Friday, July 11, 2014
Help: Miniature Storage Options
So, I have finally after living in my house for 6+ years gotten to within sight of finishing my basement project. I hope that this means I can get some of my gaming stuff better organized as this shelving unit that I used to use years ago will now be used for other stuff and I will try to get my stuff out of the blue plastic tubs in the garage. My stuff only fits in those tubs now since it is not painted so can be crammed together in model unsafe ways. I have a ton of 28 mm scale figures to store but luckly I am light on tanks and those larger scale items.
I am looking for an economical storage solution that can travel. Anyway have any suggestions? All the case companies seem pretty pricey for such a collection. I looked at KR Multicase but even though basic cardboard case with foam is like 50 dollars shipped. I have been investigating making my own card+foam where you can buy 20 handled cardboard mailers that are 20*11*5.5 inches for like 70 dollars shipped. The foam costs more but even pull and pick foam to fill one cases adds up to about 15 dollars which is less than half the costs of the KR case. So about 20+ dollars a case if you include some plasticard to help with layer separation. When you are talking about 1000+ minis to get out of piles in megaforce boxes or white citadel boxes, you do need to watch the cost.
Those 20 boxes will take up about 18 cubic feet which is about 1 shelving unit which will still need to be supplemented with things for storage of the game boxes that I want to keep.