When it comes to miniature storage foam there’s basically three options: make your own, buy pluck + pull foam, and get pre-cut foam trays.
So, I’ll cover the various miniature storage foam options out there and help you find exactly what you’re after, whether you’re a wargamer or a collector. I am trying to stick to just foam options, not cases though. If you jump to the end of the article then you can find some links to game specific articles where I do cover cases as well.
Now, as far as making your own foam, I’ve got a tutorial on doing just that. There’s a little work involved, but you’ll save some money and be able to create exactly what you need. Of course, while being the cheapest option, it does require your time, but that’s often the tradeoff with DIY stuff.
Miniature Storage Foam Options
This list is in alphabetical order by manufacturer.
These are also short and sweet to get you where you need to be. I have included other resources where appropriate for more in-depth information on some of the companies further below, or for specific wargames.
One of the coolest things with Battle Foam is the ability to design your own trays. It’s what has made Battle Foam famous. It’s an option you can’t go wrong with if you have the money for it, since it is admittedly not cheap.
Custom options aside, Battle Foam does also offer some pluck foam trays as well in a range of thicknesses like a 2 inch tray, which is great for infantry.
All the foam trays are 15.5 x 12 inches, so they all fit into the P.A.C.K. bags that they offer.
Now, the P.A.C.K. bags are a great deal if you need miniature storage foam and a case. They’re expensive, but you’ll only need one of those cases for most any game you play.
Feldherr also has some pluck and pull trays, like this 2 inch tray, that will work for most gaming systems around 28mm.
Like Battle Foam, Feldherr also offers some case and foam tray storage options, so you can get a bundle and some savings if you’re in need of a case.
The thing I love about Feldherr is that they sell quality products at a very reasonable price. You really can’t go wrong with these folks.
The trays that Game Plus sells are sized at 10 x 8 inches, which means they fit perfectly into Sabol Designs cases if you have one.
Game Plus, of course, sells a range of thicknesses like these 2.5 inch trays.
I don’t know much about these folks, but they have reasonable prices and the quality of the foam looks good.
You really just need to browse their site to check out the enormous selection of foam trays. I can’t even begin to cover it here.
The site for KR Multicase is kinda horrible looking, but it does have everything you need and it functions.
Oh, KR Multicase also has some miniature cases available too for all their trays.
Prime Time Foam
The trays are also 7.5 x 13 inches, so they’ll fit into those ArmyTransport cases perfectly.
There isn’t a huge selection, but Prime Time Foam has some great prices.
The trays that Sabol sells are designed to fit into their own ArmyTransport cases they sell, so they’re 7.5 x 13 inches in size with various thicknesses, like this 2.5 inch tray, great for larger infantry.
I’ve also done a breakdown of the various cases Sabol sells if you’re interested in some of those as well.
If you’re after an even more affordable option, and don’t mind doing a little work, then I’ve got a great tutorial on making your own foam trays. It’s easy to do and great for the thrifty hobbyist.
I’ve stuck to the more known names above, however, I do also have an article on pluck foam that’s more detailed if you’re after pluck foam.
No matter what, I’m sure I’ve missed a few. If you know of any that I’ve not covered then please let me know in the comments.
If you’re looking to save a little money, then check out my best cases for under $50. Those cases are a great way to keep your models safe without breaking the bank. In fact, those cases will probably cost you less than buying a box of miniatures for 40K, Age of Sigmar, or some other large scale wargame.
Another option to consider as well would be magnetic miniature cases. This is something I’ve recently gotten into and I absolutely love it for the smaller games like Shadespire and Blood Bowl. It might not be the best option out there if you’re playing a larger scale wargame, though you certainly could.