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PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:23 am 
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I get more and more involved in the 15mm miniature hobby as time goes by. However, we live in a small two-room apartment and storage space is at a premium, so I'm starting to run out of space to store my minis - and I'm ion the mood to buy several more sets. There is also the problem of dust entering the closets I'm currently using and covering my minis.

My current storage space:
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By golan2072 at 2010-09-04

So I'm looking for advice about improving my mini storage.

One option I'm considering is buying an Army Kit Bag from Flames of War, but its a bit expensive ($100 not including shipping).

Advice would be very welcome.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 12:21 pm 
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Plastic stackable containers are your friend.
Available in supermarkets, argos, euro-stores, everywhere.
Transparent so you can still see you stuff (kinda).
Stackable to take up minimal floorspace.
Cheap and a huge variety of sizes to match you stuffs size.

Lunchboxes, shoeboxes, underbed storage whatever.
Works for me :)


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I don't know if they area available in your area, but I use Plano tackle boxes (fishing supply storage.)

They have many different kinds and they (Plano) make some that store the clear plastic trays so that you can take many of them with you at the same time.

Type in Plano Tackle Box in google (or other search engine) and you will find many. Hope that helps.

Oh, and the small clear plastic boxes that Gallowglacht mentioned are just about perfect for 15mm. :)

I also use many old wooden (not cardboard) cigar boxes to hold my Warhammer 40K Epic miniatures. Use a double sided sticky tape. That way I can put in squadrons of tanks/figures together and then label the box. The boxes are stackable and store well. Plus it is impressive to other players (some of the other players) when I arrive with wooden boxes instead of plastic boxes.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 5:22 am 
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After posting this question on ENWORLD, I came across THIS, which looks very useful for my minis (bases are about 2cm across, so each drawer should probably store around 30 minis or few vehicles).

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 12:41 pm 
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Oh, just get a bigger house. You'll need it anyways... :P

Edit: teasing aside, you may want to think about ways to carry them if you take them to conventions and such (game stores, the houses of other players and etc.).

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:34 pm 
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Thanks for the advice - thanks to all of you I've found a good solution to this problem, using a storage box I've bought at a hardware store for about 30$. I think I'll but another one soon so that I could expand my collection! :)

Box, closed:
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By golan2072 at 2010-09-05

Box, with one tray open:
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By golan2072 at 2010-09-05

Box, in its resting place on the cupboard:
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By golan2072 at 2010-09-05

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