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Packing miniatures

February 14, 2005 3:17 PM - Posted by Robartes - Category: General

As we’re moving house soon, I’m packing up miniatures for transport to the new place. I use a variety of methods, mostly because we don’t have far to move (about 3 km), and because I’m using the boxes the miniatures are stored in as much as possible to avoid having to transfer them between boxes too much.

Mostly, I’m concentrating on keeping the miniatures relatively stable in their boxes, and preferably immobilise them. Some of the boxes have magnetic or steel bottoms, so I’m just adding some bubble wrap or packing styrofoam pellets on top of the figures to help immobilise them. The majority of figures are loose in their boxes, however, and I’m looking for a quick and easy way of immobilising those. Any ideas? I have these wild thoughts of spraying polyurethane foam all over them, but I’m really looking for an easily reversible solution :)

BTW, the packing up stuff is also the reason why you’re not seeing many new painted figures on the left - no time left (and soon, no space left between the full boxes :) ). I do have a few extra stages of the HIPPIE figure done, so expect a post on that soon.

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Even with figures sitting loose in the box, I found that using styrofoam pellets do the job well. The only things is to be careful to mark the boxes with ‘this side up’ if you are not going to handle them yourself.

The pellets keep everything in place. At least that’s my experience. Just fill the box to the rim and tape everything shut.

OTOH, 3km isn’t that long of a distance, you could practically carry each figure and hand-deliver them there individually. ;-)

February 14, 2005 5:12 PM - Posted by Phil Dutre

OTOH, 3km isnít that long of a distance, you could practically carry each figure and hand-deliver them there individually. ;-)

I repeat my earlier comment on a different post - do I hear the voice of a volunteer here? :)

February 14, 2005 6:45 PM - Posted by Robartes

Rice pops breakfast cereal. ERM used to deliver their painted miniatures in that form. Worked well.

Let me know if you want help with moving the figures.

February 14, 2005 7:02 PM - Posted by Alan