Empty Kit Boxes... Keep or Toss

Discussion in 'General Figure Talk' started by moore, May 7, 2016.

  1. moore Active Member

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    I am wondering what everyone does with their kit boxes. Do you keep them or toss them ?
    I am thinking that someone may need the box art if they find a kit in just a bag.
    I keep all instructions but the boxes do take up some space.
    Cleaning out the attic and have a trash bag full.

    Thoughts ?

    Thanks
    Dee
  2. Gary D PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Canada
    Hi Dee. What I do with mine is I keep the front of the box and cut away the sides. This gives me the box art and all the info I need for entering in shows etc. Easy to stack on their sides that way. On the back of it I write down my colour mixes so if I want to replicate something in the future, I have something to refer against.

    Gary D
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  3. DEL A Fixture

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    I sell mine to recasters ;):ROFLMAO:....... just kidding honestly.
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  4. kagemusha A Fixture

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    Many a truth spoken in jest :sneaky::whistle::p:ROFLMAO:
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  5. moore Active Member

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    Hi Gary,

    Thanks for your input and that is a great idea about the paint mix.
    I have had people ask me my mix and I can never remember.. that is a good tip.
    I am going to do just that.

    Dee
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  6. Helm A Fixture

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    Well he is Scottish after all
    Steve
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  7. DEL A Fixture

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    Too right ........ I'm now abandoning my black economy career as box supplier to dodgy feckers and entering into legitimate business.
    I'm turning the boxes upside down, cutting a hole in them and selling them to the Government as socially affordable housing.
    Young Miniature boxes will obviously command a premium.
    Always one step ahead (y)
    BERTORELLI BOXES - HOMES FOR THE DESPERATE ....Exploiting need at every opportunity
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  8. Wayneb A Fixture

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    Well said Del....funny thing is....I believe it.....:D.....Wayne
    Time to change your avatatar.....:D;)
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  9. thegoodsgt Active Member

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    I have too much clutter as it is, so empty boxes go in the trash.

    Steven Brown
    Scale Model Soup
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  10. DaddyO A Fixture

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    I usually flog mine to DEL :p
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  11. peedee A Fixture

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    You should do what I do.
    I keep every beloved one of mine and archive them and treasure them and dust them gently and store them on purpose built racking and have a glamorous assistant to help me with my special things because that way I don't have to worry about recycling and I am not in the slightest bit weird ...........according to nursey

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    Paul.
  12. DEL A Fixture

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    You're gonna need a bigger glass of water than that for that amount of Viagra :eek:
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  13. peedee A Fixture

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    Oi .......that's my future d-i-l !

    The amplivox ear defenders are my suggestion so she doesn't have to blush anymore at the language from this end of my brush.

    Isn't Viagara that niche supplier in Ingolstadt you furtively visit with VERY select friends Del.

    P
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  14. Helm A Fixture

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    England
    I find it hard to believe Del pays for anything
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  15. MalcC A Fixture

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    I chuck my boxes... to make way for new ones coming in.:LOL:

    I could now however pass them on to Peedee's storage facility, and help the young lady catalogue them. ;)

    Malc
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  16. peedee A Fixture

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    I have no idea what to do with this lot.
    You may have guessed I ain't buying any more .......
    For a while.

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    Top o the world Ma!

    P
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  17. Babelfish A Fixture

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    I've been called a sad-lad for having around 200 plastic kits in the stash (split roughly 70/30 between AFVs and aircraft), plus about the same amount of figures.

    Pales next to some though, a lad at our model club has over three thousand (count 'em!) 1/48 aircraft kits, plus some armour for good measure (he doesn't do figures).

    Unsurprisingly he isn't married, doesn't have a girlfriend and still lives with his mum (or at least did do until she died last year - rumour has it she was killed by a falling mountain of kits similar to the one above :wacky: ).

    As to used boxes, most of mine get binned but sometimes I cut out & keep the artwork.

    - Steve
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  18. DaddyO A Fixture

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    That reminds me - where's the cheque you promised Del :LOL:
  19. DEL A Fixture

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    Here you go (y) a nice Glen Urquhart
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  20. Eludia A Fixture

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    I eventually get rid of them, usually some considerable time after finishing the figure and always with a little pang of guilt ... I've no idea why, I am the same with posh carrier bags too (especially fancy paper ones with string handles).
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