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[Snowman]
13-12-2006, 13:30
Hello im starting to have a serius transporting problem with my growing nid army.
I have all figures thats in the codex and im going to get a wingd hive tyrant.
is it best to get a army figure case (GW) or a ARMYTRANSPORT
( http://www.saboldesigns.net/ )

Isint the army figure case (GW) slots to smal for a hormagaunt and gaunts? And how am i going to fit a Carnifex or a hivetyrant.

the SABOL ARMY TRANSPORT and SABOL MOTOR POOL cost the same as ARMY FIGURE CASE or GREEN/RED LARGE MODEL ARMY CASE.

studderigdave
13-12-2006, 13:32
i would get an empty motorpool and order the exact foam you need, most winged tyrants will take a single 4-block. i will always stand by my motorpools.

sukigod
13-12-2006, 15:27
I would agree with studderigdave. I use two GW black figure cases for my ork boyz and grots. All other units go into my Sabol Motorpool. I transport about 3000 points worth of orks with this combination, including 16 bikes.

leonmallett
13-12-2006, 15:58
If you are in UK maybe consider Figures in Comfort for trays and cases - lots of options (don't know if they mail overseas).

NotElite
13-12-2006, 17:25
I hated the Sabol foam for my small bug army, especially the genestealers. if I made enough room for them, I couldn't fit enough on a tray to make it worthwhile. If I made the spaces smaller, I shredded the foam or snapped off parts due to all the spiky bits.

I ended up using clamp-style foam like http://www.charonproductions.com has.

GekigangerV
13-12-2006, 18:23
Army Transport FTW!

[Snowman]
14-12-2006, 09:00
The problem is that i can ondly get the Army Transport or the Army motor pool for 600kr (swedish), and a singel tray no mater size cost 90kr.
So it cheper to by a Army Transport and get a 4 inch seperate dos a small base fit in a 1 inch figure foam tray and a medium in a 2,5 and lage in a 3? (if the models is laying on ther back.)

CrazyHeeb
14-12-2006, 15:03
I hated the Sabol foam for my small bug army, especially the genestealers. if I made enough room for them, I couldn't fit enough on a tray to make it worthwhile. If I made the spaces smaller, I shredded the foam or snapped off parts due to all the spiky bits.

I ended up being able to fit 15 genestealers per 1.5 inch sheet of foam.

Almost_Famous
14-12-2006, 17:47
Um..... Gotta ask - 4-Block??

I too am looking for a transport solution for my nids....

so, If I'm looking to put in several tyrants/lictors/carni's - all tall models, will I want a tray of 4" foam?? And any comments on the best thickness for the rest of the army??

-thx for the help!!

Zinge
14-12-2006, 19:22
Just recieved my case to day from
http://www.figurecase.com/
its massive 4 trays of 36 (pockets) + 60mm thick pick and pluck foam, plus room for the BRB and codexes

Bonza 2 weeks postage though

The_Hrud
14-12-2006, 20:21
personally, i think that for monstrous creatures, getting a foam case is pointless, as it's basically the same as a box with foam in, which is what i use for monstrous creatures.

PaRaSiTe_X92
14-12-2006, 21:15
I'm also looking for a case for my Eldar. Any advice?

I know they're not as big, bulky or spiky as Tyranids, but I still don't know which case to get.

Is the GW case actually good, or are there better, cheaper alternatives?

Kromando33
14-12-2006, 23:34
Well I am pretty sure the GW ones (and any others) can be modified for different sized models simply by cutting bigger spaces in the foam with a stanley knife I would think.

Arch-Traitor Horus
14-12-2006, 23:44
i play Dark eldar and have the double Gw figure case and just cut it up to fit in things like raiders talos warp beasts etc..

Zinge
15-12-2006, 01:10
Check out

http://www.kaiserrushforth.com/

For cheap cases

The_Flip
15-12-2006, 01:36
I just bought a Motor Pool and I'm very pleased with it. It's the last case you will ever need. :)

Kromando33
15-12-2006, 02:26
i play Dark eldar and have the double Gw figure case and just cut it up to fit in things like raiders talos warp beasts etc..

Exactly, what GW case do you have, the smaller one with the red foam, or the larger black one?

bladestalker
15-12-2006, 02:30
I hated the Sabol foam for my small bug army, especially the genestealers. if I made enough room for them, I couldn't fit enough on a tray to make it worthwhile. If I made the spaces smaller, I shredded the foam or snapped off parts due to all the spiky bits.

I ended up using clamp-style foam like http://www.charonproductions.com has.

Big spikey things like Tyranids do fit better in vehicle clamp trays as a standard (if large enough) tray allows for too much movement. We can and have shipped to sweden and it really doesn't price the case out of what you would expect to pay to a EU maker or GW. Shipping is 4-6 weeks though.

Keep in mind I like to cut deals with forum members.