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Red Over Blue22 Dec 2014 6:24 a.m. PST

Hello all,

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I have uploaded a short guide on how to pack miniatures for shipment via post. I hope this comes in handy for those wishing to sell and ship figures via eBay or any other service.

Enjoy!

cloudcaptain22 Dec 2014 8:01 a.m. PST

More people need to follow these guidelines.

The phone company insists on bringing me phone books. I have found that the pages make good individual wrappers for figs (in lieu of the thin foam you use in your example). I put those by group into ziplocks sealed with duct tape. Works like a charm. You have to be very careful about the weight of figs in a single bag though.

Red Over Blue22 Dec 2014 8:05 a.m. PST

Phone book pages sound like they could also be used to fill space, as I do with the large air packing bags.

Great idea!

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP22 Dec 2014 8:44 a.m. PST

I prefer wax paper around the painted figure. The wax may rub off a bit, but it is not abrasive, and it will do no harm (foams, and paper, are actually a little abrasive, around 1,200+ Grit; auto mechanics used US dollar bills to clean points in ignition systems because of its abrasiveness -- actually, US dollar bills are made of cotton fiber, not wood pulp, but you get the idea). If you wrap 2+ layers around the figure, gently, it will be well protected, paint and all. After that, a foam wrap would be a great idea. Cheers!

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