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Armor/AFV: Axis - WWII
Armor and ground forces of the Axis forces during World War II.
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And the award for largest kit box goes to...
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Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 07:47 AM UTC
Amusing Hobby for their entry, Elefant and Strabokran”. That is one massive box, albeit with two kits in it. http://moxingfans.com/m/view.php?aid=6114
Coming soon to an online reseller near you.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 07:53 AM UTC

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Amusing Hobby for their entry, Elefant and Strabokran”. That is one massive box, albeit with two kits in it. http://moxingfans.com/m/view.php?aid=6114
Coming soon to an online reseller near you.



Hi, Kylie!


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Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 07:53 AM UTC
What is it lifting from a turretless vehicle? Eh, engine, I guess.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 07:56 AM UTC
I don't know...the box for Hobby Boss's B-24J is pretty damn big.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 08:48 AM UTC
I figured in 1/35 the award went to the Dora RR gun box.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 09:17 AM UTC

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What is it lifting from a turretless vehicle? Eh, engine, I guess.



The whole upper casement on the Ferdinand/Elefant can be removed just like a turret can.

Yep Steve, I'm with you:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKw3YIB5nlQ

About 2 mins in, the box with a plastic ruler on top......
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Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 09:32 AM UTC

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I figured in 1/35 the award went to the Dora RR gun box.



No, that won the “small apartment with gun” award....

Hi Brekinapez, what is a B 24J? 😉
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Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 11:03 AM UTC

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I don't know...the box for Hobby Boss's B-24J is pretty damn big.



:-H

Yeah, but you're talking about a 1/32-scale B-24, which would dwarf any 1/32 Tank... How long is a B-24's Wing-span as compared to a Tank's length? The old 1/8 scale MONOGRAM Car kits came in pretty big boxes, too...
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Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 11:17 AM UTC

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What is it lifting from a turretless vehicle? Eh, engine, I guess.



The whole upper casement on the Ferdinand/Elefant can be removed just like a turret can.

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Wow. I had no idea.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 12:07 PM UTC
Trumpeter Maus box is huge
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Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 12:49 PM UTC
I vote for Dora
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Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 01:26 PM UTC
A pack of smokes couldn't fit in that trunk.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 02:45 PM UTC
Mmmm, I’m surprised no one mentioned the Italeri schnellboot S 100 yet. But ok, there are larger boxed kits than the Amusing Hobby crane and Ferdinand with interior. Just.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 07:41 PM UTC
But what about the biggest box with most empty space?
The CMK Beetle is a runner in that race.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 08:57 PM UTC

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But what about the biggest box with most empty space?
The CMK Beetle is a runner in that race.



What was the percentage of empty space in that box?
More than 50%?
Dragons kit of the Ka-Tsu (item 6839) had 50% empty space in the box. Maybe the rebox (item 6849) which adds two torpedoes uses some of that free space.

/ Robin
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Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 09:10 PM UTC

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But what about the biggest box with most empty space?
The CMK Beetle is a runner in that race.



What was the percentage of empty space in that box?
More than 50%?
Dragons kit of the Ka-Tsu (item 6839) had 50% empty space in the box. Maybe the rebox (item 6849) which adds two torpedoes uses some of that free space.

/ Robin



I’d have to nominate the ICM 1/16 SWAT as a contender here. Maybe as much as 60% space in the box.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 09:51 PM UTC

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A pack of smokes couldn't fit in that trunk.





I see Abe Reles is still alive and well in Brooklyn!!!
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Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 09:54 PM UTC

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Mmmm, I’m surprised no one mentioned the Italeri schnellboot S 100 yet. But ok, there are larger boxed kits than the Amusing Hobby crane and Ferdinand with interior. Just.



For that matter, the ITALERI 1/35 Elco PT-Boats come in some pretty big boxes, as well... How about the REVELL 1/144 USS Fletcher..?
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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 04:11 AM UTC
Try the Mini Art Soviet small arms ammunition box set. About 95% air in that box (tragically, I remember calculating it).
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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 06:47 AM UTC

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Try the Mini Art Soviet small arms ammunition box set. About 95% air in that box (tragically, I remember calculating it).



5 cartridges of each type??
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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 07:29 AM UTC
Just to bring this back to topic, the kit with crane is available on preorder for 75$US, which I thought was quite reasonable given how much modelling it represents.