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Lucius18 Sep 2012 6:38 a.m. PST

Got the game, and a bunch of extra ships.

Does anyone have any great ideas for how to store them without taking them apart?

Mr Elmo18 Sep 2012 7:06 a.m. PST

I'm waiting for Battlefoam to make something.

Ideally the tray will fit in the original box.

Only Warlock Inactive Member18 Sep 2012 7:18 a.m. PST

Wal-Mart has some larger scale Tackle boxes (I use them for my Firestorm Armada ships. they will even handle Capital Ships) for pretty cheap. $10 USD or so.

ming31 Inactive Member18 Sep 2012 8:22 a.m. PST

the insert in the expansion holds the ship ,dial and stand nicelt , i currenyly have a box to hold them
the forum on board game geek showed some plano tackle boxes that fit real good

Airborne Engineer18 Sep 2012 12:32 p.m. PST

Found a tool box at harbor freight tools that has 4 removable plastic cases. I fit 8 ties in one with all of their bases and dials, same with 4 x and 2 twinge in another and all of the markers in a third. The 4th box is waiting for new releases. The top holds a card box with all the cards, a dice container, the rules and all of the measurement templates. Cost about 13 dollars. I can even squeeze my 3x3 mat in to the top or the spot where the 4th box goes.

Lucius18 Sep 2012 1:23 p.m. PST

Can you post a photo, Engineer?

Airborne Engineer18 Sep 2012 1:34 p.m. PST


Here's a link to it.

Lucius18 Sep 2012 3:24 p.m. PST


VonTed19 Sep 2012 3:47 a.m. PST

Ahh, I use something identical to that when I played Mechwarrior Clix. Hnady.

KaiserRushforth Inactive Member07 Nov 2012 4:28 p.m. PST

KR have just launched custom trays for the Star Wars X-Wing miniatures in the KR case range – see the link – link
and the KR TrayGuide link as – link

The X-Wing set "A" will carry all the tokens, dials, cards and dice needed for up to 10 of them. That means the 3 flyers from the starter game (X-Wing and 2 Tie fighters) plus another 7 of the expansion packs X-Wing, Tie Fighter, Tie Advanced, or Y-Wing too. So carry up to 10 flyers in one easy to use set. The set fits perfectly into the half size aluminium or card case.

vojvoda Inactive Member04 Dec 2012 10:29 a.m. PST

Airborne Engineer,

Can you store the ships on the pegs and stands in the cases? I have found most of what I see to be too shallow for the ships.

James Mattes

Bandolier04 Dec 2012 4:07 p.m. PST

I've got one of the KR custom X-Wing cases and they fit the ships on the pegs and stands, plus all the extra tokens. For some reason it doesn't have a spot for the straight '5' movement marker though…so I just slipped them down the side of the case.

Considering getting another as the collection grows. They are fragile models so I reasoned a sturdy case reduces the chance of breakages.

Clay the Elitist Inactive Member04 Dec 2012 9:11 p.m. PST

You guys are going to a lot of trouble. I bought a clear plastic storage box about 6 inches high, with a lid that has a handle (green), for $4 USD at Walmart. It holds 14 ships and all of the game components except my 4' x 6' felt space battle mat.

Bandolier05 Dec 2012 5:34 p.m. PST

That's a good buy Clay, no doubt. I suppose the extra expense for me is worth it to cater for an enthusiastic 11 year old and a 7 year old that likes to 'help' carry things…grin

Clay the Elitist Inactive Member05 Dec 2012 5:57 p.m. PST

Okay, I understand!

vojvoda Inactive Member06 Dec 2012 10:52 a.m. PST

Clay what department did you find that in. I check the fishing department here and they were too shallow for the ships. Too bad as they were nice cases (Plano) for about 8 bucks.

James Mattes

Clay the Elitist Inactive Member06 Dec 2012 12:08 p.m. PST

In the storage box area. In my store it was near the housekeeping stuff.

vojvoda Inactive Member06 Dec 2012 1:59 p.m. PST

Thanks I will check it out tonight.
James Mattes

GiantMonster06 Dec 2012 2:16 p.m. PST

I recently picked this up for my X-Wing components.


All of the tokens and the small cards fit up top and all of the rest fits in the bottom. It looks like I may even have room for a Millienium Falcon and a Salve I as well.


vojvoda Inactive Member07 Dec 2012 9:07 a.m. PST

Ken how many fighters can you get in the bottom A compartments. Do you store them put together (Stand, one alt peg, and ship) or do you have to disassemble?

James Mattes

richarDISNEY Inactive Member07 Dec 2012 10:09 a.m. PST

I KNEW I saw this topic before…
From Board Game Geek…
Some ideas:
Red Plano

Plano Tackle box:

The old Kenner Figure Case:

vojvoda Inactive Member07 Dec 2012 10:21 a.m. PST

The problem I see with the Red Plano is you can not keep them on the stands. With one peg you need 2 1/4 inches for the Tie Advanced, and about 2 1/2 for the Tie fighters. I have one box that is perfect that I use to use for my Pirates of Spanish Main ships. I have four more of those back in North Carolina that I might just bring back with me at Chistmas if I can not find a better fit. The box I am using holds about 40 ships (19 Tie, 12 X, 4 Tie Adv, and 4 Ys) all on stands but I would be better served by each side having it's own box with spaces for markers (six compartments plus) I have remade most of the markers to be more low profile without getting lost on the table.

James Mattes

GiantMonster07 Dec 2012 2:21 p.m. PST

James, I store the figures and stands separately. Right now I have 3 x-wings, 3 y-wings, 3 tie fighters, and 3 tie advanced in the bottom and they only take up about a row and a half.


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