As I have bean gearing up for Adepticon, I’ve had to think about more than just lists and play testing them. I had to actually think about gear itself. I have been struggling with my current transportation which is both a mixture of a magnetized Tupperware container for my greater daemons and an old Sabol Army Transport case.
It has worked out ok for most of my models for the most part. But the foam trays have been less than sturdy and I wanted a refresh. Then I heard about Battle Foam and their custom designed trays. I looked through the samples on the site a while back and for the most part then, they had some preformed Eldar and Marine stuff. Not much in the way of Chaos Daemons. And it was my three Soul Grinders I cared the most about getting protected. In the Sable case TWICE I have had to do sword repair. Recently though, they have some good templates for including the winged daemons and Soul Grinders.
I unboxed everything today and the first thing I notice was just how sturdy the foam is. The trays and sidewalls were at least 30% more rigid than the Sabol, but still soft enough to not cause problems for the models. There were also kind enough to put the web site domain etched into the case, which is completely awesome to say the least.
You can see just how tall the Soul Grinder holders are. A full 6 inches. My other problem with the Sabol foam trays and the chaos models are spiky bits. I’m hoping that this thicker and less porous foam will provide them less opportunity to get horns stuck and spikes snapped off.
And now my Soul Grinders are completely covered, even to the sword top. I did not order a case along with them, I’m not 100% sold on the large cases Battle Foam had. I would much rather wait until they have a version of the 1520 with wheels and a handle. Since I just can’t see that on my back, as large as it is. Overall, this purchase was completely worth it!
Additional note: I’ve been working on my Blue Scribes model. I had a crappy version of it before that I didn’t like much. This work in progress is going to be more in the lines of how Tzeentch can morph a screamer into a disk for his heralds to ride on.