Miniature Display and Storage

EthanSental

Adventurer
In the early 90s I had 5 chessex boxes that held 80 or a piece (double layer boxe). Still have them with a few unpainted ral partha minis too :)

Now I have 2 battlefoam cases foe painted and plastic minis with the big ones on a shelf. I like the IKEA cases as I already have one but it has superhero and such statues in it currently.
 

Kor

Visitor
For shelf storage, I found that the Ikea BILLY bookcases worked the best. Add on the glass doors to keep the dust off the miniatures.

When your collection becomes an obsession, then its time to upgrade to the PAX wardrobe system with tray drawer inserts:

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EthanSental

Adventurer
I have to admit, I saw PAX and first thought was penny arcade 😀

Do you mind saying what the ball park figure was for the unit and all the shelves?
 

pogre

Adventurer
I have to admit, I saw PAX and first thought was penny arcade 😀

Do you mind saying what the ball park figure was for the unit and all the shelves?
Looking at the IKEA catalog I would say you are over $1000.00.

Awesome storage for pre-painted figures.

I looked into it for some more of my Dwarven Forge stuff, but the drawers would not hold up with my heavy resin pieces.

This piece I bought from IKEA and stored resin pieces in is falling apart. I had to remove most of the resin pieces and use it for the lighter "dwarvenite" pieces.

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Kor

Visitor
Here's the costs of the pieces for the wardrobe system:

PAX Frames (2) = $180 https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S59895257/

PAX Sliding Doors (79 inches high) = $179 https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50391138/#/90391136

PAX Trays = $30 each https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/70246386/

I only buy PAX stuff during Ikea's "PAX Days" sales event, which seems to come up several times a year. I think its a 10% discount on all PAX stuff.

I was on a bit of a budget (had to save my money for buying miniatures) so I would buy about 6 drawers at a time. Those tray drawers are very popular items though, so my "choice" to only buy 6 was often made for me due to the lack of stock availability.

The PAX wardrobe system is quite well built though. I have another unit for storing my gaming supplies. I have entire drawers full of cards and other heavy items and have had zero problems. These are the drawers which I have used and they have held up very well: https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90246352/

(Note: when I assembled these deep drawers I also used carpenter's glue to help give it more strength.)
 
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