Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Army Transportation and Storage

There are literally a ton of different ways to store and transport your army.  Over the last 12 years I've settled on storing my collections in Sabol foam trays stacked up on shelves.  Each tray is labeled on the end in permanent marker with their content.  As I prepare the army for transport I pull the required trays and add them to the appropriate sized bag.  One problem that I had to solve was that I have so many trays that it was easy to lose track of how the models go back into the trays.  So I solved this problem by referencing top down picture of each fully loaded tray when repacking the army.  

Unfortunately, the foam tray storage method also makes tournament setup difficult as I have to pull out each model to assemble the unit.  It also means that, in most cases, I'm traveling with more than what I need for the tournament army as many trays include more than one unit.  These issues have gotten me to reconsider if the foam trays are actually the best method for storage and transport.  Over the next few months I plan to explore the various options. 





3 comments:

Domus said...

This ties in nicely with something I will be putting out in the future. I, too, have always used Sabol transports. I got sick of them with my lizards (setup / putaway) and moved to something else and have a how-to article planned with pics.

Rogers said...

Cool! You thinking some magnets mayhaps?

Rhellion said...

I moved from Sabol to Battlefoam and love it, especially for my giant Skaven army full of easy to break large models. Expensive, but worth it.

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