nix0n wrote:I am afraid that I'm turning into this obnoxious fan that compliments everything you do
Must admit that the magnetizing has been executed beautifully and the end result looks super clean and flush.
Firstly, I really appreciate the responses and the compliments! Your responses and compliments are what drive me to keep coming back and checking and updating my log. Don't stop! If you feel like you're a fan, then I LOVE that! I've never had a fan before
Now, onto your questions.
nix0n wrote:- I suppose you used 2mm in diameter magnets. Would 2,5 be too much in your opinion? (what are the overall specs of the magnet used in your pathfinders)
2mm diameter by 1mm thickness are the magnets I use, and they're uniform across every model I own with one exception. The magnets I use to keep my Riptide's Jet Packs on are 3mm, because those parts are huge and needed the extra pulling power.
nix0n wrote:- How did you managed to glue the magnet so flush against the surface of the part?
Getting the magnets flush required me to put them in using another magnetic surface, if that makes sense. Since I'm only putting them into a flat surface with a hole in it, I put the magnet on my hobby knife's blade, applied a small drop (not even technically a drop, more of a dab) of glue to the side of the magnet going into the plastic, then guided it in, using the blade to keep the magnet flush. I ONLY did this with the very first magnet. From that point onward, I used the first magnet to put more in, and I'll explain how: I glued the first magnet into the first torso, then drilled into the arms. I put the first arm magnet onto the glued torso magnet, then guided the arm into place, and once the magnet was in the arm and flush, I very quickly pulled the arm and torso apart so they didn't stick together from overflowed superglue. After putting the second magnet into the first arm, I used the arm to put a magnet into the OTHER side of the torso, to make sure that the torso magnets had the same polarity on both shoulders. From that point I just used my already magnetised parts to put magnets into the other parts. Here's a crude illustration of what I mean.
nix0n wrote:- And lastly, the centering of the magnets is really important so that the arms wouldn't look too off-set. How exactly this could be measured so both of the magnets are centered on the corresponding sides?
This just came down to sheer accuracy. I used the tip of my hobby knife to make approximate starting points to compare to the already magnetised torsos, then corrected if I made my starting point off center before drilling. Some of them aren't properly flush, so I need to make sure the correct arms (carbine arms mainly) correspond to the the correct torso, otherwise they don't sit comfortably.
This is the most challenging and fun magnetisation project I've ever done, and I'm extremely satisfied with it.