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Michael Mifsud
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Looking at transporting around 50 25mm miniatures, painted, as well as some large scale minits (monster for example, large base), and oversized minis like Warmachine jacks and the like. Including at warahmmer Elf Griffon x2 and a Dragon.

Any suggestions on a carry case to protect them? They will be moving between countries and will need to be in storage for a while.

Thanks in advance.
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Philip Homatidis
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It depends upon what you want -
For hard plastic cases, I have a half dozen or so Games Workshop figure cases
http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/productDetail.jsp?...

If you were thinking of a soft sided case, I have found the Feldherr cases good and they come with a variety of inserts
http://www.feldherr.org/
 
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Derry Salewski
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Battlefoam should be able to have some sized case that works, and either pluck foam or custom foam trays for the big stuff. And they make cases that have a hard shell which might be better for travel. Seems like they're pretty much a one-stop shop for something perfectly fitted. But you could improvise a solution from pretty much any manufactuer.
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Cheaper: Plano tackle boxes, 3 or 4 inch plastic shoes boxes. Fill with styro peanuts.
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Battlefoam is great but very expensive.

Sabol Designs "Army Transport" bags are what I use. http://www.saboldesigns.net/home.html

KR Multicase is another good option. http://www.krmulticase.com/
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I'm happy with my KR Multicases. Very customisable.
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I use Sabol Army Transports and Platoon carriers. They use pluck foam to make miniature trays. While Battlefoam is undeniably more safe for storage and transport due to the hard plastic sides, it's way too expensive for me.

In fact, Sabol trays are a perfect fit for some New Balance shoeboxes. I often use them to transport small groups like my Infinity army or a few Blood Bowl teams.
 
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tackle boxes.
 
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Thanks everyone. I won't use tackle boxes, just seems the minis could get scratched/damaged. Many of them are painted up to display quality and I don't want to risk damaging those ones.

The non-display models not too fussed.
 
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I second what was said above about the quality of Battle Foam - I have a bag from their P.A.C.K line and it feels incredibly tough (and the custom foam fits very snug). I'll also second what was said about the price, they're pricey, but if you're protecting display-level miniatures it might still be worth it to you.
 
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I would likely say KR Multicases too. My friend has bought a LOT of them, and is very happy with them overall (his last order was a bit of a bust though).

Personally however I favor the "Craft Cases" (I'm not exactly sure what you'd call them, I'll try and add a photo) that you can pick up in many large supermarket chains / hobby craft stores. They're not pretty but they do a bang up job. They're a lot cheaper than KR Multicases too.

Each of the compartments in these cases is ideal for housing one miniature (two if they're smaller), or a few counters / game bits. You can also pull out some of the inserts to house larger miniatures (long weapons, odd poses etc).


This just one example, and they can be found in a variety of sizes.


EDIT: Can easily be padded out with a common household sponge if hard plastic is an issue.
 
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Harbour Freight sell those cases Tom. So don't forget to check the hardware stores.
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These Chessex cases are probably among the cheapest you'll find with foam slots to protect your paint:

http://www.chessex.com/figure%20boxes/Figure_Storage_Boxes.h...

 
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Plano 6 tray hip roof box. Sometimes it goes for $13 on Amazon. I use it to hold 62 miniatures from Dungeon Command, including 10 large minis which just rest on the base floor. Also room for cards, counters and map boards.
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Battlefoam is probably the best, but they're very, very expensive. The cheapest, best solution I use is handgun cases. Example: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Plano-Protector-Series-Four-Pistol.... They hold a decent number of minis pretty well. Nothing moves around, but if you have really delicate parts they may get bent.
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Battlefoam is probably the best, but they're very, very expensive. The cheapest, best solution I use is handgun cases. Example: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Plano-Protector-Series-Four-Pistol.... They hold a decent number of minis pretty well. Nothing moves around, but if you have really delicate parts they may get bent.


I can just see the alarm in your opponents eyes as you enter the arena brandishing a gun case, pop it on the table and click it open. Lol.
 
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