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I love the pieces in those bags!!! Carry them around, use them, I love everything about that!!!

KineticPawn

I use 2 systems when traveling with my sets. 

1) I use a gun case. This has the foam teeth which closes snuggly and allows for no piece rattling. It also has a hard shell so is extremely well protected when traveling.  Cost ~$160

2) I use chronos clock carrying bag for both storage and travel. These also have foam in all sides. If I'm traveling with it I have extra foam sheet scraps which I place inside so that it is snug and has no movement.  

Cost ~$15

stumOnner

Apologies for late response guys and thanks everyone for the positive responses! 

@pawnerai - Was thinking that run away king was trying to escape and it was gonna def roll off table (: avoiding take two.

@KineticPawn - I think I saw a post where you mentioned that gun case, think it was you? I actually bought a small one after reading it but I learned I would need two of them. Cant remember if it was with the minceta pieces tho? If you have time can you send or post a photo of your setup? For me I want to carry everything in a backpack. Also for your setup, nice call on the clock, those Chronos ones are expensive. Always wanted one and wouldn't want to risk damaging especially that clock. I went with the cheaper standard blue NA DGT and case from HOS.  

 

KineticPawn
stumOnner wrote:

Apologies for late response guys and thanks everyone for the positive responses! 

@pawnerai - Was thinking that run away king was trying to escape and it was gonna def roll off table (: avoiding take two.

@KineticPawn - I think I saw a post where you mentioned that gun case, think it was you? I actually bought a small one after reading it but I learned I would need two of them. Cant remember if it was with the minceta pieces tho? If you have time can you send or post a photo of your setup? For me I want to carry everything in a backpack. Also for your setup, nice call on the clock, those Chronos ones are expensive. Always wanted one and wouldn't want to risk damaging especially that clock. I went with the cheaper standard blue NA DGT and case from HOS.  

 

 

 

I don't own any guns but I bought this gun case on Amazon for like $15 iirc. They have different size cases. The SC Dubrovnik is my largest 3.75" set and the trickiest to fit in here but it does. The gun case is a bit bulky but it keeps my pieces extra safe so if I'm packing my trunk I'll use the gun case. If I'm just going to Marshall's or a friend's house I use a chronos clock carrying bag. SC Dubrovnik can't fully fit I just use 1 bag for each side and put in foam inserts to fill in the empty space. I want it snug so no rattling. The 2 chronos bags a clock and a mousepad all fit in a regular bookbag without it even being bulky. 

Pawnerai

For travel, these EVA hard cases are great as well. This particular EVA hard case is a repurposed Oculus/Meta headset case. Whatever you see on sale. Roughly 4x6x8". 3.75" King set. With plenty of wiggle room to spare so there's no need to play Tetris to make all the pieces fit back in. There is wood-on-wood contact, so if you put a scrunched up microfiber or felt in there on top, it will snug everything right up. 




KineticPawn

@Pawnerai that's a good case for travel. Like you said with a large set like SC Dubrovnik I do have to play a bit of tetris to fit them all but the other sets like 3.75" 1849 fit quite easily. The one thing that would give me pause with your travel case is the extra room. Do you put something to fill the space when traveling to eliminate the movement? I have thin foam sheets that I cut from arts and crafts scraps with the little ones. I just cut them to roughly the size of the chronos carrier and layer them ontop to the point where its snug when zippered. 

Pawnerai

@KineticPawn Yeah, with just the pieces in there, they rattle. If you stuff a scrunched up hand towel in there before zippering it closed, it snugs everything up. Or cut up a spare piece of foam. There is still wood on wood contact, but minimal rattling unless you shake it up like a martini. 

...or I could take time and search for a better fitting case with less wiggle room. They come in a wide variety of sizes.

Your gun case method is MUCH more secure. If you notice in the pics, I use the EVA hard case to store a plain ol' German Knight set. Nothing special. Hah!

 

thepatriotbraveheart

Very nice set @stumOnner 👍🏻