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What do you all think of the Army Transport casee? It seems really pricey at 57 bucks, is it worth it? Anywhere cheap i can get it? Also its odd that it comes with the 2.5in foam inserts since I heard that you need 3in inserts to fit tanks. Are their any other cases out there that are good, since the GW one is worse?
I hate ALL of the foam cases. They never fit just right and they waste a lot of space. Not only that but true to GW form, they charge an arm and a leg for FOAM. It's FOAM for heavens sake. You can buy it at the store for pennies and they want 60 bucks for it. Screw that.
If you don't mind doing a little bit of extra work, then you should look at making your army magnetic.
I buy strips of magnetic tape at Wal Mart that cames in 1" wide by like 20' rolls. 1" is the same width of the normal bases. Just cut them up, stick them to your model and trim off the excess.
Next, all you have to do is go buy a 20 dollar ALL STEEL (<--- metal is important here) and put your models in it. I store my 5000 point Imperial Guard army, among others, in metal tool boxes just like this and I've never had a problem at all.
I absofreakinglutely guarantee you that I can fit three times as many models in one toolbox than anyone else could fit in a 60 dollar foam piece of crap.
haha Hourglass has a good idea there. I can imagine seeing troops sticking to the sides of a metal box.
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I snatched a sturdy aluminum case with foam inserts at Canadian Tire for less than half of the GW case's price. The one I bought is larger than the GW box, but still has a tough time holding all of my Tau, as Devilfishes and Hammerheads take up a lot of space. Hourglass has a brilliant idea there. I'm probably going to give it a try myself.
:blink: I use a cardboard box with a towel to seprate the layers Me = ghetto
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I got "4 words for ya man, "toolbox and toilet paper" and the most it will cost ya for a toolbox is $50 if you want a really good/huge one (average one would cost ya from $10 to $35). The toilet paper keeps your army safe and sound, and you can use peices from a cardboard box to divide it into sections of you want to.
I keep my 2000 point Nid army in it and I've droped the toolbox a couple times and nothing happened.
Take my advice if you want to spend more of your cash on models than a friggin box.
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for my tyranids i bought a rifle case at a sporting goods store. it should be able to hold about 3000 points of nids for 25 bucks.
for my eldar i just surrendered and bought a couple GW cases. i wasnt in the mood the figure out somehting cheap.
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I'm sorry, but toilet paper is way more ghetto than a towel.
Well, I'm a rich ***** so I splashed out on a Skirmish pack, and it rocks. But i guess toilet paper and a tool box will work just as well...
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The army transport cases are great. You can order whatever combination of foam trays you want up to 4" thick. The War Store is a good place to order them.
But you can make very nice cases for very cheap. Best of all they can be made to almost any size, carry any miniature, and are very inexpensive. The box below cost about US$10 to make. It would be even less if you used a cheaper, or free, box. The boxes can be anything you like. They come in a nearly infinite variety of colors and sizes. My Undead army is in a black one.
Using some foam-core board* I made a bottom tray with compartments for the various sized miniatures I planned to carry. The foam-core glued easily with a hot glue gun. You could probably use just about any type of glue. The edges were high enough to protect the miniatures from another tray I rested on top. I did not make all the walls full height, as it is much easier to pick out the miniatures when you can actually fit your hand into the compartments. On this box you can see only the two center walls are full height.
For individuals, I glued a layer of egg crate foam to a sheet of foam-core that rests on top of the compartment. Using the same concept, but putting soft foam on both sides of the trays, you can make a multiple tray box for carrying large infantry armies. I have one box that holds almost 500 troops. It cost about US$15 to make. Very inexpensive I think. Donâ€™t forget to cut small indents on the side of the tray to make it easier to lift out.
* Foam-core is foam sandwiched between paper. It is usually carried as art board or picture mat, and is available in most picture, frame, and craft stores. You could probably go very cheap and use cardboard, but foam-core is more rigid and looks better.