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Disassembling fantasy miniatures

Separating main figure from accessories for better transport
Author: Luca Ghilardi, Erba, Italy, [email protected]
Online since: 19/08/2010, Number of visits: 383021
I am the proud owner of various very ornate fantasy miniatures. This magnificent warrior, for instance, carries a banner, a weapon and a large staff. These thin parts are very fragile when it comes to transporting them. The warrior doesn't fit into the foam notch, so the banner, weapon and staff can easily break off during transport. It is very cumbersome to glue broken pieces back on.
Then I thought of a solution with your magnets.
Using a knife, I carefully removed the protruding parts from the warrior and glued an S-02-02-N disc magnet on the miniature and the separated part.
If you want the magnets to be completely inconspicuous, you can paint them with the appropriate colour or drill a small hole into the fantasy miniature and countersink a magnet.
Now I can transport the figure separately from the accessories (see above) and quickly put them together again before the start of a game. The magnetisation is so strong that you can pick up the miniature on the banner without it separating from the figure.
And when it comes to fierce collisions of the miniatures during a game, the individual parts come off clean without breaking.
I really like this solution!
Note from the supermagnete team:
  • Fantasy fans might find the project Carrying case for fantasy miniatures interesting.
  • You can take this idea even further: Many fantasy miniatures come in different versions, for instance with different weapons. If you don't want to purchase multiple miniatures, you can use magnets to make them fully modular. Small disc magnets, such as S-03-01-N or S-02-01-N, are great for this purpose. This would allow you, for example, to change the weapon in an ongoing game. It’s easy on the wallet, and you won't have to carry so many miniatures.

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