Nice looking product but sadly broke twice when trying to fit together. No doubt “user error” but a lot of money to pay for something that I can now only use half of.
Would like these to be included in more bundles, but otherwise really enjoy using them!
On a 2" humpback, some of my new Sisters army needs just a bit more space. The 1" cover gives just that little bit to close out and ensure there isn't a break on flyers and banners. If you're worried on the space, get the covers as I've packed and moved them and nothing seems to shift when in the box right. I'll pick these up as i need as they also shift well into trays for table play. 1st time buyer, but will be picking up more of this stuff for the rest of my armies!
Not only is a quality product that is simple to assemble; it also looks stunning with figures inside. You will not be disappointed with something that not only protects your figures but adds to aesthetic. Display, storage and transport all in one!
Good deal, clear and looks cool. Was very easy to assemble, and I am looking forward to showing off some of my best models in this case!
This is by far the best investment I could have made for my collection. It looks amazing and was easy to put together, just take your time. If you’ve already invested so much time and money into your models, this is the best thing you could do for them.
This fits all my calvary securely so that they don't crash into each other during transport. I am very happy with this layer combined with a little larger top.
I have been finding the bigger units are my most difficult ones to properly store. This layer helps make sure they don't bump into each other and store some supporting troops so I don't waste space.
Great for storing `my various troops. I have many vanguard units aligned by squad using this layer. It helps keep everything nice and secure.
Fits perfectly and secures many different minis for display. It works great for transport too because I don't have to worry about them crashing into each other.
These fit my HQ great and helps them from moving during transport.
These fit my calvary great and helps them from moving during transport.
The magnets worked great as expected! Now I don't have to worry about anything moving during transport.
I wanted some more storage space and to be able to show off my minis at the same time, and this is perfect for it. The modular design is easy to use, and the way the handles slot in easily to pick up and move around is really handy. Already ordered some magnets from here so I can make sure my minis dont slide around, and am hoping the carrying straps come back into stock soon so I can bring it to my LFGS easier (whenever the pandemic is over).
You've got a favorite skirmish game but no one to play with? This particular layout is great for loading up two factions and a few extra tidbits. Run down to the LGS and you'll be playing in no time. This layout is also great for RPGs when you need quick access to a large number of civilians or random monsters for game time. For my use as a casual wargamer and RPG player, this is the most versatile layout.
The small standard 25 is just right for some of the skirmish games I play where 7-15 miniatures are the norm for a faction. This allows me to quickly collect my warband and add a few extra minis that might be needed at game time.
What’s not to like about the Orca... I purchased my first a few years back and it is still the most useful (and beautiful) case I own. I can hold every pod or layer, it can fit an iron sheet to hold various model sizes, it can even fit side-by-side as an additional layer in a hunchback. Just a great all around case that does everything you need and can be paired with nearly all of CF’s other products. The build is simple and easy, and beautiful when stacked up and showing off your models.
Buy it. Build it. Stick in all that fancy stuff you’ve spent hours assembling and painting... and Enjoy it!
If you’ve got a few models of various sizes and shapes, or a horde you want to stuff in, this iron sheet is great. I use a bunch of them as the bottom layer on all of my cases and it has allowed me to easily carry around any of my magnetized bikes, hover tanks, dreadnoughts, walkers, etc with ease. Especially good for the big stuff you want to transport when paired with a large cover. I use these primarily for transporting Dark Angels & Eldar; in both Hunchback and Orca cases. Another fantastic product from CF. Thanks guys!
I'm the kind of guy who magnetizes the weapon options on my gaming miniatures. I've used a wide variety of magnets in my day and these magnets are as attractive as any. The targets, once applied, aren't going anywhere, so this is a great combo. Many of my bases are slotta bases, so they rarely sit square (my only negative about the targets), but they are very secure. Once everything is properly applied, target to acrylic and magnet to mini, they keep things safe. Yes, I did flip a case full of minis upside down and shake it. They're good!
I started out carrying a fortress cube to the local GW, and migrated from case+covers to mostly covers for my troops. With a 2" case, you have to reach inside the confines of the case walls and pluck models out. With a cover, you just lift off the cover and start moving models over. A second here and a second there adds up when you're unpacking several dozen models. It is also more space efficient, as for the next box of troops you just need a 2" cover instead of a 1" cover and a 2" base. Although not a strike against this product, you do want to size your cover against what you are planning to put in it. Most of my Space Marines fit easily within 2", but I've got a few banner equipped ones that just stick over. I ended up keeping a 2" case+ 1" cover to fit them in.
When using these for transporting your army for play, you should care about two things--A) when I put the lid back on, am I going to crush a mini, and B) how much positioning will I be stuck doing to get everything back in the box? The Primaris range has been embiggened and often have weapons overlapping the model bases. I expected to have to turn models a certain way to fit everything in, but in practice, you just point models inward and rotate the occasional model. Packing up does not take long at all.
I have found my hobby keeps taking up more and more space. However, I also wanted an excellent case to see the progress of my army as I built everything. Crystal Fortress was a perfect way to get everything organized in a significant way! I could even get my dune crawlers in there on the bottom! I will certainly go back and get some expansions!
The strap is functionally great for carrying. I do wish it was easier to find instructions on how to make cleaner cuts for slotting the belt through the paper.
I've got a LOT of foam storage trays that I have amassed over the years. They have proven great for carrying my miniatures to tournaments, but their are inherent problems: They look ugly on my shelves, I can't see my miniatures when they are tucked away, and I haven't found an easy, reliable, and removable way to label what is in the trays. Did I mention bulky?
I received my 1/4 Fortress bundle and immediately set out to put it together. Bonus: My wife LOVES peeling off protective sheets, finding it very therapeutic, much like popping packing bubbles can be for others. The bundle carries roughly the same number of 25mm-based figures as two foam trays. While this particular kit is taller than two 2" trays, the footprint is considerably smaller. And, let's face it, it isn't difficult to beat the view of dark grey foam when you can see all of your lovingly painted miniatures through crystal clear acrylic. I don't get to play nearly as often as I used to and I can't recall my last gaming tournament, but for most of what I currently play, I think a single Orca and lid would suffice if I needed to go somewhere.
The only downside is that the design isn't entirely slottabase friendly. Don't get me wrong: Your slotta bases aren't going anywhere. Shake them, turn them upside down, whatever you want and they are held tightly. Because of the slots, the bases often will not sit flat and tilt slightly to one side. I have a few bases that had multiple, angled slots to choose from and they are problematic, but still VERY secure. Short of cutting the targets in half so the slot will fit in between, I don't think there is an easy solution to this. Oh, wait! There is! Stop using slotta bases! Ultimately, this is a very small, aesthetic problem, but could lead to a lot of re-basing if you are more concerned with the display value. Of course, if anyone has any tips on how to work around this issue, I'm all ears!
My only other comment would be to ask for a solution for my 15mm hordes of WWII troops. I would love to free them from their carefully magnetized, tackle box prison!