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So, I find myself with some much needed (and medically ordered) time off. I found myself trying to figure out where all my projects stood. Turns out, that like my life, my projects were a little chaotic. I had loose parts all over my desk. Under my desk. In bins, still in the packages they were shipped to me in. It was bad.

So I set out to get it all in order. I bought 6 clear plastic shoeboxes and 3 smaller flip lid containers and set to work. I now have 5 shoeboxes filled with loose parts for 5 different bashes, I finished my first brit. Including weathering and sorted out my latest purchases. Even have individual parts list for the five bashes I am working on. That way, I can check off each item as they arrive and are placed in the appropriate bin.

So, how organized are you?
 

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I try...sort of.

I received about 8 shoe box sized containers from a friend of mine. So I decided to put items in a catagory. (time consuming). I followed EBT and put WWII items together, Nam items together, Boots and shoes, Weapons etc.....It works. I am able too find stuff a bit easier. I do have plenty of bigger bins that are filled with all figures, but luckily I only put figures from the same era (theme) together. So the items that are loose inside usually belong to that type of figure in which it is stored with. I would like to get plenty more of those bins and really label stuff.

Curious to see if I can find out better tips on how to manage all the loose junk.
 

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Not very. That is to say, not at all. :p

But in my own way, I know where everything is. I'm sure others have many more loose pieces-parts than I have, though, where some sort of storage system would be useful.
 

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I recently went through a clean phase, I used to have ALL of my 1/6 stuff in one box. I took a trip toThe Container Store and picked up about 4 plastic sweater boxes and 5 smaller sized boxes to sort my gear into unis, body armor, boots, sneakers and helmets a container for weapons & one for small parts.

Has it kept me more organized, yes it has but it seems that theres even more stuff to organize. I like your idea of using a shoe box for each bash Im going to have to try that.
 

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i have sort of a tackel box with abot 1000 compartments, in which have a row of compartments fo each era(for me ww2, nam, 75'-99',and modern), in which i have 8 comprtments in each row, one for head gear, footwear, clothing, webgear, pouches and packs,weapons, ammuniton, misc.
 

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I am relatively organized. I bought about 4 plastic storage shelves with drawers at staples. Each shelf has enough room for 3 figures and their gear. I have about 30 shelves completely full now. The overage goes into some 12 inch pencil cases perfect for 1 figure with gear, so I put my best/most expensive/likely to shed faux mud figures into those, and I have about 14 or so. My loose uniforms, boots, and other clothing are in a one of those big plastic tubberware things. I have my puppenchens in another one of those cushioned by more loose uni's. Then my remnant loose parts are into plastic shoe boxes sorted by theme/era. My other vehicles are stuffed into random, hidden corners
My worktable is a complete disaster. Its a jumble of parts, paint pots, xacto knives, etc, all buffeted by a pair of DID drop tubes which make for a useful place to hole whatever I am working on.
 

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I'm organized in a sense that my WIP Firefly bashes are all scattered around the hallway shelves, and all the Star Wars gear is scattered around my bedroom. And if you'd seen my closets (and the clothes that are supposed to be in there, instead lying on the floor) you'd know that's about the extent of my organization. But since I don't have nearly as much gear as you guys, I don't see much of a reason to organize, at least not yet...
 

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One Shot GD said:
I try...sort of.

I received about 8 shoe box sized containers from a friend of mine. So I decided to put items in a catagory. (time consuming). I followed EBT and put WWII items together, Nam items together, Boots and shoes, Weapons etc.....It works. I am able too find stuff a bit easier. I do have plenty of bigger bins that are filled with all figures, but luckily I only put figures from the same era (theme) together. So the items that are loose inside usually belong to that type of figure in which it is stored with. I would like to get plenty more of those bins and really label stuff.

Curious to see if I can find out better tips on how to manage all the loose junk.
Pretty much what I have done too. 1 for footwears, 1 for helmets and other headgears, 1 for Vests, 1 for uniforms and other clothings, 1 for weapons, 1 for misc gears. But I seems to have been buying much faster then I was bashing... so the boxes were now filled to the brim :(

As for kitbashes, I have a little WIP box where I place all the gear in for any particular kitbash in progress. In this manner, I can get get access to the parts and kitbash quickly & easily. Freed up more time for weathering and other parts adjustment. Maximise whatever free time I got for a kitbash.

Here is how I arranged mine... picture speaks more then words I guess :lol

 

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The loose parts are compartmentalized according to footwear, uniforms, helmets, vests, body armours, etc.... sometimes even I forget what r the stuffs inside the boxes and buy extras! :knock And of course not forgetting my weapons rack... ;)



What u see is pretty much my 1/6 collection... I've no figures on display! :erm
 

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VERY organized.

I have seven bins: clothing, helmets/boots, pouches, vests, backpacks, nude figures and Nam stuff.

Within those bins, everything is grouped in baggies.

I also have little bins for my weapons. M4's in one tray, M4's W/203 in another, sniper rifles in another, etc.

Smaller parts are in a tackle box. Goggles, comms, clips, flashlights, etc.

WIPs are put seperately into TS figure boxes until they are completed.

So, how's that for anal!??
 

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Organization is over-rated and only for the weak...:)

Which is why I never can find anything. Often re-purchase stuff that I already have because for the life of me can't find it when I need it. And in general I live in a world of chaos and clutter getting very little accomplished:banana.

Seriously, HP I wish you well on your quest for order and enlightenment. You're better man than I 'cause I know that after I got it all cleaned up I'd be dumping it all into a big bin inside of a week ;)


Dan
 

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I've got a couple of boxes.
One contains all my longarms and carbines.
A 12 compartment Plano organizer holds: Body parts, headsculpts, pouches, comms, goggles, RIS bits, knives, pistols, magazines and small items. A large bin contains all my clothing, helmets, body armor and nudes. The last contains bits for my WIPs. Don't be fooled. It sounds organized, but it's a mess..

Laurie, you're supposed to be taking it easy. If my experience is anything to go by, it's one of the most frustrating, blood pressure raising pursuits out there.
 

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Lets see,

Two footlocker sized rolling ACU duffle bags filled with tackle boxes worth of organized gear. One large plano tackle box with compartmentalized drawers for all my tools. I have another footlocker's worth of misc gear and a large storage box with the interlocking lids for half of the nudes. That's the mobile side of the house. The show goes with me on the road.

I use shoe box size tupperware for storing bashes and gear as I work. About 30 of those for projects and another 30 for finished projects with about two figures per box.

With all that I still can't see the top of my desk. That's what organization will get you.
 

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Surprisingly well consider how messy I am otherwise. I store the vast majority of my stuff in a number of medium sized Sterilite Show Offs totes. Nudes are stored in either deep sweater-type boxes or in rolling organizers with drawers. Items are generally group according to era, nationality and/or color. For example, modern Woodland and Desert cammo stuff is separated, LE and paramilitary stuff is separated from military and from civilian and WW2, VN and Modern are also separated. I still need to better organise it in terms of separating firearms or head gear from uniforms, for example.

Some of what gets me disorganised will be when I start project boxes to collect all the things I might need for a bash. It's not such a problem when I'm bashing one or two figures but recently, I've been "mass bashing" entire squads. For my convenience, I've tried to limit my initial squad sizes to around 6 to 8 figures. A project box will end up with at least six of any common element, like uniforms, body armor, head gear and boots, along with each member's individual bits. I will also often collect more that one specialised piece for potential use, say maybe two different load bearing rigs for the designated marksman or the SAW gunner, even though each guy will eventually only use one of them. Even in a relatively small squad of six, this can add up to a couple boxes of gear. Then, when life gets in the way, as it always does, I might not be able to come back to the project for a few weeks or months even. I always end up digging around thinking "I thought I had more of those boots" or "Where the heck are those bayonets?" and the inevitable "Where did I put that...?".
 

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I'm somewhat organized. Wifey and I bought 3 clar plastic boxes from Daiso ( a Japanese 2$ store popular in Singapore) and I have many tin boxes. 2 for the small arms and another 2 Danish cookie boses for the hats and stuff. The clothes are in Ziplocs in a cardboard box. The works in progress are relatively easy to find as I don't take out the gear until I've done the uniform. If I bought something loose, I'll put it in a ziploc along with the leftover camo fabric so I don't misplace it.

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I bought a kid's tool bench from my old job at a hardware store. It's so small that its more of a desk than anything. It's got two figures in one drawer and in the other one I have my tools (tweezers, scissors, hemostats, adhesives, weathering powders, etc).

Under the bench I have a Craftsman toolbox with 3 drawers with weapons, German items, and US items respectively.

The rest of my stuff such as old modern figures that I don't have the desire to tinker with anymore or old Hasbro stuff is boxed up at my Mom's house.

I don't think I'm that anal about my stuff, but my Girlfriend thinks I'm a nut.
 

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Interesting topic! I'm amazed a lot of you here being so organized, especially Kenny (Porkins) and Cpl Ho. I consider myself reasonably organized. Other than transparent plastic boxes for loose parts, I also reuse a lot of HT packaging boxes (with the transparent separation stuff removed) for nude bodies and clothing.
 

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I've just recently moved my collection from one room to another in my house. (Thank god I didn't move all of my detolfs downstairs) Anyways...I have 2 rolling organizers, 3 draws each that fit under a table when I don't need them. The first organizer has weapons in the top drawer, 2nd drawer uniforms and era matching packs and equipment, footwear and misc. gear in the 3rd. The other organizer has bodies and large items that need more room. My table is a drafting/craft table that has compartments on each side for tools, and related items. Over all I think it works very well, and isn't an eye-sore to my display room. I'd post pics but I'm not sure if OSW hosts pics or if I have to find a 3rd party to host them.
 
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