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Having assembled, painted, based and varnished my chaos dragon (Egrimm Van Horstmann, not that pig-ugly abortion of a dragon they call Galrauch) I stood back, took a good look, patted myself on the back and thought:
"How the hell do I get this big boy between Home and wherever it is I'll be playing?"
Let's face it, it's got to go into a container of some kind, into a holdall, in the boot of my car, it then has to survive my maniac driving for 20 minutes. Having never had the problem myself to date, I call upon the power of the internets for answers and sage advice.
How do y'all move your dragons about?
Never had to transport a dragon myself, but most of the WM/Hordes players in my area go to Para Rubber and get some kind of foam. They then shove it in a box and chop it up to fit the dimensions they want. One player even gets a bedding underlay (that foamy type that looks like an egg carton), cuts it to fit the base of his box, and casually tosses figures into it when they die. The fact that he hasn't had an incident yet speaks for itself, really.
Failing that, just get a custom GW case. They work really well, even if they do cost slightly more than a Ferrari Enzo.
for a big odd shaped model a KR case could be a good plan. They do pick and pluck trays so you can get it fitted exactly in foam. Should fit a fair bit of the rest of your army in the case too
the bottom piece has 1/2 inch by inch rectangles of foam that you can pull out to fit your model perfectly. I use my to hold a hammerhead and 2 broadsides and it holds them perfectly.
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For my large and odd-sized figures, I use a cardboard box with old clothes in it for padding. Not elegant but effective and cheap.
"My tanks have names, my men have numbers." -Col. Edmund Grahvess, 23rd Kronecker Prison Guard
Another alternative is magnets - get a box just bigger than your dragon and stick a sheet of metal to the bottom of it. Now, get your dragon, and stick either some small magnets or a magnetic strip on the bottom of the base. Then put the dragon in the box and fill in the rest of the space with packaging stuff It should be strong enough to keep it protected. The foam boxes are great too, though.