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19 March 2012

How to Magnetise Belial Terminator Arms

Nick speaking,

I was recently asked by one of my YouTube followers dunk1978bamker, to help him magnetise his Belial Terminator arms for his new Dark Angels army. Dunk has already done a couple of great paint jobs for me, so I was more than happy to help him out. First I got him to glue everything together, except for the magnetised sections, before he sent him out to me...


I started by trimming off the sticky out circle that the arm would normally sit onto. I then drilled out a hole big enough for a magnet to go into it. The picture below just shows my initial drill hole, but in the end, I had to make a bigger hole for the magnets I finally used...


Don't forget to put a small piece of green stuff/grey stuff in the hole before you glue the magnet in, as it will help it stick better. I also did opposite polarities on the left and right sides, so that the arms will only magnetise onto the correct side of the body. This also gives you the added bonus of the arms being able to magnetise together when they are not on the body, making it easier for storage purposes. I recessed the magnets slightly, so that I could fill in the hole with grey stuff and file it down nice as flat...


Dunk sent me the usual arm combinations of, TH/SS, Lighting Claws and Power Sword/Gun. I used some 5x1mm magnets for the arms (you can get them from eBay), which are the perfect size for the arm joints. Once again I started with a small hole in the arm, but this time it was just to put a piece of grey stuff in to help the magnets bond. The magnets sit right into the joint with no problems at all, but I did add a bit of grey stuff next to the magnet on the arm, where the armpit is, to fully hide the magnets.


All done and ready to post back to Dunk for him to do one of his amazing paint jobs on him. I am sure Dunk will send me a picture of him when he's finished for me to share with you guy's...




4 comments:

  1. Nice work Nick! I have yet to try my first magnetizing, but since I am now starting a Blood Angels army I'm thinking it won't be long...

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  2. Thanks mate, yeah you should have plenty of magnetising opportunities with Blood Angels =)

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  3. Awesome stuff mate, I've learnt a lit from your magnetising posts! :) Keep up the good work mate.

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  4.  Cheers buddy, glad it's been useful :)

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