Broken skimmer stands?
Of course they broke, who didn't think they would?
It's alright GW, you all handle 8th edition and I'll handle the magnets!
These are skimmer stands that won't snap in half for no reason and let you pose your skimmers in the right positions, doing crazy banks and turns!
I have seen the following skimmers magnetized to good effect with this kit:
Suppressors, Inceptors, Eliminators, Destroyers, Tomb Blades, Wasp Walkers, Morrsarr Guard
Inceptor Note: The stand is designed to be placed on the backpack shown in the picture. This is for a larger glue surface area, otherwise the magnet will fall off. This is also 1/4" lower to the base reducing the needed stem height by 1/4". The stems will look significantly shorter than GW's stems, please do a dry assembly will all hardware to match the height.
There are multiple heights of stems, the taller variant is for Inceptors.
|4 Acrylic Rod (Drilled)||5/16" Diameter x 0.75" (17mm) Tall|
|8 Disc Magnets||5/16" x 1/16" (8mm x 2mm)|
|4 Countersunk Ring Magnet||5/16" x 1/8" (8mm x 3mm)|
|4 Ball Bearing||5/16" Diameter|
|4 Rock Anchors||Medium Small (8mm inner diameter)|
These rocks are made so the flight stands will be stronger and more stable for the base connection.
These are resin cast bases with the above rock adapters all made as one piece. The Large Acrylic Skimmer bases that GW offers do not have a flat top which makes it difficult to get a good glue surface area with the adapters/flight stands. These bases have the adapter cast as the same piece, so everything is incorporated as one solid piece.
- Remove the peg from the base and model as cleanly as possible.
- Glue a Rock Adapter to the base.
- Glue a disc magnet inside the rock adapter, or if you don't have an adapter, glue the magnet to the base.
- Glue the other disc magnet to the flat side of the flight stand ensuring that the polarities will attract one another with the magnet you have already glued.
- Glue the ball to the drilled part of the flight stand.
- Glue the ring magnet to the model with the wide opening facing away from the model. The opening is set to fit the ball bearing nicely.
Magnetizing a model with this kit will take about 1-2 minutes in total. You will spend more time trying to clean the superglue off your fingers than assembling these stands.
If you need flight stand or magnetizing kit for a particular model please email me and I will make sure we get to work on it.
The Magnet Baron