Fantasy Chaos/Undead Bitz Box
Here's another post about how I organize my things to maximize the little time I get to spend on my hobby. After about the first six months of playing 40k, I like most had a stack of sprues with extra bitz laying around. I decided to minimized the space these took up in my college apartment at the time, so I went to Wal-mart and bought a couple tackle boxes used for fishing lures. These costs 5-8 bucks depending on size. At first I was able to put all parts in one box, but as I grew my hobby to other armies and games systems I began to expand my bitz box collection to the point of the last picture in this post.
Now every time I purchase a new box of models and build them I clip the extras and sort into these bitz boxes by army. Then in each box I have spots for heads, legs, torsos, left arms, right arms, backpacks, close combat weapons, ranged weapons, etc. This is great as sometimes I don't build all the models that come in the box. These are used later to kitbash other models, swapping bitz between armies and even game systems.
Fantasy Empire Bitz Box
40k Chaos Space Marines Bitz Box
Stack of Bitz Boxes in Closet for all but vehicle bitz includes from top down: IG, SM, CSM, Fantasy Chaos/Undead mix, Lizardmen, Mordheim, Wood Elves, Kroot, Orcs & Goblins, Empire, Ogre Kingdoms, Necromunda, Oddball box
Now I just need to organize my vehicle bitz as they are just thrown in a drawer haphazardly. This will be taken care of eventually when I purchase some more boxes. Try this type of organization and I guarantee it will speed up your conversions immensely. I know I used to just toss extra stuff in a box and then dig around for ages trying to find that plasma pistol I knew I had from a while back. I would never go back to that cluster now. Though some may think my OCD style of organizing is over the top and they may be right, but I'm sure you know someone that digs around for hours looking for bitz in a box. If you're one of these, try this, it is inexpensive, efficiently stored and time saving. Hope this helps, till next time.