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So my raiders and ravagers seem to take a beating whenever I transport them, I've got a few GW cases and such but I can't find any foam inserts that would fit and allow me to move the raiders around. How do the rest of you transport your transports?
My method is rather crude, but it's the only one that's worked nicely for me;
Get yourself a medium/large shoebox, and some slightly stiff plastic bags (if the shoebox still has the bags they packed the shoes in, those might work well enough). When packing the raiders/ravangers, wrap every other one loosely in the plastic, and put them in alternating their facings (up, down, up, down, etc). If lining them up along the bottom isn't enough, you can also stack a raider on top of another by laying it upside-down and facing it the opposite direction (though I reccomend only putting anything on top of the ones wrapped in the plastic).
Doing this, I was able to fit six raiders in a single box and still have room for the foam block I kept my Talos in and a small bowl I use for water. If someone feels they need pictures for proof or understanding, I could take some if the demand is high enough.
If you ask him nicely, Wicky might be able to send you some pics of his amazing army case. I believe he made his own foam inserts cut for each individual raider.
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I transport mine inside one of the large GW cases (you know, the double size ones).
On one side is al lthe sheets of infantry, on the other is a single empty layer of foam with the vehicles sitting on top, ontop of the vehicles is your standard layer of covering foam.
Outside of my horrific building of the ravager sponsons (note to self, pin/magnetise next time) as long as the ravagers are near the hinge the models will rarely break. You do have to be carefull of the height though.
You can fit 9 vehicles in such a way (I did 3 ravagers and 6 raiders) - thought it can be a bit of a squeeze - but you should get a surprsingly low amount of breakages.
I put mine in some tuperware (plastic shoe box) and I place them staggard in such a way that they fit side-by-side and then place some egg carton foam on top.
Probably the absolute worst way to transport them as they get tangled with themselves, break every day and are a pain in the arse to fix.
I hope if they ever make a new model to replace the raider that they consider a more slim line profile.
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I also subscribe to the shoebox method, with lots of extra padding. It works well, and I've only had one minor break so far.
I actually just use an Assault on Black reach box to hold mine. Alternating directions they fit in there just fine and if you dont get too rough nothing breaks.
I have a similar method to the shoebox, a lined toolbox with the blister pack foam inserts then wrap each in some tissue paper as they slotin. I can even fit some chaps in the tray that slots on top as well as dice, pens, glue for fixing and templates.
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They absolutely are. I use a tupperware container that is about 1.5'x1'x.5'. I can put all of my vehicles using the nose-to-tail method previously described. Then my jetbikes and my Talos can go in any empty spaces. Then I take a bunch of foam pieces I pulled out of my other transport sheets and just dump them on top and shuffle them in between all the models. There's still room on top of all that for other stuff, which helps hold the models & foam down. Sometimes I lay a hand towel in there for extra padding if I want to put in my BRB. I should mention that all my vehicles have been converted so that they don't have the tall tail cockpit anymore (the guy in the front pilots), and that gives them a lower profile.
When I need to put models back in after a game, I turn the container upside down and open it with all the foam now in the lid. Put the models in, and close the lid to put all the foam back. I'm thinking about switching over to packing peanuts instead of foam though, since those can get moved around more easily. I probably won't even have to dump those out to put my models back in.
Last edited by Krovin-Rezh; December 29th, 2009 at 07:06.
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