Friday, September 11, 2009

Battle Foam Space Hulk Trays

I got my Space Hulk trays from Battle Foam tonight and as soon as I could I put them to use.  The trays fit very nicely into the Space Hulk box which I have to say is the nicest thing about them.

Model Tray – First, this tray is a must have for anyone that intends to paint the models.  The model tray amazingly is able to fit all 12 Terminators and 22 Genestealers albeit very snugly, but this is to be expected.  Trying to figure out what model goes where and how it fits can be a bit of a chore.  Battle Foam does give you a black & white print out of where things go, but it’s a Xerox copy and is a bit tough to interpret.  Once I figured it out I immediately took a picture with my cell phone so I’ll always have it handy, even if I travel to a friends house.  If you’re masochistic and  up for a puzzle challenge than you could try to figure it out on your own… Good luck if you try.

battle foam space hulk model tray top battle foam space hulk model tray angle

Some of the Genestealers at the very top stick up a bit, but nothing too bad.  Once the box top is on it doesn’t matter.

Game Tray – The game tray is just as much a puzzle as the model tray.  It took me a awhile to figure out how to arrange all of the pieces so that nothing came up to high and made the model tray stick out.  Once everything was in place I again took a picture so I’ll have an idea of how to put it all back in.  Oh yea, the larger than life Mission Status Display and books do not fit.  They’ll need to be placed either on the very top or in between the trays.

battle foam space hulk game tray top battle foam space hulk game tray angle

What to look out for – Because the model tray has such tight tolerances, the Genestealers claws snag the foam.  Over time I can see this being an issue as  the foam will get shredded.  The game tray (at least mine) had hair thin stands of glue all over the inner bottom portion where the corridor pieces go.  I didn’t think much of it at first, but amidst my fumbling around trying to make things fit I found pieces sticking together.  It was the glue and it did not come off, so be warned and be careful.

Conclusion – Despite the whole glue ordeal and knowing that eventually the Genestealers will not only tear the Terminators to bits, but also my model try… I give this product 3.5 Golden Aquila’s out of 5.

Golden Aquila 3.5

9 comments:

  1. Great review and thanks for the tip about the glue. Nice way to rate with golden aquilas.

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  2. Thx for the good review, I like the aquila rating
    too.

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  3. Thanks for the review! I really like the idea behind these trays but I'm quite discouraged by the fact that there's not enough room for everything.

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  4. Nice man!

    Im going to get them sent all the way over here to oz so its good to see how they all fit!

    Where did you get the aquila rating from?

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  5. @ Dj Batman - The actual idea of the Aquila rating system I got from another blog, Sepulchre of Heroes. I evolved the idea into my own 'Golden Aquila' rating system for product reviews. The images are my own, done in Adobe Photoshop.

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  6. well they are great!!
    I might borrow them if thats ok man!
    top job!

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