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Offline Patrice

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Re: Storage solutions
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2024, 10:27:25 AM »
A friend has done this for his hills and fort: one or two rings on a side, and...  :o lol


Offline Pattus Magnus

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Re: Storage solutions
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2024, 06:32:08 PM »
That’s an interesting approach!

I have wondered if something like that would work for terrain panels. They are often a similar size to art work and could hang like a painting when not in use.

Offline dadlamassu

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Re: Storage solutions
« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2024, 06:35:02 PM »
Several years ago I reorganised my wargames room with plastic racking from ALDI.  Of course later they had metal and wooden racking that would have been better. 
My trees and small terrain items are in clear plastic tubs that came from Poundland and fit (stacked) between the plastic shelves. 
Many of my figures are in Bisley metal 10 drawer office cabinets and large figures and vehicles in a 6 drawer version all bought cheaply when a local office closed. 
Other stuff is stored in drawers under my custom made wargames table.
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Offline AndrewBeasley

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Re: Storage solutions
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2024, 07:35:45 PM »
That’s an interesting approach!

I have wondered if something like that would work for terrain panels. They are often a similar size to art work and could hang like a painting when not in use.


Luke (ex Geek Gaming) did a full board - https://youtu.be/_W46ErYM2jo?si=RmPG8FIhUGjggVp-

Offline MaleGriffin

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Re: Storage solutions
« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2024, 09:56:47 PM »
I got a bunch of these at Office Depot. It works especially well with a magnetized system. Magnetic bases with magnetic sheets in the drawers. I store the drawers under the overhang of my game table.
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Offline Chrismck

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Re: Storage solutions
« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2024, 11:11:02 PM »
I took a stock take of how I store figures a while back and the totals were:


    White boxes x 41
    This includes figures stored in boxes with magnetic/steel sheet combo and individual fantasy figures stored in KR foam trays in the boxes.

    Really Useful boxes x 3
    I have never found them that useful for storing painted figures but did pick up some MDF inserts which work well with the 25mm minifigs marlburians and a 4l box

    Kaiser Rushforth Cases x 8
    These hold skirmish forces, spaceships, ogres, etc

    Small bisley drawers x 29
    mostly 20mm, ships and smaller 25s such as the FPW infantry

    Larger Bisley Cabinets  x 14
    Cavalry, figures with spears, 40mm AWI, etc

    I also have 14 shelves of two display cabinets ocupied by 54mm Toy Soldier armies, 54mm Punic Wars and my 54 Napoleonics collection (10 shelves and a ton of figures still to sort and repaint/refurbish)

    Add to that the scenery which occupies:

    12 x 50L boxes
    9 x plastic drawers
    15 whites boxes and RUBs

    This doesn't include the boxes of unpainted figures which are in the loft or in the 2 under desk 8 drawer cabinets....

    I have started to rationalise the LOTR figure storage (I was storing them on movement trays but decided that took up too much space)

Mike

This is pretty impressive! That's quite the sizeable collection and by the looks of it very well organised!

Offline Chrismck

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Re: Storage solutions
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2024, 11:11:57 PM »
A friend has done this for his hills and fort: one or two rings on a side, and...  :o lol



This is absolutely genius  :o :o

Offline Patrice

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Re: Storage solutions
« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2024, 04:44:10 PM »
This is absolutely genius  :o :o

 :)

I just told this friend how he was praised :D so he sent me this new update:


Offline black hat miniatures

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Re: Storage solutions
« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2024, 11:29:50 AM »
This is pretty impressive! That's quite the sizeable collection and by the looks of it very well organised!

It is about 6-7,000 painted figures.  I would really like to use one storage solution but collecting everything from 20mm to 54mm makes that a problem.

In an ideal world I would have a permanent wargames table with a load of bisley cabinets with different drawers sizes under it for storing most of the troops and more display cabinets for all the 54mm collections.
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Offline Chrismck

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Re: Storage solutions
« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2024, 01:03:41 PM »
It is about 6-7,000 painted figures.  I would really like to use one storage solution but collecting everything from 20mm to 54mm makes that a problem.

In an ideal world I would have a permanent wargames table with a load of bisley cabinets with different drawers sizes under it for storing most of the troops and more display cabinets for all the 54mm collections.

That is an insane amount of miniatures :o a lifetime of work right there!

Yeah my friend uses the bilsey drawers under his table and it works great! I just don't have the room to have a table at the moment so trying to work out other ways to store stuff whilst still being accessible and aesthetically pleasing. Lol

Offline SteveBurt

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Re: Storage solutions
« Reply #25 on: February 18, 2024, 06:32:39 PM »

Most of my figures are on trays on shelves. The rest are in drawers underneath, sets of plastic drawers, plus a wooden cabinet full of WW2 vehicles.
Not sure how many I have, but probably around 10,000 painted figures.
« Last Edit: February 18, 2024, 06:48:10 PM by SteveBurt »

Offline Eric the Shed

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Re: Storage solutions
« Reply #26 on: February 18, 2024, 06:51:25 PM »
I store all my 28mm in plastic boxes - foot units go into A4 storage boxes



These are clear - keep the dust out and the best part they are dirt cheap

Cavalry, Pikes etc go into larger deeper boxes

Offline black hat miniatures

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Re: Storage solutions
« Reply #27 on: February 18, 2024, 10:05:05 PM »
That is an insane amount of miniatures :o a lifetime of work right there!

Yeah my friend uses the bilsey drawers under his table and it works great! I just don't have the room to have a table at the moment so trying to work out other ways to store stuff whilst still being accessible and aesthetically pleasing. Lol

I got back into wargaming in 1995 so 30 years ago (ish) - I have sold a number of painted collections off over the years - probably another 1500 figures...

And as Steve Burt has just commented, you can see that  6-7,000 is small compared to some people!


Offline black hat miniatures

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Re: Storage solutions
« Reply #28 on: February 18, 2024, 10:06:16 PM »

Most of my figures are on trays on shelves. The rest are in drawers underneath, sets of plastic drawers, plus a wooden cabinet full of WW2 vehicles.
Not sure how many I have, but probably around 10,000 painted figures.

THat's a really nice and practical storage solution.  There is always a problem with display cabinets about how you get the figures off the shelves and into boxes for the club or onto the table.

Offline dberna67

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Re: Storage solutions
« Reply #29 on: February 19, 2024, 12:53:23 PM »

But what do you do with the dust????

 

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