HomeDark Eldar WikiDark Eldar ResourcesNull CityFAQUsergroupsRegisterLog in

Share | 
 

 Transporting your Dark Eldar

Go down 
Go to page : Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
AuthorMessage
Starstrider
Kabalite Warrior
avatar

Posts : 109
Join date : 2012-07-11

PostSubject: Re: Transporting your Dark Eldar   Wed Oct 31 2012, 10:15

Thanks for the comments Sky, it was very useful reading through them and I'm glad I'm not the only one who has trouble navigating the KR website! I shall definitely give the KR foam some more thought and also continue to bear the Battlefoam in mind.
Back to top Go down
Olmec
Slave


Posts : 2
Join date : 2012-06-27
Location : San Diego

PostSubject: Re: Transporting your Dark Eldar   Sun Nov 11 2012, 23:41

I had my stuff in foam at first but all my spikey stuff kept breaking off....then I found the tablewar case and magnetized the bases and they sit in the trays...I have like 3k in the case and its full but I couldn't be happier...nothing breaks and its a great display case as well.
Back to top Go down
Allandrel
Kabalite Warrior
avatar

Posts : 211
Join date : 2012-02-25
Location : Ohio

PostSubject: Experience with Battlefoam?   Thu Nov 22 2012, 23:37

With Battlefoam's big 25% off holiday sale this weekend, I'm looking at getting an order from them. This will be my first experience with BF, and while their cases seem to be excellent I'm a little leary of their pre-cut trays actually fitting the models they are meant for. (I also play Malifaux, and the trays that come with their Malifaux bags have 25mm wide cutouts for a game whose bases are all 30mm or larger.)

I have a few questions for anyone who is experienced with BF's products, especially their DE-specific trays:

Do the cutouts in the DE Warrior Tray actually fit warriors with bayonets? How much headroom do they have? Many of my models are on scenic bases that add 4-5mm to their height.

How about the Wych Tray? The 1" wide cutouts look a little narrow, even in a 1.5" deep tray.

Added: Razorwing Jetfighter: The missile holes in the Razorwing trays appear to be 0.5" in diameter, which a quick look at my Monoscythe missiles tells me will not be big enough. Do they actually fit? How hard are they to get out?
Back to top Go down
Massaen
Klaivex
avatar

Posts : 2268
Join date : 2011-07-05
Location : Western Australia

PostSubject: Re: Transporting your Dark Eldar   Fri Nov 23 2012, 00:35

I have a PACK Air, part custom cut part standard.

My warriors are on scenic bases as well and I can say the standard tray (think mine is the deeper option) fits them fine. The raider/ravager/venom cut outs are spot on as well!

_________________
Objective Secured - Western Australia's Premier 40k Event Organisers and Website
OBJECTIVE SECURED
Back to top Go down
http://objectivesecured.com.au/
Nappen
Kabalite Warrior
avatar

Posts : 248
Join date : 2012-09-22

PostSubject: Re: Transporting your Dark Eldar   Fri Nov 23 2012, 01:10

I have the 720 and the big one...forget the name. Love them.

The reavers, scourge, wyche, venom and ravagers were all spot on. The warrior tray works fine for the new ones, but not for my old ones.

I actually prefer to get the pluck foam overall and create exactly what I want and their precut trays are sometimes deeper than I need.

Overall, I am very happy with them.
Back to top Go down
Tony Spectacular
Kabalite Warrior
avatar

Posts : 225
Join date : 2012-07-31
Location : Philadelphia

PostSubject: Re: Transporting your Dark Eldar   Fri Nov 23 2012, 01:30

I use the trays, but not the cases. I may get a case if I find myself inclined to fly with my army, but I haven't so far...I use the cardboard boxes the foam shipped in to transport them, with a little homemade reinforcement.

FWIW, www.nobleknight.com has DE specific battlefoam cheaper than anyone else I've seen, and ships orders more cheaply as well.

They're a little tricky to get out, but as long as you don't just blindly grab and yank you'll be fine.

_________________
Edited for stupidity.
Back to top Go down
Zaakath
Hellion


Posts : 98
Join date : 2012-09-28
Location : Pennsylvania

PostSubject: Re: Transporting your Dark Eldar   Fri Nov 23 2012, 05:13

Agreed, the only problem I've had is the razorwing digs at the foam if you don't take it out right.

Everything else is spot on, and can be left in the case, on its flying stand in most of the trays.

I have my warriors and Wyches on scenic bases, and they fit just fine.

Still breaking my razorflails though; but I think thats just a design flaw in the model, not something else.
Back to top Go down
Allandrel
Kabalite Warrior
avatar

Posts : 211
Join date : 2012-02-25
Location : Ohio

PostSubject: Re: Transporting your Dark Eldar   Fri Nov 23 2012, 09:11

Thanks for the input! Glad to see my worries about models fitting were needless.

I'm rather unsure about which case to get - the PACK 720 looks good, and with the addition of a PACK Plus will hold my entire army, but they are quite costly. Part of me is indeed tempted to just get the foam and transport it in cardboard boxes, as I very rarely go to tournaments or cons.
Back to top Go down
Dosadi
Slave


Posts : 5
Join date : 2012-10-22

PostSubject: Re: Transporting your Dark Eldar   Fri Nov 23 2012, 14:27

I have a 720 and a Pack Plus attached to the bottom. Together they can still be carried on your shoulder (a little akward). As the majority of our army is plastic it's still pretty light. My Plus is home to my Tantalus, with the sail and stand magnetized so it all fits in a 3" pluck foam tray and a 1” foam tray. The rest of my army fits in the 720 above. I would recommend that for the warriors and wyches you get the 1.5” trays instead of the 1” trays. This will give you a little extra depth to account for custom bases and bayonets. The raiders/ravagers all fit really well, and if you magnetize the sails, you can get away with a 4” tray for them; otherwise you will need 6”.

Dosadi
Back to top Go down
Sky Serpent
Adrenalight Junkie
avatar

Posts : 2419
Join date : 2011-02-26
Location : Dais Of Administration

PostSubject: Re: Transporting your Dark Eldar   Fri Nov 23 2012, 23:27

Merging new Battlefoam thread with current transport thread.

_________________

Administrator of The Dark City - Please message me any suggestions, improvements or problems

Back to top Go down
http://www.thedarkcity.net
Allandrel
Kabalite Warrior
avatar

Posts : 211
Join date : 2012-02-25
Location : Ohio

PostSubject: Re: Transporting your Dark Eldar   Sat Nov 24 2012, 02:57

@Dosadi wrote:
I have a 720 and a Pack Plus attached to the bottom. Together they can still be carried on your shoulder (a little akward). As the majority of our army is plastic it's still pretty light. My Plus is home to my Tantalus, with the sail and stand magnetized so it all fits in a 3" pluck foam tray and a 1” foam tray. The rest of my army fits in the 720 above. I would recommend that for the warriors and wyches you get the 1.5” trays instead of the 1” trays. This will give you a little extra depth to account for custom bases and bayonets. The raiders/ravagers all fit really well, and if you magnetize the sails, you can get away with a 4” tray for them; otherwise you will need 6”.

Dosadi

Yeah, I was planning on 4" for my Raiders and Ravagers. I designed a custom tray that would hold five of them like the pre-cut trays, but also has slots for the sails and the Raider passengers magnetized to tall scenic bases.

Still found that with a 4" tray for my Raiders and Ravagers, a 4" tray for my Razowing and Venoms, and a 3" tray for my Reavers, I was still able to fit only about half my infantry into those trays. and need the PACK Plus. Ah well, that's what Christmas money is for...
Back to top Go down
Lord Clazaryn
Kabalite Warrior
avatar

Posts : 128
Join date : 2012-02-18
Location : Australia

PostSubject: Re: Transporting your Dark Eldar   Mon Nov 26 2012, 20:36

Dosadi gives good advice on the wych and warrior trays. I got mine with just 1 inch thick and now all of my warriors had to be re positioned to stock standard without any bayonets just to fit...

_________________
Darkness falls across the land, the midnight hour is close at hand, creatures crawl in search of blood, to terrorize y'alls neighbourhood.
And whosoever shall be found, without the soul for getting down, must stand and face the hounds of hell, and rot inside a corpse's shell.
Back to top Go down
kcking29
Slave
avatar

Posts : 7
Join date : 2012-11-28

PostSubject: Re: Transporting your Dark Eldar   Tue Dec 04 2012, 06:29

Honestly, a tool/ tackle box or two and a mattress pad is awesome, of course with a little bit of work added to it and it just costs around 30-40 bucks as apposed to hundreds for battle foam
Back to top Go down
tlronin
Wych


Posts : 818
Join date : 2011-06-23
Location : The Netherlands

PostSubject: Re: Transporting your Dark Eldar   Tue Dec 04 2012, 08:01

There's only 1 transporcase for your Dark Eldar en that is:

www.tablewar.com

Very Happy

_________________
Archon of the kabal of The Bleeding Hand.
Member of local Dutch community: http://www.sweetlakesentinels.nl
Back to top Go down
Darklight
Sybarite
avatar

Posts : 382
Join date : 2011-05-27
Location : Stavanger

PostSubject: Re: Transporting your Dark Eldar   Wed Dec 05 2012, 06:36

Going to buy myself some Battlefoam in the start of next year, and with some I mean for all my crap so that is going to be expensive. calculated around £200 in just foam. Now I dont transport my Dark Eldar much, but its mostly for storrage as its just standing safe in shelfs atm. But I have so much Dark kin now that I need to get a system for it.

Also need a quicker way to pack it when going to turnements, tired of using time to pack it down and up and everything... so just beeing able to take foam boards is perfect for me.

_________________
Plays Dark Eldar, Eldar and Harlequins.
If you are from norway, check out www.drittunger.no
Back to top Go down
Nappen
Kabalite Warrior
avatar

Posts : 248
Join date : 2012-09-22

PostSubject: Re: Transporting your Dark Eldar   Tue Dec 11 2012, 22:59

I ordered more during the sale. I have enough now for all my DE and my small contingent of eldar. Coverting the old sabal cases for my son's necrons and tyranids. glad I kept all that pluck foam. A little glue and there...new configuration Smile
Back to top Go down
Kinnay
Wych
avatar

Posts : 625
Join date : 2011-06-06
Location : Hamburg, Germany

PostSubject: Re: Transporting your Dark Eldar   Fri Dec 21 2012, 12:40

I'm currently trying to fit all of my models into a P.A.C.K. Air and am having a very hard time doing so. Razz
Does anyone of you have an Air? If yes, how did you make your models fit? Would you rather use another bag of BattleFoam?

And if anyone could be so nice and tell me the exact (!) measurements of the Kabalite Warrior and Kabalite Warrior with heavy weapon slots in the pre-cut BattleFoam tray, that'd be ace. I'm trying to squeeze a few warriors here and there but they don't have that shape in the custom tray creator. I've tried replicating it with geometrical shapes, but I'm guessing they're something with quarters of inches, so that is a proper pain in the bum.

*mumble* Stupid imperial measuring system... *rant* Nooo, we don't need no metric system, because that would make sense... *walks off gesticulating wildly*

_________________
Visit my project log [last update: February 10th]:
The Ebon Fire
Back to top Go down
Sky Serpent
Adrenalight Junkie
avatar

Posts : 2419
Join date : 2011-02-26
Location : Dais Of Administration

PostSubject: Re: Transporting your Dark Eldar   Fri Dec 21 2012, 22:27

Kinnay, go back a page and you'll see all of my trials and tribulations regarding transport and the P.A.C.K. Air.

_________________

Administrator of The Dark City - Please message me any suggestions, improvements or problems

Back to top Go down
http://www.thedarkcity.net
Kinnay
Wych
avatar

Posts : 625
Join date : 2011-06-06
Location : Hamburg, Germany

PostSubject: Re: Transporting your Dark Eldar   Fri Dec 21 2012, 23:00

Wow, and I thought I had read through everything! Sorry. :-/

Uh, yeah that travelling-sideways-thing still bugs me as well. I'm considering to get the 720 instead, but it fits even less trays. The 1520XL would be great, but at that point I think I'd be spending too much on the bag. I'm trying to come up with a system that is flexible yet efficient. Maybe a 720 and one of those stacker boxes?

And if it wasn't for your dislike of sending parcels to Germany, I'd actually ask for a price for your Air. Wink

_________________
Visit my project log [last update: February 10th]:
The Ebon Fire
Back to top Go down
Sky Serpent
Adrenalight Junkie
avatar

Posts : 2419
Join date : 2011-02-26
Location : Dais Of Administration

PostSubject: Re: Transporting your Dark Eldar   Fri Dec 21 2012, 23:18

If I could get the cost down for the Air we could make a deal, just if it was anything like the last one it wouldn't be worth it on either end, is there a different way to post such a large parcel to Germany without it cost one million pound?

_________________

Administrator of The Dark City - Please message me any suggestions, improvements or problems

Back to top Go down
http://www.thedarkcity.net
Bookkeeper
Hellion
avatar

Posts : 40
Join date : 2012-09-14
Location : The Puzzle Box

PostSubject: Re: Transporting your Dark Eldar   Tue Dec 25 2012, 00:32

I already have the giant BF backpack for my Nids, so I shall likely order the recommended trays and some of their cardboard storage boxes, swapping trays out depending on which army will be going forth. On the other hand, I can currently run two tables of games at the house and have a Realm of Battle board to make a third. Easiest storage - make everyone come to your house to play.
Back to top Go down
Tony Spectacular
Kabalite Warrior
avatar

Posts : 225
Join date : 2012-07-31
Location : Philadelphia

PostSubject: Re: Transporting your Dark Eldar   Tue Dec 25 2012, 03:45

I still am a huge proponent of just ordering the trays from nobleknight.com (I am in no way sponsored or involved with them). You don't have to pay ridiculous charges for the BF cardboard boxes...I use the shipping boxes that the foam came in, with homemade duct tape handles on the boxes.

I bet if you asked nicely they'd ship in a bigger box so that all of your foam fits. Mine does...and I use ~22" of foam.

6" for the flyer/2 Ravagers/3 Venoms, 4" for 2 Raiders/5 Venoms, 2x 3" Reaver+, 2" for Hellions, and a 2" pluck for detritus like Taloi and Grots.

I'll get pics in the next few days. it works out wonderfully for me, and as expensive as BF is, avoiding the cost of the cases (and reducing shipping cost) has been essential.

_________________
Edited for stupidity.
Back to top Go down
Balisong
Sybarite


Posts : 324
Join date : 2012-09-05

PostSubject: Re: Transporting your Dark Eldar   Tue Dec 25 2012, 06:25

I tried to order a custom tray for my tantalus from Battlefoam. Was a very bad experience.

The originally said they had a template for it, then 2 weeks later asked me to send a tracing in.

I sent tracings in, then 2 weeks later came back and asked me to rescan the tracings in, this time with a ruler.

As I don't own a scanner, this was very problematic and decided to just go with pluck foam trays from them.

And they still haven't shipped to me after over a month...
Back to top Go down
Count Adhemar
Dark Lord of Granbretan
avatar

Posts : 7168
Join date : 2012-04-26
Location : London

PostSubject: Re: Transporting your Dark Eldar   Tue Oct 22 2013, 11:29

Anyone using/ever used Tyrant Army Fugure Cases?

They look really good value but curious if anyone has any experience of this brand.

_________________

You have been weighed, you have been measured, and you have been found wanting. In what world could you possibly beat me?
Back to top Go down
Denizen in the Dark
Hellion
avatar

Posts : 31
Join date : 2013-10-13
Location : Low orbit

PostSubject: Re: Transporting your Dark Eldar   Thu Oct 24 2013, 01:15

I use a dry erase board..all my DE are magnetized.

I haven't had any incidents as of yet..magnets hold really well.
The board has been bumped and run into numerous times,with no problems.

Battle foam is on the list,but every army I have is packed in foam but units still get bent/broke.

I plan on converting the board to a display board,most tourneys want a display type board for painting score.




_________________
I need my pain,it helps me focus on setting your world a flame.
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Transporting your Dark Eldar   

Back to top Go down
 
Transporting your Dark Eldar
Back to top 
Page 4 of 5Go to page : Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
THE DARK CITY :: 

GENERAL DRUKHARI DISCUSSION

 :: Drukhari Discussion
-
Jump to: