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Old 04 May 2008, 04:19   #1 (permalink)
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I've been researching the trays and sabol cases, and I THINK the motor pool MIGHT be able to fit my army. I need some advice on a few things, and ANY pictures you can supply me would be crucial to my decision.

How many fire warriors can I fit in the 1" foam trays ?

Should I get 2.5" or 3" or my four devilfish/Hammerhead (they all have landing gear glued to the bottom)?

How many suits can I fit in a tray? Should I get 1.5" or 2" thickness?

I probaly have about 90 infantry (including a squad of gun drones), would 5* 1" be ok?

I don't want to buy the motor pool unless EVERY SINGLE MODEL fits in it. I'm tired of having my tanks slide around on top of my takle box and falling off and braking.

Thank you so much!



I can easilysupply more photos of my army if it would help. ANY advice on this issue would be fantastic.

(picture cuts it off, but I've got 16 kroot. 36 FW, 10 Vespid, 6 Stealth, 8 Pathfinders. Total of 76 small models, 8 suits, 1 pirahna, 4 tanks, 2 shield drones and any extra room goes to gun drones.)
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Old 04 May 2008, 05:05   #2 (permalink)
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I had just posted a similar thread a month or two ago. I did end up getting a motorpool and I love it. I've got a bit larger army than yours and all of it fits with room to spare. I've put the following units in these sized trays:

1" Firewarriors 24, Kroot 18, Pathfinders, Vespids,
1.5" Stealthsuits, Crisis Suits 12, Drones
2.5" Broadsides (standing), Devilfish (don't use landing gear)

The bottom layer is two 2.5 trays that I've managed to squeeze 6 Tank Chasis into. My Crisis only fit into a 1.5 because the weapons are magnetized (one tray fits twelve with a narrow strip leftover for storing the guns) and I can take them off, otherwise they'd probably need a 2" tray. Kroot would be much happier in a 1.5" tray, but I was tight on space and just made sure to model them so that they weren't "reaching" too much.

All told I use:
3- 2.5" trays
2- 1.5" trays
5- 1" trays

Including the bottoms 18" of foam.

Let me know if you have any more questions.

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Old 04 May 2008, 05:22   #3 (permalink)
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Fantastic info. Thanks

So your fitting 18inches of foam, but it says its 8 inches tall (2 stacks) which comes out to 16. Is it really tight? Too tight?

How many fire warriors can you fit into one tray (I'm not sure how many 1" I should get ect...".

If you could possibly take a picture of the Devilfish in the trays or general pictures of your case & foam trays it would be FANTASTIC.

Once again, thanks in advance. I'm hoping to order within the next day or two (the empty motor pools are out everywhere but 1 site...and sabol army (the company that MAKES THEM) won't get more until late summer *yikes!*).

Thanks guys.
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Old 04 May 2008, 20:28   #4 (permalink)
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Anyone?
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Old 05 May 2008, 01:58   #5 (permalink)
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What is this motorpool of which you speak?
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Old 05 May 2008, 02:26   #6 (permalink)
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What is this motorpool of which you speak?
Really Big, I'll look it up, I have one, so...

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Old 05 May 2008, 04:07   #7 (permalink)
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any idea what trays I should get?
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Old 05 May 2008, 14:03   #8 (permalink)
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I listed the maxes as far as I knew them in my earlier post. 24 FW, 18 Kroot, 12 Crisis.
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Anyone?
Patience...

Here's the pics:
Not too snug


Tanks in the bottom


All besides the tanks


Individual shots





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Old 05 May 2008, 15:21   #9 (permalink)
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Invaluable. I just ordered my motor pool and 1 1' tray (to see exactly how many I'll need). Woot! Thank you so much for these pictures, they make a WORLD of a difference for me. Using your photos & others information, I'll start drafting what foam to get.

I've gotten what I came for. Once again, thank you so much. If your still interested in helping, the only thing I still would appreciate would be recommendations on foam lists for me to get. My 4 tank chassi all have landing gear DOWN, meaning if I got 2.5" for them, the edges of the engines might stick up a little, and 3" gives a good 1 cm of headroom.

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Old 05 May 2008, 16:44   #10 (permalink)
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I'd get about 5 1" trays for all of the small models. Some of my kroot I had to reposition so that they could fit into a 1" tray. You may want to get a 1.5" for some of them instead. I'd get 2 3"trays for the vehicles, you may be able to arrange the trays together in the bottom like mine with the Pirhanna in the middle. Drones won't fit into a 1" tray due to the large flying base, so you may need 2 1.5" trays for them. If the weapons are glued on your suits, I'd get a 2" tray for them.
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