Hey guys. My family is moving and I need to get the cabinets I left there moved as well. I've wanted a carrying case for some time now and this is the perfect opportunity to finally get one. My plastic GW stuff and metal monsters I can transport as usually in a variety of Ikea boxes. My brother's fatties, err, Titans as well as my Trolls should fit in a GW case I can borrow, but Circle stuff is TALL and heavy, so more protection is needed (insert "Circle is fragile" joke").
But: I've never used a carrying case and don't know which of my large models are best transported standing and which I can lay down. Plus, there's so many different manufactures out there and all those weird Imperial measurements are too much for my brain to handle at the moment (it's stuffed full with anatomy facts, med school is brutal), so I need honest and unbiased advice to get my models cheap and, more importantly, safe from A to B during the move and later from my student flat to paint and back home to stow them. I don't care if there's a PP/GW/Flames of War/Barbie logo on the case or not.
Even just looking at one online store there's already:
-Battlefoam (with custom PP trays but NOT for Cirlce )
-Feldherr. Now this is interesting, since they're German made. I might get better deals on them plus easy warranty dealings and stuff.
Yeah. That's a lot of stuff. And even if the quality of the cases and trays is largely the same, which configuration of trays do I need for my hulking monsters?
Some models that give me troubles to see how they'd best be stowed:
-Warpwolf Stalker. Huuuge dude with a giant sword and his (converted) pose just adds to it (left arm behind him, sort of like the new plastic kit, PP must've stolen my idea)
-Pureblood. Just as huge, not converted but I don't want pretty boy to loose his spikes.
-Converted (running) Gnarlhorn. He has a broad back to rest on, though, so he doesn't have to stand.
-Converted beast Kromac. He has the pose of his artwork, his left axe+arm comes up to a Pureblood's nose and he has lots of tiny GS teeth.
-Wolf riders. I'm converting a squad of them right now out of the new GW Fenris wolves and some Blood Trackers. They're light and should be handled easily, but they're huuuge vertically with those stretching/jumping wolves.
- 3 Self-sculpted bipedal sharks standing in for Wrastlers/Snapjaw in my tiny minion force. Two of them have looong tails, from toothy end to the end of the tail they're about the length of the Stalker from his base to the tip of his sword.
-A Carnivean. Such a ball of spikes.
-Bronzeback with his right arm reposed, not a lot different from a regular one but the joint is probably weaker.
-A punching/bear hugging Gladiator with his right arm raised high. He himself should be able to withstand a tactical nuke, but if he gets tossed around he just might punch right through the foam around him if it's too thin and wreak havoc on whatever is next to him with his sharp fist spike.
Thanks in advance, I hope this is an okay place to ask this. I'll try to get a pic or two of the main culprits later.