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Nuada
14-02-2011, 12:21
I'm going to be starting a Dark Elf WM army soon, and i'd like to magnetize the whole army to make it easier to carry.

My plan is to either put a metal sheet in a box file, or get a metal tool box from B&Q (don't know if they cost a lot)

Ideally i'm looking for thin strips that i can cut up and glue to the base, rather than round magnets.

Can anyone help? :)




EDIT ..... i just found this on ebay http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1m-Self-Adhesive-Magnetic-Tape-Magnet-Strip-20mm-/270664488513?pt=UK_Crafts_Other_Crafts_EH&hash=item3f04dc5641 Is magnetic tape any good? strong enough?
It's 20mm wide, which is spot on, and only 1.5mm thick.

tinfish666
14-02-2011, 12:26
This might help you.

http://www.3vwargames.co.uk/magneticbasing.htm

Nuada
14-02-2011, 12:35
That's exactly what i'm after, thanks tinfish666 :D

fracas
14-02-2011, 14:31
Will the magnets be strong enough given the weight of the metal strips?

tinfish666
14-02-2011, 20:14
I didn't realise there were so many broken links in that page. Here is the link to Magnetic Displays - they've advertised in Wargames Illustrated for years.

http://www.magneticdisplays.co.uk/magdisp1.asp

Nuada
17-02-2011, 12:47
I didn't realise there were so many broken links in that page. Here is the link to Magnetic Displays - they've advertised in Wargames Illustrated for years.

http://www.magneticdisplays.co.uk/magdisp1.asp

I placed an order for a box file lined with steel paper, it arrived next day. I'm very pleased with it :D You tip the box upside down and the metal figures remain in place.

I just worked out i can fit 27 units in the box (assuming units of 3's) and enough room for characters around the edge.
Perfect, that'll fit my whole 3,000 point dark elf army inside.