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Transform side-opening boxes

Turn the kit box into a flip-top
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I used to wonder about all the kit reviews and kit-build articles that complained about side-opening boxes. Then, I bought a B-2 aircraft kit with that type of box and I finally got it — the box, as it was, was worthless when it came to retaining small, loose parts.

Frustrated, I took a hobby knife (a box-cutter would also have worked) and cut the top along three sides of the lid. Now I had a flip-top.

Next, I closed and reinforced the open side with clear duct tape. It’s important to use clear tape so that you can read information written underneath.

This easy hack gave me a box that was sturdy, easy to close, and better at containing the tiny, precious parts inside.


Tip submitted by:

Ned Barnett
Las Vegas, Nev.

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