How to pack a model.
I’m off to the IPMS nationals tomorrow and I’m taking the Horton with me. Ithought long and hard about whether I should ship it next day or take it with me as carry-on. The questions I asked myself were- 1, do I ship it and have it get destroyed or lost by the carrier, or 2, do I take it as carry-on and have one of the TSA people mishandle it and destroy it? I decided my chances were slightly better if I took it with me. I called TSA customer service, and surprisingly, they were friendly, couteous and efficient. They told me what to do when I get to the security area and I felt confident that they wouuld treat my model with care. I will report on that when I get back.
I found and old camera case and made a foamcore insert for it that I lined with foam. This thing took almost 6 hours to put together. The whole thing slides into the case and is protected by foam-lined lids.
Thought you guys might be interested in this method in case you find yourselves in a similar situation.
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