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Jac C
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So I got my abomination pack today, and I've been trying to get everything in the box. I took everything out of the cardboard (except the tiles in the bottom, and I trimmed the plastic for the extra minis (Dave the Geek, El Cholo, etc) and put them under the man players, so all my minis are in plastic and protected. I took the extra cards and turned them sideways with the standard cards in the box, they fit perfect. I put the extra dice in the bottom of that tray, and stacked the zombie trays on top of each other, everything fits! And there seems like there will be room for the extra minis. No luck on getting that extra tile pack in there though.
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Yeah, no way to fit the extra tiles without removing the zombie trays.
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johcagaorl wrote:
So I got my abomination pack today, and I've been trying to get everything in the box. I took everything out of the cardboard (except the tiles in the bottom, and I trimmed the plastic for the extra minis (Dave the Geek, El Cholo, etc) and put them under the man players, so all my minis are in plastic and protected. I took the extra cards and turned them sideways with the standard cards in the box, they fit perfect. I put the extra dice in the bottom of that tray, and stacked the zombie trays on top of each other, everything fits! And there seems like there will be room for the extra minis. No luck on getting that extra tile pack in there though.


I am a total knave when it comes to these minis...so, please, bear with me and don't slap me tooooo hard...

But, when you said "all my minis are in plastic and protected"it got me thinking. Do these particular figures need protection?
My other minis games, like FFG stuff, FFP stuff, etc I just have the plastic minis in a baggie...or, some loose, even!

Is this a no-no for some particular reason?
I have never had a mini "break" on me (other than the odd stuff FFG used for Middle Earth Quest, but that was a manufacturing issue, if memeorty serves...).

Any advice would be appreciated; I want to make sure my beautiful Abomination Set is treated coorectly!
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If you intend to paint your minis, the plastic tray is a must.

If you don't, I suppose you could throw all your zombies in a box and there would be no problem. I'd keep the survivors in the tray, though, to make sure some of the more delicate parts like Amy's katana or Josh's guns don't get bent.
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I have to disagree, if you are going to paint them, those plastic holders will eventualy wear away paint as you push the figures in and pop them out repeatedly. Get a foam figure case for them or endure frustration.

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Yeah, a foam tray is better than the plastic tray for painted figures. But the plastic tray is still better than just piling all the figures loose inside a box, isn't it?
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I've been painting minis for over 20 years myself, and would not trust them in those plastic trays.

Guess we'll need to agree to disagree on that.

I do agree they would be better than just chucking them in the box.
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Another advantage of dipping minis is that you can just throw them in the box and nothing will ever happen to them.

I have the -very fragile- Space Hulk minis thrown in a box + my nephew plays with them occasionally and there is not one single broken bit. Nothing! MUAHAH
 
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I have over 20 minutes of painting experience.

All 2o was spent throwing paint on my Touch of Evil minis, which went into a ziploc baggie more than a year ago and the paint still seems intact.

(Since I plan on painting up Zombicide, is a spray sealer as good as poly-shades dipping?)

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I am not painting mine because I have no time, patience or artistic ability (well, no patience or artistic ability, anyway). My zombies will go in baggies -- roomy enough so they're not cramped, but not so roomy that they'll slide all over. Haven't decided on the survivors, yet.
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Professor Plum wrote:

I have over 20 minutes of painting experience.

All 2o was spent throwing paint on my Touch of Evil minis, which went into a ziploc baggie more than a year ago and the paint still seems intact.

(Since I plan on painting up Zombicide, is a spray sealer as good as poly-shades dipping?)



I'd do both honestly. Polyshade dipping produces fine results, but it makes things a little too shiny. A matte spray seal over top fixes a lot of that.

As for the insert, plastic figures with a decent seal are pretty safe most of the time. If the insert is molded plastic that is a snug fit for the figure, I'd expect pulling it in and out of that would do more damage than just lying loose in the box to be honest.
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I'm interested in an efficient way to store all of the miniatures. The plastic trays are nice, but a plano box or foam tray would be better in terms of storing/organization.

Does anyone have any suggestions?
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I hope Battle Foam comes out with a tray set that will fit in the box.
 
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Something like this http://www.thefoamfactory.com/packagingfoam/picknpluckcr.htm...
 
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Kinda. BattleFoam does great foam inserts for games. They did inserts for games like Gears of War, Dreadfleat, and Super Dungon Explore all great inserts.

The Dreadfleet Insert:

http://us.battlefoam.com/products/Game-Box-Sea-Fleet-Foam-Ki...
 
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Yeah I'm familiar with Battlefoam, I just think their prices are too high. I have their insert for Dreadfleet and SDE but since then I've just bought the pluck foam for about half price.
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Opened Zombicide last night.

For what it's worth, the trays do not grip the bases tightly at all.
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Jac C
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FWIW, BattleFoam will have trays available for $40 at some point, they are not on the website yet, but they were available during the Kickstarter, supposedly they leave 1/2" in the box and will hold all of the minis (even all of the bonus ones from the campaign).
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