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That’s a very small box!
Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, May 01, 2018 6:54 PM

So I ordered an ICM 1/48 scale Spitfire and it arrived today. I was quite surprised at how small the shipping box was!  I was certain they sent me a small 1/72 scale something. As you can see by the photo, the 1/48 ICM box is quite small and perfectly fits the kit as compared to the larger 1/48 Edward box. So this got me thinking, how much bigger would the stash be if all manufacturers fit their kits in the smallest possible box?!  I mean, you could fit four times the kits in a given stash space! Big Smile

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Airfix A-4 Skyhawk

On deck: 1/700 Trumpeter Graf Zeppelin

In the hole: 1/72 ICM FW 189A-1  

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  • From: Denver
Posted by tankboy51 on Tuesday, May 01, 2018 7:45 PM

Sorry, some Dragon and many other Armor kits need a vacum pump to fit every thing back after you look at the sprues.

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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, May 01, 2018 7:57 PM

Quite true!  I have a Dragon Tiger kit that I didn’t think I was going to be able to get back into the box! 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Airfix A-4 Skyhawk

On deck: 1/700 Trumpeter Graf Zeppelin

In the hole: 1/72 ICM FW 189A-1  

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, May 01, 2018 9:18 PM

About 50% of my stash is box's with 2 or even 3 kit's in one box.

Yes, once you open a Dragon kit, you might as well build it. You will N E V E R  get it back in the box !

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, May 01, 2018 9:27 PM

That’s a good idea LT.  I may have to look at doing something like that!  My wife would be happy thinking my stash is getting smaller! Beer

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Airfix A-4 Skyhawk

On deck: 1/700 Trumpeter Graf Zeppelin

In the hole: 1/72 ICM FW 189A-1  

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 4:09 AM

tankboy51

Sorry, some Dragon and many other Armor kits need a vacum pump to fit every thing back after you look at the sprues.

 

So it ain't me being an idiot then.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 4:12 AM

Chad, i noticed the same thing when i got the ICM 1/35th 251 a couple of months back, box is a lot smaller tyhen the other brands of 251's. But everything seems to fit no problem and even goes back in without a fight.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

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  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 5:43 AM

Bish

 

 
tankboy51

Sorry, some Dragon and many other Armor kits need a vacum pump to fit every thing back after you look at the sprues.

 

 

 

So it ain't me being an idiot then.

 

LOL!  So it's not just me.  Embarrassed  I got a Dragon kit from a very good friend and I thought the sprues had reproduced like a rabbit or something.  LOL!  It was like a puzzle to get everything back in.  But the detail in those Dragon kits!  WOW!

 

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 7:18 PM

Mopar Madness
That’s a good idea LT.  I may have to look at doing something like that!  My wife would be happy thinking my stash is getting smaller! 

 That's why I started doing it ..... L O L !

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, May 04, 2018 3:36 PM

You can put several kits into a Hobby Boss box. Those things are huge!

Steve

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Saturday, May 05, 2018 5:14 PM

Hmm;

 The thing is , it must be like SkyWave kits . Once you get them out You ain't gonna get them back in .

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