Sabot storage, Supreme Littleness and Derek H's system

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Sabot storage, Supreme Littleness and Derek H's system

Post by Iztvan » Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:35 am

Ok, so we are getting into SP2 28mm Napoleonics at the club. I guess we have reached the age when we need to get into napoleons or hand in our gaming licenses, ww2 is just not grognardy enough.

Anyway - the way Derek H and others base their troops look like the way to go:
https://dereksweetoys.com/sabots-for-sharp-practice-2/
https://toofatlardies.co.uk/forum/viewt ... 90&p=28665


My question here - how do you guys then store the troops?

My 15mm CoC WW2 have metal washer bases and are stored in boxes with magnetic sheet on the floor of the box. But now for SP a sabot base is added - do you guys magnetise it also?

We could of course store the individual figures that way, but that would involve putting them into the sabot bases before every game.

I.e. my question is - How do you guys store and transport minis on sabot bases?

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Re: Sabot storage, Supreme Littleness and Derek H's system

Post by Archdukek » Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:58 am

I don't know how Derek does it, but I transport my sabot based figures very carefully in a Really Useful 4 litre plastic box lined with some non-slip mat material sold here in the UK to line car boots or drawers with to stop contents moving around. It doesn't always work but most of the time it's fine. It helps to have the box as full as possible too so there is less potential for the bases to move.

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Re: Sabot storage, Supreme Littleness and Derek H's system

Post by Peter » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:23 am

I actually magnetize the base of the sabot and line my boxes with metallic paper or equivalent.

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Re: Sabot storage, Supreme Littleness and Derek H's system

Post by Iztvan » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:40 am

Useful answers, thanks!

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Re: Sabot storage, Supreme Littleness and Derek H's system

Post by bob696 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:51 pm

I discard the card board backing and replace with sign writers magnetic sheeting. Base the figures on post '92 pennies and good to go.

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Re: Sabot storage, Supreme Littleness and Derek H's system

Post by Iztvan » Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:44 pm

Yeah, that sounds clever. Then they would store perfectly in a steel box or similar.

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Re: Sabot storage, Supreme Littleness and Derek H's system

Post by Derek H » Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:15 pm

I use much the same system as John.
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Re: Sabot storage, Supreme Littleness and Derek H's system

Post by Iztvan » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:54 am

bob696 wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:51 pm
I discard the card board backing and replace with sign writers magnetic sheeting. Base the figures on post '92 pennies and good to go.
Yes, that's clever. Then you can have the miniature safely in the movement tray and the movement tray safely in a box with metallic floor. Either a (heavy) metallic toolbox or a regular box with some sort of metallic sheeting for floor.

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Re: Sabot storage, Supreme Littleness and Derek H's system

Post by Iztvan » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:05 am

Just received a swift delivery from Supreme Littleness yesterday, looking good... :-)

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Re: Sabot storage, Supreme Littleness and Derek H's system

Post by Contrarius » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:39 am

Hmmmmm. I've got plenty of magnetic sheeting but have no way to cut out penny size discs without them looking like old toenail clippings. Any ideas how to make/buy a cheap 1p-sized hole punch?

Alternatively, have just bought some 3mm x 0.5mm neodymium magnets. They seem to be strong enough to hold plastic figures mounted on 1p bases without being too strong. Now, drilling out a 0.5mm-deep hole in the MDF sabot is proving tricky. Any ideas?

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