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Hey Guys .... Just out of curiosity what have you found to be the best way to store and transport your models?
I currently have 2 GW Clam Shells (1 is infantry and the foam is unmodified, the second is my first clam shell that I modified to hold IG tanks -- and butchered quite badly).
My army is getting to the point where I either need to get another 1 (or 2) GW cases -- and think REAL hard and PLAN really well before I take a pair of scissors to the foam -- or find another storage / transportation method.
I use a metal toolbox for my monstrous creatures and put magnets on the bottoms of their bases. As for the little guys, I just use a big box with lots of fluffy stuff in it.
I have seen the Death Company: wild-eyed berserkers, who tear their enemys limb from limb, crush skulls with a single blow, snap spines and rip out organs. The Blood Angels are indeed ancient and terrible and only the foolish do not fear them.
My personal suggestion is to use a telescope case. THey typically have multiple layers of foam and can fight quite a large amount of models, including large creatures. Some cases fit the GW foams too so you can have large foam and then the GW foam for smaller miniatures.
Personally I find a tackle box to work just fine.
Archery bow case or gun cases work wonderful and you can usually get a nice sizable one for under $30... mine was $20 on sale at ****'s sporting goods. I also have acquired 2 army transports- 1 regular size, 1 platoon. I personally love army transports system... its a little pricey however for my armies its perfect.
Eldar=gun/bow case due to metal figures
Chaos/orks=army transport as i can customize the fittings
Dwarfs=GW case as i can fit 2000+ points in one small GW case.
40K-Beakies(9-14-4),Guard(4-7-2),Orks(34-12-11). FANTASY-Dwarves(15-6-7),Beasts (14-14-1), Skaven (17-17-10) DoC (6-1-2). CYGNAR (28-15-1)
I found a little toolbox made of aluminium at my local hardware store. I has a foam inlay with squares that can be pulled out to make a space of whatever size you need. Or you can take the foam out and it has seperators you can put in to make it almost like a tackle box but without the shelves. It also has an removeable liner which goes inside the top of the case that is designed to hold small tools which adequately stores paintbrushes, pinning tools and anything else I may need to modify and paint models.
When I need to store the painted ones for games, I simply put them in the foam inlay which I have carefully pulled small sections out of (all of them were precut into small 1/4" sections). If I want to paint, I pull out the inlay, put in the dividers, and it can hold all my paints, tools and any upainted or primed models.
This is what I do, because of the odd shape of the models. Unfortunately, hormagaunts tend to snap off at the ankle when I give them magnets, so I usually use egg carton foam for them.Originally Posted by warmaster89
I tried a motor pool Army Transport for my Eldar and really did not like it. The trays were difficult to get in and out, unless you take out two laying side by side at the same time. That is not a good solution either when you have different height trays.
What I have is two (and soon to be three, soon as the motor pool is changed out by thewarstore.com) battalion cases. I like them a lot. The bad part is the price.
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I use a big aluminium case for all my monstruous creatures and things like lictors and guard.
I got a big piece of foam that fills the entire thing and then but the outlines out from the top. It works fantstically. I've never had anything break, and thats for a licotr, 1 guard, 1 tyrant and 3 carnifex's.
I use a standard GW plastic case for all the smaller stuff and the broodlord.
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