Thank you azreno and atomicjam for your much valued input.
That's good to know re. special delivery, although is it pointless insuring craft items to the value of what the customer has paid?
Ratty hasn't even been finished painted yet
but I have a friend who I will see shortly who will be seeing the person it's going to soon after, so I'm going to do a rat train with that one and I'll just have to take into consideration posting when I make them in future (saying that I've just made an equally delicate one
azreno: I was thinking of using lots of packaging peanuts to fill in the gaps after wrapping the sculpt in bubble wrap. I'm just worried about extremities like feet and claws, I've had 3 claws fly off during painting alone already.
Wish me luck for the rat transport in less than a fortnight (I'm thinking of it as a test run) and thank you for the compliments.