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 Post subject: Magnetic Interchangeable weapons
PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:56 pm 
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I am attempting to put inter changeable weapons on my plastic wraithlords and have so far embedded rare earth magnets in the arms and the weapon attachments.

For the weapons I'm not completely sure on what to do, as they are slotted weapons. So far the best option is replacing the bit that fits into the slot with a steel version, therefore giving something for the magnet to attach to. Another option is inserting a pin lengthways throgh the plastic insert but it seems rather fiddly. I also have thought of 'magnetic' paint which is basically paint with iron filings in it, problem is the coats have to be far too thick, variation on this is mixing iron filings with paint, however this may flake off.

Anyone have any suggestions as to what would be the easiest?


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Can't you just put a metal pin through the tab that fits into the slot, and into the weapon?

How have you fit the magnets into the model?

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Maybe a flat head pin would work


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I fitted the magnets by getting a drill bit to create a 1mm wide hole, I then jammed the magnet in and put super glue over top to hold it in place.

Flat head pin sounds like a good idea, I will give that a try.


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Ive tried small flat head nails on a Dreadnought, they work, but could be better.

Next time I'll use a magnet in each side, same as what Ive used on Metal Termies


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Magnets on both sides work really well, there are super small ones available that nonetheless have really strong grip.

The only bugger with them is that you need to be super careful when glueing them on unless you inadvertently have them repelling rather than attracting.


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Speaking from past experience?

Also where do you get the smaller sized magnets from?

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Google is your friend

www.nzmagnets.co.nz

There are a couple of guys that sell them on Trademe, but prob cheaper to buy them direct.


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Heh, I magnetised a Dreadnought Autocannon. The magnet on the shoulder mount was fine but the other one was a pain because I had to insert it into the hole, which had to have superglue in it already ... and the only pair of tweezers I had at the time were no good because the magnet stuck to them! So I had to just push the thing in and it kept flipping over as it fell. Bear in mind it was perhaps 3 mm across so it's super fiddly.

Got there in the end, but some decent tools (like a really fine pair of tweezers that aren't affected by magnetism) would make it a thousand times easier for future ref.

I'm not actually sure to be honest where the magnets came from - I just piggybacked on an order that one of the fantasy guys placed from the US. I can't think of his name off the top of my head but I'll have a look and see if I can find it.


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I got mine from here

http://www.amazingmagnets.com/


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In the end I figured out a way to use a magnet each side, I hope I have enough for this task as I have 3 Wraithlords and 5 sets of weapons for each. The magnet each side works well enough as it is plastic, but metal definitely wouldn't have had enough pull to it. I will post some pictures up if anyone is interested in seeing how I did it.


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I think it was Tyrant Grog who had placed an order?

Anyway, these kind gents have already put a couple of links in, and from memory they're not dear, about $10 for a hundred of them depending on size.


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Graysen wrote:
www.nzmagnets.co.nz
There are a couple of guys that sell them on Trademe, but prob cheaper to buy them direct.


Good grief no. I checked these guys out, their prices are outrageous.
You can import them for a fraction of the cost from the US including freight.

I also get mine from amazingmagnets (check the link in Warpamster's response).


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Graysen wrote:
Google is your friend

www.nzmagnets.co.nz

There are a couple of guys that sell them on Trademe, but prob cheaper to buy them direct.


Just got their pricelist!!! OMFG Get them somewhere else!


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Yeah I thought it seemed a bit sus that they only have their price list on application for magnets!

What sort of prices are we looking at?


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