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Old 10 Nov 2008, 17:08   #1 (permalink)
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Default Magnetizing Warriors

I'm planning on magnetizing my warriors weapons. I was wondering what is a good size for the magnets??
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Old 10 Nov 2008, 18:37   #2 (permalink)
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I use the 1/8" x 1/16" magnet exclusively on my warriors. It is just smaller than the sockets so you can inset it within the body or shoulder and not have to worry about restructuring the joint. That is, if you used the bigger (diameter) magnets you'd likely have the magnet flush against the outer ribcage and would have to sculpt a matching piece on the shoulder. With the 1/8 x 1/16 you can drill the hole clean through the center of the shoulder (the devourer or venom cannon etc) and only need to paint over it.
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Old 12 Nov 2008, 00:59   #3 (permalink)
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Use bar rather than round magnets, it will keep weapons in position, and they slowly tilt down during play. It does mean you will need to spend more effort getting the magnets in place and positioning them right, as a fixed position is less forgiving than a rotating one, but more reliable.
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Old 12 Nov 2008, 01:46   #4 (permalink)
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When you say round, do you mean "disc" or "sphere"? Are you saying to use these instead of these?

I've never used the linked block magnets, but looking at the pull force, I don't see it holding rotation on a monstrous creature weapon. Staying strictly on-topic with Warrior magnet options, I can say that the linked 1/8" disc magnets won't drop rotation.

The 1/8" diameter disc magnets perfectly fill the warrior body sockets. Wouldn't a 1/8" square block magnet take up more than the allotted space? The body I wouldn't be concerned about, but for the weapons, there is only so much space in the shoulder potion of the model to hide things.
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OK thanks for all your help guys! I ended up ordering 1/8" x 1/32" and they work just fine, although I haven't tried magnetizing the bigger weapons.
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