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 So, I'm considering switching to Battlefoam for transporting my Dust models. I'm a big fan of their stuff for WM/Hordes, Flames of War, and MERCs. I went with portable warfare for my Dust stuff, but am outgrowing them. 

 
My question is this…
 
Does anyone have the pre made Battlefoam Dust trays?  If you do, could you please post pics of them with actual dust models in them?  Especially interested in the Heavy Walker trays, and how they fit. Thanks. 

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I talked with the Battlefoam guys at WGC last weekend. The only Dust foam they have is designed to fit the Revised Core Set in its entirety (both factions) and they got Romeo to consent to cutting a Heavy walker tray (also both factions) that tray however does not fit all the weapon loadouts.  It has slots for the chassis and on set of weapons for each walker.

They said Romeo was in a wait and see pattern, till there was more demand before they would commit to cutting up faction specific foam for all the models in the range.

Their recommendation to me was to measure my models and custom build with boilerplate rectangles and circles, or by pluck foam.

 

Hope that helps.

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BDub said:

 Heavy walker tray (also both factions) that tray however does not fit all the weapon loadouts.  It has slots for the chassis and on set of weapons for each walker..

 

Hope that helps.

 

That part helps a lot, actually, because I was trying to figure out how the heavies fit in the tray with their weapons. The empty foam pics on BF's website made it seem it hey wouldn't. I was hoping I was missing an, "aha, so that's how they fit" view that I'd get with pics with models. 

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Frankly they don't need to do too much special I think, only the heavy walkers really need their own cut foam.  For Medium / Light walkers I'd probably go upright storage and multiple small bins for the options, in which case you only need the base cutout

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 I have been using a shield bag. It comes with a standard troop tray, med troop tray then a large pluck and pull. So far its holding ~60 troopers and 4 med walkers. The US walkers are a bit tall so I put the turrets in the med troop tray and the bodies in the pluck and pull. With the extra pockets I can hold the rule book, tokens, dice, cards, tape measure and even some terrain.

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 I have never used the battlefoam trays but I put my two axis heavy walkers in one 4" double tray and I got my allied heavy walkers and four medium walkers in two of them. good fit with the Sabol army transport trays.

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This morning I managed to get some pictures of the Shield bag.

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This is the small troop tray. It holds 55 troopers.

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The medium troop tray. You can see Action Jackson up in the top left so heavy troops will fit here fine.

 

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This is the large pick and puck tray. I can fit 2 more med walkers in this one. 

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In the front pouch I hold the dice, tokens and tape. There is a flap behind the pouch that I hold the rule book and the shortened rules that I let people read while I have been setting up demo games.

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These are the thing I hold in my side pouches, unit cards, barricades and I normally stick my tablet in the side too but I'm using that to take the pictures.

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Overall shot.

 

I have been using this bag since it has come out from battlefoam for warhammer and I recently converted it over to Dust. Its designed to fit the GW sized trays so if something happens and you loose or destory a tray you can easialy get a new one. I have used this and the PACK 1520 and PACK plus with no problems. The only thing is the sheild bag isn't a hard case like most if not all of the other Battlefoam bags but its the cheapest.

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 Thanks Pliskin. That's a great looking setup you've got there.

However, I was hoping to see how the foam trays pre-cut specifically for Dust Tactics models actually fit if anyone has those. 

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 Here is my set up, showing the pre-cut DT trays with extra Grey Knight trays, and the heavy trays along with a custom tray I made for my extra walkers. I have since created another custom tray for walkers that holds nine.

This setup shows all the models from the original box, revised core, and extras. The bag is a 720.

Cheers!

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AshDOG said:

And how tall are those infantry trays?

The Grey Knight trays are 1.5 inches: 

(GK/INQ) Grey Knight Troop Foam Tray (BF-1.5)

The other trays are from the DT package trays:

Dust Tactics Kit for the P.A.C.K. 432 (BF)

Cheers!

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AshDOG said:

Anyone know how tall is the tallest Allied mech? Trying to see how tall I should order the battlefoam.

As I recall they are around 3.5 inches. I made my custom tray four inches to be on the safe side. Here is the file I created, which you can send to Battle Foam.

 

Cheers!

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agashmirv said:

 I'm using 2" pluck foam for all my infantry and 4" for my walkers and it works great.

I also use 4" (100mm) pluck foam (from Feldherr, they call it "raster" foam) for my walkers. The infantry goes into 60mm pre-cut foam to accommodate some Axis infantry 3 that wouldn't go completely into 40mm.

The walkers go into the foam without anything taken off.

 

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AshDOG said:

Do you keep the turrets on the walkers at 4" or are they removed?

 

Yep, the turrets are on. Granted I only have two light mechs right now, but the heavy is next on my list. I'll post when I put it in the foam.

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