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Magnetic Pinning of Armor
« on: July 26, 2006, 03:55:59 AM »
Here are a couple of really good sites, with lots of pics on how to use rare earth magnets to hold armor pieces, and entire models together...

http://www.grafx.pe.kr/magnet/exam/b4.htm

http://www.grafx.pe.kr/magnet/exam/auge.htm

These magnets can be bought very cheaply here:

http://www.kjmagnetics.com/

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Magnetic Pinning of Armor
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2006, 06:22:59 AM »
This concept is really cool to me. Something like this would motivate me to actually care about putting in work on MG internals.

I know nothing of rare earth magnets, or if time is a factor on the strength of their field. From the kjmagnets site you posted it looks like heat is the only factor, but at 170°+ you'd have bigger things to worry about that just your armor falling off.

Thanks for the link!

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Magnetic Pinning of Armor
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2006, 06:39:28 AM »
Magnets, unless exposed to extreme heat, or hit with a hammer, will not lose their strength over time.

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Re: Magnetic Pinning of Armor
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2007, 08:23:21 PM »
Ok I am sorry for revising this old thread but I thought It would be better then starting a new one.
But I was wondering seening this is the first time that I am buying rare earth magnets from kgmagnets that acouple of people that use them the most can give me an idea of what size I should be getting?

I see so many that I think I would need but are they really the size and height I need?
Please any help will be great full.

I know that trial and error is the key but I would like to start in the right direction.

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Re: Magnetic Pinning of Armor
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2007, 09:32:59 PM »
Here ya go... I use all of these regularly:

http://www.kjmagnetics.com/proddetail.asp?prod=D101
http://www.kjmagnetics.com/proddetail.asp?prod=D201
http://www.kjmagnetics.com/proddetail.asp?prod=D21
http://www.kjmagnetics.com/proddetail.asp?prod=R211
http://www.kjmagnetics.com/proddetail.asp?prod=ZD1

And pick up 1 or 2 larger discs. They're great for cleaning up after buffing with steel wool and finding metal bits dropped in carpet (provided they're ferrous).
Rust is beautiful.

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Re: Magnetic Pinning of Armor
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2007, 10:56:52 PM »
Thanks Foo!