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DIY Talisman Case / 'Ultimate box'

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It has been talked about many times, here in the fora: 
An 'Ultimate Box' for Talisman, one box to guard them all ! (rules, figurines, boards, rules, tokens, ..)

 

As I don't want to 'pollute' another one's posts, I start my own post about this topic ..

I started the design phase of a box / case  .. but it still needs some more thinking .. and maybe some input from other people, is always a good idea ..

Anyways, I started the design of the 'case', taking in account:

- Everything should fit inside 1 case
- The DIY boxes I made earlier. (https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/130376-diy-card-storage-system/) should fit inside.

- The figurines would be 'displayed' (visible) .. eventually with leds under bezel.
 To 'stand strong' I made my figurines 'magnetic'. (https://community.fantasyflightgames.com/topic/218227-magnetic-figurines-diy/)

- Separate storage drawer for rules, boards, cards & tokens, figurines

- Be as compact as physically possible

- The case should be labelled with Talisman logo and decorations (dedication to the game!)

 

Here are some 'WIP' pictures:

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Box dimensions are D=30Cm x W=32Cm x H=24Cm. This is close to the original carboard-box.
 

For the logo's to be transferred I'm thinking of using a product called 'Medium Gel' (Acrylic).
Many brands out there, I'm going for Liquitex.

It's pretty easy, as long as you prepare your prints well. (mirror-view, size, details, ..)

Here are the logo's I can use for this: (Original art, courtesy of: 'the Talisman Gods')
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Here are some results of the test-transfers I did .. 

 

Removing the paper when dried out.
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Almost cleaned logo.
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Detail.
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Looks like it's an usable technique Indeed.

So that was it for now .. WIP .. any input/remark in the early stage is appreciated ! :-)

 

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lol .. weeell, yes indeed, the chance is, let's say 'probable'  ..
rules, boards and figurines won't be a big problem, but if more card-decks were to be added .. it is screwed, you are right there.
So, I'll make some more room .. a slightly wider drawer can hold many more card-decks.
I'll take that in account, thanks for the input!

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For the ones interested, I made the box this weekend..
Here are some pics:

 

All the pieces .. fresh from the saw .. right before sanding

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First Drawer:

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Times four ..

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Knobs placed (they do remind me the fate-tokens .. that's part of the reason why I chose these ..)

 

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The slot is made for the top-window ..

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Painted the case, and made the bezel for the hole on top ..

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And here it is finished (well.. sort of) .. don't mind the tape ..

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And filled it up with the game ... I'm so proud of the result [i'm no woodworker] .. I won't put the 'labels' on it (Talisman logo) as it's too neat as is in plain black. I might add some handles (treasure-chest style) on the sides.

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Here is the Sketchup file, for those who want to reproduce .. ;-)

 

Bye! 

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