The LGS has trays to use to put your army on and carry around. The problem is the trays tend to be too small for my Orks.
So, I finally got around to making my own display tray.
I wanted to make something generic so I could use it for either my Orks, Marines or Necrons. As much as I enjoy woodworking, making three separate trays just didn’t make sense to me.
With that in mind I set about making something that I thought looked like the deck of a ship. I could have added more details but the problem was thinking of generic detailing.
In the end I just went for simple. The grooves and rivet holes are actually just that, grooves and holes. I wanted some texture, not just painted on details.
I’m thinking of marking tournament accomplishments on the tray but haven’t decided 100%.
The base of the tray is made with 1/2″ MDF. The rails, for lack of a better word, is some 1″ x 1″ wood stock I had from something.
I picked up the handles at a local hardware store to make carrying it around much easier.
The only downside is that this is a bit heavy to be honest. It’s not too bad, but I definitely could have made something lighter.
Oh well. Live and learn, right?
Anyway, pretty happy with how this came out. I also figured I’d show how easy it is to make a simple carrying tray for your miniatures. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, just something functional.
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