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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Guest Tutorial - Magnets and Marines..

So another guess article from our mate in Ankara, Mert!

This time around it is a tutorial on how to put magnets to his marines to create Honor Guard variations.

Not much of a marine player myself yet, but I can see how this will help for others if they want to be able to swap out of their marines between Tactical and Assault as well.

Below is Mert's step by step on how he went about this, and what tools he needed for the process.


1- Required tools for this ; a candle , pliers and some pins...


2- We are going to create a small hole in the middle of the red dot...


3-You can burn head of the pin for around 8-10 seconds...


4-Repeat this drilling process until your pin's movement ended by penetration...


5-Six weapons are going to join their brothers...


6-Repeating the same drilling process , but this time we don't have to do over drilling...

*Mr Lee's Note: At this point, you could leave the pin, and paint the weapons while on the longer pins. Making it easier to get all the sections done up with a built in handle ( pin ) to hold them with. 


7-Cutting the pin...


8-Gluing the bottom of pin (red area) ...


9-We can start to magnetizing , dimensions are 1mm x 1,5mm ...


10-Cleaning and surfacing power armor's back zone and be careful about N/S poles..

*Mr Lee's Note: If interested, you can find magnets that would fit into the slot on the backpack here, and also drill a hole into the back of the marine. Thus having recessed magnets and having a more flush finish. 


11-Glue the magnets...


12-The changable Honor Guard is now ready to go...


13-Honor guards and their parts..


So hopefully this was helpful for others. I know for me, it was quite interesting to see, and I will be taking parts of it into consideration for some of my Dark Angels in the future. Having so many plasma weapons is good, but if I want to use something else like Meltas or what not, this is a good option. Same for Tactical vs Assault. 

Thanks again Mert! Giving us another tutorial at a perfect time when I am stuck in UK on work, and away from my hobby room and activities!

5 comments:

  1. Excellent tutorial, very clever.

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  2. Thanks all, glad you like. Mert has a few more in the wings that he is just polishing up to make ready for here.. always happy to have some guest posts while I am away on business! :)

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