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Old 10-27-2021, 04:54 PM
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I have a few Tamiya tanks I want to sell but don't want to take the chance of them getting broken during shipping. For those of you who have sold tanks, how did you pack them or did you leave the packing to the shipping company.
Old 10-28-2021, 01:08 PM
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Based on my experience, remove the turret if it requires no tools (e.g. Tiger1, King Tiger, Panther, Sherman, Pershing, etc.). Bubble wrap the upper and the turret separately, then tape them together. Put the assembly in a plastic garbage bag (that will catch any broken bits if they come off during transit). Pack securely to keep it from shifting during shipment (packing peanuts work good).

If it's a tank that the turret doesn't come off easily on, then I recommend wrapping in bubble wrap, and then taping the assembly to a larger piece of cardboard custom fit for the box bottom. The cardboard piece should fit tightly. That should keep it from sliding around. Packing peanuts or stuffing as per usual to keep it from shifting.

Make sure to bag everything, and tape it all together, that way nothing gets lost.
Old 10-28-2021, 01:56 PM
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Selling any Sherman’s?
Old 10-28-2021, 05:42 PM
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My input.....Try to sell them locally for a couple weeks before you sell them through shipping.
Old 10-30-2021, 05:16 AM
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Thanks Jeff489, some good ideas.
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I have an M-51 that I tried to make look like an Easy 8 by shortening the barrel. Failed.
Old 10-30-2021, 05:19 AM
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Might do that first, I understand there is a tank group in Texas a couple hours from me. I'll try and find some info on them.
Old 10-30-2021, 05:46 AM
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Originally Posted by heritage19 View Post
Might do that first, I understand there is a tank group in Texas a couple hours from me. I'll try and find some info on them.
What would you like to know? We meet once a month - alternates a Sunday one month and Saturday the next. Next meeting day is Nov 20th. Normally hours are between 10AM and 2PM. Run what you brung... Facilities are limited. There is a porta John on site, but I normally bring a small cooler with some water or whatever.

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