Now that I've settled on what may well be a 'permanent' solution, I added my usual labels.
As the Forbodian Army lurched towards what may be regarded as completion, I decided it was time to sort out proper storage and transport arrangements for the toys. I had initially used an assortment of cardboard boxes but these were never really satisfactory - not least because they were all different sizes, creating issues when it came to shelving and transport.
Regular readers will know that I maintain a large fleet of box files which accommodates most of my toys including 20mm, 15mm, some 6mm and 1/144 aircraft. The recent growth of my collection of 'proper' 25mm toys had led me to investigate the more 'Really Useful Boxes' range. I felt that these stackable lidded plastic boxes were more suitable then box files for heavy metal figures - and I identified two sizes from the extensive range which would suit my purposes. They are a 4-litre box which closely replicates the internal dimensions of a 'traditional' foolscap box file, and a 9-litre box which is simply a taller version of the 4-litre.
For 54mm FLW toys, the 4-litre boxes will accommodate most foot figures - although standard bearers and the like will need to lay down. The taller mounted cavalry figures easily fit in the 9-litre box. I fitted dividers in the boxes to limit wandering. Those in the 'foot' boxes are simply old kit boxes I had spare. Unlike my smaller scale figures, I've not bothered to magnetise the FLW chaps.
This is what the boxes look like. The photo shows the taller 9-litre 'cavalry' box.
This box contains the Jager Regt (left) and the Foresters (right) with the Palace Guard nicely filling the gap in the middle. 52 figures in all.
|The cavalry box - Light Regt on the left. The 2nd Brigade HQ shares the space of the 'Heavy' Regt.|