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    I continue to use the injection molding plastic that the miniature ships in. I then put these molds in a big plastic storage box. The molds are made to protect the ship miniature and they also hold the ship's card deck.

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    Just a quick FYI for anyone near a Michael's craft store. I stopped by our local one today to pick up some ink and saw they have all their craft storage containers on sale for 50% off regular prices. I can't say if the containers would work for Sails of Glory ships specifically, but I imagine with the variety of sizes I saw it might be so? Sale is probably good for a week and I expect they'll move fast. There were people in line with carts full of them.

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    Default Storing your ships?

    Just thought I would ask what other admirals use to store their fleets? On the Wings side I have always been a 'Figures in Comfort' person rather than a 'K&R' - so I wondered what is available and what folks would recommend?

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    I keep mine in their original packets, i find they are easy to store on a shelf or in a box and are nicely secure.
    I also like the special boxes and dont want to dispose of them.

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    I prefer the original boxes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Comte de Brueys View Post
    I prefer the original boxes.
    That is my only option at the moment, lol
    Mind you my fleet is still very small

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    Check out this thread: http://sailsofglory.org/showthread.p...ghlight=artbin

    Since going to laminated ship logs, I no longer need some of the chits, etc., which simplified transport. At Origins, I ran five games accommodating up to 14 players. I had all the ships in one of the Artbin containers, and all other material in another plastic box - easy to carry and easy to store.
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    Thanks Eric, they look great

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    Chris, with magnets placed on the bottom of the ships, ship bases, and inside the container, one would have a very sturdy and safe storage and transport system. Even without magnets, I found the system to be just fine. Another nice benefit is that they stack well.
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    Hi Chris, as far asI am aware, no one has yet made a case/ foam tray for storing ships.
    I have spoken to KR and although he said he would be making some he couldn't say when.
    You can get the trays from both FiG and KR which allows you to make your own cutouts, the tray come in standard size but are full of little squares you can remove to your own design.
    Currently my ships reside in original box's but when I started rigging, they nolonger fit here :(

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    I just thought I was in a sort of time loop, until I saw Eric's post.
    We have been discussing this problem as you can now see on that other thread.
    Despite the super ideas put forward there, it would be great to see some official solution to the problem, such as foam trays that would fit KR cases. It would be even better if the cutouts took cognizance of the desire for some members to rig their ships.
    However, any solution of this nature would be better than the current situation.
    rob.

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    I keep all my little ships in a box, and all the packs of manoeuvre cards etc in small plastic boxes, it takes less space in my bag!

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    I keep my ships in their original boxes in larger cardboard boxes.

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    Iris KP-XLPHO Photo Keepers for my sub-Constitution-size ships (2 ships plus bases, logs and decks per photo case, 16 of those per outer case--the limiter here is maximum yard width--32 small ships stored per case), Really Useful Products 0.3L Organizer Packs for everything from Constitution up to the largest two-deckers including decks etc (limiters here are sparred length and height from waterline to masthead; one tray holds 16 one-ship boxes), then Really Useful 0.7L boxes for the three-deckers at two per.

    Starter ships I keep in the Starter boxes, and one of my two groups of Kickstarter Exclusives has been packed into a surplus Starter box Eric gave me along with a Counter Set and Mat set to create a "home-brewed Kickstarter Edition Starter".

    Total:
    1 Photo Keeper (two spares set aside for future expansion and miscellany)
    3 SGN Starter Set boxes (diligently seeking a fourth)
    1 Really Useful 0.3 Organizer Pack (need to pick up another one or two for Waves 3 and 4)
    7 Really Useful 0.7L boxes (need to snag 3 more for Wave 3)

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    I think we have 2 thread's going about the same topic "Foam storage" is doing the same topic. I have posted photo's of how store and pack my ships for moving around to games on that thread. Hope it helps
    Be safe
    Rory

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    I'll merge all of these threads, if so desired.
    “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” ― Plato

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    I personally feel it would be helpful to members seeking answers and options Eric.
    Rob.

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    Merge away, mon admiral!

    I just wish it was possible to merge some TMP threads!.....

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    For me it's a done deal! I would love to help others. So all in one place! Yes please!
    Be safe
    Rory

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    I have merged a bunch of storage threads into this one. I kept the poll as the first OP, and I renamed this thread to Storage Solutions. If you find other storage threads, please let me know and I will merge, accordingly.

    I kept Keith's thread on foam storage separate as it has to do with discussions that could lead into product design for the Anchorage Store: http://sailsofglory.org/showthread.p...hlight=storage.
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    I am hoping to get a system of foam cut trays eventually, which I can fit into one of KR's Metal boxes.
    Rob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7eat51 View Post
    I have merged a bunch of storage threads into this one. I kept the poll as the first OP, and I renamed this thread to Storage Solutions. If you find other storage threads, please let me know and I will merge, accordingly.
    All Hail the Grand Admiral!

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    I have 60 ships right now.............. so the boxes are a blessing. I will never be able to rig the ships, my eyesight will suffer and the wife and kids may have something to say about dad spending long hours rigging little ships. Besides I like to play the game, so does my son. a little boy I nicknamed "lucky", why.... he shot away all three of my masts on my first rate in one exchange. I was litterally stopped on the first round of fire, and all I could do was damage the paint on his ship.....

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    If anyone is reading this thread still, I have just posted the first part of a review of the new KR soft foam trays for the ships

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    I am reading it right now Chris.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capn Duff View Post
    If anyone is reading this thread still, I have just posted the first part of a review of the new KR soft foam trays for the ships
    where have you posted it Chris?
    Never knowingly undergunned

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rafer J Larwood View Post
    where have you posted it Chris?
    Try here Chris.

    http://sailsofglory.org/showthread.p...-Review-Part-1

    Rob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longagoigo View Post
    A coincidence...I don't think so. I think we've found the template for the size of the bases!
    Attachment 8854
    I just found this post and was surprised.
    I had the same idea, but a little different implementation



    And here the remaining pictures:
    http://www.sailsofglory.org/album.ph...chmentid=20194
    Last edited by KDz; 03-22-2016 at 04:42.

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    I have done a review of the new KR system in anyone interested see the links below

    http://www.sailsofglory.org/showthre...-Review-Part-1

    http://www.sailsofglory.org/showthre...-review-Part-2
    Last edited by Capn Duff; 03-23-2016 at 02:43.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capn Duff View Post
    I have done a review of the new KR system in anyone interested see the links below

    http://sailsofglory.org/showthread.p...-Review-Part-1

    http://www.sailsofglory.org/showthre...-review-Part-2
    That's goode one Chris

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    There is an error in your first link, Chris. It just produces a Not Found error.

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    Yes, the NOT FOUND error on the first link is on my computer as well.

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    Mine also.
    Rob.

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    Try it now chaps

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    Works fine now Chris.
    Rob.

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    Sorted! - I assumed it was the Kaiser-r systems thread, Its good to know I was right!

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    This is what I use for tokens etc, stops me having to sort them out for every ship each game.

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    That is a good box, Hugh. May I ask where you bought it, please?

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    I know you can get them at Wilko's and Rymans - I have seen them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naharaht View Post
    That is a good box, Hugh. May I ask where you bought it, please?
    It's a cheep screw and nail sorting box. You can get them at any hardware store as well as any where that sells fishing stuff. I use them to organize my tackle.

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    Despite having sorted most of my counters out into boxes already, that one with its extra small compartments and removable dividers looks like a good buy anyway. I will be looking out for one of those myself.
    Thanks Hugh.
    Rob.

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    Jeff was not here for a long time and because I am thinking about storaging my new ships, I want to ask, if there is somebody who use 14 mm rastered foams as on the picture. Is it?
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    I do use it Daniel but not for ships of this period. Is there anything you want to know about it?
    Rob.

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    I wonder if there is a sheet for ships somewhere. Something simmilar like my own one for Wings of Glory. Do you know about it, Rob?

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    I have not seen anything like it Daniel, but we can surely make one to fit ships. I may even have an unused tray somewhere which could be used to size up the models.
    Rob.

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    On Monday I'll print something like this on the paper and try to create shapes for my 12 ships. But I haven't the rest, so I can't do it complete

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    Which ships do you have Daniel. Quite a few will fit the same profile. I have every ships profile, so can fill in the rest for you if needed.
    Rob..

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    That sounds good, thank you. I have Starter Set + another 8 ships, but can't remember without a list. I'm now in the train to my original hometown, so I will post the list later today.
    I'm using 14 mám foams quite often, so may be a complete list even for other users would be nice

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    The foam I am using is from Figures in Comfort, and has 15 mm squares so may be comparable. Otherwise I will draw up a sheet of paper in 14 mm and superimpose the ships onto it.
    Rob.

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