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JayVee

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  1. That would be interesting to read. I ended up wrapping the cars in bubble wrap sealed with packing tape, then put them in ziplock bags, then used a combination of polyester batting and bubble wrap to fill the shipping box. Just seeing how protected they are once they’ve been done this way gives me a lot of confidence that they’ll be fine. I only put a max of two cars in one of the medium size Priority Mail boxes, which leaves enough space for good cushioning and protection.
  2. Thanks for all the good suggestions, guys! My first round of auctions ends tomorrow and I have the boxes, bubble wrap, polyester batting, and ziplock bags ready to go, and I won’t put a “fragile” label on the boxes.
  3. That's encouraging to hear! Did you use USPS Priority Mail? Have you opted for the extra $10 Fragile handling fee?
  4. Good idea, the only thing the buyer would need to be careful of is having the batting catch on a small part during removal. But I can deal with that when I wrap it by positioning the batting to avoid those small parts.
  5. That stuff looks like it would work really well because it minimizes any air gaps and cushions impact shock. And it looks like the stuff used for Xmas decorating so it may be on sale now! If I wrap the model tightly in bubble wrap and then stuff the box with this batting, I think it would be pretty safe.
  6. Yeah, that may not be a good idea after all. Maybe I’ll just throw a bottle of glue in the box...
  7. Yes, the tightly wrapped small bubble wrap, with the bigger air-pocket wrap around it sounds good. The cloth was to protect the model from plastic stickiness from the bubble wrap but this may not be a big deal. One thing I just read was that to ship a vase or anything hollow, fill the inside with packing, which makes sense. A model car is basically a hollow shell, so it may be good to fill the interior with tissue paper?
  8. The double box idea is good. I'll pack these myself instead of using the eBay service, for sure.
  9. Great tip on the ziplock bag! None of my models are ultra-fragile so I’ve got that going for me. I just finished cleaning them all and had to re-glue some things, but other than that they seem sturdy enough. But if the stray door handle fell off then the ziplock would catch it. Keep those tips coming!
  10. Hi all, I’m currently downsizing my collection on eBay, and I’m getting ready to ship out a bunch of built model cars. I’m planning on using USPS Priority Mail, saying they should be marked “Fragile”, and wrapping the models in a cloth followed by bubble wrap. Any other tips you guys have used before? Thanks!
  11. Hello . I saw your response including mention of your Anglia build . My first car was a "New Anglia , 1960" . How do I find this post please . Happy Bui;ding ..God Bless you and yours ..John JR

  12. Looks excellent, those whitewalls are perfect. How did you do the gold Starliner script? Paint? Gold foil?
  13. Looks excellent, that color scheme is perfect!
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