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Tykeanaut
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posted 10-07-2010 01:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have just finished a Saturn 1B model. What do you tend to do with the empty boxes, just throw them away? I thought it might be a good idea to just save the box artwork and frame/display it at sometime.

Would this be sad?

ilbasso
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posted 10-07-2010 02:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ilbasso   Click Here to Email ilbasso     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not sad! (Unless I'm sad too) I save all the empty boxes. I even save the "trees" for possible use as greebles on other kits.

history in miniature
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posted 10-07-2010 04:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Throw away, no you must save them if you can.

Apollo Redux
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posted 10-09-2010 07:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo Redux   Click Here to Email Apollo Redux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would at least keep the top side.

saturn1b
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posted 11-15-2010 09:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for saturn1b   Click Here to Email saturn1b     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Save save save. Anyone that doesn't want to save a box can send them to us. As strange as it may sound to some, we will have a display in our museum that consists of nothing but empty boxes. Whether it's from a model, a puzzle or toy or whatever. We have probably close to a hundred so far. From the '60's up to current day.

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Obviousman
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posted 11-16-2010 04:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Obviousman   Click Here to Email Obviousman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Keep! Keep!

Jay Chladek
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posted 11-17-2010 01:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A lot of it will depend on the model itself and whether or not I have extras. If I have a duplicate kit in my stash, I tend to pitch the box. If it is the only one, I usually find some way to keep it around.

So Saturn, by boxes you mean space memorabilia boxes right? Sounds like a very cool idea actually. Are you going to try and organize these a certain way, or will it be a collection of just boxes of space related memorabilia?

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