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Guardsman with Flashlight






Whats the best way to transport models with super tiny spiky plastic pieces or fragile bases? I just got the 4 assassins and the calidus and eversor look like a pain in the butt to transport. Is washers and magnets in a tool box with a small frame around where the base would sit the best way to go? I The two brackets keep the magnetized base from sliding around [O] I can't imagine putting these guys in foam. Generally only be driving with models for right now but if I do plan on flying is a toolbox still the way to go? I'm an imperial guard player so guardsmen dont end up in the nicest of transports and only characters end up really getting bubble wrapped. I feel for you Eldar/Nid players. Any advice is appreciated.
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Virginia

Glue a 3 or 4x3mm magnet (3mm high) underneath and transport him on a magnetic sheet. I ordered a bunch because stackable plastic cases, a bunch of tiny magnets, and superglue are all cheaper than GW cases.

Those are my AT models stuck to a thin sheet of steel I got from amazon hot glued to the bottom of a plastic case. My only regret is not thinking of this years ago and buying like 6 or 7 GW cases.
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Powerful Phoenix Lord





Yep, magnetized trays are really the only choice for the increasingly silly miniature designs.
   
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Furious Fire Dragon





Midlands, UK

I'm another magnet-case advocate. I've got a couple of steel cantilever toolboxes that I use. The cantilever shelves are just the right height for most man-sized infantry, and the bigger bottom compartment handles dreadnought-sized things nicely. I keep meaning to get a big box and epoxy some steel sheet in the bottom for bigger models like knights.

You don't really need anything to stop them from sliding around. So long as you've got decent pull on your magnets the model will stay where you put it unless there's a significant outside force - by which I mean your hand pushing it around. Other than that, it's not going anywhere.

One thing to keep in mind is how well the magnets are glued under the bases. Most of mine are superglued, and I've had one or two magnets come unstuck on occasion. Might be a good idea to use epoxy or build some putty around the magnet to stop it coming out.
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Virginia

DO NOT put the magnets on the edges of small models like I started to. Put them right smack dab in the middle, if you put them on the edges (like I did with my AT models) they could end up attracting one another or repelling one another on the tabletop. I had to spread my AT magnets because the Warlord and Reaver might've been too heavy for one 6x3 magnet. I just buy the cheap Chinese ones from Amazon for this kind of duty, not the expensive N52 magnets from K&J.

That said my AT titans can be stored upside down
https://www.instagram.com/p/B4ltuexn25Z/

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Guardsman with Flashlight






Thanks a lot for the replies guys just a quick response here as I'm in the middle of making dinner but definitely appreciate it ( not fajitas). Those upside down walkers gives me heart palpitations, haha. Magnetic sheets with a metal washer on the bottom of the base? Is there a reason you would go for actual magnets on the model itself over just a metal that is attracted to a magnet?
   
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Ye Lord of The End Times (and a good guy)





 Fajita Fan wrote:

That said my AT titans can be stored upside down
https://www.instagram.com/p/B4ltuexn25Z/


My all metal WARJACKS of warmachine used to be able to do just that as well! Well once I solved one tiny little issue. Turns out warjacks were so bloody heavy that the super glue between magnet and base was insufficient Had to cast the magnets inside resin once glued. That sorted the issue...

With plastic models even that is unnecessary.


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 Neotericity wrote:
Thanks a lot for the replies guys just a quick response here as I'm in the middle of making dinner but definitely appreciate it ( not fajitas). Those upside down walkers gives me heart palpitations, haha. Magnetic sheets with a metal washer on the bottom of the base? Is there a reason you would go for actual magnets on the model itself over just a metal that is attracted to a magnet?


I find magnets for bases and thin metal sheets easy. Finding equally big magnetic sheet as the thin metal sheets are and tiny metal pieces is less easy for me. I'm familiar with this order and I don't have any problems with it so I'll stick with what I know

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Dominating Dominatrix






Game plus pluck foam trays. They are 10.00 a peice regardless of size and you can pluck out the foam to fit their shape.


These are my opinions. This is how I feel. Others may feel differently. This needs to be stated for some reason.
 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut





Virginia

 Neotericity wrote:
Thanks a lot for the replies guys just a quick response here as I'm in the middle of making dinner but definitely appreciate it ( not fajitas). Those upside down walkers gives me heart palpitations, haha. Magnetic sheets with a metal washer on the bottom of the base? Is there a reason you would go for actual magnets on the model itself over just a metal that is attracted to a magnet?

A standard GW base is 3mm on the underside. A 3 or 4mm wide by 3mm tall magnet is perfectly sized with a little super glue to keep it down on a metal sheet and you don't need to worry about thickness. If you really want to go by a hardware store to find ferrous washers the right thickness you might save a few bucks over the course of the project but I like ordering exactly what I need.

Bonus of using actual sized magnets: they can also be used for miniatures like waists, doors, or weapons when you need. I'm using a few 6mmx3mm magnets on the waists of dreadnoughts.


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tneva82 wrote:
 Fajita Fan wrote:

That said my AT titans can be stored upside down
https://www.instagram.com/p/B4ltuexn25Z/


My all metal WARJACKS of warmachine used to be able to do just that as well! Well once I solved one tiny little issue. Turns out warjacks were so bloody heavy that the super glue between magnet and base was insufficient Had to cast the magnets inside resin once glued. That sorted the issue...

With plastic models even that is unnecessary.


Automatically Appended Next Post:
 Neotericity wrote:
Thanks a lot for the replies guys just a quick response here as I'm in the middle of making dinner but definitely appreciate it ( not fajitas). Those upside down walkers gives me heart palpitations, haha. Magnetic sheets with a metal washer on the bottom of the base? Is there a reason you would go for actual magnets on the model itself over just a metal that is attracted to a magnet?


I find magnets for bases and thin metal sheets easy. Finding equally big magnetic sheet as the thin metal sheets are and tiny metal pieces is less easy for me. I'm familiar with this order and I don't have any problems with it so I'll stick with what I know

I was able to assemble a ton of Skorne beasts, including the elephants, with just Locktite superglue but I really got it in there.

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Ye Lord of The End Times (and a good guy)





Did you hang 'em upside down? Long time that got me

Btw for 3mm i got 3mm deep magnets and they are just tiiiiny amount poking out. Maybe issue with lotr bases but switched to 2mm myself

2021 painted/bought: 538/575 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Virginia

Never hung them.

I’ll check my new 3mm magnets on the smaller bases but I think it’s almost good if they stick out just a touch so they don’t slide on the sheet steel. I have neoprene gaming mats so I’m totally tempted to someday get a whole gaming table lined with 12”x12” steel sheet under the mat so my bases never slide during a game!
   
Made in fi
Ye Lord of The End Times (and a good guy)





 Fajita Fan wrote:
Never hung them.

I’ll check my new 3mm magnets on the smaller bases but I think it’s almost good if they stick out just a touch so they don’t slide on the sheet steel. I have neoprene gaming mats so I’m totally tempted to someday get a whole gaming table lined with 12”x12” steel sheet under the mat so my bases never slide during a game!


The hangout isn't that big and i doubt it's going to give issue but up to taste how that affects. If that bothers 2mm is good as well. Still strong enough.
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