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Transporting your army

Post  Guest on Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:14 pm

Hey everyone, I'm looking for a relatively affordable way to transport a guard army. The main issue is finding something big enough to carry ~10 tanks (LRs and Chimeras) and a couple valkyries) without spending more money than I did on the models themselves! Anyone have any economic and safe ideas?

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Post  Guest on Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:29 pm

I feel your pain, soldier. I use the tank boxes themselves to transport mine. I can fit ~4 tanks per box, wth the lid on if you don't have any ostentations turrets or tank commanders (If you do and they're removable it also works).
I also got ahold of a large cardboard box to put all the boxes in, just stack'em up and put'em in the box.
I keep all my infantry(Guards&Heavy weapon teams) in a larger box (Specifically the one my baneblade came in).

Vens/valks are where it gets complicated - Those buggers just don't fit in anything! I've resorted to just setting them in a box to use as a tray and balancing them on top of my pile o' army.

If you come up with anything better(and cheap), please let me know!

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Post  gluvzer on Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:42 pm

I've found the Molson Canadian 24 pack of cans cardboard case to be fantastic, although open-topped. However, not the fully covered box ones = too flimsy and awkward.

I can also fit 6 chimeras in the one side of one of the big GW cases, but its tight.

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Post  Guest on Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:20 am

go to canadian tire and check out some of the huge tackle box(for fishing) lots of slide out drawarers and big compartments for tanks etc works pretty good

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Post  Lord_Commander_Stash on Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:15 am

Order two extra large pizzas from Pizza 73 (they send them in a double box). You get a box that can hold about 10 tanks, and you get 2 pizzas to boot! Add in some bubble wrap and there you go.

This is the way I have been carrying my tanks anyway.

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Post  gluvzer on Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:33 am

Lord_Commander_Stash wrote:Order two extra large pizzas from Pizza 73 (they send them in a double box). You get a box that can hold about 10 tanks, and you get 2 pizzas to boot! Add in some bubble wrap and there you go.

This is the way I have been carrying my tanks anyway.

I was waiting for this comment Stash. What took you so long?

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Post  Guest on Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:52 pm

I had a good laugh at the pizza box idea. Simple AND delicious!

Anyone know if there is a place in stoon to pick up foam trays that you could cut in to?

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Post  gluvzer on Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:10 pm

I think Dragons Den has some. At least I've seen some there before. Just give them a call, or ask next time you're there. I don't know how much they cost however.

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Post  Lord_Commander_Stash on Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:25 am

gluvzer wrote:
Lord_Commander_Stash wrote:Order two extra large pizzas from Pizza 73 (they send them in a double box). You get a box that can hold about 10 tanks, and you get 2 pizzas to boot! Add in some bubble wrap and there you go.

This is the way I have been carrying my tanks anyway.

I was waiting for this comment Stash. What took you so long?

I posted as soon as I saw the thread.

But seriously these boxes are unrivaled for carrying tanks!

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Post  judchic on Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:17 pm

this might be a bit much but http://www.battlefoam.com/ has cases to carry pretty much anything.

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Post  Guest on Sat Feb 13, 2010 6:27 pm

Anyone know if there is a place in stoon to pick up foam trays that you could cut in to?
I think Dragons Den has some. At least I've seen some there before.
Are you talking about the Sabol trays? I know the Den sells that stuff (along with a few of their cases) - they're a very nice option but they are very expensive.


Man, that battlefoam stuff is also ridiculously expensive. $24 (on average) for one tray? I thought Sabol was expensive at around $9 per tray; but I guess there's no finer way to make your stuff travel.

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Post  Guest on Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:26 pm

Having looked around on the net at various option as far as foam is concerned, a lot of large pistol cases are available at a decent price with pick and pluck foam supplied for you. Another option I found are called the Seahorse Hurricane series of cases. And yet another option is from a company called Plasticase (www.plasticase.com). Some of their larger cases looked interesting.

Those sabol cases look fairly cheap to other specific gaming cases out there. I might actually consider that one, especially if they are available through Dragon's Den, as it would save shipping of another case, most likely from the states.

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Post  Guest on Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:45 pm

I started using a luggage suitcase, the type with wheels and extendable handle. A small one is only around $30 . As for foam walmart sells 2" thick foam pads but you would have to cut them yourself.

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Post  Guest on Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:14 am

I had actually considered using luggage. I have a set with a large, medium and small suitcase, and I never use the medium one. It would be a decent size. The foam cutting could be a pita though. Since I have Monday off, I'll probably spend the day scouring the city looking for some possibilities.

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Post  Guest on Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:31 pm

I use a Sabol case myself, and it's a very nice case other than some small balance issues. A word of warning, if you get the battalion case, do not put books in the upper hatch. My space marines took a nosedive off a table once. lol

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