble wrap & foam to achieve this.
Secured model
Secured model
The model is now ready for external packing
Protect the box
Protect the box
To many collectors the box is as important as the model within. It is vital to ensure the box is protected.
Extra packing
Extra packing
Add several layers of bubblewrap to protect the box
Select the appropriate box
Select the appropriate box
Is it important to select a strong box that will protect the model whilst in transit. The parcel may be dropped, crushed and knocked whilst in transit. The box has to be strong enough to withstand this treatment. Fill any voids within the box with polystyrene or something similar.
Any paperwork to add?
Any paperwork to add?
I always include a thank you slip with my contact details
Tape the box
Tape the box
Use plenty of strong parcel tape to ensure the box is secure
Address the parcel
Address the parcel
Clearly address the parcel. For higher value items I use Royal Mail Signed For. Make sure that you add the senders address to the reverse side

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