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Old 01-20-2019, 03:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Do you throw away your models boxes?

Just for fun, and inspired by another thread, Im curious about something....
So from all of you here, collecting 1:200 models, whatever brand they may be, how many of you throw the boxes/sleeves away?

How many of you keep the boxes/sleeves?!

I'll go first, I always keep the boxes ( and the models inside!)

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Old 01-20-2019, 03:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I keep all mine, have boxes and boxes full of boxes.
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Old 01-20-2019, 03:46 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I always keep the boxes and take good care of them.
If one throws away the box and the model is no longer on display, where to put the model safely?
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I keep mine, they will have to start going in the roof of my house though
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I keep them all, they were very useful when I moved to another home some seven years ago.

...and one day, all these models will return in their boxes ...

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I keep always all my models boxed. .
For me, boxes conditions are imortant too.

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I keep my boxes as well although there a pain to store.
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Without the original box, it becomes impossible to properly transport your models in case you move or sell the model. So for me, without a doubt, always keep the original box!
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I keep all my boxes stored in the attic, but finding the specific correct box to match each model would be a nightmare.
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*ugh* No room for all that extra cardboard & foam, it's that I have 65 square meters of living space, I buy the models to display and that is it.

Like most modelers have endless space, I don't lol, I just have a tiny apartment, so sadly I have to get rid of my boxes and what nots.
Also by being 100% disabled, I sadly have to make such choices, even if I wanted to.

My Models are part of my living room's displays, I want to see and enjoy them for what they represent.
Those that keep them in boxes are wasting their time in my views, I would not be able to enjoy something that is stacked away in a box, never saw the point.
You may as well leave it in the damn shop rofl.

Yet I did keep a few boxes, but in the end they go as well, I simply do not have room for all that, extra cardboard & foam etc etc.
And it's great that all of you can, the fact is, I can't, so in the end only the awesome models remain
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Old 01-20-2019, 12:37 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Those that keep them in boxes are wasting their time in my views, I would not be able to enjoy something that is stacked away in a box, never saw the point.
Agree completely. I’m lucky enough to have storage space for the boxes, but for the most part, I I can’t display it, I don’t buy it.
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I throw away the models and display the boxes.....
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I keep them all. I have space to. Possibly a follow up question and reason to keep them. Are the models more valuable if and when you resell them when they include the original box? I'd have to say yes. Wonder how others feel.
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I throw away the models and display the boxes.....
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Those that keep them in boxes are wasting their time in my views, I would not be able to enjoy something that is stacked away in a box, never saw the point.
You may as well leave it in the damn shop rofl.
Well, I have limited space on my shelf, so I do not display my whole collection. I swap planes every now and then, send some to the box that I got tired of and take another one out. It adds some spice to the hobby.
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Keep the boxes. Most of my models are in storage due to lack of display space. I do rotate my displays so I get to see them when I want.
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I keep the boxes for storage, asI often rotate various model groups. Handy for moving as well.
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I keep the boxes if I ever want to sell a model or if I build a new airport or if I have to move them
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Those that keep them in boxes are wasting their time in my views, I would not be able to enjoy something that is stacked away in a box, never saw the point.
Agree completely. I’m lucky enough to have storage space for the boxes, but for the most part, I I can’t display it, I don’t buy it.
I concur. I'm fortunate to have room enough for storage of boxes and display case to flaunt. I keep the boxes for use if i have to move and if intended to sell. I would never get into the hobby if i couldn't display the models it's like buying a piece of art and keeping it wrapped instead of hanging on the wall for eyes to enjoy. Just my opinion ofcourse different strokes for different folks.
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If I had the room to keep the boxes I would of done so , the thing is, I don't, so that is just a mythical wish in such ways.
But I'm glad that everyone else here has room for 'em.

if you have the room?
Just keep 'em.
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Old 01-20-2019, 08:52 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I keep the boxes in case I die and whoever gets my will gets the most out of the planes. Boxes add value on the resell.

I couldn't imagine having thousands of dollars worth of planes but then getting rid of the boxes and getting a 4th of the value.
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I throw away the models and display the boxes.....

Unconventional, but a valid approach. Much easier to dust and arrange in the display
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Old 01-20-2019, 10:58 PM   #22 (permalink)
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If you throw out your boxes - you can kiss the monetary value of your collection “good bye”!
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*ugh*

Whelp I see numerous useless replies that don't solve the issue of having minimal living space when being 100% disabled, such useless, careless and disrespectful comments come mostly from inexperienced people that don't seem to live in the situation I am dealing with, I value my collection for what it is, I have grown attached to it, thus I will never have the need to sell any of them.
So basically I enjoy what I have as others do for their own part

And when I pass away, my collection evolves within my family; which has a far greater value that them useless pieces of cardboard & foam I don't give much for.

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If you throw out your boxes - you can kiss the monetary value of your collection “good bye”!
Well to you that is probably a thing? But not to me, that is just your rude opinion and it doesn't prove anything factual
it's also quite the fantasy many tend to get fall for.. kind of funny to see people fall for such odd beliefs..

Ah well I value my collection more than others would value these boxes for.. and this works.
I always could do fine without, thereby saving space for other more important things.

Life is different for everyone, doesn't mean we all have to agree on the same opinions others give.
And I try to respect that, but can you? I wonder.
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I keep the boxes of the boxes. Wish I could charge rent to all these boxes.
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Any good model collection should include a good collection of boxes!

Not keeping them only makes it harder if you come to sell them or when moving house!
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As I said in another thread, I always keep the boxes. Obviously a big storage problem, but since I am an honorary member of the RSFPTTOT, I feel that putting one box on top of another box is NOT such a useless exercise anymore...
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Me too.. far easier just to display the odd box or two where Mrs Agent cannot find it....



Agent, the space you are occupying by putting one box on top of anther box should be reserved for hiding the mistress
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That is only if you plan on selling them, not something I could ever do, so rather an irrelevant thought for my part.
So if all of you didn't have enough space to store the boxes, but you have space for the models, I'm pretty sure you'd have to choose like I did..and I chose my models over them boxes.
It seems that none of you ever had to deal with the issue of running out of space, or living in very limited space, with limited options, which was the example you are giving me... mkay then, so be it.

No one can actually accurately rate an other's collection's value, to you it might not be worth much, which is fine, but to that person it might be worth more than anything in their inventory or life.
So as that goes such irrelevant thoughts never count as legitimate, even they come over as insulting in ways.
It's the same as judging someone as what you think they are to you, yet in reality you lack proper knowledge of who or what that person is actually like.


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*ugh*

Whelp I see numerous useless replies that don't solve the issue of having minimal living space when being 100% disabled, such useless, careless and disrespectful comments come mostly from inexperienced people that don't seem to live in the situation I am dealing with, I value my collection for what it is, I have grown attached to it, thus I will never have the need to sell any of them.
So basically I enjoy what I have as others do for their own part
With due respect Gold Leader, this thread is not about you. This forum is not just focused on what you would do or are doing.

It is a community of people with different views and behaviours.

I for one am sorry about your disability, but I don't believe your views is elevated above others on this forum. We are all collectors with different criteria.

The fact is that a model without a box does loose a lot of value. It is just a fact. Nothing personal about whether you can keep the boxes or not.

I can see that you have strong views on multiple subjects on which I would differ with you. Just keep respectful and if someone differs from you it is not the end of the world. Let others have their views. You can differ from it and say "why" you differ, but you are not entitled to make others change their views to suit yours. Just accept it and if you already expressed your views on a topic, there is no reason to keep going on and on about it.

Example: You have a good collection. Personally the 747 is a ungly plane for me. The A380 isn't winning any beauty contests either in my view. But come the A340-600 then that is a beutiful aircraft model for me. I don't care that the 747 has sold a lot more than the A340, I just like it better. So I don't have to go into each and every thread you make to say that the A340-600 is more attractive to me than the 747. Get the point?

Keep on collecting and if space catches up to you (as it will with almost all of us on here except a very select fortunate few), then enjoy the models you have. Also, be happy for what others can collect as that is what makes them happy. To each his own.
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With due respect Gold Leader, this thread is not about you. This forum is not just focused on what you would do or are doing.

It is a community of people with different views and behaviours.

I for one am sorry about your disability, but I don't believe your views is elevated above others on this forum. We are all collectors with different criteria.

The fact is that a model without a box does loose a lot of value. It is just a fact. Nothing personal about whether you can keep the boxes or not.

I can see that you have strong views on multiple subjects on which I would differ with you. Just keep respectful and if someone differs from you it is not the end of the world. Let others have their views. You can differ from it and say "why" you differ, but you are not entitled to make others change their views to suit yours. Just accept it and if you already expressed your views on a topic, there is no reason to keep going on and on about it.

Example: You have a good collection. Personally the 747 is a ungly plane for me. The A380 isn't winning any beauty contests either in my view. But come the A340-600 then that is a beutiful aircraft model for me. I don't care that the 747 has sold a lot more than the A340, I just like it better. So I don't have to go into each and every thread you make to say that the A340-600 is more attractive to me than the 747. Get the point?

Keep on collecting and if space catches up to you (as it will with almost all of us on here except a very select fortunate few), then enjoy the models you have. Also, be happy for what others can collect as that is what makes them happy. To each his own.
You are bad at reading to be very honest, I never posted anywhere that this thread was about me, also I never asked for your pelting towards me?
Eventho I just gladly blocked your existence, your fact is not a fact its just your opinion

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*ugh*

Whelp I see numerous useless replies that don't solve the issue of having minimal living space when being 100% disabled, such useless, careless and disrespectful comments come mostly from inexperienced people that don't seem to live in the situation I am dealing with.

Well feel free to add me to your "ignore list" , as i agree with Eugene on what you posted above!


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What in the actual hell, Goldy?

Eugene was the most respectful way in telling you that not everybody agrees with you and you decide to block him? There's 73 other people that agree that tossing a box decreases the value of model. I'd say that's a fact considering 99% of people agree.

We understand you throw the boxes away. It's your collection, you can do whatever you want. Nobody is hating on you for throwing the boxes away, instead just stating a fact. Yes, it's a fact. It honestly sounds like you're trying to have a sob story for not having enough space to keep the boxes, as you mention in every post on this thread. I also live in an apartment. I know about not having enough space. I have two kayaks in the spare bedroom along with a gun cabinet, my tote of boxes, my computer desk, and my girlfriends school crap. Thicken your skin, bud. You're almost double my age and I don't get offended about stuff I read on the internet. So I'm on Eugene's side on this. He was totally respectful, not outline, not pelting towards you. Good god, man.

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What in the actual hell, Goldy?

Eugene was the most respectful way in telling you that not everybody agrees with you and you decide to block him? There's 73 other people that agree that tossing a box decreases the value of model. I'd say that's a fact considering 99% of people agree.

We understand you throw the boxes away. It's your collection, you can do whatever you want. Nobody is hating on you for throwing the boxes away, instead just stating a fact. Yes, it's a fact. It honestly sounds like you're trying to have a sob story for not having enough space to keep the boxes, as you mention in every post on this thread. I also live in an apartment. I know about not having enough space. I have two kayaks in the spare bedroom along with a gun cabinet, my tote of boxes, my computer desk, and my girlfriends school crap. Thicken your skin, bud. You're almost double my age and I don't get offended about stuff I read on the internet. So I'm on Eugene's side on this. He was totally respectful, not outline, not pelting towards you. Good god, man.

But hey, if the shoe fits, wear it.
I agree,...not sure where the disrespect comes from??

At anyrate,....am probably one of the luckiest one, all my models are on display, with the boxes, inside big boxes in the loft.
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It seems that I did misread some posters, hereby apologies for the inconveniences, it all read as if everyone was posting towards me, even that was not the case, I take back all my actions.

And agree each to their own, it always comes down to that in the end.
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Any collectible (if you consider them to be) is worth more with the original box/packaging. Look at Aero Mini for instance. As time has gone on, a mint in box Aero Mini sells for multiple times what a mint without box plane sells for. Unless you are going to be buried with them, don't care about future value, or don't view them as a collectible, keep the box/original packaging as you never know when you may want/have to sell them.
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Well, we can say, after all these comments, that most of you here keep your boxes.
Many years ago I told someone, representing a known brand, when asked : " Rui, what would you change?" that packaging is important. Packaging is what draws ones eyes first, to a shelf. Packaging sells. Im happy after all these years to see that many of you here keep the packaging. Be it a plain white sleeve, or a more elaborate one. Personally, I prefer a more elaborate sleeve artwork, to complement the model inside. Thank you for all your responses. You guys take care,
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Agreed, Inflight did make some beautiful sleeves for their models. Now only on selected models unfortunately....
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I keep all mine because a model loses half its value when the box is gone. And like everyone else has said, where do you put the models if you have to move or have no space to display them?
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I never, ever throw away the boxes. You never know when you might need them again, and I also have many models that I don’t display in my small apartment in New York City which I keep in their boxes.
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some of the box sleeves are works of art in themselves. well yeah, the model does lose some of its value without its accompanying box, but i think the reason why the boxes are as valuable as they are is because they provide the perfect cradle to secure you model if you ever needed to transport them. i'd choose a model with its original box over a customised solution.

monsieur gold leader has his point though. if the models are to never leave your possession (or ever needing to be moved), then under those circumstances i would keep the sleeves and chuck away the boxes. but i've moved twice after swearing never to move again, so i still keep them, 'just in case'. and yes, they do take up a whole lot more of storage space than the models take up display real estate!
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Agreed, Inflight did make some beautiful sleeves for their models. Now only on selected models unfortunately....
...packaging design is a big part of it, indeed....sadly, most of the times an aspect that is overlooked. But again, models are the main reason why people collect. No doubt about that.

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Good thread Rui,
Some of the Inflight outer box sleeves like the Varig one you posted are outstanding, I also have one favourite Inflight box,

The front





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Of course Rui, I have the box and the sleeve of the Air France Coronado.

I love the post card on it ...

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[QUOTE=Aussiejets;2669454]Good thread Rui,
Some of the Inflight outer box sleeves like the Varig one you posted are outstanding, I also have one favourite Inflight box,....

That Varig artwork/box sleeve never happened...Glad you liked that Qantas sleeve Steve!
Its a hand drawn 747, and the graphics belong to an original 90s Qantas brochure.

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Of course Rui, I have the box and the sleeve of the Air France Coronado.

I love the post card on it ...

Jean Pierre.
That one was a very special one JP. That CV990 was all hand drawn too!
Speaking of Convairs, heres one that never happened either, house colours 880:

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One more that could have been ...
It took 15 days to finish, it was meant to be shown in the back of the Air Force One 747, all the details are there trust me, from various sources.

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Another favorite, again, that never happened....

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one last one....yep, packaging design is important! be it a cereal box design or a diecast one!

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