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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-02-11, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
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ok, after collecting a LOT of 40k over the past year i now actually require a legit form of transporting my army (primarily infantry) instead of my glorious shoebox horde.

so, before i just go & buy whatever is available, id like to get everyones opinion.

so this is my amateur understanding of army transport products

GW cases
its GW stuff, ok but not great...like most of there stuff that arent models.

Pros:
can usually find at any store that sells GW stuff.
cheap-er.

cons:
bad foam layout(i think)?

BattleFoam
who hasnt heard of battlefoam by now, i know that they make great stuff but i dont really know much else.

Pros:
great reviews on just about everything.

cons:
is on the more expensive side.

KR Multicase
ok, i dont know much about these guys but what ive heard is that they have good foam but average on the cases

Pros:
good foam
foam can fit in GW size cases

cons:
average/ok cases


so ATM i can afford to go in any direction, but i need to make the choice soon. otherwise i just plan on buying the GW "mega case" and store my armies in there...

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i use GW cases and have never ever had a problem with models or the cases themselves breaking...im not the biggest fan of thier foam, from a personal "textile" preference, but it works just fine for any minis, i carry tanks and all in my Big Army Case, the foam is easily customized...i also have a Monster Case for a Forge World Bloodthirster and it works great as well...Battlefoam is more "ridgid"...but they use "bags" instead of hard shell cases, so its rigidity is a nessesity but, perhaps, harder to customize...either is a fine way of transport...though id trust the hard shell to deflect accidental dropping, nudges or strikes better than the "bag"...



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Fairly pointless but it's to tempting not to do it.

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I am a fan of Army Transport myself
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Personally, I like KR multicases. The bog standard cardboardbox it pretty tough, but the aluminium cases are comparible with a metal record case box or camera box you can get from most places.. Their foams defiantely better then GW's, and you can get tons of custom trays types to fill up whatever you purchase from them. Pick and pluck, custom cut out, various tray depths etc.
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I've got a couple of GW cases at the moment that I got as part of a package deal from Wayland. The plastic cases are tough, and the foam does it's job - my main problem is the giant stick out Citadel logo on the side that means you can't stack them or fit them neatly onto shelves... will quite possibly be going for the KR cardboard boxes and pizza delivery bags next time for ease of storage when they're packed up at home.
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http://www.figuresincomfort.net/
http://www.feldherr.org

They are a couple of companies that are rather good, I personally own a Feldherr case, and they are rather nice as good as or better than GW. KR is actually owned by a bloke that used to work for GW according to the owned for my flgs, and he knows about model security :D.
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The Feldherr cases look pretty damn nice, I wonder if it will hold Army Transport foam... hmmm time to pop out a tape measure.
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I use KR cases, I would highly recommend them both the card cases and the metal ones. My advice would be to get a few card ones for storage and a metal one (double or triple) to carry your army about.
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Mantic do some cases. Not sure what they are like though.
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