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I've been playing for quite a while but I am starting to get into conversions. One of the best ideas that anygaveme was to start pinning my models so that i can make arms and weapons interchangable. so i wnet got all the stuff and started to it and it is not near as easy as everyone makes it look. I dont no maybe im just not doin it right but i was just does anyone have any tips on pinning that may help me out???
with pining there is a down side, if you go wrong then it can be a hell of a job two repair your model, when i started pinning i found that it ruined my models so instead i use magnets!
it sounds wheird but just buy some high strengh magnets from Ebay or a craft shop, then affix them to your wepon mounts, but you need to coneseal them!
yeah,i only ever use pinning for very heavy permanent mounts on models.not for interchangeble parts.
Your gonna be way better off using magnets for interchangeble weapon mounts.just look up the tutorial on magnet mounts in the article section,it is as the french say "le good"
INNOCENCE IS NOT IMMUNITY
get a drill bit just bigger than your magnet and drill just as deep as the magnet dont worry if you go to deep you can get it exact with putty let putty dry then super glue the magnet into the piece you want it to go into
do on both sides
hope that helps
As the others said, pinning is for reinforcing joins, magnets are for interchanging parts. I have only pinned at this point. It does work most of the time...
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For weapon mounts and stuff use meagnets like everyone has said here. For arms and stuff I think you can only pin them unless they magnets small enough, which I am not sure they do, but someone else might be able to answer that. Swapable arms can be really hard to get lined up, best thing to do if you want to do this is to start with one handed things like pistols and swords. Also I found the longer you can make the pin the better the "joint" will hold.
where can i buy magnets small enough to fit in a model? could i find them in a hobby shop or would i have to go to a craft store?
I use small rare earth magnets from www.wondermagnets.com and www.kjmagnetics.com.
For making interchangable parts magnets is the way to go. You put a whole in the shoulder and place a manget there, and repeat in other shoulder.
Here is the tricky part. Be sure to pay attention to the polarity of the magnets in the arms. If you put them in the wrong way, they will repel each other not attract. So you put a magnet in the part of the arm that connects to the shoulder.
Until you get a system down and get used to it, use glue that takes some time to set. If doing it on metal models and you mess up, soaking them in nail polish remover for a few days, disolves the glue.