Epic storage options!
So you've decided to jump into this awesome system and grab yourself a collection of tiny soldiers. You've then worked out that none of the fancy foam storage guys give a hoot about us and frankly with war engines in your list good luck getting a standard box that will fit everything from infantry stands through to warlord Titans... But do not despair, I have a solution for you!
Enter the toolbox, a cheap and effective storage method for all of your epic needs. Pictured here art he 3 different sizes that I use. The smaller one holds my entire 3000pt tau army with objectives and a little space to spare. The middle one is definitely the better option for a single army because it has a shelf in the top which is deep enough to hold infantry and leman russ sized tanks, probably big enough for a single army with room to grow.
The large box on the right is the one I use the most of, I can easily fit two armies in one of these (usually one side each) and a warlord Titan or true scale reaver will fit in the bottom shelf with no dramas. In this picture you see my Gaurd box, in this case it holds a Minervan army, a Dkok and steel legion and Baran siegemasters army plus enough Titans to do an AMTL if I wanted too. You're welcome to zoom in and count for yourself if you like but I'm just going to say it stores many. These boxes can be purchased at most hardware chains and where I am they range between $20-30 (Aus) depending on size.
The best part is still to come. Once you have painted you're beautiful 6mm goodies you sure as hell don't want them bumping and scratching. The beauty of this system is the magnets. Every base has a rare earth magnet glued to the bottom (or several for the big things) which holds them tightly in place. The infantry stands just have sheet magnet which come with a sticky backing cut to size and glued down too. I'll give examples of the photos below. The magnets are easily sourced on eBay. I tend to buy 8-10mm round magnets that are 1-2mm thick. They cost about $8 for 100 if you shop around.
So if you are looking for a reliable and cheap method of storing your minis head to the hardware store! Alternatively if you have an even more awesome idea post it up in the comments below! Share the love people's let's build our hobby!