The figure storage box, or how to transport figures safely

I thought it might be interesting for you to know how I store my miniatures. As I don’t have that much storage space I needed a stackable solution. As I travel a lot I had to have storage wich is small enough to fit in a backpack or suitcase and the figures should be safe during travel. The solution I came up with is metal foil and rare earth magnets.

I got myself a few boxes from Action, a kind of 1 Euro store/supermarket in Germany. They measure 30×17,5×8 cm , so can be used for infantry and cavalry figures.

I got some self adhesive steel tape like this:

I used a few drops of superglue to strengthen the bond of the adhesive of the steel tape and glued the strips onto the bottom of the box:

Now were goes the rare earth magnet? I use steel washers as bases for my figures and as these have a hole in the middle thats the place were my magnets go. This way the figures sit very tight in the box:

You can even draw lines onto the steel tape to differentiate different units in the box. The Bond between the box and the figures is so strong that you can even turn it upside down. The figures in the picture are metal miniatures so are quite heavy.

Hope that helps a bit storing your own miniatures….

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