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Vomikron Noxis
24-01-2009, 16:25
Greetings all, Im stressing over transporting my winged Daemon Prince(s) around, and was wondering how you all handle it? The rest of my army is packed neatly into a small GW case, but this guy is being a pain!

can't_decide
24-01-2009, 16:27
Get some thick foam, styrafoam, flexible stuff, doesn't really matter. Then cut it a little bigger than the model from the top and begin extracting foam to create a custom shape. It's cheap and will keep everything intact while you're on the move. Alternatively use crumpled paper or something similar in a box a little bigger than the model, this is generally easier the first time, then you have to adjust stuff when you put it back in. I like the foam.

landingshortly
24-01-2009, 16:32
Being in Austria, I have access to Feldherr cases for quite a value. I just bought a big solid-shell case three times as big as the biggest GW case for half the price GW wants for their case.

Apparently, they do not show my case on the .us site (http://www.feldherr.us) but the international site (http://www.figurecase.com/product_info.php?info=p52_Feldherr-Hard-Case-XXL-.html) has it. Get the Feldherr XXL+ - the benefit is that you can custom the foam forms yourself so that they fit your figures perfectly.

http://www.figurecase.com/images/product_images/popup_images/52_0.jpg

It even fits those bulky titans used in Apocalypse games :)

Hope that helps!

djinn8
24-01-2009, 16:36
Just get hold of a box which the model fits in pretty snuggly, stuff it full of cotton wool, bubble wrap or shredded paper then stick the box in your carrying case.

solkan
24-01-2009, 19:26
I'm using plastic leftover containers from the grocery store for my 60mm based figures. I'm packing mine using foam from my other trays, but a roll of bubble wrap should work just as well. The food containers have the advantage of a nice, secure seal, stacking well, and being sturdy.

Spacker
24-01-2009, 19:54
A number of manufacturers have "pick and pluck" foam trays, I tend to use these for large and oddly shaped models as I can pick out the shapes in the foam and have them fit snugly. With a few of these and a decent box to put them in you should be fine. I used to move my Warhound in a cardboard box with bubble wrap but now it's in 2 very thick pick and pluck trays and is much better supported, plus I don't end up with masses of bubblewrap all over the place when I unpack it :)

precinctomega
24-01-2009, 20:02
The answer to all our prayers:

http://battlefoam.com/

R.

bigbauske
24-01-2009, 20:23
I like those tray! Looks like more money out of my pocket! but hey they should be great for my gaurd and my wolves. Thanks for the information precinctomage.

Reaver83
25-01-2009, 07:46
I have an old tool baox with lots of padding and foam and bubble rap in works well for all my large guys

ehlijen
25-01-2009, 08:00
Another trick that sometimes works is to get a plastic box significantly bigger than the model and stick it to the bottom with bucketloads of blu-tack (or whatever it's called where you live, sticky stainless glue-puttyish stuff) well clear of all the sides of the box. You'll need a lot of the stuff and it might not be easy to clean it all off whenever you unpack it though.

No need for padding that way, but you'll need a bit of extra space.

Born Again
25-01-2009, 08:26
wow, thanks for the link precintomega. Hadn't seen those before, but they're gonna come in very handy.

Vomikron Noxis
25-01-2009, 12:46
I've seen a few people recommend KR multicases, and the words 'pick and pluck' keep coming up, can someone explain exactly what this is?

Dio´Ra
25-01-2009, 13:06
I've seen a few people recommend KR multicases, and the words 'pick and pluck' keep coming up, can someone explain exactly what this is?

feldherr has pick and plick foam....which basicly you have a big foam block....hold on, a picture says more than a 1000 words (even if its bad phone quality one):

(since when did the stopped working :eek:, I hate the attachment system :cries:)

EvisRaptor
25-01-2009, 13:25
hey thanks for those links I WILL be making use of them soon and im sure so will a pair of my freinds

Kymmerus
25-01-2009, 13:53
The answer to all our prayers:

http://battlefoam.com/

R.

That looks like a very slick and useful service/product! Nice find/link!

I gotta figure out a way to deal with transporting a Hierophant safely sooner or later... it likes going for car rides :D

Grimtuff
25-01-2009, 16:19
(since when did the stopped working :eek:, I hate the attachment system :cries:)

When people started spamming threads with random pictures.

The IMG tags only work in M,P&T. ;)

TheWarSmith
25-01-2009, 19:27
http://www.saboldesigns.net/home.html

You can get them cheaper at www.thewarstore.com

Hicks
25-01-2009, 21:04
I have a winged tyrant with 4 big scything talons (so very fragile) that would never fit safely in a army case. He goes into a cubic cardboard box full of foam peanuts with some bubble wrap on top. So far he has traveled like that a dozen times and is still in perfect condition.

Bodysnatcher
25-01-2009, 21:05
I transport my Lord of Change by wrapping him in a duster then placing him in a cardboard box stuffed with plastic carrier bags (the biodegradeable ones are best - they form much softer flakes over time but you may need to add a few extra bags). No damage so far after five years of gaming.

imweasel
25-01-2009, 22:50
The answer to all our prayers:

http://battlefoam.com/

R.

Nice site!

Thanks for the link!