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Anton Ryzbak25 Sep 2020 2:59 p.m. PST


I'm sure that most (if not all) of the readers of this page have encountered storage issues at some time or another. My biggest problem is that I have been gaming for nigh unto five decades and have never sold any of my painted armies (I have given the odd one away from time to time) Needless to say I have a few toy soldiers. As the years passed I bought all sorts of storage bins to keep them in. Of course none of these were designed to work together so I ended up with lots of wasted shelf-space. I finally decided to sort that mess out and ordered storage boxes that custom fit my shelving units. link


14Bore25 Sep 2020 3:02 p.m. PST

Like everyone in this for decades me as well, always thought of posting my boxes, easier in its all one game

Anton Ryzbak25 Sep 2020 3:05 p.m. PST

The fold-up cardboard boxes are crazy cheap (around a buck and a half including shipping) and come in every imaginable size!

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2020 4:20 p.m. PST

I moved all the microscale into fold-up cardboard boxes over the past year. 28mm are in hard plastic clamshells with foam inserts, but the 30mm Napoleonics are pretty much in the plastic shoeboxes of your first photo. I like it for them--consistent, stackable and visible.

dragon6 Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2020 5:03 p.m. PST

I NEED new storage and this looks good.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2020 5:17 p.m. PST

I like it/them.

Label everything, on at least two sides.

Anton Ryzbak25 Sep 2020 6:33 p.m. PST

I spent the afternoon/evening moving about a third of the 28mm figures over into the new boxes. This very much appeals to my sense of organization.


Must Contain Minis25 Sep 2020 7:05 p.m. PST

Great solutions.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Sep 2020 5:28 a.m. PST

Like you I use folding cartons. Mine are lined with sheet magnet and all figures are mounted on steel. Very efficient and as you say, relatively cheap. Plus they don't discontinue box sizes.

I make labels in Powerpoint:



As I am now getting ready for a move I have boxes into which these go for the movers. Any box that i worry might slide around during the relo gets filled with shredded paper. Snugly fitted you can shake the crap out of a box and nothing moves at all.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Sep 2020 5:29 a.m. PST

Pics of my relo prep:

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Anton Ryzbak26 Sep 2020 11:50 a.m. PST

Extra Crispy, That is absolutely epic!
I am going to steal your idea for labels.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP28 Sep 2020 10:19 a.m. PST

…and that's only half the collection, not counting terrain!

Borderguy19028 Sep 2020 3:09 p.m. PST

So neat an organized EC

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