Protective Miniatures Display Case Hack

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Chessex Dice CaseIf you can’t afford the swank Wrymwood Hero Vault then here’s a great little hack for safely transporting or storing your miniatures. Most every gamer has a few dice cases lying around from prior dice-set purchases. With all of my dice ending up in a Crown Royal bag, these dice cases are left unused. The cases are often the perfect size for the storage and display of many 28mm or similar-sized miniatures so I use them to safely transport my character’s miniature to conventions, and have used them as a gift case when I painted some miniatures for family members.

It’s an easy little hack. Starting with a dice case left over from a Chessex dice-set purchase, I stuck a 4×1 square Lego piece (because it was handy) with some tacky putty to the bottom of the case. I then added some tacky putty to the top of the Lego block to hold (and easily release) the miniature. Last, using some tissue left over from some other wrapping job or gift, I prettied up the bottom of the case.

Case Step One
First place some tacky putty in the bottom of the case to hold a block. The block is to lift the miniature up to the clear level of the case. I had a Lego handy, but anything of similar size would work. Picture by Ryan Hiller.
Case Step 2
Place some tacky putty on top of the block. This will hold the miniature in place but also allow you to easily remove the miniature when you need to use it. Photo by Ryan Hiller.
Case Step 3
Use some tissue paper to pretty up the Lego/tacky putty ugliness. Photo by Ryan Hiller.
Voila, Final Case
There you have it. The finished miniature display case. Check it out, I’ve painted one of my gazillion Reaper Bones miniatures! Photo by Ryan Hiller.

Voila! A perfect little case to store, transport, or display your miniature, and perfect for gift-giving. Since you probably already had the empty dice case, this likely costs you next to nothing to do, and you can feel good about being green: recycling old materials and all. On the other hand, if you’re willing to spend a little, the Wrymwood Hero Vault is pretty chic. With just a few days left on their Kickstarter, it’s worth checking out.

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