OK, so last Friday I wrote about the fact that I am heading to Germany again. Great stuff! However, whenever I travel there, I always have the issue of how do I get my models, and my better pieces there with minimal or no breakage. Especially since I am flying, and to take things on the plane is kinda rough at the best of times.
So while walking through IKEA with the wife the other day we stumbled across this..
They had a ton of cardboard boxes and other tupperware containers. And this was an interesting size, and shape that can work for moving some models around.
What is cool about this is that there is no real lid since it is really a drawer. So the entire section inside slides out, like a drawer in case people are not sure what drawers are :) And I can place them inside! OMG! Who would have thunkit!
Ok, dumb statement above there of course.. we all know what drawers are, and do.. but it was pretty cool to find this in order to store and move my models with me on flights. These are quite small, and easy enough to put into my pack for the plane.
So I have just cut off the little tab inside of it that prevents it from opening all the way.
This way it doesn't catch, giving a bit of a jolt and potentially moving or hitting the models while trying to open it all the way.
You can see how some basic models fit nicely in it..
I can probably fit 4x30mm sockets easily in here.. or more if it is individual models. Plus by storing them near the back of the drawer here ( or the bottom if you held it the way it should be held ) so it can be held both upright when carrying the bag, and flat when I place it into the overhead storage on the plane.
I also picked up a slightly larger piece also that can carry taller pieces and more. But it is too large for my bag, and we will look to see what solution we can make for it to carry it easier.
So what do you guys/girls think? How do you store or transport your models? I have seen people use wooden cases also, but unfortunately it has been difficult to find such cases in Turkey. But I think this will work, and I cannot wait to test it out more next week when I head to Germany for BAM classes!
I also hope that with these, it will be easier to get through airport security as they will be more accessible and easier to show what they are.
Still need Tom and Tuffskull to reach me in order to know their addresses, and to know what they are wanting from the prize pool! Hope to hear from them both soon!