Tutorial: Part 3 of my Display-Board and Movement-tray

Allright, i got this project finished and i am really happy how it turned out. I took it two times to the gaming club and it was easy to carry, and also the models were stored much faster. At home i took the two boards out of the box and placed them into my showcase. Its not longer needed to touch each model πŸ™‚

Here is the ikea Box called Samla holding 65 Litre (about 8 Euro):

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Now you need to measure the inside of the box and buy some wood, screws and brackets to build up the framework which is holding the boards.

brackets are in L-Shape and 2,5cm screws (really cheap at workshops)

brackets

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I placed my token box and measured the hight of it, to adjust the brackets for the first board. After that i measured my Denny 3 for the hight of the second board. I glued magnets onto the bottom side of each tray so that they stick with the brackets.Β  I used a handsaw so i couldnt manage to do some straight cuts, but if you have a jigsaw it will look much better. But for know the frame does his job πŸ˜‰

Inlay

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At the bottom you see enough place for the tokenbox, then the first board with my Denny 3 and then the second board with enough space to the top. If you arent carrying a colossal you can easily store 4 Boards into the box.

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Here the frame stored in the box πŸ™‚

Done

I can easily carry two lists to my club without spending to much time to pack them and move them backΒ  into the showcase.

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I hope this helps to make one on your own. The whole thing have cost me about 40 Euro with magnets from ebay and some hobby time. And for about 2 Euro you can easily upgrade it with more boards.

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I magnetized each models base for a better hold .

If you have questions feel free to ask!

 

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Tutorial: Custom made Dice Tray

You want a nice looking but cheap dice tray fitting your army or board game? Here you are:

What you need:

  • a picture frame with a 2cm border (about 1 inch), size 19cm x 23,5 cm or smaller [5 Euro)
  • a custom printed mousepad, you get it in nearly every printshop [9 Euro]
  • wood glue or super glue
  • a knife
  • a ruler
  • black primer

Backside

Remove the stand on the backside of the frame.

Inside

Remove the glas on the inside

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I primed the mdf on both sides black.

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And finally cut the Mousepad to a fitting size and glue it into the inside of the frame πŸ™‚

Done!