Storing your Dwarven Forge

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Re: Storing your Dwarven Forge

Post by GODofwar » Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:42 am

kitenerd wrote:Check these out:
threedrawerset.jpg
I put them on the tote bag to show how small these drawer sets (Sterlite 2173) really are. Biggest dimension on them is 8.5" (deep). I am not usually a fan of drawers, but these pop out easy if you need more access. You can also stack them (top actually comes off and they are in sections so you can make them any size you want). The walls fit perfectly:
snug.jpg
Here is all six:
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I have a tudor stack - walls on the bottom (w/gothic stone), doors and windows middle, posts on top
and a stone stack - walls & arrow slit, doors &windows, posts

This is super efficient storage and should make for easy building. What you see is a Capital City + Stone Wall & Post + Door Set + Double Post Set + the walls from Bridge of Valor. I have two small cottages set up so there are a few walls missing.

I'll take pics later, but the Sterlite 1962 holds ALL my floors and will hold 8 full roofs!
I don't know if its Sterlite, but drawers nearly identical to this, that stack, with stacks locking to one another, also have wheels that can go on the bottom set. These stacks can then be stored out of the way and conveniently rolled out to play - even put right by the game board. I've got four which I use for terrain, and they work great. Also a larger size, also rolling, with four drawers per stack, about waist high.

Oh, after posting I looked at the Sterlite stacks - they appear to lack the locking mechanism on top. If anyone wants the brand of the stack/lock/rolling sets, post back here.

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Re: Storing your Dwarven Forge

Post by robertsconley » Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:52 am

kitenerd wrote:I do something similar, but have never seen the ones with the dividers... I like those especially for this stuff. We have lots of weird stuff like balconies that doesn't nest and store well. I will definitely check them out.

If you don't mind my asking, How many sets did you put in those 9 tubs?
Sorry for taking so long to reply, I stored a village set plus a dozen add ons in there with room to spare.

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Re: Storing your Dwarven Forge

Post by kitenerd » Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:33 am

Check these out:
threedrawerset.jpg
threedrawerset.jpg (218.5 KiB) Viewed 3525 times
I put them on the tote bag to show how small these drawer sets (Sterlite 2173) really are. Biggest dimension on them is 8.5" (deep). I am not usually a fan of drawers, but these pop out easy if you need more access. You can also stack them (top actually comes off and they are in sections so you can make them any size you want). The walls fit perfectly:
snug.jpg
snug.jpg (283.08 KiB) Viewed 3525 times
Here is all six:
sixdrawers.jpg
sixdrawers.jpg (306.46 KiB) Viewed 3525 times
I have a tudor stack - walls on the bottom (w/gothic stone), doors and windows middle, posts on top
and a stone stack - walls & arrow slit, doors &windows, posts

This is super efficient storage and should make for easy building. What you see is a Capital City + Stone Wall & Post + Door Set + Double Post Set + the walls from Bridge of Valor. I have two small cottages set up so there are a few walls missing.

I'll take pics later, but the Sterlite 1962 holds ALL my floors and will hold 8 full roofs!
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Re: Storing your Dwarven Forge

Post by lostpict » Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:22 am

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.

So for this go my DF KSIII stuff I needed to store Empire, Imperial Streets, Wargamer Streets, Ruins, Tudor Roofs, Stone Roofs, 6 Battlements, and etc.:

- two sets of ruins fit a 6 QT
- the Monster Sewer fits a 6 QT
- all the Tudor Roofs in a 6QT (8 roofs, 2 gables, and 4 half roofs)
- all the Stone Roofs in a 6QT (6 roofs, 2 gables, and 4 half roofs)
- all the Tudor walls and pillars in a 6QT
- all the Stone walls and pillars in a 6QT
- all the battlements in two 6 QT
- all the furnishings in a 6QT (chimneys, perches, signs, windows, etc.)
- I combined the streets and split them between two 15 QT
- all the floors in a 15 QT

All told three 15 QT and nine 6 QT. Easy to transport, sort, store, and quickly deploy and redeploy.

For my Resin, it is mostly in the 32 QT size, since it is a bit more delicate with the smaller bits in 6 QT or 15 QT tubs.

Not beautiful, but highly functional and very sturdy and best of all CHEAP!.
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Re: Storing your Dwarven Forge

Post by GODofwar » Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:35 pm

Law wrote: KS3 feels VERY different, though. In addition to things that are clearly fragile like the light-up torches and the magnets, the whole set has a larger footprint and that makes me wonder. The streets and floors seem like they could warp if they're not stacked neatly. And I feel like the posts need to be treated carefully, too. If they have problems, the whole set will be largely useless. I also want to make sure the paint doesn't wear off -- it's tough to tell, but it seems like it could be vulnerable, especially on some of the wood floors. Some of my pieces seemed sticky when I unpacked them -- I seem to recall a similar issue with KS2, though, and those have aged well.
Time will tell, I suppose.
1-I put the posts in regular tool part cases. Works grand. I have one where pulling one divider makes a space exactly two horizontal posts + 1 Vertical post long - 40 posts altogether.
2-I wonder about the streets too. I've stowed my Imp St either lying flat or on edge, but the on edge has ME on edge...
3-I store the wooden floors flat, as the bottom of large drawers holding the original boxes of other Tudor or Stone parts. I alternate one floor with the original plastic envelope and one without, so all are protected but I only have half the hassle.


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Re: Storing your Dwarven Forge

Post by GODofwar » Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:31 pm

Law wrote:I've been pretty casual with KS1 and KS2 -- I keep them in bins, and they're just piled up. My kids play with them, and they get handled pretty roughly. And they're fine. They're amazingly durable. Definitely a key virtue of those sets.
I've said this for a long time.

I store my stuff in elaborate drawer systems b/c I rarely move it. When I took both Offsprings' DF groups to Wisconsin for three days of camping/playing on Halloween, I took the bins.....but I do that once in a blue moon.

The bins mean I can grab and build really fast; the bins are on one side of the aisle, Fly Board #1 on the other, so I can open the bins, grab, build really fast.

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Re: Storing your Dwarven Forge

Post by dice4hire » Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:59 pm

AnimeSensei wrote:
dice4hire wrote:I did not realize that was a life-sized statue of Stefan in the teaser pic. I thought it was a miniature.
He warned you it was going to be expensive.
Hey if it is that big, a 1500 buy in is nothing!!!
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Re: Storing your Dwarven Forge

Post by AnimeSensei » Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:50 pm

dice4hire wrote:I did not realize that was a life-sized statue of Stefan in the teaser pic. I thought it was a miniature.
He warned you it was going to be expensive.
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Re: Storing your Dwarven Forge

Post by dice4hire » Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:42 pm

I did not realize that was a life-sized statue of Stefan in the teaser pic. I thought it was a miniature.
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Re: Storing your Dwarven Forge

Post by geekjeff » Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:39 pm

It turns out that Kickstarter 4 will be a full- scale castle made of Dwarvenite, with built-in Dwaevenite storage to store your other Dwaevenite...

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