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The Highlander
10-12-2007, 12:43
I am thinking of getting the new large figure case (after lugging a infantry case and a tool box for tanks down to the GT) and was wondering if it was worth it or are there better options?

Remoah
10-12-2007, 12:46
I think the GW ones are a bit of a ripoff, but the huge ones out now for like, 80 pound are just... huge. But as i said, huge.

PS: Inverness is lovely

Rick_1138
10-12-2007, 12:46
http://www.charonproductions.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=3&osCsid=ada8adbaa6bfd4f80eb30f10a0d4152e

This guy is good, comes from Canada, but e-mail him and he will send one out to you.

I got mine and he gave me a discount on postage. I live in Aberdeen so its easy getting it.

You will have to pay some tax when it gets here (8) for me, but its a great case, and can be customized with diff sponge.

Rick_1138
10-12-2007, 12:47
I think the GW ones are a bit of a ripoff, but the huge ones out now for like, 80 pound are just... huge. But as i said, huge.

PS: Inverness is lovely

Inverness is not lovelly, i have to cart my ass from one side of scotland to another as my GF lives there and i live in Aberdeen.....******* inverness.:p

Latro_
10-12-2007, 13:04
I got the latest big GW one:
http://uk.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.uk?do=Individual&code=99239999043&orignav=300810

had no probs with it its nice does the job well. I didnt want the pull out bits tray but its ok because you can get normal infantry trays online easy enough. Holds like 216 models.

BrianC
10-12-2007, 13:40
I use the KR Multicases (http://www.kaiserrushforth.com/krmulticasestandarduk.html) for my figures, cheaper than the GW cases and the foam is better quality.

Komnenos
10-12-2007, 13:51
I would not recommend the Figures in Comfort ones, especially the larger ones, as they are made out of soft fabric with little support, meaning that they will bend in the middle when you use them to carry your army, making them really uncomfortable and a potential hazard to your minis. I only use mine for permanent storage.

Charon ones are very good, however, if you can still get them in the UK.

marv335
10-12-2007, 14:08
I've started using Feldherr cases. you can get a couple of them from wargames workshop in the UK, or you can get the full range direct from Feldherr in Germany. postage is reasonable, and there are four different sizes with many different foam options.
Cheaper than GW too.
http://www.figurecase.com/

JackBurton01
10-12-2007, 14:20
Plano Pistol case, holds 100 figures, or (4 rihnos, pred, whirlwind, vindicator)
Price 12-14 dollars

EVIL INC
10-12-2007, 14:24
LOL, we have a new thread on this subject every month it seems. It usually comes down to charon and army transport with a couple others mixed in. I think charon is put forth mainly because one of thier people is a member here and sabol army transport is put forth just because it is so good. There are a few other really expensive ones that might suit your taste too but I cant remember thier names.
Try searching the forum for similer topics and youll likely find full threads packed with information for you.

Gen.Steiner
10-12-2007, 14:27
Note: The huge army case with shoulder strap from GW will hold one Baneblade. Yes, that's right, one... and a set of three infantry trays. I was a bit miffed about that to be honest! :p

Acutus The Unforgiven
10-12-2007, 14:34
Does anyone know were i could by a big case for about 21 tanks?????

solvay
10-12-2007, 14:37
steiner i managed to get my baneblade and 4 fig trays wiv half a layer of 2 aswell

BlackViper
10-12-2007, 14:39
KR MULTICASE

Sorry that's a bit over the top. I've bought several KR's. They do the job, they're affordable and they're inconspicuous (no GW eagles). They even have a brand-new aluminium case out - it's 40, but if you buy one you get a 20 case for free - check it out!

BrianC
10-12-2007, 15:01
Does anyone know were i could by a big case for about 21 tanks?????The KR Multicase, they do a big bag that holds four of the boxes (I have one, plus seven additional boxes, still need more), each box in a vehicle layout can hold anything from 2 Baneblades to about 12 Rhinos if you lay it out correctly. Plus you can mix and match the layout so you could squeeze in some troop layers.

Sildani
10-12-2007, 15:51
Sabol Army Transports. I've used mine for five years and they've passed everything with flying colors. Fozzbozz Trading Company used to make great cardboard-and-foam cases to hold mass infantry models - at $10 US each they were about the best deal possible.

ankara halla
10-12-2007, 16:17
A big gym bag + foamcore from the local DIY + thick cardboard + a knife + some duct-tape = a very affordable, fully customizable and sturdy army transport system that will allow you to carry everything you want in style and comfort AND you can actually use the bag for whatever the moment calls for.

Zorz Muaddieb
10-12-2007, 16:53
I mainly use the sabol products. So far I love them. I still haven't found a good way to transport my monolith(s) or reaver titan. Any suggestions?

-Z

Lord_Squinty
10-12-2007, 17:08
Heres a good one for uk -

http://www.figuresincomfort.co.uk/index.htm

never bought a case, i have loads of GW ones - I just buy new foam.

shin'keiro
10-12-2007, 17:14
'figures in comfort '... small cases to realy largeones - and at reasonable prices too.

The Orange
10-12-2007, 17:51
I'm partial to the Sabol army transport, got a good deal and I'm quite happy with it.

To the OP, yea I'd definitely get a fig. transport of some kind. I was reluctant at first, but after getting one, it makes transporting minis so easy and stress free. With those designable foam trays you can quickly pull out and put away models, instead of dealing with junk like wrapping your models in bubble wrap, tissue, etc. to keep them safe in an open box. Its like a weight has been taken off of my shoulders...besides the bag that is :p.

ChaosMaster
10-12-2007, 18:48
I use a combination of these three:

1) Sabol Army Transports: for the versatility and high capacity
2) Games Workshop Army Cases: large capacity and high durability
3) Plano 1404 (available at WalMart in the USA): It's dirt cheap $9 at WalMart, $20 and Dick's, and harder than an Army Transport as it's made of a durable plastic, but not quite as tough as a GW figure case. It's the size of a normal GW figure case and with a customizable layer of foam inside it's great for carrying large models. I removed the center layer of foam in one and carry two Baneblades in it, in another I carry two Brass Scorpions.

By the way, someone above posted about the UK company, KR Multicase (http://www.kaiserrushforth.com/), but looking at their website it appears that their basic case is a cardboard box, although I'm sure the aluminum case is a lot more durable. They would also be a bit expensive to order if you're in the US, but it sounds interesting if you're in the UK.

Gen_eV
10-12-2007, 18:50
I'll put another positive comment for KR Multicases.

I tend to think of them as a two-part system - tough card cases with typical figurecase foam in, and 'exterior' padded fabric cases that hold 1, 2 or 4 of the card ones. Each card case has about the same interior capacity as a GW case if you use the basic slotted foam, though with the right layers, it's possible to fit over 200 marines into a single case. (a tight fit, but possible.)

They're surprisingly sturdy, and sufficiently cheap that it's actually worthwhile buying entire cases for armies and actually having an effective storage solution for when the models are at home. Plus, it makes swapping stuff between cases a lot easier.

They've also just released two new aluminium cases, which have just been posted my way today. :D

As for the OP, you'd be looking at either a Kaiser1 or Kaiser2 - with a pair of 23mm layers and one 51mm layer, you could comfortably get about 120 infantry and 4 russ/chimera hulls into a single case. I used something similar for some mech.eldar, and had space for six grav-tanks and 72 infantry.

EDIT: why is it that I always end up sounding like a salesman in this sort of thread? :wtf:

mcl
10-12-2007, 18:55
Another vote for KR. I dont think I need to add to what others have said really but...

Excellent value, excellent foam, fast delivery.

Moonraker
10-12-2007, 20:09
I have two Charon Production cases (link on first page). I bought my first one a few years ago. Now having two armies well over 5000 pts each and just recently purchased a Battlepack from Charon to help with the extra models requiring transport. I am very pleased with both cases. Charon has a few options available to the kinds of models you have- lots of tanks, lots of infantry, or lots of medium based models. I also live in Canada so that made my decision easier as Charon is based in Canada.

Lord Raneus
10-12-2007, 21:08
Another vote for Army Transport. Good capacity, easy-to-carry as well. Generally a winner.

starlight
10-12-2007, 21:23
http://www.charonproductions.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=3&osCsid=ada8adbaa6bfd4f80eb30f10a0d4152e

This guy is good, comes from Canada, but e-mail him and he will send one out to you.

I got mine and he gave me a discount on postage. I live in Aberdeen so its easy getting it.

You will have to pay some tax when it gets here (8) for me, but its a great case, and can be customized with diff sponge.

Ditto. I've got two Battlepacks from Andy (Bladestalker here on Warseer) and I'm getting my next two cases from him. :)

AdmiralDick
10-12-2007, 21:23
a run down of cases as i see them or have experience of, based on your requirements:

KR (http://www.kaiserrushforth.com/krmulticasestandarduk.html)
PROs
1) Cheap
2) Reasonably High-Quality

CONs
1) Small Capacity (the largest is only 4 trays, which means carrying several boxes)
2) Limited Choice of Trays (only infantry and 'pick and pluck')
3) Limited Lifespan (they're only card)

GW (http://uk.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.uk?do=List_Models&code=301343&orignav=300810)
PROs
1) Very Sturdy
2) Larger ones are reasonably priced
3) Transportable (shoulder strap)

CONs
1) No Choice of Trays
2) Very Conspicuous (you won't pick up any ladies whilst carrying this thing)

Figures in Comfort (http://www.figuresincomfort.co.uk/)
PROs
1) Huge Choice of Trays
2) Wide Selection of Capacities
3) Transportable (shoulder strap)

CONs
1) Larger Cases are Prone to 'folding' in the middle and possibly damaging models

Sabol Designs (http://www.saboldesigns.net/home.html)
PROs
1) Wide Selection of Capacities

CONs
2) Limited Choice of Trays

Charon (http://www.charonproductions.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=3&osCsid=ada8adbaa6bfd4f80eb30f10a0d4152e)
PROs
1) Transportable (shoulder straps)

CONs
1) Quite Expensive

Feldherr Figure Cases (http://www.figurecase.com/)
PROs
1) Sturdy 'Tool Box' design for Larger Cases

CONs
1) Larger Cases are not easy to transport
2) Limited selection of Trays


Battle Hive (http://crystalcaste.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=CC&Category_Code=BH)
PROs
1) On the same scale of Sturdy as Fort Knoxx
2) Limited Transportability (wheels and arm, but you'll get sick of dragging it everywhere eventually)

CONS
1) Trays are not compatable with other cases
2) Limited selection of Trays
3) Very Conspicuous (guess you can pretend to be a photographer)

there's not a huge lot in it, but you final choice rather depends on how many basic infantry figures you intend on transporting.

starlight
10-12-2007, 21:29
For the Charon cases I'll add a few *Pros*:

Delux versions are rigid.
Versatile foam options up to gigantic (I've carried over 4000pts of WFB O&G in my Battlepack).
Many versions fold flat to save on shipping costs by sourcing foam locally.
Excellent customer service.
Durable products (I've had mine for at least five years).

Cromenon
10-12-2007, 21:41
Interesting thread, because I was thinking about buying a case, but for large miniatures like tanks (predator, LR, rhino), the defiler, etc. which are not easy to transport.

I was quite confused, but with your thread, AdmiralDick, I must recognize I am more confused now yet! (:p it was a joke, your analysis thread is excellent, AdmiralDick).

I ask this question because it is very concrete, and I bet most of you could help me, basing on your own experience.

Ideas, anyone?

EVIL INC
10-12-2007, 21:55
I dont know, I vote for Sabol and have these to add..the sabol designs have the widest variety of tray sizes (depths) I have seen. they even have a super large one wide as 2 reguler trays side by side that fits in the moter pool case that is easily large enough to hold models as large as the baneblade or defiler. They also have the widest variety of case sizes and dimensions. The smaller ones hook together to make transport easier, the strap makes for easy transport and like several of the others, they have handy dandy extra pockets to hold extras which are set up to keep the elements out.

Interesting thread, because I was thinking about buying a case, but for large miniatures like tanks (predator, LR, rhino), the defiler, etc. which are not easy to transport.

Check out sabol moter pool. It is set up so that it is deep enough to hold several deep trays and wide rather then so tall to hook you up in case you want to use the extra large tray (that you have to buy seperately as it comes with reguler "tank trays") It is set up specifically for transporting only the big stuff.

Trickle
10-12-2007, 22:17
Whilst I quite like my new 50 GW one (they go for at least 10 less on the bay of ees if price is an issue) its not majorly great at Eldar grav tanks, just being a fraction too small each direction to stack multiples to my satisfaction.

I can see the case pop out section being used for walkers, grav heavy weapons and large models or ones with pointy bits.

Also note worthy is that dire avengers dont really want to fit in traditional sized infantry slots.

I'm looking at the links on this thread on the non GW offerings and cant say they look that impressive in bettering my above gripes. The person on page one suggesting a custom foamed/padded jim bag gets my vote for tanks. Going to see if I can source some old school style head bags I think.

Zanzibarthefirst
10-12-2007, 22:37
i've just got a mini feldherr for when a do combat patrol and its great. The form is good quality and its easy to transport. At the minute its carrying 11 grey knights, 5 terminators, 3 assassins and a dreadnaught plus a little bit of room. I'm not too keen on the raster foam where you pull bits out as the thing quickly falls apart but standard trays are good. I got my from: http://www.gameslore.co.uk/acatalog/index.html

Grimbad
10-12-2007, 23:38
http://www.roseacre.com/rajumbopulp.jpg

Take out the eggs first.
I have honestly never had any problems come of this mode of transport. I have had, to my recollection, only two cases of breakage from rough handling, and both were just one arm coming off a model. I carefully pack all my bigger stuff into a tupperware bin with foam and newspaper filling the gaps. I haven't even ruined any paint jobs.

centy
10-12-2007, 23:46
If you want a realy cheap case and have time then this how to do it.
Go to the local charity shop and get a large hardshell suitcase and a old matteress, then you will need an old computer power supply which we all have laying around, so resistance wire (gets hot when power passed through it) and a electric knife.
step one
strip the guts out of the case
step two
cut foam so it sits in the top and the bottom of the case.
step three
the hard bit split the top layer of foam if you need to to make trays for the marines.
step four
lay out the minis and trace around them onto the foam and use the wire attached to the PS to scoop out the foam you do not need. (Gets VERY hot up to 1400 deg)
Thats it all done.

Mine holds about 4000pts of ba for about $20AUD