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Someday I want to visit tournaments in EU and Warhammer World
Just recently I've sold my old GW army case. Now I'm looking for the new one.
Can someone give me some advice - I have Tyranid army and O&G in FB and for example I'd like to take one of them with me, but I'll travel by plane. How to board airplane and take my army with me - not giving it to baggage ? Can someone advice on some kind of army transport/handbag/case (preferably made specially for miniatures) ?
Well... The new figure-cases from GW..? (would be my obvious answer)
I've never flown with any large amount of minis, but some duct tape around the case and your minis would probably be OK. (unless they pass through the Terminal 5 at LHR)
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SABOL makea decent army-case..
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I've not tried to travel with them, but be prepared to open the case, whatever it is, and show people, especially if you don't plan to have it checked.
If you do want it checked, Sabol is definitely a no-no. It'll get trashed. You'll need something with a hard case. There are a lot of cases out there designed to transport fragile things though baggage check. Check out sites for cameras and computers. Lots of interesting, albeit expensive options there.
I'd suggest gun cases, as pistol cases are cheap and will work especially well. Just not sure how the authorities will react to that, even if it is checked. Again, allow extra time, and be prepared to explain yourself.
If your in the U.S. or maybe even out side (I do not know if there that big of a store) Harbor Freight and Tool has hard cases that hold up well never taken mine flying but I've put it through some abuse.
If you do things right people wont be sure if you have done anything at all.
If you plan on taking it as a carry-on, then anything that you would take in a car should be fine. However, remember that we're often only allowed 1-2 carry-ons, so you're going to be taking EVERYTHING in that case. Including magazines etc. for the flight. I've carried an entire 40k army in a briefcase, but that was a 2,000pt Sternguard army.
If you are going to try to send it through luggage, then you should look into a nice sturdy case. Camera cases are great, as would a pistol or rifle case. I've seen some really nice metal boxes at makeup stores that can be packed with foam and minis.
Another option that you have, as an LO member, is to ship the army. I know that this seems scary, but it's no different than luggage tossing your case into the belly of a commerciial flight. Best thing about it, is that they won't check the contents. You can wrap the whole box in packing tape and super-glue it shut if you want, and they'll ship it. Just find a friendly LOer to ship it to, or pick it up. The UK is a (comparatively) small place, so I'm sure there will be someone near your airport or near WHW to pick up your package.
The main thing to think about if going through luggage is the clips or what ever is used to hold the case shut. There most likly thing to brake and if they go can case problems to no end of mini all over cargo hold of plane and good bye minis (well from a story i have hurd can never be sure if true but the idea of look out for clips good still).
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Yeah, don't do the gun case. It is a bad idea, TSA are not the most understanding people.
Also need some help with this... Think I'd be ok w/ my minis, in foam, in a (relatively) hard briefcase, packed in a cardboard box? Also, do GW paints hold up ok, or does the horrible shaking I'm sure they endure make them prone to popping open. Finally, primers/sealants? Any good to ship or also risky? thanks
Take your models case, wrap it in your clothes for the trip and put it all in one of these. On the upside, they're useful whenever you need to travel. On the downside they aren't exactly cheap.I'd recommend extra padding and glue for repairs just to be on the safe side. A good way to think of it would be to ask your self if you think your models would survive being thrown out a second story window. As for the paints they should be fine if you duct tape the lids shut.Think I'd be ok w/ my minis, in foam, in a (relatively) hard briefcase, packed in a cardboard box? Also, do GW paints hold up ok, or does the horrible shaking I'm sure they endure make them prone to popping open.Illegal if memory serves and you mean spray cans. Don't even try it.Finally, primers/sealants? Any good to ship or also risky? thanks
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