This tutorial will show you how to magnetise the Chimera including interchangeable hull and turret weapon and dozer blade.
You will need the following magnets:
2 x 1mm – qty 10
3 x 1.5mm – qty 3
6 x 2mm – qty 2
Before you assemble the Chimera complete the following steps
You can use the method shown in section (tbc) or use the following method which varies only slightly by hiding the magnets inside the hull.
Measure and drill out the recesses in the dozer blade frame but only down to a depth of 2mm from the upper surface. Fit 2 of the 3 x 1.5mm magnets. In the photo the magnets where not drilled out equally but you can do it neater.
Use these as a guide to carefully cut off 2 small sections from the rails from the underside of the hull plate.
Hold the frame against the base plate and use the attraction of the magnets to locate 2 of the 6 x 2mm magnets and then surface mount them.
Hull weapons (Multi melta not included)
Glue the halves of the hull weapons together and when set, cut a small piece of sprue just big enough to fit into the gap at the rear of the Heavy Flamer. Once you are happy with the fit (it can be raised above the flat surface by approx 2mm but this is not a problem as it will be sanded flush later) glue them in and allow to dry overnight.
Once dry, sand flat then use a 1mm drill bit to make a guide hole in the centre rear of the hull weapons. Use a 2mm drill bit to increase the size of the hole then, keeping the polarity the same for each one, use superglue to fix 1 of the 2 x 1mm magnets into these holes.
Cut a length of sprue approximately 2cm long and glue together as shown in the photo.
When dry, trim and glue into the inside of the hull, covering the gap where the hull weapon will fit.
Allow to dry overnight then using a 1mm drill bit, drill a guide hole in the centre of the sprue from the outside in. Use a 3mm drill bit to increase the size of the hole then using superglue, fix in one of the 3 x 2mm magnets making sure that the polarity is correct with one of the prebuilt hull weapons.
Drill a 1mm guide hole in the square recess of the piece shown below. Using a 2mm drill bit, enlarge the hole and superglue in 1 of the 2 x 1.5mm magnets.
Assemble the Heavy bolter and mantlet. Drill a guide hole and then a 2mm hole and glue in a 2 x 1.5mm magnet checking the polarity with the one already fitted in the part above. The magnet should sit slightly raised as shown.
Do not glue the Multi Laser or the Heavy flamer to the supplied mantlet. Drill a guide hole then a 2mm hole in the square locating peg at the rear of both weapons. Glue flush a 2 x 1.5mm magnet in each weapon with the same polarity as the Heavy bolter.
Now by simply swapping the mantlet you can have either the Multi laser / Heavy flamer or swap with the Heavy bolter assembly.
Hunter killer missile
Glue the rail for the missile in the desired place on the hull and allow to dry. I have fitted mine on the left hand side below the turret.
Cut off the two raised locating lugs then in the same position, carefully drill a 1mm guide hole followed by a 2mm hole and glue in 2 of the 2 x 1mm magnets with the same polarity.
In the missile body, drill a guide hole followed by a 2mm hole in the corresponding recesses. Then glue in 2 of the 2 x 1mm magnets ensuring that you check the polarity with the ones in the missile rail.
You can now assemble the vehicle as per the instructions, apply paint as required.
This article of war was dictated from the holy texts of the Uplifting Primer by Elmo9141
Edited by elmo, 30 May 2015 - 02:27 PM.