Tuesday, April 26, 2011

MINIATURE STORAGE


As a few of you know I will be moving house at the end of May, and having just recently joined a gaming club, storage and transport has become an issue, so I did some research and located this cool storage / transport option 'KR multi case' got this little baby from Evilbay (Ebay), its about the size of a small suitcase and it can hold 200 minitures in the 28mm scale, not bad for $27 + postage.


You get four foam trays with a foam lid for the top tray, so thats 50 miniatures per tray, four trays per case and each miniature compartment will fit a 28mm miniature snuggly, the foam is made of a soft sponge type material, soft enough to protect your minis but stiff enough to hold all your miniatures, the case itself is made off thick cardboard, same stuff as your average cardboard boxes, only difference is that this case is designed in such way that the corners look like they could take a substantial hit.



Infact! their website claims that they threw a case full of miniatures out of a moving car, and the most that happened was that the case took minimal damage to a couple of its corners, miniatures were safe and the case was still more than re-useable, not bad at all...    
I believe that you can also get different types of trays that will fit different types of miniatures, everything from more foot troop trays to cavalry and vehicle trays, I quite like this system and would happily recommend it to anyone. 

8 comments:

The Angry Lurker said...

Have one of these, they are good and got a KR carrying case at Salute, they don't like moisture though.

Doug said...

Figure cases are nice. I have the Army Transport case by Sabol Designs, have had it for about 6 or 7 years now I believe, and I love it. For mine the trays are foam trays where you have to pluck out small squares of the foam to fit your figures, the plus is you can have say Hasslefrees Witch Hazel right next to a larger figure such as Reaper's Chronoscope figure Harvey the Psycho Killer without having to have different trays for the larger figures (I use mostly the 1in thick trays for my figures with a 2in thick tray for the larger figures like Harvey that I would rather have standing up then laying down).

No matter what your choice of carrying case, be it the KR case, Army Transport Case, the Chessex Cases (that use the same style foam trays as the KR cases), a Pistol Case (uses whats called Egg Crate Foam), or a cardboard box with same style foam as in pistol cases, as long as it will store and protect the figures from damage during storage and transport, you can't go wrong.

BTW thanks for reminding me with your post, I need to get me some additional foam trays, a couple I am using for my Zombies and Survivors were originally used for other miniatures and they zombies and survivors are a little too small for some of the areas I plucked open (currently have soem bubble wrap cut up and stuffed into the slots to help make them smaller).

Zombie Ad said...

I picked up the KR giveaway at Slaute like TAL. I actually had it filled with another manufacturer's trays, which worked fine. Good case.

Man Cave said...

Many thanks for that mate - i really suck at storage, which is mornic as I move every two years. I might have to invest in some of these for my Dark Ages and Weird WW2 figs.

Is there opportunity in these cases to store bigger items such as vehicles/walkers?

And finally, who is local the distributor here in Oz?

Man Cave said...

Disregard the last stupid question mate, just remembered you got it from evilbay...

The Extraordinarii said...

@Lurker - I can see how water would be a problem....

@Doug - Nice, your case sounds like that extra step better... must look into those.

@Zomb Ad - Good to know that I can potentially use someone elses trays, may come in handy.

@Man Cave - your post made me laugh, Yes, you can purchase trays that have been pre designed to fit Cavalry, vehicles, foot troops or even a combo of the above.

Moobeat said...

I need to pick one of these up

The Extraordinarii said...

Yeah, you wont be dissapointed Moobeat.