Federation Commander Forum Index Federation Commander
A NEW fast paced board game of starship combat!
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

I could use some inspiration on boxes to store/transport

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Federation Commander Forum Index -> Starline 2500
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Bill Stec
Lieutenant SG


Joined: 25 Jan 2012
Posts: 158

PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:06 am    Post subject: I could use some inspiration on boxes to store/transport Reply with quote

Minis. What are you guys using? Preferable inexpensive but not mandatory.

I figure I am going to end up doing a fair number of SL2500 minis, so I had best get some storage figured out before I start buying fleet boxes.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
djdood
Fleet Captain


Joined: 01 Feb 2007
Posts: 2926
Location: Seattle, WA

PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the SL2400 minis, quite a few folks (myself included) use cheap Plano type plastic cases, from WalMart, etc.. They're your basic "craft" boxes.

I haven't looked into sizing for the new, larger resin minis. The larger craft boxes will probably still work. Being able to pop the mini off it's stand is a huge benefit for this.
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Bolo_MK_XL
Commander


Joined: 16 Jan 2007
Posts: 792
Location: North Carolina

PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If money isn't a factor and you don't want to be cutting foam then KRMulticases might be a place to start looking ---

They do some specific ones, Wings of War being one, which would be similar size to SL2500 ---

Otherwise, larger fishing tackle boxes be a choice ---
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Scoutdad
Commodore


Joined: 09 Oct 2006
Posts: 4470
Location: Middle Tennessee

PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like Will, I use the plan old plastic tackle boxes...

[Q: What's the #1 way you know you spend too much time in the SFU?]
[A: You have more tackle boxes than Bill Dance... and you don't even fish!]

I get mine from the craft supplies section of Michael's and then go gt a piece of 1 inch thick poly-foam.
I have probably 20 to 24 of these thigs in teh game room, but here's the only one I have a photo of:


_________________


Scoutdad's minis photos here!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Yahoo Messenger
DHarris
Ensign


Joined: 02 Jan 2012
Posts: 9

PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats the same Arco boxes I use for a lot of my stuff. you just have to take one of the dividers out for each ship to fit. A C9 and a Condor will fit in the bottom 2 outside sections in the above picture with no cutting of the box. Havent gotten my Fed DN assembled yet to see if it fits but my CC does with no problems.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Bill Stec
Lieutenant SG


Joined: 25 Jan 2012
Posts: 158

PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good ideas so far guys, keep them coming.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
jmt
Lieutenant Commander


Joined: 08 Oct 2006
Posts: 394
Location: Plano, TX

PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're looking to travel with the figures, the Crystal Caste Battle Hive and Battle Hive II are anvil style cases that are rugged and substantial. They have "pick foam" layers for various figure sizes. I have one of each and use the Battle Have for transporting my 2400 series miniatures. They even went through TSA security without damage when going to Gen Con. Very Happy
_________________
jmt

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
Bill Stec
Lieutenant SG


Joined: 25 Jan 2012
Posts: 158

PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm currently looking into using bubble-wrap pouches with ziplock closures. I have found 3x5" and 4x6" that would be suitable.

The issue for me right now is having to buy 100+ of them. I guess I could take them to Origins 2013 and see if any of you guys want to buy some of them off me. Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Federation Commander Forum Index -> Starline 2500 All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group