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Battlefoam 432 - Custom Storage Solution - Review

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Yeah,
A quick review / round up of how I carry my growing Xwing collection around with me.
It might help some people decide if it's for them or not.
 
I already use Battle foam for my 40K armies, so it made sense to get their trays for my existing bags. Their bags look pretty Cool!
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The 432 will hold 7inchs of foam.
But I only use 5.5 inches of foam
The final empty space I use to hold the game box and some token caddys.
The game box holds my asteroid tokens, movement templates and large ship bases and large base inserts.
The two token storage caddies are made by CraftMates. 3XL 7 comparment boxes normally used for bead collectors. perfect for tokens!

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The first tray will hold the following (although I don't have this many ships... yet!) :
8x TIE Fighters
4x TIE Advanced
5x TIE Interceptors
2x Slave I
6x X-Wings (12! if you double load the slot)
4x Y-Wings (8 if you double load the slot)
6x A-Wings (12 if you double load the slot)
1x Millennium Falcon
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The second tray will hold the following:
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Damage Cards
Upgrade Cards
Pilot Cards
Ship Base Inserts
Ship Bases
Maneuver Dials
My asteroid wrecks
My lambdas, b-wings and hwk.
 
The third tray I use is pick and pluck, for my home made turrets.
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Over all I'm very happy with the 432 battlefoam bag.
The preset/pre cut ship tray is actually pretty good...even if it has way too many A-wing/Ywing & Slots!
The second tray is pretty versatile. 
 
I think the preset trays are never going to match your collection perfectly so a little playing around is to be expected...
I'm gonna cut two of the Y-wing slots to make way for the b-wings.
 
They have a cool tray coming soon that holds a great selection of wave 1-3 ships. It's worth a look to compare with your own collection.

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For me it has a few glaring issues.. 7 Ties slots (The big tie swarm has 8 ties)
And I'm Not sure who has four Tie advanceds or two HWKs?? but I know most people have two firesprays...
Although they seem to ignore the possiblity of double stacking A-wings! that tray can hold 8!
With the incoming imperial aces a lot of people will have more that 5 interceptors... (interceptor spam being the expected new hot stuff)
 
If I was designing it I would drop 2 A-wing slots, 2 Advanced slots and 1 of the Hwks.
And add in a second firespray and tie fighter interceptor and Tie Fighter...

 
 
Panic...
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I thought with battlefoam as opposed to preset trays, you get a template and can design it totally yourself so can make it fit your collection exactly?,

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I thought with battlefoam as opposed to preset trays, you get a template and can design it totally yourself so can make it fit your collection exactly?,

They sell a vast variety of preset trays. They simply give you the option to also design your own as an extra option.

 

Their predesign tool works pretty well, but adds time to your order.

 

I have the 432 with a different set of trays and I love it.

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Nice review. I got a PACK 720 for Christmas, but am waiting on Aces, and possibly the Epic ships before I get some foam to fill it. I'm planning on ordering foam (foamfactory.com or something like that) and cutting foam myself with a heat tool. Way less expensive and at least as flexible as BattleFoam's custom tray generator, but it'll be more time consuming.

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I also got a p.a.c.k 720 with premade trays and 2 pluck ones and i just love it

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Hmm Panic that collection looks familiar. If you are who I think you are then we still need a game down darksphere at some point :D

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yeah,

Hmm Panic that collection looks familiar. If you are who I think you are then we still need a game down darksphere at some point :D

I'm heading down this Thursday!

Panic...

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I would love to get a 720 or a 432 with some custom trays but shipping is just insane and for no real reason , I've had larger and heavier things sent to me here in NZ for much less.

Luckily for me there is a local supplier with the Sword and Shield bags with pluck foam load outs.

They may not be as classy as the PACK bags but $5nz for shipping is so much better than $50+us

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My sword bag with custom foam has FINALLY moved from "Awaiting Fulfillment" to "Awaiting Shipping".  When it arrives, I'd be happy to do a similar review post, if anyone's interested.  I DO have to say that 432 is a nice piece of kit.

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