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tutorial magnets magnetising Guard Astra Militarum

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I will do a manticore/deathstrike tutorial/how not to do it when j get some magnets in.

Have done some research on it and it is harder than it should be!


Sounds good. It is one of the models I have not got yet so it will save me thinking too hard ;)

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I will do a manticore/deathstrike tutorial/how not to do it when j get some magnets in.

Have done some research on it and it is harder than it should be!

Sounds good. It is one of the models I have not got yet so it will save me thinking too hard ;)

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Wyvern/Hydra

 

This tutorial will show you how to magnetise the Wyvern/Hydra including interchangeable hull and turret weapon and dozer blade.

 

You will need the following magnets:

2 x 1mm – qty 19

3 x 1.5mm – qty 7

6 x 2mm – qty 2

 

 

 

Method

 

Before you assemble the Wyvern/Hydra complete the following steps

 

 

 

Dozer Blade (not included in the box but can be purchases separately)

 

 

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.

 

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Use these as a guide to carefully cut off 2 small sections from the rails from the underside of the hull plate.

 

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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.

 

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Hull weapons

 

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.

 

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Multimelta not included in the kit

 

Cut a length of sprue approximately 2cm long and glue together as shown in the photo. 

 

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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 pre-built hull weapons.

 

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Main Weapons

 

Wyvern ammo bins:

Glue a small section of sprue inside the ammo box before you glue the two halves together.

This will act as reinforcement for the magnet which is fitted later

 

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Glue the two halves together and allow to dry.

Once dry drill out 2mm holes in all of the bins and magazines and fit magnets making sure the polarity is the same.

 

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Glue the auto-cannons into the weapon sections at the outermost position so the auto-cannons are as long as possible, 

then glue the two haves of the weapon sections together.

You should be left with the 4 muzzles for the Wyvern, do not discard as you will need these later.

 

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Once dry (best to leave overnight) remove the rectangular tabs where the ammo boxes would have slotted onto

and drill 2mm holes and fit magnets - don't forget to check the polarity with the ones in the ammo boxes...

 

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This is where it gets tricky...

where the auto-cannons join the weapons section - cut right through keeping the cut as square as possible.

Use either a sharp knife or a razor saw.

 

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Smooth flat (the flatter/squarer the better) as this will help the auto-cannons not to droop later.

Drill 3mm holes and fit 3mm magnets as shown below.

 

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Glue the Wyvern muzzles on and allow to dry.

 

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Drill 2mm holes in the bases of the barrels of each auto-cannon once you have smoothed it off

and fit magnets remember to check polarity with the magnets already fitted.

 

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You will need to trim the bases of the cannons down in diameter to allow them to slot into the Wyvern muzzles.

Luckily the diameter you want is the same as the barrel. Take your time as if it is not straight it will mean that the barrel will "droop".

 

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Alternatively, find a plastic tube of the same diameter as the auto-cannon barrel and glue a section of this, just long enough to slot into the Wyvern muzzles and glue it onto the rear of the auto-cannon barrel instead of trimming it and glue the magnet into this as described earlier. This will mean that you will not have to trim down the auto-cannon to fit. 

 

 

 

 

 

You will now be able to swap between a Wyvern...

 

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And a Hydra...

 

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Painted models to follow...

 

 

 

 

 
 
gallery_30308_9980_3670.png This article of war was dictated from the holy texts of the Uplifting Primer by Elmo9141 
 

 

 

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Baneblade/Hellhammer/Shadowsword/Banesword/Banehammer/Doomhammer/Stormsword/Stormlord

 

This tutorial will show you how to magnetise the Baneblade kit including interchangeable hull and turret weapons.

 

You will need the following magnets:

2 x 1mm – qty 39

3 x 1.5mm – qty 38

 

Note: It cannot be stressed enough that you must check at every stage before the magnets are fixed in that the polarities are correct.

(I made the mistake once which caused some serious head thumping!)

 

 

 

Method - Read the entire tutorial before continuing with any assembly of the model

 

 

Step 1: Hull plates

 

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Photo courtesy of WarriorFish - note I have used 3 x 1.5mm and not the larger magnets shown here

 

 

 

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On the inside of the track guard, surface mount a 3 x 1.5mm magnet on each of the raised lugs which correspond to the recess on the outer surface where the sponson will slot in.

 

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Photo courtesy of WarriorFish

 

Remove the rectangular locating lugs (circled in red) from the side hull plates.  

 

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Inside the rectangular recess on the 4 top plates, surface mount a single 3 x 1.5mm magnet taking care to check the polarity with the magnets already fitted to the inside of the track guard shown above.

 

Glue the side and top plates together at a right angle.

 

 

 

Step 2: Sponsons

 

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Drill a 3mm hole as shown on each of the two weapon brackets and fit a 3 x 2mm magnet in each keeping the same polarity.

 

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Remove the pins from the heavy flamers and heavy bolters, drill a 2mm hole and fit 1 of the 2 x 1mm magnets in each. Ensure you check the polarity with the brackets completed previously.

 

Assemble the sponsons as shown in the instructions but do not glue the lascannon turret to the top of the sponson.

 

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Once dry, drill a shallow 3mm hole and fit a 3 x 1.5mm magnet in each so it is flush with the top of the raised recess. Make sure that the polarity is correct using the magnets already fitted on the inside of the track guard earlier.

 

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Where the pin would have fitted for the turret to swivel, drill out to 3mm and fit 3 x 1.5mm magnets. Cut the head of the pin off and glue onto the top of the lascannon turret.

 

 

Hull section

 

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You can now glue the hull together up to the point shown above. You may also fit the tracks if you are not going to paint them separately.

Ignore the sprue fitted to the hull interior for now.

 

 

 

 

Step 3: Basic hull

 

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Drill and glue in 3 of the 3 x 1.5mm magnets into the front hull section as shown.

 

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Drill and glue in 3 of the 2 x 1mm magnets into the rear hull section as shown. 

 

These will keep the upper hull firmly in place.

If you drill too deeply then you will have to  use filler on the outer surface and sand smooth.

 

 

 

 

Baneblade/Hellhammer 

 

 

Step 4: upper hull

 

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Cut the locating lugs from the flat hull section and glue it onto the main part of the upper hull.

 

Mark up the locations of the magnets fitted in the lower hull to the upper hull then glue 3mm holes and fit 3 x 1.5mm magnets at the front hull.

 

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Repeat at the rear hull but this time using 2 x 1mm magnets.

 

 

 

 

Step 5: Turret

 

 

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Build the turret as per the instructions. Once dry, drill out a 3mm hole at the centre of the locating lug on the gun mantlet and fit a 3 x 1.5

mm magnet.

 

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Glue 2 short sections of sprue, wide edge together and glue into the inside of the barrel set in enough that the locating lug on the gun mantlet can slot in deep enough. Repeat on the other barrel half.

 

Once dry, file flat and glue the two barrel halves together.

 

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Once this is fully dry, drill a 3mm hole and fit a 3 x 1.5mm magnet, checking the polarity against the one fittet in the gun mantlet

 

Glue the two halves of the Hellhammer barrel together and once dry, drill a 3mm hole and fit a 3 x 1.5mm magnet with the same polarity as the Baneblade barrel.

(As the Hellhammer cannon already has internal bracing it does not need the additional sprue)

 

 

 

 

Shadowsword/Banesword/Banehammer/Doomhammer/Stormsword/Stormlord

 

Step 6: upper hull sections

 

 

 

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Assemble the turret section as shown on the instructions less the main guns

then work from the front to the rear on the upper hull... It is highly recommended that the polarity of the magnets is checked repeatedly prior to glueing them in as a mistake at this point is very hard to rectify without damaging the model. If, at any time the magnet holes are drilled too deep simply fill with greenstuff once the magnets are fitted.

 

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Remove the locating lugs from the front hull plate (with the heavy bolters), mark up the location of the 3 magnets fitted in the lower hull, then drill 3mm holes and fit 3 of the 3 x 1.5mm magnets as shown.

 

Strengthen the rear of the plate where it becomes a narrow lip with a section of sprue and once dry...

 

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Drill 3mm holes in the square sections on the turret - Do not fit magnets yet! - and use these as a guide for the location of the following magnets.

 

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drill two 3mm holes and fit 3 x 1.5mm magnets on the front hull.

 

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On the decking section, drill 2mm holes and fit 2 x 1mm magnets using the front hull plate to set the polarity with the decking side down.

 

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Repeat on the other edge, the polarity is correct when the magnets attract with the decking down on the front hull plate.

 

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Using the previous plate to set polarity, fit 3 x 1.5mm magnets in the turret front, then drill 2mm holes and fit 2 x 1mm magnets at the rear of the turret.

 

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On the rear hull section, reinforce the thin tab with a length of sprue then drill 3mm holes and fit magnets using the decking plate to set the polarity.

 

 

 

Continued in next post


Edited by elmo, 19 April 2015 - 10:48 AM.
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Continued...

 

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On the rear of this plate, drill 2mm holes which match up with the holes drilled on the rear of the lower hull section and fit 2 x 1mm magnets.

 

 

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Fit the front and rear hull plates as shown above, cut 2 lengths of sprue and square them off. Glue the sprue to either side of the inner hull and use the turret to press them down to the correct depth. These are purely acting as support rails for the upper hull plates and do not get magnets.

 

 

 

 

Stormlord Specific

 

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Fit all the hull plates and turret for the Stormlord in the correct positions. Using the 2 Stubber gun-shields, draw around them to locate the position of the magnets then remove all the sections and drill 2mm holes at the inner corner of the markings and fit 2 x 1mm magnets as shown above.

 

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Glue in a section of sprue and when dry, sand flat with the base of the Stubber gun-shield. Once dry, drill 2mm holes and fit 2 x 1mm magnets. Check against the polarity of the magnets previously glued into the hull.

 

 

 

 

Step 7: Main guns

 

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Glue together the 3 sections of the main gun base. Drill 3mm holes as shown and fit 3 x 1.5mm magnets.

 

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Prior to gluing the Tremor Cannon on, glue in sections of sprue and when dry, drill a 3mm hole and glue in a 3 x 1.5mm magnet.

 

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Glue the 2 sections of the Stormsword Cannon together and when dry, block out with sections of sprue to the correct depth to fit in the end of the Tremor Cannon. Once correct, drill a 3mm hole and fit a 3 x 1.5mm magnet.

 

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Glue the Vulcan Mega-Bolter together and using the previously magnetised main gun base as a location template drill 3mm holes and fit 3 x 1.5mm magnets keeping the same polarity as the main gun base.

 

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Again using the main gun base as a template, drill 3mm holes and fit 3 x 1.5mm magnets, checking the polarity against the main gun base. Also note that the front armour panels must be the cut out ones as shown or the Vulcan Mega-Bolter will not fit.

 

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Drill out 2mm holes in the corners and fit 2 x 1mm magnets.

 

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Drill out 2mm holes and fit 2 x 1mm magnets in the corresponding location of the upper plate.

 

 

The remainder of the main gun options do not require magnetisation as they are snug fits.

 

 

Congratulations you are now a proud owner of a Transformer Baneblade

 

 

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gallery_30308_9980_3670.png This article of war was dictated from the holy texts of the Uplifting Primer by Elmo9141 


Edited by elmo, 30 May 2015 - 02:24 PM.
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Magnet vendors:

 

Europe (UK):

Guy's Magnets

 

Ordered some N52 grade Neodymium 2x1 and 3x1 on Friday 14th November, and they were dispatched on Tuesday 18th. Well packaged, decent website, will use again.


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Manticore/Deathstrike

This tutorial will show you how to magnetise the Manticore/Deathstrike including interchangeable hull and turret weapon and dozer blade.

You will need the following magnets from Elmo's posts for dozer blade and hull weapons:
2 x 1mm – qty 3
3 x 1.5mm – qty 2
6 x 2mm – qty 2

 

And These for the conversion that I carried out:

3 x 2mm - qty 26

 

Method
Before you assemble the Manticore/Deathstrike complete the hull weapon and dozer blade procedues, these can be found on Elmo's Chimera tutorial.
 

After the preliminary work get the build to this base stage. 

 

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To make the most of the interchangeable parts for both kits you need to drill these holes into the Manticore mounting parts as shown.

 

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Carefully place magnets in said bits remembering to keep a common polarity throughout this build. 

 

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Place magnets here for the outer mounting rails to be used as a lower mount for the Deathstrike. 

 

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So then they mount like so

 

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Glue the Manticore parts together, then trim the lower lugs because of how the magnets are placed on the launch rail. (I found that the Manticore mounting was a tight enough fit to not need magnets to hold it on. 

 

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Next step is to prep the lower Deathstrike half by putting some sprue inside, and then 2 magnets placed so they line up with the mountings on the launch rail. 

 

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Once dry place them all together like this.

 

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Prep upper section of Deathstrike with Sprue sections to hold magnets for the mounting of the missile half's. (I would change this in the future as all the sprue need support on the inside of the missile as all mine didn't hold when drilling later in the build.)

 

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Place magnets into Manticore trays for rocket mounting.

 

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Place magnets on insides of rockets. (In future I would drill and mount magnet closer on the outside for a better connection.

 

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Complete Manticore

 

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complete deathstrike

 

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As you can see I have missed out the sections for the Manticore Missile half's being mounted to both the Deathstrike missile and themselves. This is because Frankly the work I did do is shoddy and thankfully the parts hold together enough for me to be happy though not to show off to the world as I honestly believe it can be done better.

 

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Baneblade tutorial updated to show simpler hull plate fixture method.

 

Saving:

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Pintle mounted Stubber/Stormbolter

 

This tutorial will show you how to magnetise the pintle mounted Heavy Stubber and Stormbolter so they are interchangeable.

 

You will need the following magnets:

2 x 1mm – qty 3

 

 

 

Method

 

Items required

 

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Pintle mounting bracket

 

Before this is glued onto the hatch, carefully snip off the right side post

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Make a guide hole with the tip of a knife then use a 1 mm bit to drill a guide hole

 

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Then use a 2 mm bit to expand the guide hole to the correct diameter to fit the magnet.

 

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I like to put the magnet on the back side of a drill bit to guide it into place

The direction you set this magnet will determine polarity for the rest of the build
Put a drop of glue into the hole, push the magnet into the hole

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Magnet inserted
Forgive the slightly blurry pic

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Heavy Stubber

Use a 2 mm bit to expand the Heavy Stubber's mounting hole
Very little, if any drilling is needed at this step
(I made a mistake here, made the hole a bit wider than it needed to be)

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Glue the Heavy Stubber magnet into place
IMPORTANT: Check polarity with the mounting bracket before glueing the magnet in place

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Glue stubber ammo box into place

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Stormbolter

 

Use a 2mm drill to carefully enlarge the Stormbolter mounting hole.
There is very little drilling if any required at this step

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Glue the magnet into place
IMPORTANT: Check polarity with the mounting bracket before glueing the magnet in place

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Cut a triangular section from the bottom of the left storm bolter's mounting hole

to allow the remaining plastic pin on the mounting bracket to slide in and out.
Then glue both sides of the bolter together.

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Enjoy your magnetised pintle mounted guns!

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Leman Russ Demolisher

 

This tutorial will show you how to magnetise the Leman Russ Demolisher/Punisher/Executioner including interchangeable hull and turret weapons, removable sponsons and dozer blade.

 

You will need the following magnets:

3 x 1.5mm – qty 14

6 x 2mm – qty 4

 

 

 

Method

 

Sponsons

Assemble the sponsons as shown in the instruction booklet but do not glue to the hull or glue in the weapon.

 

Cut 2 lengths of sprue approximately 3cm long and glue together as shown in the photo. Repeat with 2 more pieces of sprue.

 

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When fully dry, shorten the sprues to fit inside the sponson, and then cut a recess at both ends approximately 2mm deep by 3mm wide. These will be for the raised detail on the hull to slot into. Once complete, glue into the sponson and this will become the truss for the magnet.

 

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Ensure the glue is fully dry and using a 1mm drill bore a guide hole the centre of the sprue. Then use a 3mm drill to make the final hole for the magnet. Keeping the same polarity, use superglue to fix in a 3mm x 1.5mm magnet in each sponson.

 

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Match the sponsons up to the outer hull and using the attraction of the magnets to guide the placement, surface glue the 6 x 2mm magnet on the inner surface of the outer hull.

 

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The hull weapons simply slot into the sponson/hull location holes as shown in the in assembly instructions. I found no need for magnets as they where a tight fit.

 

 

 

Dozer Blade (not supplied in the kit)

 

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.

 

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Use these as a guide to carefully cut off 2 small sections from the rails from the underside of the hull plate.

 

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Hold the frame against the base plate and use the attraction of the magnets to locate the 6 x 2mm magnets and then surface mount them.

 

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Turret

 

Using the 2 dimples, circled in red below, as a guide, drill a 1mm guide hole. Use this hole to mark the future location of the magnets on the upper half of the bustle.

 

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Once you have done this then increase the holes to 3 mm and fit 2 3mm x 1.5mm magnets in the turret and another 2 magnets to each of the bustle uppers as shown below

 

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Assemble the turret up to the point where you would fit the outer section of the main weapon to the section inside the turret. Glue the sections of the main weapons together so you end up with the example in the following photos. 

 

Fill the turret end of the punisher cannon with scrap sprue and allow to dry overnight.

 

Use a 1mm drill bit to drill a guide hole in each main weapon and the turret location then increase to 3mm ensuring the depth is sufficient for the magnets. Glue 1 3mm x 1.5mm magnet into the turret and using this to set the polarity, glue in a further 3 3mm x 1.5mm magnets into the main weapons as shown below.

 

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After applying your chosen colour scheme you will end up with something like the following:

 

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Edited by elmo, 18 March 2016 - 10:58 PM.

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Taurox Prime

This tutorial will show you how to magnetise the Taurox Prime.

You will need the following magnets:
3 x 1mm
6 x 1mm
Metal sheet that you can cut with scissors

Method
 
Step 1:
Assemble the Taurox Prime as shown in the picture below. Curse audibly and extensively when you spend an hour (like me) glueing together those damn tracks. Gosh they are time consuming!
 
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Step 2:
 
Magnetise the back of the Taurox where the Rocket Launcher will attach to. I used a big magnet and a piece of metal but you can use two magnets if you want (and manage to stop them from flying onto each other while their glue is drying). Always keep track of their polarity. Otherwise that flimsy piece of cardboard you call a transport vehicle will blow off its weapons before the first enemy rounds can hit it.
 
It should look like this:
 
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Step 3:
 
Magnetise the Rocket Launcher. In my case the big magnet will attach to the piece of metal from Step 2 and vice versa. Always dry-fit these things to make sure they sit flush! Otherwise your Rocket Launcher might tilt a bit to the side. 
 
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Step 4:
 
Now for the... hatch thingy. That "box" where the Storm Bolter attaches to. Don't glue it onto the Taurox. You can just use its "twisting mechanism" and it'll hold in place like a champ. Glue a piece of metal onto its left side.
 
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Step 5:
 
Now we magnetise the "box" that will attach to the part from Step 4. Just glue a small magnet on its right side. Dry-fit this beforehand so that it lines up with the piece of metal from Step 4! 
 
You are now looking at this:
 
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Step 6:
 
Now we just glue a small magnet into the cavity where the Battle Cannon and Gatling Gun will attach to. Glue a piece of metal onto the end of the Battle Cannon and Gatling Gun. 
 
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Step 7:
 
Glue a small magnet on each side of the Taurox as shown in the pic below. Done? Your mother and I are proud of you.
 
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Step 8:
 
Glue a small piece of metal onto the Hot Shot Volley Guns and Autocannons. Also dry-fit these before you do so that they line up with the magnets from part 7.
 
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You are now done!
Enjoy your magnetised Taurox Prime and the envy of your opponent as you show off your awesome magnetising skills and make vroom vroom noises as you drive it over the table top. Vroom Vroom noises are mandatory, otherwise your magnets will fall off. (Pew Pew noises for the weapons are optional though).
 
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Bullgryns
Now with the latest rules and such and the mix and match of bits being made available - not to mention improvements to costs - it's now well worth magnetising your Bullgryns for options. Better still is that it's a pretty straight forward job smile.png

 

 

Important note:

In case you're unaware, the Bullgryn arms are set by body type. So there's an A, B, and C body with appropriate arms (Nork uses A). Please keep this in mind when sorting your bits, for this tutorial I used Bullgryn B thumbsup.gif

 

 

Magnets used:

All 6 magnets used are 1/8 x 1/16", or 3.2mm x 1.6mm, as the diameter works neatly on all bits and I wanted them to be a bit thicker to ensure strong connections.

 

Steps:

1. Insert magnet into body
The good thing about the arms being "body locked" is you don't need to worry about all the arms fitting; just two. As another bonus the arms have an open space ready for the magnet so the body one doesn't need to be flush. My example comes out a millimetre or two:

 

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2. Add magnets to arms and shields

The shields are easy - put the magnet in the larger area and done! I put a little bit of plastic in the "hand" to raise the magnet up a bit, but I don't think this is necessary with the magnets I used.

 

Special mention for the right weapon arms: due to the carapace armour they won't slot in once the model is all glued together normally. This is due to the back of the shoulder being too big, however that's all solved in point 3...

 

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3. Shave down arms

This was a lot easier than I thought, as the carapace covers the arm so the part that gets in the way isn't visible at all. Only a little needed shaving off and a bit of a tidy up leaves a smooth surface and a seamless change. Pictured are the two same bits, to help highlight what part needs shaving down and that it's only a few millimetres worth:

 

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With that you're done!

 

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