Movement Tray Maker V2.0
Movement Tray Maker V2.0
Movement Tray Maker V2.0
Movement Tray Maker V2.0
Movement Tray Maker V2.0
Movement Tray Maker V2.0
Movement Tray Maker V2.0
Movement Tray Maker V2.0
Movement Tray Maker V2.0

Movement Tray Maker V2.0

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Welcome to the MTM V2.0 for all your movement tray-making needs. There is no need to search or jump around from page to page looking for your tray sizes or materials. You can do all of it from right here, making slight changes between trays with a simple click of a menu option.

POINTS OF NOTE:

  • Please read all the details below about the trays you wish to purchase.

  • All trays require assembly. In most cases, the components come on a 'sprue'. Remove the parts by slightly pushing at the joint locations. For MDF, you can use either super glue (for an instant fit) or PVA wood glue (for a slower, more controlled bond). For Acrylic, you will need to use an acrylic glue such as 'Weld-On' to prevent frosting.

  • Tray descriptions have 'Keywords' that explain things in greater detail rather than repeating the same information. Keyword details are found further down this page.

  • If menu options are greyed out or hidden, they are currently unavailable but may/will be available at a later date.

  •  By default, trays do NOT come with bases. Bases are an add-on option during the creation process.

There are seven steps to making your tray. Each step may establish rules/limits for the next step, so please follow the steps to get the best experience. We've supplied a Reset button should you want to start again from the beginning. The price per tray will be displayed once all fields are complete.

Step 1: REGIMENT MODEL WIDTH. Enter whole numbers only. This number is the total number of models across your unit's front.

REGIMENT MODEL DEPTH. Enter whole numbers only. This is the total number of models from your unit's front to the rear.

Step 2: TRAY STYLE. There are a number to choose from:

Standard - 3 Sided - As the name suggests, this is your typical tray with an open back. In addition to the base plate, there are 2 sides and 1 front.
Keyword: Lip, Adhesive

Standard - 4 Sided - This is the same as above but includes a rear lip, framing your models onto the base plate.
Keyword: Lip, Adhesive

Lance - 3 Sided - As the name suggests, this is a typical lance tray with an open back.
Keywords: Solid Lip, Width & Depth, Adhesive, Partial Assembly

Lance - 4 Sided - This is the same as the Lance tray above, but the lip is complete around the perimeter, framing your models.
KeywordsSolid Lip, Width & Depth, Adhesive, Partial Assembly

Adaptor - This tray will create the correct footprint while giving you holes to insert your models on smaller bases. For example, you may have models assembled on 20mm square bases but want them to (effectively) be on 25mm square bases instead. Be sure to enter your Base Width (and Base Depth for rectangles) from the 'Adaptor Base Size' column below—that is, the base size your models are being increased to, NOT the size they are currently on. We only make Adaptor Trays for these sizes as listed below. If you feel something could be added, please let us know.

Your Base Size & Shape
Currently

Adaptor Base Size
(Enter this number)

20mm Square 25mm Square
25mm Square 30mm Square
40mm Square 50mm Square
25mm x 50mm Rectangle 30mm x 60mm Rectangle

KeywordAdhesive, Plates, Grid

Conversion - They are designed for miniatures assembled on round/oval/pill bases but need a square rank-and-file formation to play. We leave 1mm of material between ranks for cutting and assembly purposes. There is no material between models left and right. There is 2.5mm of material at the edge of the model formation.
KeywordsAdhesive, Plates, Grid, Partial Assembly

Skirmish, Round - Designed for loose formation units in a random pattern with the models on round/oval/pill bases. While there is a 3mm material edge around the boundary of the model bases, the distance between models can vary from 3 mm to 12 mm. These trays are made with Regiment Model Width & Depth from the menus above as a guide to create the tray. For example, the image on this page for the Skirmish Tray, Round, is a 3W x 2D tray.
KeywordsAdhesive, Plates

Skirmish, Square - 1/2 Inch - Designed for units that can move in a spread-out formation (up to a half inch/12.5mm apart). A quarter inch/6.25mm of material is around the outside edge.
KeywordsAdhesive, Plates, Partial Assembly

Skirmish, Square - 1 Inch - Designed for units that can move in a spread-out formation (up to one inch/25mm apart). A quarter inch/6.25mm of material is around the outside edge.
KeywordsAdhesive, Plates, Partial Assembly

KEYWORDS EXPLAINED

Lip - We will supply this lip in separate pieces, 4mm deep.

Solid Lip - We will supply this lip as one solid piece, 4mm deep.

Width & Depth - These two entries in the relative option menus must be the same. For example, to hold 6 cavalry models, enter 3 as the Regiment Model Width and 3 as the Regiment Model Depth. We will make the tray in the typical 1, 2, 3 (total of 6) formation - i.e. 3 ranks deep and 3 models wide at the rear rank. To hold 10 models, you would enter 4 and 4, 15 models 5 and 5, etc.

Plates - The tray is made of two (2) plates: a solid bottom plate (base plate) and a top plate (lip), typically cut with holes for your chosen model's base shapes and sizes.

Grid - The tray has an extra option (yes/no) for engraving a grid on the top side of the top plate. It helps with seeing 'required' base sizes. It is handy when determining AoE (Area of Effect) game mechanics, where you must account for full or partial models.

Adhesive - The tray has a 25 - 27 ± micron pressure-sensitive adhesive layer mounted to the underside of the top plate/lip. This optically clear adhesive works with clear acrylic trays, MDF, and magnetic/magflex options. You must remove the protective sheet from this layer to expose the adhesive. This lip can then be pressed firmly into position. Either directly MDF to MDF, Acrylic to Acrylic or either of these materials to Magnetic or Magflex sheeting (preferably after the sheeting has been stuck down to the base plate).

Partial Assembly - If purchased with either the Magnetic or Magflex option, this tray will come with the rubber sheet material already adhered to the base plate, as it is part of our manufacturing process. The 'lip' will still need to be set in place using the adhesive layer, as described in the keyword above.

Step 3: BASE SHAPE. Choose the appropriate option for the bases that will be going onto this tray. These bases could be ones you already own or wish to purchase from us in Step 5.

Step 4: BASE WIDTH (MM). Enter whole numbers only. This is how wide (in millimetres left to right) the bases will be on this tray.

BASE DEPTH (MM). Enter whole numbers only. This is how deep (in millimetres front to back) the bases will be on this tray. If you choose 'Circle' or 'Square' in Step 3, this option will be removed as it is not required, as the depth will also equal the width.

Step 5: BASES REQUIRED. If you need bases supplied with your tray, please select this add-on. Some shapes and sizes also have slot options. Each tray will be provided with bases made from the same material and thickness as the 'Lip' of the tray. Select 'None' if you don't require this add-on or if it is unavailable.

Step 6: MATERIAL & THICKNESS. You can choose between MDF and Clear Acrylic, giving several thickness options.

Step 7: MAGNETISING OPTIONS. Select 'None' if you don't require this add-on or if no other options are available.

Magflex Sheet & Magnets: In addition to the tray, you'll receive a 0.7mm Flexible Steel insert (non-magnetised) with adhesive backing. No glue is required to fit it onto the tray. Additionally, there are enough 3mm x 2mm Disc rare earth magnets for the appropriate number of figures that fit on your selected size tray (we will swap these out for the same number of 3mm Cubes should you choose to have bases included with your tray, glue these into the holes provided).

Larger bases on the tray will receive more magnets per base. Based on square millimetre surface area, the rules of thumb are as follows:

- Any base square or round <1600mm² - 1 magnet per base, e.g. 32mm and smaller.
- Any base square or round ≥1600mm² - 4 magnets per base, e.g. 40mm and larger.
- Any base oval, pill or rectangle 2100mm² - 2 magnets per base e.g. 35mm x 60mm and smaller
- Any base oval, pill or rectangle >2100mm²) - 4 magnets per base e.g. larger than 35mm x 60mm

Glue your disc magnets to the hollow underside of your plastic base and place them on your tray. Then, you'll be ready to move your models around the table without having them fall over.

Magnetic Sheet: In addition to the tray, you'll receive a 0.9mm Flexible Magnetic Steel insert with adhesive backing. No glue is required to fit it onto the tray.

AN ADDED NOTE ON THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MAGNETIC & MAGFLEX TRAYS

We understand your models may already have a magnetic system setup under their bases, whether rare earth magnets or magnetic base bottoms cut from sheet material. So please note...

Using our 'Magnetic' movement trays with metal-based models, plastic bases with washers glued under them, or
Magflex Base Bottoms (NM) would be best. Either ones you already own or those found in our Mag-Maker. Due to the +/- polarity grid spread across the sheet, you shouldn't use magnets as they will always want to be pushed and pulled into the grid formation while weakening their strength/bond. You will also have issues lining your models up uniformly. If you want to use a 'Magnet and Tray' system, please refer to the Magflex version. 

Our 'Magflex' movement trays should only be used with magnets or Magnetic Base Bottoms (M), either those you already own, those supplied with our Magflex trays, or base bottoms made by our Mag-Maker.

BUILD RELEASE NOTES

03/07/2024 - V2.0 release