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Well, I am going to be going on an international flight soon - from Australia to the US and have several pots of paint, a hobby knife, some brushes, glue and a handful of tomb king skeletons I'd want to take with me.
I know there have been lots of posts on flying with minis, but what about flying with other hobby supplies? It'll probably all be checked, as that's the only place I'd really have room.
So, any advice?
You cant bring the knife on the plane and i dont think you can bring the paints or glue on the plane because there's a limit on the volume of liquids that you can bring on.
I expect you won't have any problems, but check with the airline - they all have different rules, usually listed on their site.
As for carry-on liquids, as long as the containers are less than 100ml then you're fine. Otherwise people buying cosmetics from duty free would be rather put out
no knives on the plane in the cabin.
My friend once took the old style paints with him on holiday... when left in his luggage, a couple popped, splashing. luckily it was just in his hobby paint box which was waterproof.
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My father, who paints mini's for fun and flies regularly, normally takes his paints and supplies aboard in his cargo hold luggage (in a small case which fits about nine paints, I think it was one of GW thing). I think he sometimes has his stuff in his cabin luggage, but he works at the airline so he might have less strict regulations apply.
Oh and knifes aboard an airplane... you could just try to put a small hobby knife (how are the ones who can be slid out of their black casing, and broken in small 5mm pieces called?) in your carry on luggage. If they stop you at customs just appologise and say you forgot to take them out, in other vcses just take them aboard. Last time I flew I found out I had accidently taken not one, but THREE, hobby knifes along in my drawing case (I use them to make small cut-outs and sharpen specific pencils). Nobody stopped me at both check points, hurray for fake security I guess. The biggest joke was that on board I was issued a plastic knife for my evening meal, for afore mentioned flight security
I have flyed from Australia to europe with all my suplies, so I can tell you..
Knives: should check with Air company, but no sharp objects alowed on carry-on baggage (I was able to take my metal figures though, but I think that was just bad security).
Paints and Glue: Not allowed over 100 ml in carry-on baggage
Brushes: definatly ok unless they contain metal.
As you said you will put it in the check in luggage, the only thing you have to check up with the company is the knife. Everything else should be ok (but make sure that none of the glue or paints will get spilt and put as much padding around the models as possible, the airport staff do not treat baggage with respect).
Thanks for the info its been help for me as well. I am flying to spain in october and Was abit worried i have to paint 1 modal for my tale of the painters on that month.
Also another question i know knifes are banned but what about snips and files and Also greenstuff?.