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#1 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 12:44 AM

Ok, with all the recent changes to the sled lately, I'm tempted to get a new soft case as my current sled sock does not fit as well as it used to. I may well indeed order another one but the soft case from MK-V has always caught my eye. What do people think of it? Who really makes it? I ask this because at this point in my career, I have no patience to deal with that company nor do I want anything I own to boast their label. So, who really makes this case?

Thanks.
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#2 Tomas Riuka

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 04:11 AM

I Think mk-v does not shiP in soft cases anymore, i got mine in a pelican gun case, which is great btw :)
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Posted 23 August 2011 - 07:46 AM

I already have a hard case, thanks. I only use that for shipping as I had it made as small as possible so the center post has to be collapsed, Preston MDR removed, etc. For day playing and for the camera truck, I use a sled sock and foam pad. I'd still be interested in the soft case. Thanks.
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Posted 23 August 2011 - 12:46 PM

Alec,

I don’t know who makes the MK-V soft case, but…

A few years back, fellow operator Katerina Kallergis posted on the forum that after a bad experience with Modular 51, she found a Florida-based case company on the web. They are called Christian Workshop, and they do soft cases for the military:

www.caseworksoft.com/

Katerina posted some pictures of the case they made for her, and while I wasn’t looking for a soft case at that point, it appeared to be a good design/build and I made a mental note of it. Last year, I was updating some gear, and remembered Katerina’s case. After some searching on the forum, I located her original post and contacted them.

I had the case built to my specifications, although in retrospect, I should have left the measuring to the experts, as my case ended up being larger than I needed it to be…one flaw of not having a local builder that takes measurements. Once the case arrived (within two weeks I believe), I took it to Innerspace Cases in the San Fernando Valley to have custom foam put in the main body and lid and cut to fit my sled. This part of the process took less than a week.

I believe the original shell from Christian Workshop was $160 (not including shipping). I don’t recall the price of the foam, although I suspect it was over $100. I am quite pleased with the result. I have a cargo van for transporting my gear locally for day-calls, and the case works perfectly for that. It is more protected than when it rode in my old Modular 51 case, and it is easy to haul around with both handles and a removable strap that can go over the shoulder. It also stands up on its own, which is handy, and reduces the likelihood of it getting inadvertently/accidentally knocked over.

Good case and good vender that delivers quickly and that you can actually reach on the phone or by email if need be. Hope this helps.

Brooks Robinson

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#5 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 02:23 AM

Brooks,

You're my hero buddy! I'll look into it.

Take good care,

Alec
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Posted 24 August 2011 - 12:26 PM

I have a softcase from mk-v here wich i dont use. If the logo is an issue to you, you could change it.
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Posted 24 August 2011 - 01:36 PM

I have a softcase from mk-v here wich i dont use. If the logo is an issue to you, you could change it.



Hi Job,

can you post a picture....bedankt!
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Posted 25 August 2011 - 11:45 AM

Job,

If you can send me a picture and pricing. I need to check dimensions too if you have that.

Thanks!
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Posted 01 September 2011 - 11:12 AM

Job,

If you can send me a picture and pricing. I need to check dimensions too if you have that.

Thanks!

WOW, totally missed this post.

Still need it alec?
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Posted 01 September 2011 - 11:13 AM

I have a softcase from mk-v here wich i dont use. If the logo is an issue to you, you could change it.



Hi Job,

can you post a picture....bedankt!

I will, as soon as i can. Sorry, forgot about this post
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#11 Katerina Kallergis

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 12:04 PM

Alec,

I don’t know who makes the MK-V soft case, but…

A few years back, fellow operator Katerina Kallergis posted on the forum that after a bad experience with Modular 51, she found a Florida-based case company on the web. They are called Christian Workshop, and they do soft cases for the military:

www.caseworksoft.com/

Katerina posted some pictures of the case they made for her, and while I wasn’t looking for a soft case at that point, it appeared to be a good design/build and I made a mental note of it. Last year, I was updating some gear, and remembered Katerina’s case. After some searching on the forum, I located her original post and contacted them.


Brooks I am very happy you found that post helpful. I wasn't sure if anyone saw it. I love my case. Much lighter than that anvil I was hauling around.
I had the case built to my specifications, although in retrospect, I should have left the measuring to the experts, as my case ended up being larger than I needed it to be…one flaw of not having a local builder that takes measurements. Once the case arrived (within two weeks I believe), I took it to Innerspace Cases in the San Fernando Valley to have custom foam put in the main body and lid and cut to fit my sled. This part of the process took less than a week.

I believe the original shell from Christian Workshop was $160 (not including shipping). I don’t recall the price of the foam, although I suspect it was over $100. I am quite pleased with the result. I have a cargo van for transporting my gear locally for day-calls, and the case works perfectly for that. It is more protected than when it rode in my old Modular 51 case, and it is easy to haul around with both handles and a removable strap that can go over the shoulder. It also stands up on its own, which is handy, and reduces the likelihood of it getting inadvertently/accidentally knocked over.

Good case and good vender that delivers quickly and that you can actually reach on the phone or by email if need be. Hope this helps.

Brooks Robinson


Brooks,

I am glad you found my post helpful. I wasn't sure if anyone actually thought it was good or not. I love my case, much better than hauling around that anvil I had.

-Kat

Edited by Katerina Kallergis, 01 September 2011 - 12:06 PM.

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#12 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 06:10 AM

Job, no rush. Not sure what direction makes the most sense. If you get a chance, can you measure the inside and snap a picture of the layout.
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