Jump to content

Hrothgar's Hoard returns with Chests for your Miniatures


Hrothgar
 Share

Recommended Posts

With Reaper shipping its Bones KS now, I have come out with another line of storage solutions for all these minis we are about to get. These are made from solid hardwoods, domestic and exotic, and have some options so you can upgrade your chest to your personal preferences.

 

I have a preview link up now and I'd love some feedback. No video yet, and I need to take some final pictures, but take a look and tell me what you think.

 

minichart.png

Edited by Darsc Zacal
Tag updated
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 36
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

I'd find a better way to lift those trays out so you're not scratching the finish or dropping a loaded tray atop another one.  Add a small brass handle to each side, and recess on the bottom of the tray to accept the handles.  Since you clearly have a routing table, this should be fairly easy to make.  

 

What kind of padding is there on the bottom of the trays for the cases?

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

@paymaster: wm/h points? Sorry, but I'm unfamiliar with this.

 

@Qwyksilver: 1/2" foam padding on the top and bottom of each tray so that each level is protected from both sides (I'll get pictures of this later today or tomorrow). Small brass handle is a good idea. I was going to use a dowel rod for this, but don't really like the look of that. I'll check the hardwarestore and see what I can come up with as a prototype.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

War Hammer, huh? Well, I don't know how big the Warhammer figures are, but the Warrior chest will hold about 50-55 28mm figures and the Battle chest will hold about 120 28mm figures. Once I get my Reaper figures in (Wave 3...hope it is soon), I'll lay them out on the trays and get an exact count.

 

I was going to make a couple trays today and take pictures of them, but it is freaking COLD out in the workshop. Will get to that soon.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hmm. It's good to know how many ~28mm figs will fit...how about base size?

 

Warmachine/Hordes uses 30mm, 40mm and 50mm round bases. Other games with round bases use similar sizes, but may go down to 20mm and up to as much as 80mm.

 

Warhammer uses square bases (unless something has radically changed; WH40K and WHFB are not my area of expertise) that range from 25mm up to 50mm and larger.

 

So the big question is, how deep are your trays?

 

My Hordes army is in trays anywhere from 1.5 inches to four inches deep...and for Warmachine and Hordes, at least, the bigger trays are pretty important, since that's where the Heavy Warjacks/beasts live. Now, my four inch trays are for beasts that are standing upright, so they could probably be OK in 3-inch trays if they lay on their sides.

 

I do see the options for "trays for larger minis," but I don't see much indication as to what that means.

 

I will say, they're beautiful boxes. I don't have a lot of need for them (already lots of storage), but they look nice enough to tempt me.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

My concerns are similar to Sanael. I find I have to use pluck foam to customize sizes as I've got lots of odd shaped things when you start to count weapons and such--which is a concern for just flat foam as I worry that it will break parts off of the finer detailed figures I have. Bones, sure doesn't matter, resins and higher end metals with toothpick thin parts? It's a concern.

 

Love the look of these and I'm sure you'll do quite well as they look way better then the foam stacked in comic boxes that are so common now days.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Piggybacking on Monkeysloth, I will also mention that egg-crate foam is a really nice alternative to flat sheets...my go-bag (for minis that are getting painted somewhere other than my house) uses egg-crate foam, because it holds minis in place, you can place minis so they are well supported and it doesn't matter what shape the mini is.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Good to know about the pluck foam. I'll admit, my minis are all either Bones or old lead figures. I'll take a look at costs for pluck foam and perhaps offer that as an option.

 

The current tray will hold bases up to 30mm round. The larger tray is milled a little over 1.5 inches which is about 40mm. Could I go larger? Maybe...But I'm not sure how cost effective it would be. All of a sudden you are paying over $100 to house just a few miniatures. I think I'd need to design a different solution for that. I'm already bouncing some ideas around in the hollows of my mind. Perhaps next project...or or offerings at conventions.

 

Good info...thanks for clarifying.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Similar Content

    • By Mark.Bright
      This is the 22nd project my wife and I have worked side by side together on. Posted tbis on Facebook but first time adding our project to the forums. I hope you like our Interpretation of the KS  Mammoth not sure if the is a SKU for it. C&C more than welcome. Felt with it being a mammoth a more wintery theme should be more in keeping. Enjoy. Stay safe in these troubled times.












    • By Mckenna35
      I know there are a few folks that do Bolt Action and similar 28mm wargaming (@buglips), so I thought I'd bounce this out there.
       
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tftb/world-war-ii-soviet-railroad?ref=discovery_recommendations
       
      Story
      Railroads are an important means to transport troops, equipment, ammunition and all other kinds of supply to the front. Especially in a country as vast as the Soviet Union with it's endless steppes, only few reliable roads and no major rivers running in the direction of the German advance during Operation Barbarossa in World War II. 
      With this set of detailed buildings and rolling stock in 1/56 scale for 28mm figures you get the opportunity to recreate the crucial fighting around the Soviet railroad system.
      The kits focus on the major pieces of rolling stock available to the Soviet defenders: box cars, gondola cars and flat cars. And the mighty ALCo RSD-1 Diesel Engine which was made available under the US Lend-Lease Act.
      Also included is a typical rural train station with optional additional platforms for all who want to depict a Soviet - or captured German - supply depot, where heavy equipment like tanks and guns are being unloaded.
      And for all of you looking for an armored train - don't worry! We have you covered.
        Talking about railroad tracks:
      We did not see the need to reinvent the wheel, so all kits are designed to be used with
      4Ground Railroad Tracks (available as add-ons to the Kickstarter) or O Gauge Model Railroad Tracks The kits include optional parts enabling you to choose your favorite system while assembling. Going this route has allowed us to concentrate on designing and producing the rolling stock only, which has the advantage of an earlier fulfillment date for the Kickstarter.
      All models are highly detailed on the outside and inside. The interiors are easily accessible, as roofs are removable. In addition, all doors are moveable, which means you can open or close them during gameplay.
       
    • By Ganryu Kojiro
      A Viking Girl sculpted by Bobby Jackson. She was a lot of fun to paint since she had a lot of canvas for freehand work. She is also my first serious effort at NMM, so that's a well I plan to return to.
       
      I came to paint her when I asked my friends which model needed to get some love next. I presented a wizard, a ranger, and an armored lady fighter. One chimes in that she'd like to see the fighter (she being a practitioner of HEMA). Her boyfriend mentions something about boob armor. I said, no, she's got pretty normal armor. You want to see something egregious? THIS is egregious. My HEMA friend immediately says, "I'd like to change my vote." So here we are.
       
      Here's the WIP thread for her. Here's my next piece.








    • By Sylverthorne
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/vaspider/symbols-of-faith-and-pride
       
       
      This has sod all to do with miniatures, but I would be surprised if there were not people who might want one of these pins, for literally any reason at all.
      I'll let the campaign speak for itself, as I usually do; it is pins. There are, as the title implies, representations for most of the common faiths, in a literal rainbow of ... well, Pride rainbows. 
    • By Sylverthorne
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dogmight/kickstarter-exclusive-fire-dragon-valhalla-screen
       
      "You take your game seriously. Now it's time for a serious screen.
      In October of 2018, Dog Might released the first fully sculpted GM Screen, the Valhalla Screen. Since then, we have released over 30 more designs, including officially licensed screens for: Pathfinder, Call of Cthulhu, and Vampire: The Masquerade. We have also designed screens for you favorite shows, such as Relics and Rarities and the Critical Role stream of Undeadwood. Over the last year and a half, our Valhalla Screens have proven to be our most sought after product. "
       
      ... Would it surprise anybody here to know I want one? 
      If I can't have one, at least I can spread the word. ;p
×
×
  • Create New...