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Title: Silly measurement question
Post by: JPArbiter on 13 October 2016, 16:05:55
a while ago I have aquirred a filing cabinet that appears to have been originally for microfilm storage. The drawrs are perfect for my minis to be stored long term. Thing is, i am not satisfied with the mattress foam i use to pad the drawers.  So if i am looking at custome foam cutouts, I kinda need to establish a baseline for miniature dimensions

So to the best of everyone's knowledge, what is the tallest mech mini out there, how about the widest?. Regular mech, i know the super heavies are huge
Title: Re: Silly measurement question
Post by: cavingjan on 13 October 2016, 17:47:19
My Shiro is 2 inch by 2.5 inch by 3.5 inch high. My Archangels are 3 inch wide by 2.5 inch by 2 inch. I think the thickness was 2 and not the height on that one. They are the only minis I own that can't fit in my battlefoam trays due to size.
Title: Re: Silly measurement question
Post by: JPArbiter on 13 October 2016, 23:30:58
3 inches follows what I suspected at the widest... each tray is 12 X 24 but is divided in half so functionally I have two six inch trays per drawer. been trying to figure out if I want to get egg crate custom cut and fit the minis at an angle, or if I want to get sexy and get cut a 1 inch thick pad with 2 inch hexes arrayed and have my minis standing up...

is it weird I call this thing the Brian Cache?
Title: Re: Silly measurement question
Post by: Feenix74 on 14 October 2016, 07:50:31
Standing is nice but egg-crate foam is easy and relatively cheap to get cut to custom sizes.

You are not the only weird one to call your miniature collection/storage a Brian Cache (I do the same). I find it to be fitting as I am not getting much chance to use my minis in actual play at the moment.