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    Someone gave me a good idea for weapon / equipment mounts.

    Crisis Suits, have SO many possible combinations, I figure, That the cost involved in gluing items to them, is prohibitively more expensive, and, I might add, far LESS cool, then using Magnetic attachment.

    Now, My only question is...

    How the heck do I go about doing this? Any specific kind of magnets that would work good?

    Anyone else done this yet?

    I figure If it worked well, I could do the same to My Hammerheads. So that I can swap out Railgun / Ion Cannon / Skyray / Or other new Turrets out between them.



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    Dont use magnets. Use the common clothing snaps you can get in any sewing section of a decent department store. Cheaper and work just as good and comes in various sizes.
    All my IG sentinels have interchangeable wweapons systems, and so do my Tau crisis suits, also my flyers, my eldar weapons platforms, etc, etc etc...
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    I've just started using magnets on my Crisis suits.

    I found them on Ebay, in the Toys&Hobbies->Games->Miniatures, War Games->Warhammer->40K section. Although, I just treid to find them and can't seem to anymore. They are disks and you can probably fit about 4 - 6 of them across a penny.

    I had to use a Dremel and drill some holes big enough for the magnets.

    I've only put them in 1 suit so far, but I have put them in all of my weapons/gear.

    They seem to be working well on the one suit that I have finished
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    Originally posted by JAFO+Aug 29 2004, 19:17--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(JAFO &#064; Aug 29 2004, 19:17)</div><div class='quotemain'>Dont use magnets. Use the common clothing snaps you can get in any sewing section of a decent department store. Cheaper and work just as good and comes in various sizes.....
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    I think ill stick with Magnets. Clothing Snaps usually require a set ammount of force to secure the snap.

    Magnets will put less strain on the model, and you can find some quite small, yet powerful magnets.



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    I&#39;ve just started using magnets on my Crisis suits.

    I found them on Ebay, in the Toys&Hobbies->Games->Miniatures, War Games->Warhammer->40K section. Although, I just treid to find them and can&#39;t seem to anymore. They are disks and you can probably fit about 4 - 6 of them across a penny.....
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    Thanks I&#39;ll check that out.

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    What is wrong with Blue Tack? Works for me and is cheap.

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    Originally posted by Hudspethtb@Aug 31 2004, 23:56
    What is wrong with Blue Tack? Works for me and is cheap.
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    Looks cheap too.

    I use magnets, got some awesome ones about 1.5 mm thick and 3 mm diameter. The only problem is gluing them, but that&#39;s just coz I used plastic glue. Lots of work to fix that now -_-

    If ya wanna look &#39;em up, they&#39;re called Rare Earth Magnets, or Neodymium Iron Boron Super Magnets.

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    Yeah, those are the ones that I am using.
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    hmm its also posible to just drill a hole in the gun and the model and use pins sticks

    (just be care full not to destroy anything when driling

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    For hammerheads dont glue the gun on the hammerhead so then you can swap from Railgun and Ion cannon.
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    For hammerheads dont glue the gun on the hammerhead so then you can swap from Railgun and Ion cannon.
    Thats an age old philosophy tau37 thats been used on many tanks.
    Blu-tac probably wont work because most weapons are too heavy, and the tac will twist and all weapons will end up pointing at the ground. but magnets sounds really cool, and its really creative and original. Using the vice and drilling a hole, also is quite good as it allows a variety of poses on model.
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