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Hello again LO!
My GK army is starting to expand and I've run across a problem I've never had before - transporting the models to the store. For my Vanilla Marines, Orks, and Space Wolves this isn't an issue. However, the GK models tend to be more dynamically posed with lots of blades sticking out at odd angles when transporting them. How do you transport your GKs to play so they don't get damaged?
Note: I have a small GW carry case I normally use and probably cannot afford Battlefoam or the like (though I'd really like some eventually).
Thanks in advance!
Before I picked up the pricey (but totally worth it) battlefoam case I'm using now, I used a tackle box. I made sure all my guys would fit, and wrapped each in paper towels. It's what I still do for my Eldar, and far larger Imperial Guard (though for my Vendettas, I've still got to carry them separately in their own cardboard box). Just measure your guys, and make sure they fit. It's got to be snug enough to use some paper towels to protect them and so that they won't move around. Maybe costs 30 bucks. Works really well!
what type of trays did you get? i use sabol trays for my necrons but don't want to go through the trouble of doing a ton of cut out?
Last edited by Ekalbs; July 14th, 2011 at 02:32. Reason: typos
Don't mess up our fluff GW!
I got a couple of generic ones, a GK one, and a custom designed one that'll hold something like 12 transports (rhino/razorback or chimeras), 6 Dreadnaughts, and two Dreadknights. It's really thick...
I use egg cartons. They divide squads well, are cheap, and easily fit into a tote or laundry basket of some kind for mass transport.
Thanks guys! I'll test out the Egg Carton then go to the nearest store that carries a tackle box.
Eventually I want battlefoam but it's not in the budget right now...
I build my own. They look like a dresser box wit ha handle. This is the kicker, the inside is all metal. I magnetize all of my models. Even my tanks have magnets. I am building a new one for my GK have gotten larger.
Why use science and education when ignorance and superstition will work just as well.
I use an xbox360 box with hand cut foam. I got the foam from a fabric/craft store its about 2 inches thick, but they have thinner foam available. I place my models on the foam and try to get a rough idea how big of a hole to cut. I measure it out and then draw lines with a sharpie. I use normal scissors to cut it, they came with a knife set, so they are pretty sharp. After cutting straight down on the lines numerous times, but not enough to go all the way through i squeeze the foam and bend it so i can cut out the bottom of the block while still having foam left over for the model to sit on. the foam is a but floppy so if i am transporting anything metal or just a large number of models i will normally put some cardboard under it for support. All in all it can take me about 2hrs to fully measure and cut the foam to the way i want depending on what i am transporting. This all may seem like a lot of work but it beats paying a ton of money for battle foam. I got 2 yards of it when i started the hobby 6+ years ago and still have a good bit left over.
The reason for the 360 box is because of the way the system is packed. There is a smaller box, i call a tray at the bottom that had cables and such in it. That tray area is just tall enough to fit a land raider, or for my Draigowing 3 dread knights laid down on their back. The box is big enough for the bottom tray and 2 layers of foam for troops. The way i cut the foam it can hold 16 terminator models with halberds comfortably, or 30 power armor models, or some combination of the 2. The bottom area can hold 2 Land raiders and 2 rhinos or 5 rhinos. depending on how you pack your box you can easily store your dice blocks in the under tray, or cut your foam a bit narrower and put them on the top, or in extra spaces for models your not taking.