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- They are relatively cheap : I've always bought mine between 15€ and 20€
- They're light : (thanks to the aluminium) and believe me, when you plan on filling them with lead, that's not a point to overlook.
- They are relatively strong : I remember dropping one accidentally in stairs and the case (and its content) was undamaged one storey below. Most of them have also undergone 5 house moves and the brutality of people helping me to move home and no harm has been done to them either.
- The size is standard : As surprising as it seems, I've never had the problem of looking for the same size since they are all the same. The black ones like the one above have rounded edges unlike the grey ones but apart from that they are just the same.
(A google search will help you find one in your own country, if some french are interested about it, I can give them the link to some very good providers)
- Foam is cheap : the 7 trays below cost me 18€ so that's under 8€ for a case
- Foam is light : same as before, you're going to fill the voids with lead so better keep the rest as light as possible.
- you can make it as you want : the real advantage of this is that foam is bought by weight. This means that no matter what shapes you order, it costs the same to get 2 thick trays or 4 very thin ones. (it has to be rectangular cuts though).
- You can do what you want with it : Foam is really easy to work with, you basically just need a pen, a fresh hobby knife and a good TV program.
|Case and foam : CHECK|
|A briefcase full of rubbish|
|A briefcase full of promises|
The other way gives you more flexibility but requires a little more time and it involves tracing the shapes of each model on the trays :
- One 90 mm thick tray on the left taking half of the lower part and which is used to store big pieces such as the trebuchet or the hypogryph and pegasus knights.
- 2 trays of 45mm stored on the right to store the men at arms and all models on a 20 mm base
- one final 45mm tray to store all the knights (cavalry bases are 25mm wide).
- One 90 mm thick tray for big pieces.
- 3 trays of 30mm stored on the right to store loads of skellies
- one final 45mm tray to store all the knights and large bases
Just to give you an idea, the chaos army displayed below is contained in less than 2 cases (more like 1,5 case actually) :
|That's my WHFB chaos army (so far)|
You should have something like this :
|that's about the right depth of cut|
So is that worth all this effort? Well, as I keep on using this method I'd be tempted to say yes, but why?
Consider you want to use GW's solution :
Or the dressing (sssshh don't tell the wife)...