So. One Valk box, and one FW Vendetta upgrade kit.
A few months ago before my untimely departure from the blogosphere I received a wee bag o magnets from the lovely people at Magnet expert on the understanding that I use them and give feedback. well I guess better late than never applies here, as I’ve finally got around to a small project where I could use their products.
I will say first that I was already a customer when they sent me this assorted bag, mainly because they sell the right size magnets for me in the right quantities and damn are they strong!.
anyway, I set about giving myself options with the flyer.
One of the most important things when magnetising is to have a drill bit close in size to the magnets you’re using, you can see the side by side here.
And here you can see how well this1mm diameter magnet fits in the hole made by this 1mm bit :)
In the hard point here I used a 2mm long magnet, as this extra size would give it more strength.
And on the weapon itself I fitted a 1mmx1mm, right in line with the mounting groove
A couple of test fits and then I could attach the weapon mount to the wing.
The front hard point needed a different solution.
First I glued some plasticard into the weapon mount to provide a stable backing, then attached the mount to the hull.
Here you can see I’ve glued a 4mm diameter but .5mm length magnet (essentiall a very flat wide magnet) into the hard point.
And the same magnet onto the back of each front mount weapon – single las, double las and multi laser.
As always with magnetising you have got to make sure to get your polarities right, or you'll end up repelling not attracting (like I did with the double las here and had to remove and re-attach)
A little perseverance and fettling however will get you here. (I used a slightly longer magnet on the rocket pod as the attachment groove is considerably shorted on the model)
I hope that was of use to someone and that you’ll forgive my blurry pics, low light camera shake is something I thought I was over, but it goes to show if you aren't paying attention, you'll make mistakes.
Thanks for reading.