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So how is everyone storing and transporting their models.  The X-Wing weapons seem to be very frail and I haven’t opened my expansion ships yet because I don’t want to break it.

 

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They're not quite as fragile.  I've packed my expansion ships in one of the zip baggies that came in all the stuff and drop them in the box.  Haven't broken anything yet.   That being said after a discussion with someone on BGG I've got a Plano 5231 on the way from Amazon.  This was the pic that he posted:

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Figure at $13 it'll get me through til Wave 2 omes out and I have to do something different.  I also heard BattleFoam is doing custom sheets for the game.  I'll probably fill in with some foam so they don't move around as much, and if I ever move to a foam container system I'll probably still use this for all the chits, cards and stands.

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Nice pic.  That's a nice storage option there.  Though, I would like to see FFG put some larger storage options (big enough for the larger sculpts), with "Wave 2" coming this Holiday Season, 'n all.  Until then, I might consider getting something along those lines.

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 Take a look at Plano tackle box trays. They are configurable by size and have lots of options available. Prices range from $3 to $9 for a tray that can hold a lot of items. I need to have the physical product to see which trays will work but plan to use 4 small trays to hand out as a "player pack" - dice, markers, dials, manuever templates, etc and a few larger trays sorted by faction for the ships.  

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Aahzmandius_Karrde said:

They're not quite as fragile.  I've packed my expansion ships in one of the zip baggies that came in all the stuff and drop them in the box.  Haven't broken anything yet.   That being said after a discussion with someone on BGG I've got a Plano 5231 on the way from Amazon.  This was the pic that he posted:

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Figure at $13 it'll get me through til Wave 2 omes out and I have to do something different.  I also heard BattleFoam is doing custom sheets for the game.  I'll probably fill in with some foam so they don't move around as much, and if I ever move to a foam container system I'll probably still use this for all the chits, cards and stands.

I AM IN LOVE!!!

Uhhhh…with this box!  I'm definitely going to get one.

Roy

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 I've used plano or 'jewelry' boxes in the past for pre-painted stuff. I've never needed foam for these. I only use foam storage for hand painted mini games. As long as you aren't throwing the boxes around, they should keep your minis safe.

I picked up a larger (about 1.5' x 1'x 2') storage box with a lid, then I put the plano/jewelry boxes in that. It's got room to put anything I want in it. I have my Dungeon Command in it now, and will put X-wing next to it and still have room for another game.

 

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Aahzmandius_Karrde said:

They're not quite as fragile.  I've packed my expansion ships in one of the zip baggies that came in all the stuff and drop them in the box.  Haven't broken anything yet.   That being said after a discussion with someone on BGG I've got a Plano 5231 on the way from Amazon.  This was the pic that he posted:

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Figure at $13 it'll get me through til Wave 2 omes out and I have to do something different.  I also heard BattleFoam is doing custom sheets for the game.  I'll probably fill in with some foam so they don't move around as much, and if I ever move to a foam container system I'll probably still use this for all the chits, cards and stands.

 

Looks like you have enough room for 4 A-Wings and 2 Tie Interceptors.  No room for the Falcon and Slave 1 though.

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 That's not my set, just the guy that pointed out the case.  When my set is done there'll be 3 more X-Wings, 2 more Y-Wings, and 4 more TIE Fighters.  So that case will be pretty full.

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 I don't have a case as cool as the one above, but I would like to point out that the individual ships (not the starter box so much) come in a nice little plastic holder.  You can take out the cards and movement dial, put them somewher else and just keep the ship in the plastic holders.

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I have a purple and clear two tier jewelery case I found at Hobby Lobby in the bead section.  I have 19 ships in it currently, plus all my counters.  I use a paint tub for the cards, rulers, etc.  Works great.

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Aahzmandius_Karrde said:

They're not quite as fragile.  I've packed my expansion ships in one of the zip baggies that came in all the stuff and drop them in the box.  Haven't broken anything yet.   That being said after a discussion with someone on BGG I've got a Plano 5231 on the way from Amazon.  This was the pic that he posted:

pic1404128_md.jpg

Figure at $13 it'll get me through til Wave 2 omes out and I have to do something different.  I also heard BattleFoam is doing custom sheets for the game.  I'll probably fill in with some foam so they don't move around as much, and if I ever move to a foam container system I'll probably still use this for all the chits, cards and stands.

This looks like it would work well (even if you end up needing another once you get more ships).  Just out of curiosity, will the dials fit in the compartment with the ship, or is it not deep enough?  Especially where you have the X-Wings (guessing you might be able to tilt it a bit for the TIEs since that is a bigger space).  Thanks for the idea! 

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Aahzmandius_Karrde said:

They're not quite as fragile.  I've packed my expansion ships in one of the zip baggies that came in all the stuff and drop them in the box.  Haven't broken anything yet.   That being said after a discussion with someone on BGG I've got a Plano 5231 on the way from Amazon.  This was the pic that he posted:

pic1404128_md.jpg

Figure at $13 it'll get me through til Wave 2 omes out and I have to do something different.  I also heard BattleFoam is doing custom sheets for the game.  I'll probably fill in with some foam so they don't move around as much, and if I ever move to a foam container system I'll probably still use this for all the chits, cards and stands.

While you said that this wasn't your box in an earlier post, I still wanted to thank you for posting this.  I live 30 minutes from the Plano Factory Outlet and ran over and got one.  The photo above doesn't do this box justice.  Where it shows one Tie Fighter (effectively a double space skipping one divider insert) is big enough to hold 3 TIE Fighters standing up.  The case is tall enough to easily accomodate this.  The X-Wing sections can easily hold 2 X-Wings (one facing up, one down).  The Y-Wings fit snug in one of the smaller X-Wing slots.  2 TIE Advanced fight snug into one of the sections it shows the TIE Advanced in standing on their end.  I have two copies of the movement templates in the clear cover area, so the large red section is almost completely open and with the provided dividers should be able to easily hold Slave1, the MF and a standard Deck Box with my cards. If I filled 4 of the double sections with 3 TIEs each (12 ships), 4 of the singles with 2 X-wings each (8 ships), 4 of the singles with Y-Wings, 1 with 2 TIE Advanced, this would still leave me with something like 5 double sections (TIE interceptors?) and 2 smaller sections (A-Wings?) without having to go to a larger sized container.

Also of note: They make a two sided version of this that is effectively two of these placed back to back.  It would hold an amazing amount of vehicles.

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I used a Plano tackle box back when I played Dreamblade, and it's been re-purposed to transport my X-wing stuff quite nicely.

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Highball said:

Aahzmandius_Karrde said:

 

They're not quite as fragile.  I've packed my expansion ships in one of the zip baggies that came in all the stuff and drop them in the box.  Haven't broken anything yet.   That being said after a discussion with someone on BGG I've got a Plano 5231 on the way from Amazon.  This was the pic that he posted:

pic1404128_md.jpg

Figure at $13 it'll get me through til Wave 2 omes out and I have to do something different.  I also heard BattleFoam is doing custom sheets for the game.  I'll probably fill in with some foam so they don't move around as much, and if I ever move to a foam container system I'll probably still use this for all the chits, cards and stands.

 

 

While you said that this wasn't your box in an earlier post, I still wanted to thank you for posting this.  I live 30 minutes from the Plano Factory Outlet and ran over and got one.  The photo above doesn't do this box justice.  Where it shows one Tie Fighter (effectively a double space skipping one divider insert) is big enough to hold 3 TIE Fighters standing up.  The case is tall enough to easily accomodate this.  The X-Wing sections can easily hold 2 X-Wings (one facing up, one down).  The Y-Wings fit snug in one of the smaller X-Wing slots.  2 TIE Advanced fight snug into one of the sections it shows the TIE Advanced in standing on their end.  I have two copies of the movement templates in the clear cover area, so the large red section is almost completely open and with the provided dividers should be able to easily hold Slave1, the MF and a standard Deck Box with my cards. If I filled 4 of the double sections with 3 TIEs each (12 ships), 4 of the singles with 2 X-wings each (8 ships), 4 of the singles with Y-Wings, 1 with 2 TIE Advanced, this would still leave me with something like 5 double sections (TIE interceptors?) and 2 smaller sections (A-Wings?) without having to go to a larger sized container.

Also of note: They make a two sided version of this that is effectively two of these placed back to back.  It would hold an amazing amount of vehicles.

 

Highball - Do you know the Model number of the double sided Plano Box?  I'm thinking about ordering one online.

Thanks,

Roy

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drkjedi35 said:

Highball - Do you know the Model number of the double sided Plano Box?  I'm thinking about ordering one online.

Thanks,

Roy

 

Just doing a search on Plano Lockjaw images it seems that it is 3952.  I didn't look at the model number in the outlet, but I did remember that it was blue, which meshes with the Google images I am seeing.

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I'm concerned about the fragility of the models bouncing around in a case like that.  Can anyone who did this chime in?  Has anyone broken a model yet?

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tiepilot1138 said:

I'm concerned about the fragility of the models bouncing around in a case like that.  Can anyone who did this chime in?  Has anyone broken a model yet?

I haven't broken any of my models yet. not that I have tried, but they seem pretty strong.  They are also pretty light.  One of the problems you get with metal is that metal is so heavy that it bounces arround so much harder than light models.

I would expect that this case would protect the models pretty well.  Granted I haven't bought mine yet.

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 I just bought a similar tackle box, I'm going to put a thin layer of foam on the bottom just for a bit of protection.

Another option is sewing boxes and storage trays for nuts, bolts washers etc which you can get pretty cheap from sewing/hardware stores.

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tiepilot1138 said:

I'm concerned about the fragility of the models bouncing around in a case like that.  Can anyone who did this chime in?  Has anyone broken a model yet?

 

My cousin dropped my full case from table height onto a concrete floor and nothing was damaged, but remember from my earlier post that I have 2-3 models in each slot so they don't have much room to move.  I was actually worried about this with one TIE fighter in each double slot from the photo as there is actually a lot of room in there.  But with my storage method things don't move around much.

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Highball said:

My cousin dropped my full case from table height onto a concrete floor and nothing was damaged

How nice of him to test your storage solution for you!

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I typed "Plano 3952" into Amazon and this is what came up (see pic below).  Looks pretty cool and like it will hold lots of models.  If any one gets it let us know how it works (looks like it has two compartments for models and two clear compartments for accessories, but I can't tell for sure).  Here is the link FYI:  www.amazon.com/Plano-Double-Cover-Tackle-Organizer/dp/B001ECQPVQ/ref=sr_1_1

 

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El_Tonio,

That blue version of the Plano box is the exact one I was talking about earlier in the thread.  Thanks for confirming it.  After seeing the red one and the blue one side by side at the factory store, the blue is just two of the red ones back to back with a better handle between them.  The storage dimensions are exactly the same size.

 

Also, for the person who was asking about if there was room to put in a thin piece of foam I would say yes.  A thin 1/4 or 1/3 inch piece would fit in well, though it would cut down on the number of ships you could put in a side.  With the double sided version even that wouldn't be a problem.

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 So since the closure of the plano box is too tight to slip the rules in (overall a good thing) I decided to do something about it.

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I was at FedEx today and picked up some airbill pouches.  The rule book fits in them perfectly and it sticks well to the outside of the container.

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Aahzmandius_Karrde said:

 So since the closure of the plano box is too tight to slip the rules in (overall a good thing) I decided to do something about it.

pic1412892_md.jpg

I was at FedEx today and picked up some airbill pouches.  The rule book fits in them perfectly and it sticks well to the outside of the container.

 

wow, great thinking

 

What are the dimensions of the the rules?

I went to Gander Mountain to look at fishing tackle boxes.  some of them are pretty impressive  lol.

I CAN'T WAIT TO GET THIS GAME IN MY HANDS!!    :)

 

 

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