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    Armour Transport

    Sorry if there is already a thread out there like this, but I have not been able to locate it. Just wondering what the preferred method is for transporting armour and JP's. Thanks for your input in advance.
    Blair.

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    Re: Armour Transport

    I went to wal mart bought a 50 gal. duratote with wheels. When properly packed everything fits great and is easy to get to and form car and buildings.


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    I have a lock-box I bought at lowes for $50. Put casters on all corners, so I can just roll it anywhere I want it, it also makes a great luggage rack to stack stuff on for transport. =)

    Thing is like a safe, and EXTREMELY tough. I fly with mine from time to time, so I like to know its safe and secure in the cargo hold...even if I gotta pay a little more to get it on the plane.

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    Re: Armour Transport

    Thanks for the ideas guys. Was wondering if they make Pelican cases big enough. Would probably cost a bit though....

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    I just got one of these from Home Depot for under 60 bucks...!

    http://www.amazon.com/Stanley-Consum...5681129&sr=8-3

    They are listed here for over 100 on most sites and are discontinued by Stanley tools.

    Walmart has a knock off that's actually a tad bigger but not as rugged for about 100 dollars too.

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    NovallTalon said: View Post
    I have a lock-box I bought at lowes for $50. Put casters on all corners, so I can just roll it anywhere I want it, it also makes a great luggage rack to stack stuff on for transport. =)

    Thing is like a safe, and EXTREMELY tough. I fly with mine from time to time, so I like to know its safe and secure in the cargo hold...even if I gotta pay a little more to get it on the plane.

    LOL, "Put Novall Talon in the Cargo Hold"

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    Re: Armour Transport

    escho34 said: View Post
    I just got one of these from Home Depot for under 60 bucks...!

    http://www.amazon.com/Stanley-Consum...5681129&sr=8-3

    They are listed here for over 100 on most sites and are discontinued by Stanley tools.

    Walmart has a knock off that's actually a tad bigger but not as rugged for about 100 dollars too.
    I use the same thing, it works great and has enough space to put padding for helmet, guants, ect.

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    mandosoldier said: View Post
    LOL, "Put Novall Talon in the Cargo Hold"
    LOL! A person could fit in it.

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    PEEL1965 said: View Post
    Thanks for the ideas guys. Was wondering if they make Pelican cases big enough. Would probably cost a bit though....
    It cost a lot, but would be totally worth it!!! Great idea!!!

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    I use the same thing, it works great and has enough space to put padding for helmet, guants, ect.
    Yeah, for the helmet, I use have the styrofoam box it came in since it's a MR. I use the face down part and it fits right in perfectly! They I just put my soft parts over the back part of my bucket that is exposed. I put the gauntlets in the tray it comes with. I have to take apart the left gaunt and lay it in two pieces but both gauntlets fit nicely and securely.

    The organization is a work in progress for sure! These are also great since they're so sturdy to sit on...you can even stand on them and I weigh 2 hundred...

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    Thanks for the ideas gentlemen. The Stanley case looks pretty hard core. Just checked out some Pelican cases online. Look pretty cool. Airtight, watertight with foam padding. Hoping they give a police-friendly discount....

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    Rubbermaid 45 Gallon tote
    30 bucks or so at Lowe's
    http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...MST&lpage=none



    I can fit my TK & my Boba in here (without jet pack)
    I'll take a few pics later to show the roominess.

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    I use pelican cases for both my sandtrooper and my mandalorian armor. They were a bit pricey but they are totally worth it to me. I keep my helmets seperate though.

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    ShocKWave, do you know off-hand the model of the Pelican case you use? Thanks.

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    I started out with the Rubbermaid container slave1pilot has, butI didn't like the handle on that one... was just hard to maneuver. I eventually switched over to the Stanely chest and like it a lot better although it is a LOT heavier!

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    I went with a Pelican straight off...since I figured that the amount of money invested in my Fett build was worth the amount spent on a better protection case, despite the cost.









    Stay safe,

    Tim.

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    I love those pelican case's, since they are water tight I could keep my suit at home during the next hurricane .

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    Halo_1, just wondering what the numbers are off of your cases. Got the 1650 off of the one with your armour. Wondering what the number is off the rifle case for reference. Thanks. Oh yeah, does your helmet and JP fit in the larger case as well?

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    Peel1965,

    The smaller is the 1700. And yes & no. My JP fits fine into the 1650, but the helm is carried in a Military padded flight bag, the very same used by Fighter Pilots.





    The right gauntlet is inside my hollow JP, together with my shin tools, wookie braids and extras...

    Hope that helps...

    Stay safe,

    Tim.

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    That was extremely helpful Tim. Thanks for the info and photos of how you organize things. Think I may be mimicking that set up.....

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    FettHunter has a really awesome setup for transporting his. He showcased it a while back, but you can also view it on his website.

    http://www.fetthunter.com/thecaseproject.htm

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    Blair,

    Glad my setup could help you out...good luck!

    Stay safe,

    Tim.

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    Re: Armour Transport

    These are my cases
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    Re: Armour Transport

    Sorry to revive a thread that's a year and a half old, but the information and pictures included within are relevant to my question, so it made sense to just add on rather than starting a new thread.

    Anyway, I recently purchased the Stanley 50 gallon rolling container mentioned above, and shown in pictures by TK6628. I can most likely get by using bubble wrap and the soft parts of the Boba Fett costume as protection. But the pictures from the Pelican cases above, and from Fetthunter's case project "THE CASE" Project - intrigue me.

    I've thought about using the thick black foam as either inserts or as "trays" or levels to protect the more delicate of parts, notably the jetpack, gauntlets, helmet, etc. With the shape of the item cut out of the foam so it fits in snuggly.

    When I bought the case at HomeDepot, I wandered around but all I saw was the blue and pink high density foam insulation, and the sheets of styrofoam insulation. Neither of which would do the job.

    My question is two fold: first of all, the characteristics of this material are that it's a medium density (?) black foam...but is that what it's really called? Is it even considered foam? Secondly, does anyone know a good source for this material? Preferably in larger sheets.

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    Re: Armour Transport

    goto hobby lobby they sell it in off white...if thats not an option some other craft store

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