Back at Adepticon 2010, I took a class by Chris Borer on advanced painting techniques. One of the many things I got from that time, was that many painters who begin competing at a competition level, don't seal their figures with any kind of dull cote spray, because it can alter the meticulous paint job they spent so long achieving.
So how do painters transport their competition figures without damaging them?
I'm sure there are multiple ways to do so, but I will being transporting mine in THIS:
Chris had one similar in the class. Two shelves that slid out so that you never had to reach in and grab at things, but you could carefully pick them up straight. You hold the figures in place with blu-tac so they don't shift. By they stand free of any foam that could possibly rub off that last thin layer of paint!
The concept was great, but it's not like you can just buy these things off the shelf at your local store, so I had one made. I'm lucky enough to have a very good client who employs cabinet makers and carpenters. As a gift to me, the made me my new case. This went above and beyond anything I asked for.
The screw-lock latch, the full-length hinge in back that splits the case in half, the four sliding shelves...this case was a wonderful gift from them and yes, I've thanked them repeatedly! They even went so far as to put black laminate on the outside and white on the shelves. I can't wait to use it for the first time come this Adepticon!
I have seen similar ones floating around the blogosphere, and I thank whomever came up with this stellar idea that I then poached and my client made for me. I had to slap a Miniature Tim decal on it :)
What do you transport your competition figs in?