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The Elder
22-09-2011, 12:23
sorry if this is not the right section, but I don't exactly know where to post the thread.

I'm looking for a bag (bagpack or whatever) to transport my mini's in. (I collect, SW, Eldar and Dark Elves, but that's not really relevant) As I don't like the hard plastic casing from GW. (because my parents live in Holland, and the thing isn't very practical when you're riding a bicycle :p) I'm more looking like a backpack or messenger bag kind of style.

Do you know where I can get these?

Cheers,
The Elder

Commandojimbob
22-09-2011, 12:27
Well I have and I am a fan of KR Multicases - very modular in that you pay a fixed fee for a case and you can build that case up to what you want, and they are not overly expensive compared to the more specialist and specific battlefoam cases / trays.

Bunnahabhain
22-09-2011, 12:44
Rigid cases are normally both easier and cheaper to find.

Get yourself some luggage racks/pannier racks for your bike. Problem solved. Plus they make it alot easier the rest of the time when cycling. Trust me, the difference between having the same weight/volume on your back and on pannier racks is huge. And I'm in a city with many hills and no minimal cycle lanes etc. on flat, dedicated paths, they make life even easier.

These, to account for any language difficulties...http://www.edinburghbicycle.com/ebwPNLqrymode.a4p?f_ProductID=0&f_WebLinkID=3187&f_SortOrderID=1&f_bct=c003154c003185c003187

Mannimarco
22-09-2011, 12:49
Gotta love KR Multicase. They have some solid cases and some foam for specific races.

Also have a backpack now.

http://www.krmulticase.co.uk/backpack.html

The Elder
22-09-2011, 13:00
I know, I cycle A LOT. But as I said, my parents live in Holland, I grew up there. We don't have mountains. Even hills are hard to find. The biggest slope in the area is probably the brdige acros the Rijn :P. And the special cycling lanes are all over the place. They sended us to secondary school with the bloody heavy backpacks... :'( You can tell a Dutchman a lot, but not about cycling (and aobut how to make a flying ship, but that's a different matter ;)

No, a backpack or messenger bag is much more convenient. (also for the subways, trains and stuff)

Thanks Mannimarco, I will take a look there

Cheers,
The Elder

The Elder
22-09-2011, 14:39
Hmmm, all the bags tend to have a wooden case inside. Which isn't really comfortable to my back (unless the padding is thick enough, but then again, I can just put a wooden case in my 'normal' backpack.)

Cheers,
The Elder

jack da greenskin
22-09-2011, 14:40
Personally, I love feldherr and their range

http://www.feldherr.net/uk/medium/medium-bags.html

Bunnahabhain
22-09-2011, 14:53
Hmmm, all the bags tend to have a wooden case inside. Which isn't really comfortable to my back (unless the padding is thick enough, but then again, I can just put a wooden case in my 'normal' backpack.)

Cheers,
The Elder

I know. Hence why I recommend panniers....

it is very hard to make padding both flexible enough to fit in a rucksack, soft enough to protect your models, and firm enough not to move so much as they escape.

I have no idea where to get them, but something I have seen is...

F-o-a-m L-i-d ~ 1- c-m t-h-i-c-k
Foam Model Tray

And to keep them together, you wrap each tray and lid in a tightly fitted cloth cover. Velcro type fastenings to allow you to get it good and tight. Easy enough to make yourself. Works fairly well for infantry, and things like tanks you can just use bubble wrap for.

Something fragile, like a dark eldar vehicle.....just get a proper, rigid case. they simply work better!

The Elder
22-09-2011, 15:00
That looks like what I was looking for! But how do you make sure your troops do not spill acros the bag?

What kind of bags/roster would you recommend? As I've quite a diversity of models (From quite a lot of GH, to Terminators an Fenrisian Wolves and some tanks. And planning to make some Thunderwolves.

thank you, Jack da greenskin!

Cheers,
The Elder

The Elder
22-09-2011, 15:16
I know. Hence why I recommend panniers....

it is very hard to make padding both flexible enough to fit in a rucksack, soft enough to protect your models, and firm enough not to move so much as they escape.

Actually I meant the padding of the backpack itself, not the padding to protect my mini's. As you can make a plactic case to protect and hold my mini's, put it in a backpack with a thick padding for my back, so it still feels comfortable.

Cheers,
The Elder

insan0
22-09-2011, 16:03
Keep in mind that if you find a case that you like but it is lacking in some way you can take it in to a store that does alterations. Essentially a kitbash between a miniature case and a regular bag but done by a professional.

Axeman1n
22-09-2011, 21:18
You can always buy Battlefoam. They sell a bag that will hold your whole collection and you can wear it on your back. I've bycicled 8 miles with mine.

http://uk.battlefoam.com/products/%281520%29-P.A.C.K.-1520-XL-Custom-Load-Out.html

Joe Mama
24-09-2011, 01:43
I just bought a case from K+R. Cheaper in price than Battlefoam, but much better than the GW options. Look into the options on their site. Heck e-mail them about it and they should get back to you with a helpful e-mail. Buy of their cases and get some racks like Bunnahabhain said and you'll be good.

herbtarkel
24-09-2011, 01:59
GW did a limited edition backpack when Apocalypse came out, I have one, it takes the small plastic case very comfortably. Not viable for larger armies of course. If you could find one of those, they are nice. Doesn't even look like a gaming bag - even my wife commented that it was a nice backpack!

(it does come with a velcro patch area, but with the patch off, no gaming logo ... You could use the velcro area for a reflective strip to be better seen on your bike)

I went to Amsterdam through Eindhoven last year - the Dutch do kind of like their bikes. Sort of. Yeah, a LOT!

The Elder
24-09-2011, 07:49
I didn't knew this, but I will take a look around. Gueass they're big enough for 1-1,5K?

And it's because it's an ideal way of transport, as our country is small and flat. But that's offtopic though.

Cheers,
The Elder

jack da greenskin
24-09-2011, 11:08
I didn't knew this, but I will take a look around. Gueass they're big enough for 1-1,5K?


Completely depends on your army. My 1k orks needs a large case whilst most marine armies will fit in a small GW one.

The Elder
24-09-2011, 11:17
Say Footdar or SW? (although my fantasy DE army might soon be to big for this.)

Cheers,
The Elder

Tethylis
24-09-2011, 12:19
If you want quality and dont mind paying for it then Battlefoam is certainly the way to go, although i would not recommend the XL1520 Axeman1n linked. The Pack Go is more what you want for cycling.

http://uk.battlefoam.com/go-p-a-c-k-go-custom-foam-load-out/