The case for good packing
As some of you may know from here or over on Hyperscale I recently retired after 26 years in the Navy, serving primarily in the E-2 C-2 community, with time in S-3s and a dabbling in H-60s (the might MH-60S Sierras rule baby!). My movers were less than stellar and despite what the pre-move survey person said about how well the kits were packed and that they would be left alone, they were not. First let me say I am not writing this to attack the movers. I did that in another forum and have moved past that anger and am filing the appropriate claims. The point here is the first picture that shows how I have successfully packed model kits for moves, and was somehow the only box they did not “add” items to, in fact it still had my tape on it so it was never opened. I got the idea years ago before the internet from an article in Fine Scale Modeler, and it works great. The box you see actually fell off a stack of boxes when the movers tried stacking them too high, the only damage a wheel came off one of the mains on the bottom Dora. If folks would like I can write an article in the general forum detailing the process,
3 additional images. Click to enlarge.