Magnetic Basing

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Niall
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Magnetic Basing

Post by Niall » Fri May 05, 2017 6:40 pm

This is a repost from the old forum.

To transport wargame models I have developed this method for tracked vehicles.

Smooth off all raised detail from the base of the model and stick on a strip of steel paper.

Cut a length of strip wood(thicker than the vehicle's ground clearance and narrower than its lower hull). Stick magnetic basing material to the wood strip and glue it into a file box or similar. A couple of photos of my Achilles platoon -
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Steel paper and magnetic basing material can be bought from here -
http://www.magneticdisplays.co.uk/

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adt70hk
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Re: Magnetic Basing

Post by adt70hk » Fri May 05, 2017 9:23 pm

I remember the post!! It's still a great idea!!!!

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Re: Magnetic Basing

Post by sarge831 » Sat May 06, 2017 9:06 am

I notice that the 'Steel Paper' comes in green and sand colour at 0.35mm thick, I've never seen this material but do you think it could be used for other modelling purposes such as making schurzen, with a suitable frame attached, or is it to flimsy?

Niall
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Re: Magnetic Basing

Post by Niall » Sun May 07, 2017 10:53 am

The steel paper is strong enough for schurzen plates however if used for wargame models it will get bent with handling and won't spring back. In addition its edges and corners are quite sharp. It also has a self adhesive coating which would have to be removed.

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Re: Magnetic Basing

Post by Niall » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:53 am

Re-uploads of the photos -
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