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Was wondering if some UK magnet users for models could tell me what sizes they use for say
A) Basic models e.g a tactical marine
and where you get your magnets from. I'm a bit unsure as to what sizes I'll need.
I am from Italy, but I hope I can help you nonetheless.
I buy my magnets from Supermagnete.de. They have good prices, reasonable shipping charges to Italy (I guess it is the same for UK orders) and a very good service... they even give you a small present with every order! You can pay using Paypal.
For infantry models I use 3mm wide, 1mm thick discs (code S-03-01-N) which I use to swap weapons and for flyer stands.
For vehicles I use 5mm wide, 2 mm thick discs (code S-05-02-N), which are perfect for turrets. For vehicles I use the smaller discs.
You can find both of them here.
If you want to see those magnets in action have a look at my WIP Eldar thread ( (Mayor Quimby's Saim-Hann army WIP)link). Check the links about the Falcon and the Fire Dragons.
Hope this helps!
I bought some 1/8 x 1/16 inch magnets from ebay
100 of D1/8" x 1/16" Disc Magnets NdFeB / Neodymium on eBay, also Other Warhammer, Warhammer, Wargames Role-Playing, Toys Games (end time 09-Apr-09 16:53:22 BST)
For 100 of them, i thought it was a pretty good price.
They worked well magnetising tyranid warriors and ok for the carnifexes (maybe a larger size would hold the arms in position better, but drilling the holes might be harder)
Ive also used these size magnets to make interchangable weapons on killa kans and deffdreds.
I have not tried magnetising a space marine before. These magnets might be too big, but it is difficult to find smaller (1/32 inch) magnets.
1/8x1/16 probably is ok on a terminator though.
The size should be fine for dreadnoughts and probably the vehicles too.
Thanks for that! Better than what I found.
I got my magnets from Guy's Magnets. I tend to use 1/8" x 1/16" magnets, mainly because that's the size drill bit (from a standard DIY store) I have. At about £2.40 for 50 of them, they are great value, and I have been very pleased with their service.