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Magnetizing cavalry; how do you do it?

Postby SteveinNYC » Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:48 am

Like the title asks, how are you magnetizing your cavalry models? The magnets I've got are to big to fit in a cavalry base without cutting the base, and the base is thick enough that I don't want to spend the time to cut it with an xacto knife. What do you do? Smaller magnets? Cut the base with something else?
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Re: Magnetizing cavalry; how do you do it?

Postby Guy In Suit » Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:06 pm

Both. :mrgreen:

If its a slotted base, the side gaps are large enough for the 3mm magnets to fit nicely.

The gaps are much smaller on the non-slotted GW bases so I carve out holes with a dremel.
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Re: Magnetizing cavalry; how do you do it?

Postby VectorAWX3 » Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:08 pm

zd-4's. No cutting necessary.
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Re: Magnetizing cavalry; how do you do it?

Postby Emperors Reckoning » Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:01 pm

I've also used sheet magnet to good effect. Glue the base to the sheeting and then cut around the edges when it is dry.
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Re: Magnetizing cavalry; how do you do it?

Postby slann » Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:33 pm

I say a dremel is a must have for this hobby , especially if you magnetize stuff . It just makes things like the cav base problem a breeze , also great for making holes to magnetize weapon arms and stuff like that .
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Re: Magnetizing cavalry; how do you do it?

Postby WickerNipple » Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:52 pm

Also useful for sawing your leg off after stepping on those pesky beartraps.
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Re: Magnetizing cavalry; how do you do it?

Postby allanmcnab » Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:19 pm

regular Kj magnet fore and aft, it raises them 1/16th of an inch above the trays, but otherwise works fine. Dremeling is a huge pain.
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Re: Magnetizing cavalry; how do you do it?

Postby VectorAWX3 » Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:35 pm

Goddamn motherfucking bad advice sommavabitches!!!!

You know, the other day, my dad drilled a hole in an exterior wall, and 2 holes in interior walls, bought a $15 gold-plated splitter, $20 worth of cable, and spent a few hours patching, painting, cleaning up, running to the hardware store twice, etc. in order to run a cable to my brother's new PC spot. Because that was easier than buying a $10 USB wireless network adapter.

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http://www.kjmagnetics.com Go to the surplus section. Order ZD4's. Drop of glue, fore and aft, followed by a magnet, as McNabbbbbb suggests. And it will NOT raise your mini off the base. Anything else is extra work and won't look as good. But feel free to do it the hard way if you please.
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Re: Magnetizing cavalry; how do you do it?

Postby slann » Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:23 pm

zd4's are really the best size for most stuff .

and a wired connection is always better than wireless so yes worth it .
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Re: Magnetizing cavalry; how do you do it?

Postby SteveinNYC » Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:26 pm

Thanks everyone for the advice; zd-4s sound like the way to go. Though I should have a dremel for this hobby ;) :)

Anyone placing a magnet order anytime soon? Think of all the infantry you need to add to your army :D
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