Got a large auction of Wizards of the Coast Star Wars Starship Battles ships, including 64 fighters and 21 class 3-1 models for $90. This was a great deal for the ships, but alas, they did not have cards. A visit to Rebel Scum and I downloaded the few cards I didn't already have - this lot was obviously someone's box purchases with lots of Commons.
Anyway, this meant storage issues for a lot of little starfighters. I thought about my previous storage for my 1/2400 ships, and nearby on the table was a lint roller I use to dust / de-crumb the sofas, and hmmmmm.....
The result of creative solution-oriented thinking - yep, they are sideways!
Needed: JCrew shirt box taller than a B-Wing, lint roller, masking tape, about 20 minutes
Pretty simple project:
- Pulled fresh strips off the lint roller - they're about 6x5" pieces of masking tape.
- Folded over the edges, pushed them onto box, creased the fold with my fingers.
- Left some spaces as the tape is more than sticky enough to hold a starfighter model only half on it - didn't want problems breaking the stands when picking them up.
- Put them in tight as I was uncertain they'd all fit, but they did just make it!
This has me pleased - I try not to spend money on things like storage unless it is very important to preserving the models / figures. A great thing about these models is they are light and durable, and that makes them easy to store and transport.