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Red Beard Baron Inactive Member05 May 2017 7:27 a.m. PST

I made a video about a cheap and easy way to convert SRA cases into a transport case for miniatures for around $35.00 USD. Check it out at:

YouTube link

Irish Marine Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2017 7:32 a.m. PST

The Link doesn't work.

skipper John Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2017 8:17 a.m. PST

"No videos were found."

cloudcaptain05 May 2017 8:33 a.m. PST

Found it by searching SRA cases miniatures:

YouTube link

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP05 May 2017 9:01 a.m. PST

These things look cool but I always wonder: when you carry it around don't all the pointy bits (lances, flags) get bent or broken while the figure rattles around?

I'll stick with my magnet lined cardboard boxes (cost: $6.50 USD for the box and the sheet magnet) that hold 200 foot or about 90 horse each.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2017 9:34 a.m. PST

For me, 15mm go in Plano boxes or equivalent, and those in footlockers. But I've been very pleased with hard cases and foam for individually-based 28mm. Never any damage. But a good hard case with foam, when you can get them, run me less per figure than Red Baron is paying for that SRA box--120 or 160 infantry per box, and I'm certainly not paying $70 USD for them. Of course, if all I needed was a container for two warbands, the math would be different.

Extra, do you magnets hold when something is seriously dropped? I've had trouble that way.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP05 May 2017 10:53 a.m. PST

My sheet magnet is pretty strong. It will hold a metal tank sideways. When I moved a few years ago the movers stacked the collection sideways (despite a hundred This End Up stickers). 99% survived the hand trucks, truck drive, and relo without any problem. But in general they stay flat and I've never had a problem.

Red Beard Baron Inactive Member05 May 2017 7:01 p.m. PST

Sorry for the broken link not sure what happened, thanks cloud captain for picking up my slack!

John Leahy06 May 2017 3:08 p.m. PST

Hi Mark. Where do you get your sheet magnet?


ordinarybass Inactive Member07 May 2017 7:27 p.m. PST

Looks pretty good. I like the flight style case. Very classy.

Here's the method I use for cheap hard cases.
link more work, but lots more figures for less money.

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