|Battle Foam makes a huge range of different cases to fit any of your gaming needs!|
Getting new miniatures is always an exciting time, an excitement that is only surmounted by the feeling of accomplishment when you finish assembling or converting them (and painting them…). Seeing the little soldiers come to life, piece by piece, has fascinated me ever since I started the hobby back in grade school. But one thing rarely comes to mind as you excitedly watch new models being released and contemplate the next crazy conversion, and that is: where they are going to go after they are finished? When I started the hobby I was not overly concerned with storing my models, but as the years went on and I started to invest more time and effort into them, I started to care much more. Initially I put my models in inexpensive foam-padded handgun cases, but shifted over to Games Workshop’s iconic hardcases when they were first released years ago (when they still had the Imperial Eagle on them!). Having foam layers with individual cutouts for each model was a dramatic step above simply pressing them between two layers of foam. I used the GW cases for years, and never really had problems with them (other than perhaps the low quality latches on them, which were prone to breaking), or saw much reason to change until a new company specializing in custom cut foam came onto the market. I am speaking, of course, of Battle Foam, which was a much smaller company back in 2005, and was still trying to find their feet. Intrigued by the notion of having foam trays cut for specific models, I decided to give them a try. I was extremely impressed with that first case, a P.A.C.K. 432 which I use to this day to carry my Deathwing army. I have purchased a number of their cases since and have watched their product line expand and improve with time. In this post, I wanted to show some of the cases and talk a bit about how they have changed over the years and what I have found them good for.