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Offline Golan2072

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Looking for a Miniature Transport Solution
« on: June 03, 2011, 12:38:07 PM »
I have two drawer organizers for my 15mm miniature collection:


By golan2072 at 2010-09-05

By golan2072 at 2010-09-05

However, these are far from ideal for carrying minis around, as they are rickety and the minis are loose in them.

So what I'm looking for are storage trays plus foam such as discussed HERE, or any similar cheap but sturdy way to carry my minis around.

Suggestions would be appreciated!

One note: I need either something which is available for purchase here in Israel, or which could be ordered here from an international site. My budget is quite tight so I'm looking for something cheap and effective.
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Re: Looking for a Miniature Transport Solution
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2011, 12:40:26 PM »
I am sure thse guys will mail order to you.

Kaiser Rushforth:

http://www.kaiserrushforth.com/

You can have your foam trays custom made to your own spec. :)
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Re: Looking for a Miniature Transport Solution
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2011, 12:41:34 PM »
I am sure thse guys will mail order to you.

Kaiser Rushforth:

http://www.kaiserrushforth.com/

You can have your foam trays custom made to your own spec. :)

Seconded  :)

cheers

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Offline Golan2072

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Re: Looking for a Miniature Transport Solution
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2011, 01:18:53 PM »
I am sure thse guys will mail order to you.

Kaiser Rushforth:

http://www.kaiserrushforth.com/
Thanks for the link! Looks VERY promising, though a bit pricey... I'll have to save money for this if I'll select this option.


Anyhow, assuming I want to carry around a minimum of about 80x 15mm individually-based troopers and about 8x 15mm vehicles (four of which with flying bases), which trays should I select? N4T?

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Re: Looking for a Miniature Transport Solution
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2011, 05:40:46 PM »
I use a tray "system" sold by a very nice fellow at US wargaming shows, but I have since discovered that the trays are simply salesmen's display trays from any jewelry supply shop. They come in varying depths to accomodate infantry, cavalry, etc., are stackable, cheap, and best of all they make cheap cases to transport them. I'm linking to a distributor in the states so you can see what I mean, but I'm sure any jeweler in isreal could point you in the right direction for something similar.

Trays: http://jsritter.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=JT-PL

http://jsritter.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=JT-LT

Cases: http://jsritter.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=DP-JC

I have all of my figures on plastic bases so I just put sheet magnet in the bottom of my cases. The company that sells them in the states (Dave's Baggage Train) also sell foam inserts for their trays, but I'm sure you can find something that would work.

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Re: Looking for a Miniature Transport Solution
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2011, 07:54:59 PM »
I have all of my figures on plastic bases so I just put sheet magnet in the bottom of my cases.

Magnetic plastic, that's a new one to me  ???

But i was going to suggest similar. either base your figs on (ferro-) metal and transport on magnetic strips
or glue magnetic sheet under your bases and transport in a metal toolbox.  :)
I did it in the past with 28mm figs, worked rather well, but heavy shocks could still toos your figs around.
with 15mm that shouldn't be such a problem.

best solution is mentioned before : K&R or feldherr (I got a big bag of them and the good thing is the trays are approx. the same size as K&R)

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Re: Looking for a Miniature Transport Solution
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2011, 04:04:04 AM »
This is what I use now.

It is a gun case with three pieces of foam, so it holds two layers of miniatures.  Works great, costs about $10.00 and you can cut the foam to fit.  Two of the sheets of foam are the egg carton cut and the third one is flat with a grid cut into the surface.  If you are interested just contact Plano.  http://www.planomolding.com/hunting/hunting-products/
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Offline Golan2072

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Re: Looking for a Miniature Transport Solution
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2011, 05:56:45 AM »
Additional ideas will be welcome :)

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Re: Looking for a Miniature Transport Solution
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2011, 06:49:49 AM »
For 15mm, I use Really Useful 4 litre boxes (from Staples at about £5 each) lined with magnetic sheet and the figures have steel paper under the bases. I get both the magnetic sheet and the steel paper from a company called Magnetic Displays.

This approach keeps your figures dust-free, is fairly secure (though I wouldn't suggest dropping the boxes) and is easy to store and transport.


The boxes stack.

You can also get an organiser tray that fits in the top of the boxes as seen in the bottom of the photo above.

Works OK for heavier stuff like vehicles too.

Offline Golan2072

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Re: Looking for a Miniature Transport Solution
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2011, 07:18:08 AM »
If I will use KR which WAS recommended above, assuming I want to carry around a minimum of about 80x 15mm individually-based troopers and about 8x 15mm vehicles (four of which with flying bases), which trays should I select? N4T?

Offline Aaron

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Re: Looking for a Miniature Transport Solution
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2011, 12:07:49 PM »
Magnetic plastic, that's a new one to me  ???


Yeah...I'm an idiot.  ;D I use steel basing.

 

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