Storing your Dwarven Forge

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Re: Storing your Dwarven Forge

Post by GODofwar » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:08 pm

lostpict wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:38 pm
ObtainIng those dividers may be hazardous to my waistline....
Two pounds month is my limit. Fortunately I have a naturally high basal metabolic rate.

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Re: Storing your Dwarven Forge

Post by lostpict » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:38 pm

ObtainIng those dividers may be hazardous to my waistline....
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Re: Storing your Dwarven Forge

Post by GODofwar » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:11 pm

When I had most of my DwF in tubs (in the Great Wall of Tubs) I used See's 2# chocolate boxes as 'internal dividers' (for reasons not relevant here, I have a great many such boxes). They are white hence easy to clearly mark; and they fit neatly in many of the commercail stackable tubs.

However, flat files beat this all to heck.

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Re: Storing your Dwarven Forge

Post by dice4hire » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:52 am

I need to put away some of my mountains n\soon and I think I'll try doing it your way.
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Re: Storing your Dwarven Forge

Post by dice4hire » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:11 am

Harliquinn wrote:
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Wonder if I'm a minority. Each of my tubs (15qt) has a subset of my set. That way if I want a few streets, I grab one of 2 street tubs which has all the pieces to build some streets, sidewalks, etc. that way I don't need to grab 3-4 tubs to get the needed pieces. Same for CBS. I have 2 tubs identically packaged to build Tudor buildings and 2 tubs packaged for stone buildings. Each tub has roofs, walls of all types, floors of each type, posts, etc.

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Hmm, missed this post way back when, but this is a really good idea. No need to m\have everything in separate piles, but mixed piles sounds good to me.
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Re: Storing your Dwarven Forge

Post by William » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:46 am

Some more storage ideas in this thread.
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=7979&hilit=1000th+post

I really like those scrap-book size containers.
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Re: Storing your Dwarven Forge

Post by Harliquinn » Sat Mar 19, 2016 11:26 pm

AnimeSensei wrote:I store all of my stuff by type. Doors in one area, walls in another, floors in another, etc. Awesome idea for storage however.
Wonder if I'm a minority. Each of my tubs (15qt) has a subset of my set. That way if I want a few streets, I grab one of 2 street tubs which has all the pieces to build some streets, sidewalks, etc. that way I don't need to grab 3-4 tubs to get the needed pieces. Same for CBS. I have 2 tubs identically packaged to build Tudor buildings and 2 tubs packaged for stone buildings. Each tub has roofs, walls of all types, floors of each type, posts, etc.

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Re: Storing your Dwarven Forge

Post by Harliquinn » Sat Mar 19, 2016 11:23 pm

lostpict wrote:I store all my DF stuff in Sterlite "purple latch" tubs from Target (and tons of other Wargaming stuff too). I use a mix of 6 quart (designed for shoes), 15 quart, and 32 quart. I then stack these on metal shelving units.
I am using the 15 qt Purple Latch and the size is perfect. I think I am up to about 25 for all my KS1, KS2, and KS3 painted sets. The width and length seem perfect for fitting enoug items and still letting them breath to find what I need. I use a few smaller tubs for some accessory pieces.

Generally I split up my total pieces into 2 or 4 equal batches and store them separately.

So for the CBS, my Tudor building pieces are split between 2 tubs, with the same pieces in each. So if I only need a few buildings grab 1 tub.

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Re: Storing your Dwarven Forge

Post by GODofwar » Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:46 am

William wrote:Thanks, they are painted with Pokorny Bubble Blue (needed another use for it) and Lava Orange. I figured if it sticks well to the finished surfaces, why not the bottoms.

I've also painted the bottoms of my Customized Game Tiles and Caverns in Lava Orange, so they stand out in a crowd or pile. I also draw in pencil on the Orange bottom what the piece has on top, like a pivoting wall piece or hidden compartment under a floor tile. I'll have to post a picture of those once I shoot some (pictures that is). ;)

William, thanks. I think. Now I have another project!

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Re: Storing your Dwarven Forge

Post by William » Sat Mar 05, 2016 5:23 pm

Thanks, they are painted with Pokorny Bubble Blue (needed another use for it) and Lava Orange. I figured if it sticks well to the finished surfaces, why not the bottoms.

I've also painted the bottoms of my Customized Game Tiles and Caverns in Lava Orange, so they stand out in a crowd or pile. I also draw in pencil on the Orange bottom what the piece has on top, like a pivoting wall piece or hidden compartment under a floor tile. I'll have to post a picture of those once I shoot some (pictures that is). ;)
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