Another squad now complete at last! I fell into the trap of having too many projects on the go but have stuck to my 1750 list and continue to work down it. They have come out really well and the tiny magnets have worked great. I can now come back later and add any combi-weapon I choose based on play testing. It also allows me to swap with Sternguard Squad 1 so I can have a no combi-weapons team, or loads of combi-weapons or a complete mixture.
The new wrist mounted weapons mean it is far easier to magnetize the wrist joints. I use a 3mm x 1mm diameter magnet in the wrist and a 2mm x 2mm diameter magnet in the weapon hand. You have to be very careful drilling out the 2mm magnet in the hand but it can be done. They marry up very well – only issue is getting the paint to stick to the surface of the magnets. Even if it does chip off it doesn’t matter, it cannot be seen. I may use these magnets on my next special weapon marine so I can select whichever weapon is required. I need to make more ‘filler’ marines and add another Tac squad in due course.