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Hey guys. I'm thinking of getting a carrying case as the next investment for my Nid army. Currently, I basically (gently) throw all of my minis into a couple plastic drawers taken from a cheap drawer set. This works alright for short-term travel, but my collection is growing too large for this to be very viable any longer. I've been poking around various sites, and I think the best contender right now would be the Motor Pool by Sabol Designs. I'm looking for something around that price range that will work for nids. Anyone have any comments on the Motor Pool or any suggestions for other products?
I have found that because of the large and pointy shapes of our bugs, traditional carrying cases don't fare as well as they do for other armies. I use a few large tool boxes with foam pieces cut out to fill the sides and separate the larger models. The smaller things like gaunts or genestealers go in the smaller trays that fit in the tool boxes, also having foam sheets cut out to fit over them and keep them from bouncing around.
I can recogmend the KR Card case from gifts for geeks - Gifts For Geeks
Its lightweight, surprisingly durable, and provides plenty of slots for the infantry/ medium sized bugs. Its also dirt cheap, which is a bonus. If you want something a bit larger, The smal citadel one has served me queit well, got it from ebay, stuck a few peices of foam inside and the MC's go in there. Works like a charm.
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I'm planning on getting a KR case saving for an aluminium Quad case for my nids
Thanks for all the input! I think I'm going to go with the KR Card Case (I'm cheap =P). Plus, I have the citadel small case laying around somewhere that I got ages ago. I don't know why it never occurred to me to use it for MCs before!
Just one more question. Does anyone know of a good way to transport Venomthropes? I've been thinking about picking up a couple of those guys, but I'm afraid that the tentacles will just snap off everywhere.
i belive the KR case Tray D2H would be the answer for Thropes should hold 2+ its a pluck and go tray just pull out foam to the correct shape and slide model in
added link and copy + pasted the Nid tray list hope it helps
What Fits :-
F3T - 36 Genestealers
F4T or F3T - 36 Gaunts/Gants, Swarms, Spore mines
V1H - 4 Carnifex, Hive tyrant, Old One Eye
V1H - 2 Trygon/Mawloc
V5H - 4 Pyrovore, Red Terror
V2H - 6 Lictors, Warriors, Raveners, Gargoyles
V2H - 4 Biovore
D2H - 10 Hive Guard, Tyrant Guard, Broodlord
D2H - 5 Death leaper, Zoanthrope
D2H - 2 Venomthrope
Im using this:
Husky 22 in. Cantilever Plastic Tool Box with Metal Latches - 17187311 at The Home Depot
with ice cream boxes, it have the perfect top hatch for all those bits^^
and for the MC I use the small GW carrying case.
works like charm^^