Saturday, July 6, 2013

Getting Ready For Breyerfest- How To Pack Your Models

How To Pack Your Models

FYI-For all of the years I've gone to Breyerfest, I've gone by car. So if you fly or take a train, this may or may not help you. I've never flown or taken a train to Breyerfest.

What to Stuff Those Models In?

There are mannnny ways to transport your model horses. This is just my way of doing it. During my first couple of years of showing I used a suit case.
It worked well for the couple of models I had. It's ok. Not bad, not good. Just ok in the middle.

This is what I use now. A clear plastic container. The pros of it are that it's easy to pack, you can stack stuff on top of it, it has a hard outside that will protect your models, and you can see through it. The con is that you have to carry it, but you can buy containers similar with wheels.

What to Pack Them With?

Over the years I have used anything from blankets to that white pillow fluff to pack models in. Blankets are not the best idea. For one, you lay your models in layers on top of each other. If the models are not packed in tight enough, they can shift around and scratch each other.
 The white pillow fluff? It's one of the worst packing materials for models. It does not give them any padding, and it leaves a white fluffy dust all over the models.
It was something close to this. It was more 'loose'. 
Bubble wrap is one of the best materials. I use this now.It gives padding and each model can be individually wrapped.

Pony pouches. These are awesome! All you have to do is stick your model in and tighten the string. Very fast and each model can have its own special bag. I also use these for my models.

What Order?

When it's time to pack your models, try to organize them by putting the models that are used last in the bottom of your travel case, and putting the ones that are used first at the top. It's always good to be prepared for being late. I also pack the night before. 
Do you have any other questions about packing models? Wasn't sure what else to add.....


  1. this is actually useful because im moving soon and have lots of breyers

  2. I love using the pony pouches I make! None of my models have gotten a single rub, scratch, dent, or scrape sense I started using them!