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For sometime now i have been changing the sponsons on my predator using clay, which is both inconvient and messy. I have heard about people using magnets to make figures with interchanable weapons and Rhinos that can change into Razorbacks.
My question is has anyone made interchangeable Preadator sponsons using magnets? It would be awesome if you also post what kind of magnets you used and where i could find them!
I'll get a set of pictures up soon to show how I magnetized my predator.
What magnets to use?
Do a search for "rare earth magnets" or "neodymium magnets" on google and you should find plenty to choose from.
Sizes vary greatly, I'll include the sizes when I get home and can check. Smaller are better, however, you have to get used to dealing with them and too small they are more of a pain.
Thanks for your help!!
The pictures would be awesome!!
I've done this too. Recently.
Mine is a bit messy as it was the first time i was magnetizing something and the magnets where a bit crappy.
I basically had these small ish 5mm by 2mm approx round disc magnets. There pretty strong. Then these cuttable magnets you could cut whatever shape you wanted. I simply placed the strong ones on the inside doors of the predator, Best done before you glue the main hull down. Then take your cuttable magnets and cut a small ish square about 8 by 8mm and match it up with the magnet and glue to the back of the sponson. The problem i have is this though.
I dont have any more of the side door mounts and desperatly looking around for some spares but there quite rare for obvious reasons. I could post piks but dont know how.
On the post reply page, three buttons right from the sizes their should be a post attachment button, just click that and you should be able to figure out how to get the pics up.
As for the side door mounts try the games work shop website and look up land raider terminus conversion kit it contains spare preadator sponsons and a razorback turret for a pretty good price!!
Ah yeh i did see that, must of forgot about it a while ago though. Havent got any close up piks of it so will do it another time, possibly tomorow
If you want modelling magnets, I use these:
Amazon.com - Magcraft NSN0566 1/8-Inch by 1/16-Inch Rare Earth Disc Magnets, 100-Pack
They're really strong and small enough to fit on Predators easily and unintrusively. They also work with almost anything else you can think of
But this is for US, the UK amazon is crap for things like this