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Offline jallen

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How do you get your army from place to place?
« on: January 21, 2005, 04:17:18 AM »
As I am just now starting to build an army, I have never had to take it some where for a game. How do you go about making sure they are not damaged, but that traveling is not a huge pain.

I saw the carrying case in a local GW, but I am not convinced its the best choice.

What do you guys do?

Offline WARRIOR2006

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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2005, 04:27:12 AM »
LOL  So here I am... nvm lol!  I usually carry mine in a tackle box looking utilkity box that i managed to locate.  Also other units I carry in maybe old shoe boxes with padding of some sort in their with them to keep them from getting torn up.  lol!  Aint got the omeny to invest in soem of the stuff my friends carry their in.  Have a frined who carries his in a suit case looking thang and it is padded with slits for each guy lol!
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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2005, 04:57:35 AM »
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Offline BAWTRM

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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2005, 07:37:18 AM »
I also use Sabol Army Transport Cases. Though they haven't got a hard shell like the GW ones they are rigid and a lot larger. The ability to customize the foam shapes is what I like the most though, no matter what the stance of the mini you'll always be able to make it fit snuggly and therefore safely.
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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2005, 07:52:19 AM »
I bought a Charon Skirmishpack (deluxe edition, I think) which holds a TON of miniatures. Shipping is a problem as they are based in Canada and can only ship there and to the US for any reasonable price. I picked them up on vacation :)

Have a look!


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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2005, 10:47:45 AM »
Speaking of which, GH, "URL" is spelt the same as it sounds :wink:
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Offline General Helstrom

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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2005, 11:22:28 AM »
:oops:

Eh, yeah eh... Erm...

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Offline Lord Etharion

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« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2005, 11:39:54 AM »
Getting back to the topic, is there some rule which states that Miniature carrying cases have to be ludicrously expensive? What with shipping costs, I think I'm still ahead buying the ludicrously expensive GW cases from my local store. *muttery mutteringness*
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Offline BAWTRM

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« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2005, 11:45:19 AM »
Actually I find the GW case ridiculously expensive for the amount of (non-customizable) storage space you get. Fine for armies with a low model (infantry) count but you'll need many of them for a horde army.

The Sabol one is very light as long as it has no (metal) minis in it so it's cheap to ship.
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Offline Lord Etharion

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« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2005, 11:59:54 AM »
About how many miniatures can you fit on a 1" tray?
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« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2005, 12:57:25 PM »
Based in Canada!  And I've already bought 2 GW cases  :?
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Offline Kulgan

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« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2005, 01:48:05 PM »
I made my own  transport case, very similar to the GW, buy a box with 2 floors in it and get your hands on some foam ( the stuff that is in the GW boxes )
The foam costs nothing and the box was 25 euro for me.

2 Advantages over the GW box :

It's not nearly as expensive

You can cut out the spaces in the foam yourself, optimising the amount of troops you carry with you.
In my box every model has it's stationary position, I can easily carry 3000 points in one box, haven't tried more.

In the lower part I have Cavalry/Monsters/heroes/anything that is tall, they stand up.
In the above part I can put 2 Layers : full foam / cut foam / full foam / cut foam, the models lay down in the upper part of the box.
40 models per layer is easy

Offline xnet445

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« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2005, 02:31:42 PM »
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Offline rufus sparkfire

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« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2005, 03:29:48 PM »
Currently, I'm using an ordinary toolbox. However, I have all my models with magnetic bases on steel paper-lined movement trays, so they all just sit in the bottom of the box in their units. Good for quick deployment.

I have one GW case, but I wouldn't buy any more. Too expensive.

NUgaming sell some nice cases:

http://www.nugaming.com/html/carry_cases.html
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Offline Imrael

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« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2005, 09:03:19 PM »
Not sure where you're based.  I'm in UK and havent seen the SABOL cases over here.  However, you can get the "figures in comfort" range, which is pretty good.  Also, GW mail order have a larger case (Charon originally) which I think is much better than the plastic ones.
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Offline WARRIOR2006

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« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2005, 04:49:41 AM »
Did not realize how sleepy i was when i posted my apoligies to nay who tried to read that horrific post.  I guess i might as well be classified as a vet now being im over 600 post on this fair forum lol. :)
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Offline jallen

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« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2005, 05:25:40 PM »
GH, that link was very useful. I love Canadian buisnesses!
I am in Alberta, so its very close.

Thanks for everyones suggestions.

Offline General Helstrom

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« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2005, 06:45:47 PM »
One thing to consider though - Charon says the Skirmish Pack is the perfect size for air travel. British Airways does not agree. As British Arways has airplanes, and Charon does not, the suitcases had to travel in the hold. Fortunately they're *really* sturdy, with a metal inner frame and rounded edges, so noting got crushed :)
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Don't know what Houdini bought when he went to the store
But I sure do miss the eighties