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John Thomas806 May 2016 7:20 p.m. PST

….make handy dandy figure cases, up to 28mm figures.


Ya do have to put down something non-sliding or bad things happen during movement.

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP06 May 2016 8:12 p.m. PST

I have a dozen or so of these, and indeed if you just stack them on top of each other they will slide apart!

I got mine from Michael's craft store, they have racks for storing them.

Bill McHarg Inactive Member06 May 2016 9:08 p.m. PST

And if you watch for it, they occasionally go on sale for 40% off.

Personal logo Wyatt the Odd Supporting Member of TMP Fezian06 May 2016 10:05 p.m. PST

I have a dozen or so, and I picked up the 3-for-$10 last month. But, there's a better deal at Costco – 5 for $20. USD

These are also good for 15mm terrain.


JSchutt07 May 2016 7:28 a.m. PST

I have used similar plastic boxes. What strategies are being employed to keep figs from sliding around? Such plastic does not accept glue (even silicone) very well to adhere sheet steel, magnetic sheets or dividers.

Brian Bronson Inactive Member07 May 2016 8:11 a.m. PST

I use 2 sizes: about 3 inches high and about 1 inch high; all about 13 inches square. The tall one is great for 15mm and I put micro armour and other smaller scales in the short ones. They stack up great!

As to keeping the contents from sliding around, I line the box with shelf liner ( I use the easy grip as opposed to the smooth surface.

boy wundyr x Inactive Member07 May 2016 9:44 a.m. PST

I bought seat cushion foam from the local fabric store, and line the bottom with that, cutting grooves in it to fit bases (if without grass) or using pressure between two layers of foam to hold them otherwise.

To keep the cases stacked, I put two strips of Velcro tape on the tops/bottoms.

Garryowen Supporting Member of TMP07 May 2016 10:14 a.m. PST

I have self adhesive magnetic sheets in about a dozen of them and they stick just fine. I got my magnetic sheeting from Magically Megnetic.


I use the 60 mil thickness.


Sudwind Inactive Member07 May 2016 11:20 a.m. PST

I just bought another one of these at Michael's for my 1/2400 ships. I used Elmers and some super glue to put a layer of tin in it. It is sticking for now, but I would recommend an epoxy for a more permanent bond.

However….it is much easier to line these with adhesive magnet sheets and put metal on the bottom of your minis bases. My ships already had magnets though….

I use the small clear boxes for scrapbooking photos to store based micr armor. I line those with magnetic sheet mentioned above….great stuff. Being clear, I can see what is inside at a glance and that is a huge plus.

GarrisonMiniatures Inactive Member07 May 2016 11:34 a.m. PST

In the UK I use boxes from Weston – basically designed to hold a packet of A4 paper.

Rapier Miniatures Inactive Member08 May 2016 5:37 a.m. PST

Double sided sellotape sticks well to the bottom of cases like this.

And 5 for $20 USD being better than 3 for $10 USD, I have this bridge for sale….

BigNickR09 May 2016 9:03 a.m. PST

the plastic takes glue better if you rough it up. i use a medium grit sandpaper on a sanding block

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