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Post by NegativeK » Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:20 am

Since I've gone through almost 100 of the 1/16"x1/32" magnets, I'm going to be placing an order at K&J Magnetics soon. To split shipping costs, I'm soliciting orders from anyone else who has a desire to swap out things in GW games.

A run down of what I've learned:

- The 1/16"x1/32" disc magnets are great for things like arms, small backpacks, or weapons that already sit snuggly without glue. Not sure how they work with big metal arms, but they are the exact size of the largest GW drill bit, so they're stupidly easy to use. I plan on getting 300.

- The 1/8"x1/32" and 3/16"x1/32" disc magnets are nice for larger, tank sized weapons, turrets, and things like that. They're strong, but you'd probably need magnets in a line if you need to handle large amounts of torque.

- All the magnets work well with epoxy or super glue, but you probably want to gloss varnish them to protect the paint and keep the magnets from chipping.

Drop me a response if you want to go in on the order with me. I'm currently looking at 300 of the little tiny disc magnets and probably some other larger/different sized magnets to play with (nerrrrd,) and I've convinced Will (Yuri) to grab some for heavy weapons and such.
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Post by SoldierOfFortune » Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:45 pm

I may want to start magnetizing my movement trays for my Dwarfs. What would you recommend for that? Sticking magnets on the bases and cut up some refrigerator magnets for the trays?

I may also consider some of the bigger ones for vehicles, as I am shopping around for a nice big battlewagon.

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Post by NegativeK » Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:18 am

SoldierOfFortune wrote:I may want to start magnetizing my movement trays for my Dwarfs. What would you recommend for that? Sticking magnets on the bases and cut up some refrigerator magnets for the trays?

I may also consider some of the bigger ones for vehicles, as I am shopping around for a nice big battlewagon.
It looks like three 1/32" thick magnets is exactly the depth of the bottom of the infantry square and round bases I have, so that'll help you. The biggest problem I could see is the magnets being strong enough to stick to the metal and pull right off of plastic base. Also, I do know that rare earth magnets can actually permanently change the polarity of the sheet refrigerator magnet stuff.. But I'm not sure how well it'll hold. ;)

I think Steve was talking about that with his miniatures at some point; did you have any luck, Steve?
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Post by Abaddon » Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:24 am

I'm in for 50 big 3/16 ones and 100 of the small ones. Can I just hit you back with the $$$?
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Post by NegativeK » Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:56 pm

As long as too many people don't jump in, I'm fine with getting cash on delivery (hehe.)

I'll have the magnets with me on Sunday if anyone wants to check on their actual size, and I'll drop the order in on Monday.
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Post by Nightbane » Wed Jun 04, 2008 8:47 am

sorry I misread the price, it turns to $16 plus whatever the split is for S&H

100 of the 3/16 and 100 of the 1/16 ones as well
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Post by NegativeK » Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:17 pm

Here's what I've got:

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Tony:           100x 3/16
                100x 1/16

Phil:           50x  3/16
                100x 1/16

Will:           100x 1/16

Everett:        200x 1/16
                Other fun stuff.

Total:          150x 3/16
                500x 1/16
Since no one said otherwise, I'm going for 1/32" thick across the board. I'll place that order tonight and respond with results owed. Respond soon if you want to change something!
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Post by Nightbane » Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:40 pm

NegativeK wrote:Here's what I've got:

Code: Select all

Tony:           100x 3/16
                100x 1/16

Phil:           50x  3/16
                100x 1/16

Will:           100x 1/16

Everett:        300x 1/16
                Other fun stuff.

Total:          150x 3/16
                600x 1/16

umm Everett....100+100+50=250

you have only 150 instead of 250 as the total for 3/16
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Post by NegativeK » Mon Jun 09, 2008 6:01 pm

Correct on both counts. Reason being, only you and Phil want the 3/16s, so it's 100+50=150. ;)

Also, I'm going down to 200x of the 1/16, so I'm editing the order list.
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Post by NegativeK » Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:48 pm

Order placed.

Phil, your order is $5 for the 3/16s, $5 for the 1/16s, and $1.25 for shipping. Total is $11.25.

Tony, your order is $10 for the 3/16s, $5 for the 1/16s, and $1.25 for shipping. Total is $16.25.

Will said I can just take a pound of flesh.

I'll make sure to post when I get them in. Thanks for helping with some bulk rates and defraying some shipping costs!
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Post by NegativeK » Mon Jun 16, 2008 6:50 pm

Magnets are in! I'll be at the shop Wednesdays after 5:30ish and Sundays with your bags of goodies, Tony and Phil. Drop by when you can for 'em.

*Starts counting hundreds of little tiny freaking magnets.*
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Post by Nightbane » Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:57 pm

I'll do my best to swing by Sunday
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