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Lately I've been having a little difficulty transporting my army. I've been keeping my raiders and ravagers in a shoebox which has caused some of the more fragile parts to snap off, including the flying bases. There doesn't seem to be a good way to get these in a standard GW figure case. Even standard warriors don't fit properly in the GW figure cases, several of my splinter rifle's now bend slightly which is annoying. Also, the talos seems a lost cause.
How does everyone else transport their armies? I really don't like repairing things:/
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Flying bases glued? Shouldnt be. Packaging should be done so that models cant move in container during travel, quite anything soft goes. Clear plastic with bubbles, whatever it is, is a good choice.
Before i actually locked my raiders into place with wooden sticks going through the holes in back and holes in carrying box wich was just carboard box. Might be a nobrainer but models should not be able to roll over neither during travel or opening your case. Plastic models on their own and metal on their own, mainly speaking of warriors if your DLs are metal.
Pack tight and consider every models chance to break another or itself. That'll take you far.
I have much the same problem. I carry most of the footsloggers in a standard citadel miniatures case with most of the seperators missing so I can lay down spikey warriors so their rifles lay mostly flat.
The talos or jetbikes sit in a part where two levels worth of foam has been cut out, though the jetbikes kind of go together like a dark eldar version of jenga. My raiders and the like go in a decent sized cardboard box filled with shredded paper so they don't slide around too much and that seems to work. Bit of a pig to carry around but I've managed 8+ trips without anything breaking. The flying bases are detachable, though I've had to glue an upside down small flying base to the underside of the raiders so the base stays put during play. Sounds weird I know, but it works.
Tempted to invest in one of those HUGE figure cases but fitting 5+ raider chassis in it would probably be a nightmare. Like Miscannon says though, the trick is to stop the little blighters sliding about!
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I have gone to the trouble of procuring a large plastic storage container with a hinged lockable lid and placed 4 layers of custom cut foam with thin foam sheets simply PVA glued to the bottom of each.
The troop cutouts are about 5mm taller than standard so that the annoying ‘bendy bayonet’ syndrome is alleviated, the Reavers have 3 times that space and the Raiders carpark is cut out tightly around the vertical silhouette of the vehicle.
The most expensive part of all this was the cost of the foam itself, but I think that I can transport over 5000pts of models, rules books, all flying stands, dice, templates, rulers and tape measures for the cost of about $200 Australian dollars.
And that’s in complete safety.
Gamesworkshop has no idea how to transport items like Raiders and only addresses problems like the block shape of a Leman Russ.
Go foam, go large container and go custom!
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