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Right, I'm in serious need of magnatizing my fantasy models to movement trays, I just can't take any more of my nice models falling over.
Can someone do me a favour, if they've done it themselves already and send me some links for the materials I'd need, save me a lot of time and me make very happy?
Podhammer has a video blog segment that talks about it Vodhammer Episode 1 - Toolboxes and Magnets
There is also an excellent tutorial at Do-It-Yourself Magnetic Movement Trays
Essentially you need to get some magnets. I use Rare Eath magnets because they are stronger. Glue the magnets to the bottom of the mini's base.
You will need a surface on your movement tray that the magnets will stick too, tin scraps work well for this.
You can get Rare Earth magnets from a number of places. I use these;
Lee Valley Tools
Vampire Counts-4000 Points
Black Templars-2000 Points
Just a quick note, make sure that you face all of the magnets the same way or they will want to stick to each other instread of to the metal on your movement tray. Experience is a great and somewhat harsh teacher!!
yes! and don't magnetise models for any game system where you lie the models on there sides in game (eg bloodbowl) - you'll have mating models left, right and centre! I'v found that the Vodhammer way is good, but it's just as easy to use rare earth magnets on all the models, not just the big stuff, as they are so cheap there's no reason not too, and it means you can hold plastic models upside down, or use edgeless trays with no chance of sliding.
magnet sheets a la fridge magnets are ok and holding down the models, but they can still slide. I also wouldn't permanently travel the mini's in the tool boxes because of breakages - I use a normal foam lined tray, then at tourneys set them up on a metal display board (on their trays) and leave the case in a corner all weekend.
Or get yourself the magnetic bases from Gale Force Nine. Maelstrom Games sell all kinds of those, so check them out.
I like the idea of having units in movement trays all magnetized and ready to play within a minute or so, rather than getting one model out at a time. However, I need a relatively small bag that'll keep the models upright. I just couldn't use one of the toolboxes because I go to my nearest GW by train, so the box would be bashed everywhere (and it would look kinda stupid). Any advice?
A toolbox would axctually be a pretty good way as it is rigid, just make sure that the inside id very well protected by foam, as long as the foam fits flush over the models, your models will not break.
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