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yarkshire gamer16 Oct 2020 8:39 a.m. PST

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Hi all,

A bit of a change of pace with a beginners guide to storing large collections of figures including the patented Yarkshire Gamer "upside down box" method.

A couple of videos covers it all, enjoy.

Regards Ken
The Yarkshire Gamer

Rich Bliss Supporting Member of TMP16 Oct 2020 9:04 a.m. PST

Another idea besides the furring strips, is to glues felt to the bottom(or top, in your case) of the box to reduce sliding.

olicana16 Oct 2020 9:54 a.m. PST

Hi Ken,

As you know, most of my stuff is in cabinets but, once I get my sea mat and paint my table top (currently painted for sea) desert / arid, I can get rid of my TSS tiles (that are painted desert / arid), thus relieving 1.2m x 0.6m x 0.45m of storage space, SO I CAN GET SOME OF THOSE STORAGE BOXES to put my X-wing, Ancient galleys and WW1 Aircraft in, thus relieving 18 shelves of cabinet space (each 15cm x 45cm) to house the 2000+ ACW collection I'm planning.

When I do, those storage boxes are going upside down.

Still don't know where I'm going to store my extra hills.

yarkshire gamer16 Oct 2020 11:01 a.m. PST

Thanks James,

Hope you are keeping well.

We could start the Yarkshire Upside down box club lol.

Regards Ken
The Yarkshire Gamer

William Warner16 Oct 2020 12:46 p.m. PST

Another good way to keep things from slipping around is to line the storage boxes with that rubbery-plastic webbing used to line kitchen cabinets. I've found it to work really well, and very inexpensive. You can even get at dollar stores (and I presume pound stores) for even less.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP16 Oct 2020 1:28 p.m. PST

And it is slightly "sticky" so the figure bases don't slide around. That's how I do it for some of my collection. For others I get a self-adhesive magnetic sheet from the local craft store and stick it into the box so that the metal bases can then magnetically adhere to it.

We originally started out back in the early 1970s using hard plastic see-through shoe boxes. We also used the lid as the bottom and then placed the see-through "bottom" on upside down.

Just shows that there's not a lot of "new" when it comes to storing our beautifully painted and based figures!

Jim

yarkshire gamer16 Oct 2020 1:54 p.m. PST

Cheers everyone,

The slide wasn't too much of an issue, all my figures are done like this with the box the normal way round. The flip is more to do with the safe extraction (for both figure and player) of pike and upright lance units.

I've thought about magnetic bases and tried them in the 80s but the thought of upgrading over 20,000 figs to a new system was met by a hard no.

Regards Ken
The Yarkshire Gamer

olicana16 Oct 2020 3:59 p.m. PST

Thanks James,

Hope you are keeping well.

We could start the Yarkshire Upside down box club lol.

Regards Ken
The Yarkshire Gamer

Ken, is that where we are at now? Socially distanced upside down storage box collecting.

Fred Mills17 Oct 2020 3:30 a.m. PST

Great idea! Also, that is a gorgeous table and gaming room.

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Oct 2020 3:32 a.m. PST

Ken, is that where we are at now? Socially distanced upside down storage box collecting.

LOL- so 2021.

yarkshire gamer17 Oct 2020 6:59 a.m. PST

James, sounds like we've created a new niche to the hobby (and I thought Naval Wargaming was niche) lol.

Of to design a club badge with a picture of a person standing 2m away from a pile of boxes.

Welcome Big Red Bat – your membership number is 3.

Regards Ken
The Yarkshire Gamer

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Oct 2020 9:38 a.m. PST

I think you are in the Chinese faction of Really Useful Box users, Ken. :-)

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