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« Reply #15 on: 07 February 2019, 04:30:38 PM »

RUBs look good, are neat and tidy in a small apace, provide excellent storage, and can often be bought in multiples with a few quid knocked off. On top of that Warbases and Commission Figurines sell MDF inserts for the 2 and 4 litre variety. Commission will supply if you contact them direct, Warbasesí are on their website.

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« Reply #16 on: 07 February 2019, 05:03:36 PM »

FAR TOO NEAT !!

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« Reply #17 on: 07 February 2019, 05:37:43 PM »

FAR TOO NEAT !!

Cheers - The scruffy oik. (who works in a tip......and dresses like he's just come out of one.) Cheesy

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« Reply #18 on: 07 February 2019, 07:28:49 PM »

I agree RUB look good and are a great product and that the warbase inserts are very good too: but even with just one 4L box plus two mdf stackable inserts from warbases and Iím looking at £16/£17 which for my wargaming budget is far too close to 2 or 3 battalions of the new Dutch/Belgian troops. Where as for £5 flat I can get all the pizza boxes I will ever need and use my left over pvc bits to add structure. I donít mind spending my time on making cheap storage effective, but I donít think I will be at peace with spending potential ďmore shiny stuffĒ money on a bit of useful plastic and wood. Especially when really I will need at least two boxes/4inserts- £32, thatís almost another Brigade.
Cheers for posting the other topic from this forum the:storage, I hadnít seen it, useful stuff!
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« Reply #19 on: 08 February 2019, 07:23:36 AM »

You seem to be looking at expensive suppliers

Commission figurines do the trays at £3 each if you buy 3 or more.

The 9l RUB is £6 on amazon with free delivery. This will take four trays.  So you could pack all your figures nicely away for £18,

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Really-Useful-Storage-Box-Litre/dp/B0146PSD9O

Obviously its your choice, but I have seen so many disasters and spoiled / lost figures when  a cheap box gives way on the way to the car after a club night. I would still say that getting a decent box to keep what you have already bought and spent a whole lot of time painting is money well spent, even if you have to wait a while to get the next lot of figures.
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« Reply #20 on: 08 February 2019, 09:46:25 AM »

And hereís the other side of the equation. I started wargaming at 13; I am now 66. I bought my first RUBs about 5 years ago. I wish I had bought such things much earlier, but a good point has been made about wanting to spend money on figures to start with. Having amassed a large number of figures storage does then become a priority and the better the quality the more effective it is. I am also lucky in that I belong to a club with premises and full membership includes the use of storage there as well.
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« Reply #21 on: 10 February 2019, 09:52:28 AM »

You seem to be looking at expensive suppliers

Commission figurines do the trays at £3 each if you buy 3 or more.

The 9l RUB is £6 on amazon with free delivery. This will take four trays.  So you could pack all your figures nicely away for £18,

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Really-Useful-Storage-Box-Litre/dp/B0146PSD9O

SOLD! Donít know how I managed to inflate my costs so much (rather worrying!) I will hold on until the RUB can be purchased without a months wait though.
Cheers everyone, Iím glad I asked before plunging in with pizza boxes
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« Reply #22 on: 10 February 2019, 11:46:29 AM »

(...) so that they don't bend in the middle.

I use that kind of boxes ( not pizza,  from electronics parts but it's the same). I glue a small  cartboard part in the middle, shaped like a +  and the same height as the side. So It will protect the whole thing when stacking.
(sorry no pics, everything is packed since July, as I can't play here.)
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« Reply #23 on: 10 February 2019, 02:16:21 PM »

I use that kind of boxes ( not pizza,  from electronics parts but it's the same). I glue a small  cartboard part in the middle, shaped like a +  and the same height as the side. So It will protect the whole thing when stacking.
(sorry no pics, everything is packed since July, as I can't play here.)

Some folks in the UK will be familiar with the fully little plastic tripod that holds up the middle of a delivery pizza box.
Anything that performs a similar function is good.

I'm working on a pair of MDF bases (30mm square) with a length of chubby dowel holding them apart.
All sorts of offcuts will do a similar job.

The main qualities are vertical strength, lightness (don't want it rattling off your figs of it gets loose) and ability to sit alongside the troops.
DBA players could even create a combined lid support / Barker marker.
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« Reply #24 on: 10 February 2019, 03:03:13 PM »

For a while I was an IT manager.

I used laptop boxes to store 20mm stuff. They all came with layers of foam which I cut up to hold the figures and also give some internal strength.
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« Reply #25 on: 12 February 2019, 08:19:11 AM »

Has anyone tried WestonBoxes A4 stackable? Donít know how strong they are- 5 for £20 quid free delivery on Amazon- they are available now (not two months) which is nice!
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« Reply #26 on: 12 February 2019, 01:03:22 PM »

Has anyone tried WestonBoxes A4 stackable? Donít know how strong they are- 5 for £20 quid free delivery on Amazon- they are available now (not two months) which is nice!
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Yes I've been using them. The boxes themselves are relatively sturdy. They're not clipped like RUB ones are but there is enough of an overlap on the lid that I've not had any issues. They're a good height too so you won't have issues with banners and the like. I have them in the stack shelving that came with the pack of 5, it's not the strongest to be honest, it's fine for storage and around the house but if you intend to travel with it it may be a bit flimsy, though it wouldn't take much work to add a brace to the back for strength. I have two of them stacked under the desk which gives 10 boxes and can just slide out what I need without having to unstack them all. So if you're just looking for convenient storage they do the trick okay. If you're looking to travel with your figures you may want to invest in a few RUBs...
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« Reply #27 on: 12 February 2019, 02:29:30 PM »

RUBs look good, are neat and tidy in a small apace, provide excellent storage, and can often be bought in multiples with a few quid knocked off. On top of that Warbases and Commission Figurines sell MDF inserts for the 2 and 4 litre variety. Commission will supply if you contact them direct, Warbasesí are on their website.


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« Reply #28 on: 19 February 2019, 09:24:06 PM »

I use the slimmest vegetable boxes from my local supermarket, tick all your boxes (sorry), strong, stackable and most important, free.
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« Reply #29 on: 20 February 2019, 10:04:03 PM »

I use the slimmest vegetable boxes from my local supermarket, tick all your boxes (sorry), strong, stackable and most important, free.

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