Now as every Merc general worth his charter knows, getting the most for your coin is important.
In that spirit, this weeks Free Llael Friday is a guide to magnetising your new merc jacks.
The new kit is a lovely thing, goes together smoothly and unlike some others I really like the poses. I initially bought the kit with the aim of building a second Nomad for my MacBain force, however the Rover really caught my eye.
While trying to think of what to do I had a fortunate accident, once again reaching for my file to start my prep I flung the small stack of magnets from the bottom on my brush holder across my desk for the hundredth time, I had a pinky and the brain moment.
So after looking further at the kit the 2 main differences are the shield (buckler vs shield cannon) and the weapon (great sword vs toy axe) so it was simple to magnetize the right spots as shown below:
For the sword and axe, it was simple: just on the wrist joint:
For the shield, I drilled and magnetised the arm first as shown, then used a blob of paint and a quick dry fit to show where it should go of the corresponding shield:
- Use a smaller drill bit to create a guide hole, then drill into that hole with the larger magnet sized bit.
- Always check you magnet poles, as if you accidentally glue then in a position which repels, that kits never going together!
- Check and double check positioning, holes are permanent!
Has anyone else done anything a bit different with the plastic jack kits?