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I just bought this rifle case for 10 bucks.. it was on sale.. heh. It's filled with eggcarton style foam, but all the real carrying cases seem to use pre-cut boxfoam or something.. how should I modify this case to make it OK for use?
Is it alright just to throw the models into the eggcarton without doing anything to it?.. I don't want to arrive at my destination with a bunch of pieces snapped off..
Thanks in advance ^^
Ah, just like my friend has his...
He posts on this forum, but he hasn't really modded his as such.
But, alot of his SM models have broken since he's been using them...but thats not to say that the case it a bad idea....its more to do with the fact he used to lend his army out a far bit, so young kids tended to just throw stuff back in when they were finished, and just close the case lol
With his IG however, he's removed bits for the tanks to go.
Me personally...I hate using gun cases, but yes, if the the models have no banner poles..and are normal troop looking then you can put them in at the angle with will fit them in which little or no problem.
Your problem comes when you want to put thing like dreads and tanks in...or uber amazing conversions...you well then need to convert it I bit by cutting out the right sizes parts for your bigger models.
However if you do this...I would recommend putting another layer of foam down in the new gaps you make...
I.E those little bits of foam you get from the blister packs.
Heh, sorry, gone on for a bit, hope it helps some.
Buy a steel tool box. But some magnetic business card strips. Glue the magnetic strips to the bottom of your models and tank tracks.
I transport all 8 of my armies in steel tool boxes with magnetic strips and I never have to mess with foam or anything. Not to mention, I can fit my 120+ man IG army plus tanks into one box. Try THAT with foam.
I would have thought just a normal knife....maybe Scissors? *shrugs*Originally posted by red120@Feb 16 2005, 01:58
What can I cut the foam with?.. it's surprisingly resilient..[snapback]330683[/snapback]
Not if you buy Neodymium Iron Boron magnets (AKA Rare Earth Magnets). They're super strong, and you actually have to wrestle the minis off the steel plateOriginally posted by red120@Feb 16 2005, 09:32
Sounds kinda insecure.. wouldn't a bump or anything cause model breakage?[snapback]330932[/snapback]
It is in fact, the safest way to transport little warrior to their designated battlegrounds, as there is nothing else in contact with another material than the slottabse, whereas various types of foam all cover a few sides/parts/protrusions on a mini.
I started out with the really old GW/Citadel carrying cases, which contained eggfoam, like your gun case, and most of my old Undead minions had snaped off banners, shields, arms etc... Out of all the solutions, I think eggfoam is the worst, so if you don't want to invest in a few cheap Earth magnets, custom fit the eggfoam with holes for the minis.
Sounds good.. all the irregular spikes and stuff I'm gonna be sticking on my models are gonna be a pain to glue back on.
Where's a good place to buy the rare earth magnets you mentioned? I remember someone posting a site somewhere, but I can't find it.. I'd hate to pay 3$ for a pack of magnets and then get hit with 20$ shipping and handling >_<
This is a good place to look, there is listed several options, as well as some pictures of just how strong the magnets really are (just scroll down a bit). As always, a simple search on LO will procure amazing results