6 Big Hacks For Magnetizing Magnus the Red!

By |2017-02-21T08:00:55+00:00February 21st, 2017|Categories: Chaos, Daemons, How To Tutorial, Magnets, Thousand Sons, Warhammer 40k|

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The winds of Chaos are blowing and they are beckoning us to return! If your playing Chaos come see how to magnetize the big red man himself!

Just this past month, my gaming group Brookhammer were awesome enough to gift me Magnus the Red (how awesome is that?!). Since I do travel a bit in the city to get our games in I wanted to make sure I could easily transport Magnus without taking up a lot of foam space with his massive scale.

I tried to do some research as I always do before building him but couldn’t find anything online for magnetizing his wings. So I thought I’d share the steps I went through to do just that…

Wings: Step 01 – Clean up the Wing Connections

Magnus the Red: Wings

The left wing is pretty much good to go as is but I couldn’t quite fit the magnet into the right wing. So I took my X-acto and cleaned it up so it’d sit flush inside the opening on the connection piece.

Wings: Step 02 – Adding the Magnets

Magnus the Red: Wings

Magnets: 1/4 x 1/16
After cleaning out the connectors, I added some 1/4 by 1/16 sized magnets. They should rest inside and not get in the way when connecting to the body.

Wings: Step 03 – Adding the Magnets to the Body

Magnus the Red: Body

Magnets: 5/16 x 1/16
After the super glue has dried on the magnets in the wings, I inserted them into the body and used some more powerful 5/16 x 1/16 sized magnets inside. Put some glue and let the magnet find where it best connects to the ones inside the wings.

Wings: Step 04 – MORE MAGNETS!

Magnus the Red: Body

Magnets: 1/8 x 1/16
I had some spare 1/8 by 1/16 sized magnets lying around and thought I’d use them on the opposite sides of the body cavity to strengthen the bond.

But that’s not all!

I really love the look of Magnus both with and without the chest armor. So I decided to magnetize that as well!….

Chest Armor – The Armor

Magnus the Red: Chest Armor

Magnets: 1/4 x 1/16
After putting the chest armor together, I put a ¼ by 1/16 sized magnet in the location seen above. There should be just enough gap in here to fit snug against the body without pushing the armor off of it.

Chest Armor – Body

Magnus the Red: Body

Magnets: 5/16 x 1/16
I built the body without the top of the chest on. This allowed me to not only get to the wings but to the front of the chest as well. I put a 5/16 x 1/16 sized magnet on the abs. To better find the fit, put the chest piece against the body to see where the magnet best lines up.

Hope this helps and gives you ideas on how to better this process. I’m debating adding some pins to the wings for added support but it may not be needed. Also debating magnetizing the staff wrist to the left arm, but haven’t made up my mind yet.


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Creative director by day / painting all the Orks and Chaos by night. Part of the Brookhammer 40k group in NYC.