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I was given so of those GW modular movement trays, but after making them, its hard to move my units with them because my models keep falling over
i already assembled the models and trays so i need to get magnets for the the models and a metal sheet for the tray
i plan on getting my magnets from amazingmagnets.com
but i still have 2 questions
What would be a good metal sheet to get for the trays?
Whats a good way to adhere the magnets to my models' base? (I'm afraid that super glue won't be strong enough to hold the magnets)
I can give you an easier solution! If you can set the two poles up correctly, so they attract not repel, I.E. a North and south. Then why not just buy sheet magnet. Worked for my flesh hounds and their movement tray.
If you cant understand my bad explanation here then you could always put something magnetic like a washer on the bottom of your models then sheet magnet your actual movement tray.
2 thoughts, that I hoped help.
You could try adding some weight to the slotabase. Led if heaviest avaiable metal and all fishing shops have it, its also soft. Its advisable to cover led u stick to the bottom of the base with some layer of PVA glue so it wont touch your skin as you play, (led is a heave metal and as such is unhealthy if u rub it into you skin, so aways wash hands after uing it).
the steel is a b*tch to cut. i suggest weighing down the bases by glueing something to the bottom.
if you end up with the sheet steel, you can get rolls of ceramic magnets in various sizes. they are like 2 bucks for .5 inch by 3 feet. They have a sticky side to them so u can stick them on the bottom of your base.
You could try just adding a weight to the underside of the base. If its sufficient its alot easier. Could be as simple as a coin
I'd imagine that a sheet magnet would be more expensive than a thin sheet of steel, since the manufacturing process is more complicated. If you have magnets in your models bases (it's funny setting up a 40k battle on your refridgerator door) then you can use steel sheets. Use steel, not aluminum as aluminum is magnetically null. A 2'x1' sheet of steel at Home Depot for $10.99, 1'x1' squares are $5.99. Not too expensive, and it'll get a lot of use, so I'd suggest investing in it.Originally Posted by girlhunter2102
I plan on gluing two steel sheets to the inside of my GW carrying case so that I can put my magnetized models inside without using carrying foam. This will save tremendously on carrying space and save me from having to carry a half dozen boxes when I want to bring my force to the field.
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If you ask a worker at your local hardware store, they should be able to point you at some sheet metal that is thin enough to cut with scissors.
I forget what the actual application is for it, but I found some that you can buy in some 1'x2' sections, and it was easy to cut with normal scissors.
Just be sure you don’t get a non-magnetic metal.
Also a bit of quick dry epoxy should hold magnets well. I used super glue on my VC army and have only had only a few problems.
Magnetic movement trays make playing so much nicer.
I used a metal cookie box. The metal is thin enough so that you can use scissors to cut it.
AND, i got cookies with it!
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