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« on: 22 March 2010, 01:01:03 PM »

I used to use any old small cardboard/cigar box but recently got some nice plastic boxes from staples....
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« Reply #1 on: 22 March 2010, 03:59:01 PM »

The range of 'Really Useful Boxes' are handy, but the prices can get a bit expensive.  We get chinese takeaway quite often, which is an infinite source of nice plastic containers...

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« Reply #2 on: 22 March 2010, 04:09:48 PM »

Didnt think of using those, plenty of them lying around the kitchen and they are stackable!
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« Reply #3 on: 22 March 2010, 06:40:08 PM »

A4 Box files
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« Reply #4 on: 24 March 2010, 10:42:01 PM »

I use the "thin" A4 box files that you can get from Staples.
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« Reply #5 on: 24 March 2010, 10:56:50 PM »

They're great for small scale figs... Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: 25 March 2010, 01:44:41 PM »

I store mine in 3 of these :









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Worth the money when you have a big collection of well painted figures..

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« Reply #7 on: 25 March 2010, 04:19:24 PM »

Very nice!  We see them at shows and I've always wondered if many people use them.
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« Reply #8 on: 25 March 2010, 06:35:57 PM »

I'm a KR man myself.  I have about a dozen of the cardboard boxes, and one Kaiser if I have to carry them around.  Cardboard is nice, but they do suffer a bit when you use them often: the hinges get some wear.  But still a perfect system, though not cheap.
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« Reply #9 on: 26 March 2010, 02:11:35 AM »

Here is the economical (cheap) way to store your figures. 

Take a 12 pack coke or beer box container and cut it open.  Measure the footprint and heigth dimensions necessary for a box to fit your target troops (brigade sized) exactly.  Measure and mark the dimensions on the coke box container.    Cut out and tape the sides together.    You now have a customized box which fits your troop dimensions exactly.  Store all the smaller boxes in larger box-like a cat food box.  Easy, costs nothing and does the job perfectly.
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« Reply #10 on: 12 April 2010, 07:16:45 PM »

My figues are on steel bases so I store them in a4 box files with strips of magnetic tape along the bottom - very neat and resilient to accidents 
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« Reply #11 on: 13 April 2010, 08:35:05 AM »

A4 boxes - and then they get placed in the loft to be aired once or twice a year - sad init? spend nearly every evening painting then when one army is finished I start another - mad mad mad  Shocked  Lips Sealed  Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: 14 April 2010, 10:31:46 PM »

I use old PC videogame boxes to store my 10mm miniatures in.
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« Reply #13 on: 17 May 2010, 06:34:43 PM »

All mine are in 4 glass cabinets (like the ones you see in a Games Workshop store), but if I need to travel with them, I use three plastic tool boxes I bought cheaply as a matching set from a hardware shop; filled with home made compartments, matchboxes, cigar boxes, etc.

I seldom travel to games however, most my friends come here to play games, because (a) Paula is a great cook and loves to make food at the mere suggestion of a num-nums break from the ever hungry crowd Cheesy, and (b) after a life time wistfully wanting one, I finally made sure we have a house with a proper games room in it.

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« Reply #14 on: 19 May 2010, 08:54:14 AM »

A4 box files but I will admit I am also looking at the really useful box range at Staples!
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