I've just finished modeling the first of three magnetic Carnifexes I plan on making, and I'm wondering if I should change my blueprint for the second and third.
The thing that has me stymied is the venom cannon and barbed strangler arm pairs. For my initial conversion I decided to go elaborate and put one weapon on the left side of the body and one on the right, instead of loading up the right side. I'm happy with how it turned out, but I'm wondering if I should stick to the standard format for the next two. It seems like it might be a pain in the ass to do the standard weapon pattern with magnets, though. The joint where the feeder arm meets the weapon arm is pretty fragile on the Carni I've already cooked up, and it seems like that joint would be even more prone to breaking in the standard pattern.
How did you guys model the VC/BS arms? Any tips?
Also, if there's anyone out there who's made multiple Magnetofexes, how well do the various sets of arms link up to each individual Carni body? Do you find that slight differences in the angles of the magnets pose a problem when it comes to attaching certain arms to the Carnis they werent specifically built for?
Any ideas or advice would be awesome