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Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Oct 2015 7:52 a.m. PST

I have finished my first two fleets so storage is now becoming an issue. I use 12x18 boxes for my collection so am wondering how to store space ships. Normally I use steel bases and line the boxes with sheet magnet.

I've looked at pluck foam but it just takes up way too much space.

One option did occur to me. Cut a piece of cardboard big enough to lay out all the ships on it. Glue a piece of 1/2" foam to the cardboard. This is the "bottom. Make a second for the top. Simply lay down the ships and then rubber band them together TIGHTLY. Hopefully the foam just traps all the ships in place.

So, how do you store your space ships>

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Tom Reed Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2015 8:00 a.m. PST

I am using large fender washer bases and magnetic sheet in plastic boxes.

Lion in the Stars11 Oct 2015 4:43 p.m. PST

(clean) pizza boxes with magnetic sheet in the bottom?

Stealth1000 Inactive Member12 Oct 2015 3:55 a.m. PST

Same as Tom Reed for my ships.

TamsinP12 Oct 2015 4:18 a.m. PST

I glue Litko flight peg toppers to the undersides and store the ships in pluck-foam trays rather than keeping them on flight bases. It keeps the storage volume down and reduces the risk of breakages.

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP12 Oct 2015 5:21 a.m. PST

I have combined all of the above: lighter units/squadrons fixed to steel bases on magnetic sheets, fit ships with detachable bases and store un-based ships in layered foam, though I try to find egg crate to match ships. Working around a computer center helps…

Nice thing about it is if the base itself is moderately expensive, and you aren't maniacal about fielding whole fleets, you can buy more connectors than bases.

I know *I* have way more ships than I'll ever put on the table at one time.

Not that all that many are attached to base connectors yet, or painted, or sorted, or…


Gulik2313 Oct 2015 6:12 a.m. PST

I use washers on the bases and magnetic tape in my box. I also use foam strips for A/C mounts from the hardware store. I cut them to the length of the box, then split in half down the middle. Then, I make slits about half way through for the pegs for each ship. That keeps the ships from falling over in transit.

mdauben Inactive Member14 Oct 2015 6:51 a.m. PST

Pluck foam trays. I also use Corsec bases so the base can be easily removed and stored separatly. Fairly compact and very protective of nice paint jobs.

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