Make your own Figure Case.

23 Th10, 2020
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We have had plenty of people ask us how we make our own figure cases. So we thought that this was a great idea! This is a cheap and easy way to store, transport and protect your miniatures and one we have used for many, many years. We hope you guys like it :-)
We use 5mm diameter x 2mm (0.51kg pull) and 5mm diameter x 1mm (0.2kg pull) magnets. We have found these to be great and don't interfere with our miniatures in any way or form on the table top 😊

  • You can get the magnets from Amazon UK here: 5mm dia x 2mm magnets: 5mm dia x 1mm magnets: A4 magnetic sheets:

    Duncan Rhodes Painting AcademyDuncan Rhodes Painting Academy4 tháng trước
    • I just want to say thank you, you are a very good person

      Chris AshcroftChris Ashcroft13 ngày trước
    • @trolemon hot glue gun might be even more practical.

      JexinatorJexinator15 ngày trước
    • what's the thickness of the rubber steel sheet? was looking online and normal paper sized sheets are commonly said to be to " thin and week" to hold the models on.

      James BartlettJames BartlettTháng trước
    • So cool your Tipp. I buyed the overpriced Feldherr boxes. So bad after see your tipp. Have you a recomandation for the plasticboxes?

      Abbi PlayAbbi PlayTháng trước
    • What kinda models need 4x1mm and what need the 5x1?

      LoftOfTheUniverseLoftOfTheUniverse3 tháng trước
  • How would you do Underworlds minis as those bases are uneven?

    John WoodJohn Wood23 giờ trước
  • this is Art Attack for nerds and i love it

    ApocalypticJokerApocalypticJokerNgày trước
  • will the 4l fit the bladeguard ancient from indomitus?

    Alec .MclayAlec .MclayNgày trước
  • Hey mate. Great tutorial. I made up a few sets myself. What would you recommend for larger minis? As i already use two 5 x 2s on my blood crushers and skull cannon and they just seem too much for the magnets. Got bloodthirsters to do aswell and a forgeworld one too 😅😅 Instead of just slapping in more magnets what the next best size?

    Benji BatleyBenji BatleyNgày trước
  • Hi all, what boxes do people use for larger models like archaon or nagash

    arucartarucart8 ngày trước
  • Awesome tips, thank you! I'll try it next time I need to go to play

    Alexey PlatkovskyAlexey Platkovsky10 ngày trước
  • Red boxes hold more minis though.

    SA HaynamSA Haynam11 ngày trước
  • Anyone else have issues with 2mm magnets not being deep enough on GW model bases?

    Richard ParkerRichard Parker12 ngày trước
  • Im 15-16 yrs old, do I count as a youngster/child Asking to know whether to ask a parent or not :P

    Gustav ÅkermanGustav Åkerman12 ngày trước
  • he even uses two thin coats for cutting magnetic sheets. Dedication.

    0V3RL04D0V3RL04D13 ngày trước
  • Great video! I looked into the materials here and I put together some links that may help folks, particularly in the USA. I found Staples in the US to have good prices on the boxes and free shipping. The smaller one is about 3.5” tall and I believe the larger one is about 6”. I had no success with the fridge magnet material. Low-cost steel sheet worked well for me. I actually cut down a larger piece by scoring with a utility knife against a steel ruler and then bending it. I also sanded down the rough edge (which wasn’t too rough). Lowe’s has some sheets that are about a dollar and should fit in pretty easily. (This sheet would leave about 1/4” gap on either side if you center it but would not really impact the ability of you to attach magnets, as small bases are about 4x the diameter of the gap. Cheap and would not need to cut.) On the magnet end, there are a lot of options. Duncan mentions 5x2mm, but I don’t see why a slightly larger diameter wouldn’t work, as the thickness is what matters for gluing under the base. FINDMAG 300 PCS Refrigerator Magnets Premium Brushed Nickel Fridge Magnets,Office Magnets,Whiteboard Magnets Using these materials brings the cost to $9ish or $16 per box and $14 for enough magnets to do an army easily. One magnet underneath will keep an infantry model in place (if plastic), even a bigger model like a meganob. If you really want to make sure it can’t rotate at all then you can put a second magnet on the opposite side for a super tight hold. In the case of vehicles or pewter models where the weight can vary a lot you will probably have to experiment a bit.

    Bob AmbleBob Amble14 ngày trước
  • Great video great idea

    Mihali WheelerMihali Wheeler14 ngày trước
  • It feels like I'm watching a Deadman. Are you alright, buddy?

    Christian Dela PeñaChristian Dela Peña16 ngày trước
  • I tried it and it worked really well! I also realised that you could take some of the leftover strips of magnetic sheeting and attatch it to your primer stick. It seems to work really well, so long as the strip of sheeting is not to thin.

    BlitzBurnBlitzBurn18 ngày trước
  • Thank you. this was so helpful and I find it better than using my citadel case

    adzadz21 ngày trước
  • What measurement should I be looking at for let's say a Star Wars Legion stormtrooper base?

    Caine BaileyCaine Bailey24 ngày trước
  • I've done exactly this, but I'd recommend using double sided tape instead of glue. It holds up better to any flexing.

    FallenWeebleFallenWeeble24 ngày trước
  • Hi Ducan, what’s the brand/model of the box ? Can’t find it ... Thx.

    olivier arnaudolivier arnaud29 ngày trước
  • I bought those linked magnet sheets but they are barely magneting with the minis, they don't adhere to that at all, when I put the same mini on the side of my pc case it sticks to it rock solid though, so it's not the mini's magnet

    Mutsu KazumaMutsu Kazuma29 ngày trước
    • @j.okroi AG ok thank you I will try that

      Mutsu KazumaMutsu Kazuma27 ngày trước
    • @Mutsu Kazuma Get a larger magnet and drag it across the sheet in straight lines. This will re-magnetize it. Just be sure to use the right polarization as opposites attract. You can do this to any magnet or metal object. The sheets were probably dropped thus making them lose polarization. Can watch videos on methods of magnetization if you do not understand my explanation.

      j.okroi AGj.okroi AG27 ngày trước
    • @Duncan Rhodes Painting Academy they also have something like a double sided tape on the back now, it seems to me that they are not selling exactly the same sheets anymore, but the overall idea was awesome nonetheless

      Mutsu KazumaMutsu Kazuma29 ngày trước
    • That's very strange, We have not encountered an issue like that before. Maybe they are dud sheets? Very strange indeed.

      Duncan Rhodes Painting AcademyDuncan Rhodes Painting Academy29 ngày trước
  • No shake test? :( lol

    MackDyeMackDye29 ngày trước
    • Just done one. 0.5 on the Richter scale. All good 👍

      Duncan Rhodes Painting AcademyDuncan Rhodes Painting Academy29 ngày trước
  • I started doing this recently with metal sheeting but it's already rusting and looking naff. Just ordered some of those rubber metal sheets though. This is gonna be sweet!

    Richard ParkerRichard ParkerTháng trước
    • Update: sheets arrived but my 3mmx2mm magnets aren't strong enough. New magnets incoming. Currently 1 on each base is not enough, and 6 on my Venerable Dreadnought base is nowhere near enough. Hoping that 5mm ones will work

      Richard ParkerRichard ParkerTháng trước
  • Will lumineth realm lords fit in a 4 litre box? I only ask as they are rather tall models.

    Table Top StandardTable Top StandardTháng trước
  • doh the links for the magnets are dead/out of stock and ive been unable to find the same ones elsewhere :(

    Dogg369Dogg369Tháng trước
    • I went for 6mmx2mm ones on Amazon UK.

      Simon ThorntonSimon Thornton12 ngày trước
  • If i did with to all my miniz next doors pans would stick to there wall

    blake dennisonblake dennisonTháng trước
  • Any tips on how to do it with tau drone bases? Or any other small fliers that don’t have that inner lip to hide the magnets inside

    Jamie PywellJamie PywellTháng trước
  • Reminds me of the time back in the late 80s I put double sided tape on the bottom of a toolbox so I could carry my Space Marines on a 300 mile road journey. The tape was too good and some bases remained stuck while the tabs on the lead and plastic models pulled out. When i turned it back into a toolbox I don't think i ever got all the tape out....

    G LeggettG LeggettTháng trước
  • Any reason why one couldn't also put a magnetic sheet inside the lid, to store even more models hanging upside down?

    Tony OunsworthTony OunsworthTháng trước
    • @Duncan Rhodes Painting Academy I tried it. Worked a treat! Thanks so much for this video, my storage issues are solved 👍

      Tony OunsworthTony Ounsworth29 ngày trước
    • @Duncan Rhodes Painting Academy I just thought of it as I was lining a deeper tub for some of the taller Nighthaunt minis. Still plenty of headroom for some standard height ones as “stalactites” 🙂

      Tony OunsworthTony OunsworthTháng trước
    • No idea. Worth a try I guess. 🤔

      Duncan Rhodes Painting AcademyDuncan Rhodes Painting AcademyTháng trước
  • I just use a random plastic box-

    Starguy 1o1Starguy 1o1Tháng trước
  • Fuck, the warhammer paint guru has his own channel? I didn’t even know your name on warhammer tv 😂

    Robert GrayRobert GrayTháng trước
  • Nice vid given me a good idea on storage/gaming collection 👍👍💡

    Joel DunstonJoel DunstonTháng trước
  • I've bought the same magnetic sheeting and the same magnets but my models are still sliding all over the place.

    EriathaEriathaTháng trước
  • Has anyone tried this for minis that are going to be used on a TV screen? (screen used to display combat maps and such) Not sure how well the magnets will play with the TV. It's a great idea and I really want to try it but the last thing I want to do is bugger my DM's screen. xD

    LlethanderDraeLlethanderDraeTháng trước
  • Love the idea cheers 🍻

    Eric WielandEric WielandTháng trước
  • Does it matter if I have 5mmx1.5mm instead of 5mmx2mm?

    imxrtlimxrtlTháng trước
    • Yes, depending on the base depth. I couldn’t get hold of the 5x2mm so used 4x2mm on 25mm bases, 3 per base spread out.

      thesnoopmeister Snoopsthesnoopmeister SnoopsTháng trước
  • Where again can I get the cases?

    dennis fouldsdennis fouldsTháng trước
  • Thanks Duncan

    dennis fouldsdennis fouldsTháng trước
  • would you say you'd need the 9 litre box for a deff dread?

    Wyntr _Wyntr _Tháng trước
  • Is the sheeting the same stuff from which fridge magnets are made or is it something else?

    Captain BrinebloodCaptain BrinebloodTháng trước
  • What's the type of sheet he used and where to get it

    Axel RosalesAxel RosalesTháng trước
  • Are these boxes meant to have a big bulge in the floor? I bought four of them and they all have a hill for the floor, it doesn’t sit flat

    Matthew GMatthew GTháng trước
  • So I've ordered 2 different versions of magnetic sheets off amazon. both were not strong bonds at all for this project. Can someone (US) link me to a sheet that confirmed works for this method of case creation?

    Stephen HupferStephen HupferTháng trước
  • Brilliant:)

    Dark FutureDark FutureTháng trước
  • Great vid! But what if your minis are made of metal?

    Jools ThomasJools ThomasTháng trước
  • That ist so cool. Have you a trick to store Citadel Painting Pots. I have over 200 Pots and I've been looking for a way to store everything clearly for a long time.

    Abbi PlayAbbi PlayTháng trước
  • This is a terrific solution. Thank you very much for this. 👍😀

    Mike Goldweber's ChannelMike Goldweber's ChannelTháng trước
  • anyone have a product name for the rubber steel sheets? All i can seem to find is rubber magnets, not steel.

    Kyle BustinKyle BustinTháng trước
  • Nice video. I'm in the process of preparing a few of those cases and putting magnets under my models. The 5 x 2 mm magnets work seem to work for the 25 and 32 mm bases however they are too small for the 40+ mm bases it seems. With those the magnet is too far from the surface and does not hold the models in place. What magnets are you using for those? Like FEC flayers, Space Wolves Cavaly etc.? 3 mm?

    SethDr2SethDr2Tháng trước
  • Great for tyranids. I used 2 of the 0.5mm magnetic sheets, seemed to increase strength slightly.

    thesnoopmeister Snoopsthesnoopmeister SnoopsTháng trước
  • Anybody have a stress test video for this method?

    Richard AthaRichard AthaTháng trước
  • I've used Really Useful Boxes and magnetic sheets for years. I've found its worth spending an extra couple of quid to get the thicker magnetic sheets. I glue 1p and 2p pieces to my bases (or use them as bases) and find that the magnetic sheet will hold them in place well enough for a car journey. I used to add magnets under my bases, but I found that figures would sometimes click together or wouldn't rank up when I did warhammer fantasy battle. I also use double sided sticky tape to stick down the flexible magnetic sheets and this holds it perfectly. For tall thin figures, I glue a magnet to the side of the box (after keying the box first) and this holds the figures onto the walls which means so long as they aren't too bulky, they will fit much taller figures with spears or whatever. Finally, Really Useful Box do "XL" lids. This raises the roof of the box by 25mm or so and is good for those figures that are just too high for the standard 4l boxes. The lids are harder to buy and cost almost as much as a whole box does but its an option.

    Kieran FKieran FTháng trước
  • If you want to make sheet cutting easier, flip the layers. Small piece on the bottom, big piece on top. Draw a line down the edge, take it out of the box and cut along the line.

    SammSammTháng trước
  • Of course Amazon has everything on the planet for those living in the boondocks but craft stores carry this stuff too. Magnetic sign material is a one-step magnetic base. Line any container with thin sheet metal available from any big box store or even the craft store.

    Pete FlynnPete FlynnTháng trước
  • Thats tried and true metod, but I still prefer safe & sound foams

    Zandos Dwarf-KingZandos Dwarf-KingTháng trước
  • Games Workshop: God dammit.

    GuysMcFellasGuysMcFellasTháng trước
  • Would you advise getting Self-Adhesive Rubber Steel sheets as a an alternate (seen them for just a fraction more than the non Self-Adhesive ones)?

    B E DawsonB E DawsonTháng trước
  • Any tips for a flat base miniature?

    Roboute GuillimanRoboute GuillimanTháng trước
    • Yes. Cut some magnetic sheet to size an glue to base of......well the base?

      thesnoopmeister Snoopsthesnoopmeister SnoopsTháng trước
  • 🔥🎸🔥

    MrTrenttnessMrTrenttnessTháng trước
  • I'm still a fan of the Pistol Case method. $15 for a modular, Pluck foam case right out the gate.

    dreamakumadreamakumaTháng trước
  • Thank you very much! My materials are on their way!

    Apocalyptic MothApocalyptic MothTháng trước
  • Very wothy tipp, thx Duncan

    Karl-Heinz MeineckeKarl-Heinz MeineckeTháng trước
  • How well will this hold infinity minis? Being pewter I wasn't sure if the magnet base would be strong enough

    txdarkknighttxdarkknightTháng trước
  • 4:44 Duncan showcases my painting technique.

    Jason GlebeJason Glebe2 tháng trước
  • ITS DUNCAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Connor MonfalconeConnor Monfalcone2 tháng trước
  • Thank you so much formaking this video! I had no idea this could even be done with the miniatures I'll be getting and painting! Thank you so much!

    Tacuma MillerTacuma Miller2 tháng trước
  • Hey guys. Happy new year everyone. Here is a link for rubber magnetic sheets (but watch out and read carefully !!!): "Magnets should not be placed on magnetic sheets, because they would demagnetise the sheets. Suitable surfaces for magnets are our magnetic boards, for example...." Duncan, Where did you get yours? I think the phenomene has got nothing to do with some brand... Has somebody noticed any issue with time???

    Maxime HellnerMaxime Hellner2 tháng trước
  • dont recommend the magnet sheets. I've found that using "fridge magnets" for lack of a better term, when stuck together are MUCH more strong of an attraction than the alternative.

    BIG easyBIG easy2 tháng trước
  • Just go to your hardware store and get steel shingles used to repair your roof. They're cheap and fit the boxes very well. No cutting necessary I have no clue where or what Duncan is talking about with those flexible sheets he's using since he didn't bother to link 'm in the description.

    jpavlvsjpavlvs2 tháng trước
  • Why does this guy remind me of Bob Ross?

    Drawings from JaydenDrawings from Jayden2 tháng trước
  • Very helpful video

    Dan RussellDan Russell2 tháng trước
  • Thanks! Made these exact things! Works wonders!

    VP PerfVP Perf2 tháng trước
  • Would using adhesive putty instead of magnets work?

    Kevin PhilbrickKevin Philbrick2 tháng trước
  • Just made myself one of these but the minis aren’t sticking very well. Tried with a metal tin and a steel rule and they stick fine so I’m thinking it’s the sheets that’s the problem

    Paul KerrPaul Kerr2 tháng trước
  • What kind of sheets are those? And could someone send me a link?

    Kevin van DoesburgKevin van Doesburg2 tháng trước
  • If you play a game like warhammer fantasy, this solution combo well with magnetized movement tray

    Massimiliano LuisiMassimiliano Luisi2 tháng trước
  • Looks at foam cases.... Sorry kiddos but I'm moving on.

    Nic PentecostNic Pentecost2 tháng trước
  • Oh, well until I start buying things for real I guess it's the -sewing stuff can- Christmas butter cookies tin for my marines. "BROTHER IT SMELLS LIKE CRAFTWORLD KEEBLER"

    SamnichStudiosSamnichStudios2 tháng trước
  • How strong are the magnets? Would the minis hold if you dropped the box?

    ColmarrColmarr2 tháng trước
  • Are those boxes available on Amazon ?

    Eric SEric S2 tháng trước
  • That's how we made army trays for square-based minis in tight formations back in the days of WHFB, kids. Btw still using army transport bag and foam

    Федя КрюковФедя Крюков2 tháng trước
  • I am a bit worried about one thing here. How about driving a car on bumpy road? I imagine, those magnets won't hold or simply the box will be to hard and things will break inside. Is it not any issue and I am worried to much? :) Or you simply put all those plastic boxes on ton of foam/cloaths, and it does the job as well?

    Jarosław SłowikJarosław Słowik2 tháng trước
  • i do this same thing, but i use metal washers on the models. my reasoning: 1. you can buy the washers to fit standard based perfectly (apply before painting/priming paint them with the base) 2. it adds much needed weight to a lot of my resin printed models, and 3. i'm terrified of "magnets on my models "slamming" together i'd rather the only magnet be the magnetic sheeting in my box.

    Lorne BixbyLorne Bixby2 tháng trước
  • I've found 5x2mm magnets are just a little too thin for my 32mm bases, they slide around a bit and will fall out if the box is turned on its side or upside down. I think it may be due to the different brand of magnetic sheets that were self-sticking and didn't require superglue.

    TossthegoatsTossthegoats2 tháng trước
  • With the magnetic sheeting stick the piece your cutting underneath the full piece and then place the full piece on top. You can now mark the piece to be cut without having to faff about sliding things about.

    Stephen BStephen B2 tháng trước
  • Thank you so much for the video and idea - but I'm having a little trouble with this to be honest and was hoping for help. The magnets are absolutely amazing - but I’ve now bought 2 different types of the magnetic paper (including the £20 version in the link) and they just don’t hold for anything even slightly larger. The magnetic pull is very very weak. I’ve put 2 Magnets on a Gore-Grunta, 2 on a warchanter, and 3 on a Megaboss, and none of them stick in place. 1x Arkanaut company unit with 1 magnet does pass the upside down test, but the others slide around and just aren't sticking. At this point, after dropping £30 into paper, £12 into tubs and £7 into magnets - I still don’t have a solution that works. If I just throw more and more magnets at it … will that eventually work?

    Andy KAndy K2 tháng trước
  • I know yall are warhammer fans but... I didn't have luck with the people of wh Fandom I found in my city so I sold everything and changed to bolt action. We use plain bases for that, what would you do? Maybe cut a perfect circle of that black magnetic sheet, and of the same size so that it looks perfect and nice?

    Hentai LordHentai Lord2 tháng trước
  • What's the best method for magnetizing the bottom of Tanks that don't have bases, IE Leman Russ's or Chimera's?

    Arron StockhamArron Stockham2 tháng trước
  • Do you think there's anyway to make this work with Dark Eldar flying stand vehicles?

    Jamie BroadbentJamie Broadbent2 tháng trước
  • do they sell this Boxes and Sheets in amazon so i can order them internationaly? Great Video!!

    Julio ZentenoJulio Zenteno2 tháng trước
  • excellent tips

    William HudsonWilliam Hudson2 tháng trước
  • Finding Magnetic sheets in Norway is a pain in the butt. And it's really expensive shipping if I order them from Amazon :-(

    Vegard KivleVegard Kivle2 tháng trước
  • Thank you a lot for that solution to transport problems! Even I, as a D.I.Y.-catastrophe waiting to happen might be able t do it :-) And now I can safely lugg my 4000+ points of SpaceElfConfetti about!

    Martin RothMartin Roth2 tháng trước
  • Would love to see some necromunda gangs both schemes and conversion

    Spartan 93Spartan 932 tháng trước
  • I got the these cases from Staples here in the USA. They seem to have the best price and free shipping.

    Brand0n4569Brand0n45692 tháng trước
  • okay, thats cool. but what if i drop the case? the figures would go flying unless you got some serious magnets, or the clue might break. i feel a foam case is stil superior

    TheMarcmandenTheMarcmanden2 tháng trước
  • With the sheets at the start. Put the one you want to cut on the bottom. Then put the full A4 one on top and use the edge to draw a line on the intended offset. Use a white/coloured pencil or even a lead one as long as you can see the marking. Then take it out and cut.

    Sion StenbeckSion Stenbeck2 tháng trước
  • Must be doing something wrong because I have bought the magnetic sheeting. Bought the case and done everything Duncan said but the magnets on the bases are not sticking to the magnetic sheeting. I know the magnetics are working as they stick to other stuff.

    bobthebretonnianbobthebretonnian2 tháng trước
  • what is the solution with flying stands though? they dont have an opening under the base...

    Pieter HellemansPieter Hellemans2 tháng trước
  • "Zip kicker" crazy glue accelerator

    william avaloswilliam avalos2 tháng trước
  • Good tutorial, also makes the paint job on your minis last longer as foam inserts can actually cause paint to rub off over time, delicate work like edge highlights are especially prone to this

    omegaglory1omegaglory12 tháng trước