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BattleTech Miniatures and Terrain => Hobby Tips and Tricks => Topic started by: RazorclawXLS on 31 July 2022, 04:27:13

Title: Custom foam inserts for AGOAC and Clan Invasion boxes...
Post by: RazorclawXLS on 31 July 2022, 04:27:13
Since I like the box set art so much and since BT scene is non-existent where I live, I opted to use the AGOAC and Clan Invasion boxes for carrying my miniatures, as they look cool and representative, to attract attention. With that in mind, I opted to create the foam inserts for them myself, from the upholstery foam I bought.

(https://i.imgur.com/lHttoIh.jpeg) (https://imgur.com/lHttoIh)

(https://i.imgur.com/h4DM5bi.jpeg) (https://imgur.com/h4DM5bi)


Since my Lyran Guards has expanded beyond the expected 16 mechs, I had to switch to using a bigger box, this time for 24 mechs. (maybe I am kidding myself and I will need an even bigger one)

(https://i.imgur.com/NT7JIcn.jpeg) (https://imgur.com/NT7JIcn)
Title: Re: Custom foam inserts for AGOAC and Clan Invasion boxes...
Post by: MarauderD on 31 July 2022, 11:05:24
Great work man!  I love the Beginner Box and AGoAC box art too.  Great idea!
Title: Re: Custom foam inserts for AGOAC and Clan Invasion boxes...
Post by: Daryk on 31 July 2022, 13:39:53
Nice work!  :thumbsup:

But I have to ask...

Это правда или известия?  ???
Title: Re: Custom foam inserts for AGOAC and Clan Invasion boxes...
Post by: RazorclawXLS on 31 July 2022, 15:02:02
Nice work!  :thumbsup:

But I have to ask...

Это правда или известия?  ???

Haha, no, the papers are Вечерње Новости / Evening news from Serbia. If I were born and living in Russia, I wouldn't be complaining about a non-existent BT community. Heck, they even had their crowdfunding project for a localized AGOAC box set back in 2019 I believe.
Title: Re: Custom foam inserts for AGOAC and Clan Invasion boxes...
Post by: RazorclawXLS on 31 July 2022, 15:06:44
Great work man!  I love the Beginner Box and AGoAC box art too.  Great idea!

Not only is the artwork topnotch, the cardboard quality is exceptional. I actually believe these boxes can provide a decent protection to the minis, and will be able to withstand some weight.
Title: Re: Custom foam inserts for AGOAC and Clan Invasion boxes...
Post by: Daryk on 31 July 2022, 15:59:52
Glad to hear it, and yes, the cardboard boxes are very durable.  I still use an old Reinforcements box for my old cardboard maps.  Cheers!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Custom foam inserts for AGOAC and Clan Invasion boxes...
Post by: five_corparty on 31 July 2022, 16:07:31
This is a really cool and smart idea!
Title: Re: Custom foam inserts for AGOAC and Clan Invasion boxes...
Post by: pokefan548 on 01 August 2022, 09:16:03
Yeah, the boxes are great. Had some leftover anti-static foam from a shipment at work and cut it to fit the bottom. It's not quite as nice as yours, but I might post some pics of my own when I get home.
Title: Re: Custom foam inserts for AGOAC and Clan Invasion boxes...
Post by: gunner on 15 August 2022, 08:52:07
I've done something similar.  I used Luann board {floor underlayment} with speaker wires for handles.  cut to fit into 18 gal totes.  For most assaults and heavies, I used 3 or 4 inch foam. Lights and mediums, 1.5 to 2 inch foam. the totes are a bit on the heavy side  each holding layer holding 25 to 40 mechs each.