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ced110607 Dec 2014 12:48 p.m. PST

So the Stones Dungeon Tiles KS is offering a large miniatures case for $29 USD plus shipping. However, I mostly own soft plastic boardgame and Reaper Bones miniatures, so I'm using cheap soft plastic bead boxes from the craft store lined with cotton, and will look into Home Depot's larger HDX storage boxes. I've also just sammiched miniatures, plastic and metal, between two pieces of foam, and they're doing fine.

So what storage solutions do you have for your miniatures besides foam? When do you use foam and when you think it's unnecessary? Feel free to link to boxes and your own photos!

evilcartoonist Inactive Member07 Dec 2014 1:26 p.m. PST

Foam sammich works just fine!

My plastic Zombicide zombies are all piled together in a box. They do't seem to have suffered much if any, granted, they don't travel much.
I do have my survivors in foam, if only for a little overkill protection.

But I think most painted plastic figures would do fine thrown in a box. Not so sure about Reaper Bones figures. Paint seems like it will chip off them just by looking at them wrong.

Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut07 Dec 2014 1:48 p.m. PST

I use pistol cases. Under $10 USD each at Walmart.

BrotherSevej07 Dec 2014 2:53 p.m. PST

Nah… for board game soft plastic I just tuck them in the ziplock bag just like unpainted minis.

Trebian07 Dec 2014 2:55 p.m. PST

My 20mm Airfix style figures are just in box files or stiff cardboard postage boxes.

If the figures are based so they stand upright (eg like if you have them based in elements) they are fine. Only spears & so on lose paint, so replace them with pins & wire. No need for special treatment.

PzGeneral07 Dec 2014 5:23 p.m. PST


Thanks for the tip about the cases. $35 USD for a hard case that holds 150 minis seems like a deal….. grin

ced110607 Dec 2014 5:51 p.m. PST

Thanks for the tips!

Amazon also sells the pistol cases, $5 USD apiece!

Walmart online has them at $8 USD each:

Mute Bystander Inactive Member07 Dec 2014 7:05 p.m. PST

Just don't leave "gun cases" out on your back seat asking to be stolen – you and the thief will both be disappointed. wink

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