JJ typing, Nate wants all the options on his Land Raider to be available. Told him that won't be a problem.
Hand drill/pin vice
1/16" and 1/8" drill bits
1/8" x 1/16" magnets
1/16th x 1/32nd magnets
Here are pics in metric and standard.
|Start with cutting off the posts on the side of the weapon arm.|
|Then drill out 1/8" hole.|
|Apply superglue inside the drill hole. If you're lucky you won't have to use glue. The magnet will fit snug and shouldn't come out when taking off the weapons.|
|Sponson assembled and now you can move onto the other parts.|
|Ensure polarity when installing magnets into the weapons. This is the best way I've found to do it. Insert superglue and press onto the column. Twist weapon off and bob's your uncle.|
|If the magnet isn't flush with the bit you can press it against something, preferably something not magnetic.|
|Same for hurricane bolter.|
|With your 1/16" bit drill out the hole on the sponson shield side of the weapon.|
|You can either start with weapons or sponson shield. I started with sponson shield because I found it easier to insert the magnet.|
|Second verse same as the first.|
Hope this will be useful for someone.
Now time for some blooper pics.
Originally spent some 45 mins trying to figure out how to do this. Lots of ideas coming to my head about the best way to magnetize the weapons. I will admit simpler is better. Remember KISS.
|First attempt. Thought about using pins. When the weapon is destroyed the entire sponson can be removed. Pins didn't work.|
|Then tried magnets. Used smaller magnets than what was applied to Deathwing Land Raider. Didn't provide a solid enough hold for me.|
|Cut off the tips of the weapon arm and magnetized them. Wasn't a strong enough hold and abandoned that also.|
Can only hope someone doesn't try doing it this way. If they have and want to fix the issue the following should help.
|1/8" plasticard/sheet styrene rod.|
|Use a file and work it around the end of the rod this will allow it fit easier.|
|Score the side of the rod. Used a pencil to mark the scored area to have an idea where to cut the rod.|
|Little needle nose pilers and drill out a hole for the pin.|
|Removing magnets from plastic is rather easier, in my opinion. Grab your clippers and grab the magnet then pull out. If the magnets flush use a modelling knife to cut away a little material around the magnet. The clippers to remove magnet.|
|Leave excess paper clip for the mounting of the targeter.|