Thursday, February 24, 2011
That's attractive: Uses for magnets in 40k
I know my titles may be somewhat weird, but I do try to make them relevant to the topic on hand.
I am a self confesses poor man hobbyist. Money is tight, so I make due by cutting corners to provide myself options. The best way I have found to provide options in a game that provides a plethora of highly customizable units and characters is to use magnets. I prefer the good old Rare Earth Magnets. They are small and extremely strong. If you are as big a tight wad as me, you may even go buy some galvanized metal sheeting (though it has to be thin). This gives you something to adhere the magnets to so you don't have to use two magnets per coupling.
One thing about I love about the greater Warhammer community is our willingness to share ideas. So, in an endeavor to give some ideas for using magnets to help make customizable models for hefty savings, I have taken a few pics of models that are works in progress on my workbench and how I have magnetized them. Here goes:
Bartertown. The previous owner magnetized the entire sponson so that he could pull them out, take off the turret and replace those parts to create a rhino or razorback. It is a pretty sweet setup.
So, hopefully these ideas spark some interesting ideas on how to make the most of your models. I figure that saving money is a good thing even when spending it on a superfluous hobby like 40k. Please leave comments with your additional ideas for using magnets on 40k models.