If you are running this hobby for 4 or more years chances are that room space becomes a problem. Even if you have a man cave or share a room with family members, if it is a rather small room then it is still likely that you would need that extra space that those stacks […]
If you are running this hobby for 4 or more years chances are that room space becomes a problem.
Even if you have a man cave or share a room with family members, if it is a rather small room then it is still likely that you would need that extra space that those stacks of gunpla boxes occupies. Don’t get me wrong, I love to keep them displayed forever but I just happen to share the room with my wife, and we don’t share the same enthusiasm with gunpla, so to be fair with the wife it seems the last thing I can do is to decorate the entire room with my hobby, I need to at least keep a space for my wife the breathe in the room. I need a way to solve this dilemma.
I’ve looked for potential solutions from gunpla forums, reddit, youtube and what not. Some solutions I found are somewhat cool, displaying the gunpla boxes in a different manner which kinda solves the space problem a bit, however these ideas still not the best solution for me. My preferred solution should satisfy the following:
- The boxes should be flattened
- Store away the boxes somewhere else
- Do not force boxes to be reused as posters
- Keep wife happy
Looking some more, I found the best solution, an idea I got from a video by an awesome Youtube channel jem77custom, at this point let me talk briefly about this channel, the gunpla videos by this channel gave me a lot of inspiration, from modding gunpla model joints to diorama ideas, there’s just a lot of reason to admire the guys behind this channel, and now they gave me a brilliant idea how to take care of my space problem. Here’s the video:
So there is the idea, the “miniaturization” of my gunpla boxes, which is by far the perfect solution for me:
- More space for other stuff
- I can keep my flattened boxes somewhere else
- I can still stack and display scale models of my boxes
- I am still happy
- Wife is happy
Of course, there is still some downsides to this solution aside from the obvious “Where to put the contents of the boxes, used runners, manuals, etc.”
- Needs a scanner
- Needs a printer
- Needs paper boards to print on, preferably glossy
- Need some time and effort
It will be a lot of work but I think at the end of the day its all worth it.