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Ammo Box Cases ( A Tutorial)
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Old 17 Mar 2007, 14:56   #1 (permalink)
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Default Ammo Box Cases ( A Tutorial)

I was originally inspired by FOXX to use the old M-16 ammo boxes to make cases for your minis. So I took some time and decided to give it a try.

The use of this ammo box was to fit 2 tanks ( a leman russ and a custom tank), and then also fit about 45 guardsmen. I would like to note that these and not WIP pictures. I went back and tried my best to be able to take you through the steps.

Supplies...
1. 3 of these
http://www.scifigenre.com/itemDetail...HQJWHG1WXO0NS1

2. Just one of these
http://www.scifigenre.com/itemDetail...HQJWHG1WXO0NS1

3. An M-16 Ammo Box
4. A hobby knife
5. And 30-60 minutes

Step By Step

Step one is simple enough, just get out all your supplies in a suitable place, in my case, the floor.



Step two is get out the minis you plan on putting in your case. This is vital due to the somewhat compact size of the case.



Step three Is to get out the large piece of foam.



Step four is simply cutting it to the size of the ammo box, just hold it up next to it and make a close cut, it doesn't have to be perfect.





Step five is measure and pull out the foam where you want the tanks/minis to go.





Step six is to measure and cut the foam for the other three pieces of foam you have. These will be used for the infantry.





Step sixOnce you have cut the piece out to put in the ammo box, you'll need to pull out the foam for where your infantry will go. A 2 by 3 spot will suffice for guardsmen. On this piece of foam you can make 15 2 by 3 spots.





Step seven just put your models in the trays and slide them into the case.




Well that about sums it up, you can fit a decent amount of stuff in this case if you've done it right. It also goes along great with a themed army like IG. Enjoy.
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Old 18 Mar 2007, 17:10   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Ammo Box Cases ( A Tutorial)

Nice tutorial, I used the same idea when I first started the game. Only differece was that I use cal.7.62 boxes.

But the only problem I had, was that my army contains between 100 guardsmen and 10 tanks. So...there was many boxes...and people looked worriedly at you when you sat on the bus...

A just as good idea would to find some low-price suitcases. I bought mine for the equivalent of 15$.
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Old 18 Mar 2007, 20:29   #3 (permalink)
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where do you get an empty ammo box? ???
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Default Re: Ammo Box Cases ( A Tutorial)

There are several places you can buy these. Ebay being one of them, there is also the army-navy store and places like that who normally sell them. They are almost always under ten dolars so they aren't too much money like a regular case.
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Old 19 Mar 2007, 02:41   #5 (permalink)
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where do you get an empty ammo box? ???
Well, ammo boxes are really easy to get your hands on, as they are thrown away when the ammunition is spent. If you know someone in the military, a simple request and you'll most probably get some. Buying them over the internet I think would be unfavorable because of the price in shipping and the perverse high prices some people actually demand for such items.
My best guess would be as with cabomhn. An army store.
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Old 19 Mar 2007, 03:24   #6 (permalink)
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Great job. Stickied! http://forums.tauonline.org/index.ph...#msg1058257683
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Old 19 Mar 2007, 04:09   #7 (permalink)
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where do you get an empty ammo box? ???
You can talk to us military folks, we usually have more than a few lying around.
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hmmm... maybe a .50 box will do nicely for the somewhat larger armies. i wish i bought the 25mm ammo crate, would save me for the rest of my life. although i wonder how many points my army would be, 40.00? ;D
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Old 01 Apr 2007, 23:35   #9 (permalink)
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Sweet tutorial. Best I've seen in a long time.
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Thanks a lot for the kind words guys. I hoped the tutorial helped out.
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