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27 Dec 2012 4:55 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "X-Wing Minature Storage" to "X-Wing Miniature Storage"

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jdpintex27 Dec 2012 2:33 p.m. PST

How is everyone storing their miniatures for this game?

I'm especially concerned with the lasers on the X-wing as the seem extremely fragile. I really don't like the idea of loose blister packs bouncing around.

Anyway, looking for some good ideas here!

Thanks,

Xintao Supporting Member of TMP27 Dec 2012 2:41 p.m. PST

At big box stores you can find Christmas Ornament storage boxes. Big plastic cases with individual cells for xmas balls. I was thinking of going to walmart with a tie fighter and xwing to test the fit.

Cheers, Xin

Personal logo richarDISNEY of the RDGC Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member27 Dec 2012 2:48 p.m. PST

This tread is your friend…
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Grimmnar27 Dec 2012 5:01 p.m. PST

In the hanger bay. Where else do you put an X-Wing when your not assaulting the Death Star. :-)

Grimm

Personal logo vojvoda Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member27 Dec 2012 6:35 p.m. PST

I broke down and got one of the Plano Lockjaw organizer with 15-54 adjustabel compartments. X Wings on top Tie fighters on the bottom. In addition to this I have serveral 17 compartment Stack-on boxes that I have used before for my larger Pirates of Spanish Main series constructables and fit the ships really well with one peg and the base. I still am looking to pad these some. I have flown with them and they were all okay at the distant end. I did break down and buy this that will be waiting for me in Illinois when I return:
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If it works well I will be ordering another.

VR
James Mattes

David Manley28 Dec 2012 12:10 a.m. PST

The models seem to come in perfectly good plastic boxes that protect them very nicely. I don't see the need to shell out on expensive storage systems when the packing as supplied does the job. Just like Wings of Glory models – I can't understand people who buy the official models, throw away the box and then spend 30-odd quid on a new box to put them in. Fine for Shapeways, Skytrex and other models that don't have packaging but otherwise…..

Mr Elmo28 Dec 2012 4:55 a.m. PST

The Battlefoam trays are the best.

You'll take in the Bleeped text on shipping tho.

DeRuyter Supporting Member of TMP28 Dec 2012 8:52 a.m. PST

The models seem to come in perfectly good plastic boxes that protect them very nicely. I don't see the need to shell out on expensive storage systems when the packing as supplied does the job. Just like Wings of Glory models I can't understand people who buy the official models, throw away the box and then spend 30-odd quid on a new box to put them in. Fine for Shapeways, Skytrex and other models that don't have packaging but otherwise…..

So why throw away the box? Pain the the Bleeped text to get the planes in and out of them and you need to have something to keep the cards and counters and other game aids too.

KR Multicare has specific foam trays – I use the ones for Wings of Glory. My case holds everything including counters, damage cards, etc. One case to carry to a show or friend's house. The time saved from trudging to various DIY stores makes the cost well worth it (I bought the cardboard case not the fancy aluminum one). Last I check KR had free shipping to the US as well.

afilter28 Dec 2012 8:59 a.m. PST

David,

I see your point and up until yesterday that is what I was doing for X-Wing. While the original packaging does work well to protect the minis it takes up more room and prolongs set up and take down. This is why I went to Battlefoam for my WoW/WoG as well. They are protected and all fit nicely in one smaller case for easy travel.

I am a big fan of battle foam, but it just did not seem to make sense for X-Wing due to the odd size of the ships I would have had to go with 2" trays. While I love it for my planes and Navies I decided to go with something simpler for X-wing.

I found this Gem for $18 USD:

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It currently fits my entire collection to include range rules and templets as well as Slave 1 (in the bottom). The top row of boxes easily fit two ships and could fit 3. I did remove a top row of boxes to fit the range rulers and templets. The ones I removed I filled with markers and they fit in the bottom boxes (which are bigger) so no loss and everything is nicely seperated for quicker set up.

When Wave 2 comes out I will likely need to store the range rulers and templets seperately or break down and buy a 2nd box one for Rebels and one for Imperials which will give me plenty of future expansion room as they stack nicely.

I found mine at a Local Sam's Club.

HTH,

Aaron

Warmaster Horus28 Dec 2012 11:25 a.m. PST

Dewalt has one at home depot for $12.99 USD. Works for my fleets, and its a write off for my rental property. Lol

Personal logo UltraOrk Supporting Member of TMP28 Dec 2012 1:23 p.m. PST

Cigar boxes & cardboard dividers; one flight/squad per box; only take the planes I need

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