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Carrying cases

Post by Own3d_U2 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:12 pm

Your opinions? personally i think GW is too expensive for what you get, but the hard case seems like it would protect better.
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Re: Carrying cases

Post by .Kevin. » Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:29 am

I use the long rectangled one - installed a lock.

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Re: Carrying cases

Post by Nocturus » Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:48 am

I picked up a PACK 1520 from battlefoam last year and it was worth every penny!

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Re: Carrying cases

Post by firemanmm » Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:25 am

I actually just found my Brother-in-laws ex-wifes old "nail kit". (say that 10 times fast)
Its pretty cool, its a metal frame with tons of compartments that fit my Trukks perfectly and has enough big compartments that I can just toss my Boyz in without them bouncing around.
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Re: Carrying cases

Post by azzerath » Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:53 am

Battlefoam. works wonders, you can even get foam trays specifically for your army.

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Re: Carrying cases

Post by Joe » Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:29 pm

I use a collection of GW cases. They work great for most infantry based armies. The more armour you have the worse they get.

I have been hearing a lot of love for Battle Foam though.
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Re: Carrying cases

Post by IGfanatic » Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:29 pm

I listen to 40k Radio and every third comercial is for Battle Foam, well thats' with any hobby podcast.
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Re: Carrying cases

Post by Hukoseft » Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:47 am

i have my own matress (of foam) which i cut up to fit my models, ie seer council on jetbike and 3 tanks
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Re: Carrying cases

Post by Crusty » Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:54 am

ermm I use a hard suit case with some old foam to keep the metal stuff intact. A plastic storage thingy of a bobber to hold me vehicles, grabbed cardboard and sectioned off a peice of the container several times to separate the boyz out so I can make some sense of my messy army.....

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Re: Carrying cases

Post by Beltschazar » Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:15 am


I'm using a bigger tool box from my hardware store. With a little bit of foam to protect my models, it fits perfect.
The greater models are on top with little bit of cotton, which are my clouds, when something explodes. So everything fits.
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Re: Carrying cases

Post by Bigbul » Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:27 pm

I have two GW cases that came with the armies I bought, and a battle foam bag. I think the battle foam bag is much better all around, but like said before the GW case works great for infantry.

For about the same price, the battle foam bag came with two side pockets, with smaller compartments on the back side to hold dice, pens, and other accessories as well as a shoulder strap and the foam (two racks of infantry sized and a pluck and pull for custom designs). The GW case only came with the foam, which is sized for infantry unless you buy the case for tanks.
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Re: Carrying cases

Post by Dhomochevsky » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:44 pm

I just toss everything in tupperware. Fortunately, I neved had a problems with the models. I'm just a bit scared for the paint job or the metals ones but besides that, everything is fine.
I plan to invest in battle foam. But I want something a bit "fashion". I don't want a big plastic case, but something that look like a school bag. I don't know if I'm clear? :/
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Re: Carrying cases

Post by exodusofman » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:35 am

Battlefoam. i love my 432
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Re: Carrying cases

Post by judgedredd » Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:29 am

I own several cases so I'll go over what I have and you can decide there.

3 GW cases. They do what they are meant to do, hold figures. Which they do if you have Space Marines playing dead (Don't they do that all the time??). Forget about putting Kroot, Necron Pariahs or any other odd posed figure in here, unless you want to cut up stuff. Also the foam is very flimsy and doesn't hold up under a lot of weight. I had 1 tray filled with Pathfinders and it nearly folded in on itself. Forget about fitting Nids in this case - just a recipe for disaster.

1 K&R generic Multicase. I saw an ad on YouTube where the owners put an egg in this cardboard box, then throw it out of a car window. They open it and it's perfect. So yeah I had to pick one up to check out the hype. The foam is dense and holds up great with a great amount of load. I really like how their foam feels. Flexible but dense enough to hold up against wear and tear. Downfall is the shipping cost from the UK. But hey we fork out cash for Forgeworld resin, so why not? I later found out that K&R makes a foam tray kit that fits in the GW case. This kit adds 1 additional tray and more slots for figs. I picked up one for my Tau and love!

Battlefoam products. I only found out about these guys since they made a foam kit to fit in the last Space Hulk release. I bought it for my oldest son and I was really impressed by the quality. Sure there were a few issues with the foam due to spacing constraints, but I can live with that. I picked up a 1520 pack for my oldest son to store his Necron and Nids in. I really like the versatility of their product line. All thought I do not like their foam tray layouts and I don't want to spend the time making my own trays. And yes the ads on that webcast show drive me nuts - Romeo chill brutha :lol:

Sabol products. Not really impressed with their foam. It's all pluck and I don't have time to sit down for hours trying to lay out the best pattern for my stuff. Price wise it's not bad but it works.

My final thoughts - Battlefoam is great stuff BUT a bit expensive. It's the Fort Knox of mini protection. K&R is the best bang for the buck. It's simply a product that you'll buy and wonder why you'd want anything else. GW - we bought it not knowing any better since the local hobby store didn't carry anything else at the time before the internet was born (thanks again Al Gore :shock: )

SPOIL ALERT!!!!! I'm going to tell you how to make a cheap carrying case that will blow your mind!!!!

Any local comic book store has those long white cardboard comic boxes. They are ultra-cheap and guess what.. The Sabol foam drops in them perfectly. So you can add foam as you go and have the mega storage space of a Battlefoam 1520 for a fraction of the cost. Best part is that if the box wears out - go get a new one!!


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