Magnetising Grey Knights: Terminators

So Adam over at the Space Wolves Blog has been asking me how I'm magnetising my Grey Knight army so  here is a tutorial so all you guys out there can maximise the use of all those pretty weapon combinations in our Grey Knight Terminator box sets.
What you will need

What you will need:
Green Stuff
Pin Drill
.5mm Drill Bit
2mm Drill Bit
Neodymium Magnets (1mm x 2mm)  
(I got mine here...)
Super Glue (optional)

Figure 1

Step 1
Ok so take your miniature's arm and using the .5mm drill bit drill a pilot hole in the centre of the wrist of the arm (Fig 1).

This is a guide for when you use the larger drill...

Step 2
Taking the wider drill slowly start to drill in to the mini until you are at the same depth (or there about, a little too deep is better than too shallow).
If you aren't confident about this mark on your drill bit with either paint or electrical tape the depth of 1 magnet so you don't go too far either way.

Step 3
Figure 2
So now if you want drop a little super glue in to the hole although it is a very tight fit anyway so make your own decision, Push the the magnet into the new hole so 1 magnet disappears into the mini. (Fig 2).

If you have difficulty getting the magnet in use your clippers to push the magnet into place.

Step 4
Figure 3
Now allow 1 magnet to join to your flush magnet, take the hand/weapon to be magnetised and practise getting it into the position you want. (Fig 3)

Step 5
Once you are happy you can position the hand without too much movement dab paint onto the magnet and push the hand against the fresh paint hold there for a second and then remove, the dot print left (Fig 3) is where you need to drill for your corresponding magnet.

Step 6
Repeat steps 1, 2 and 3 on the hand you want to magnetise and there you have a magnetised Grey Knight Terminator right hand.

Step 1
Before any drilling fill the holes in the heavy weapons with green stuff and put to one side to sure.

Step 2
Figure 4
Use steps 1, 2 and 3 as a guide on the left arm of the mini drilling into the widest area of the left arm (Fig 4).

Figure 5 
Step 3
Now using step 5 as a guide make the paint dot on the heavy weapon and repeat steps 1, 2 and 3 (yes I know...again) (Fig 6)

So there we have a little tutorial of how to Magnetise your Grey Knight Terminators...This tutorial is really simple to do just give it a go and I promise you will be pleasantly surprised.

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