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09 Oct 2021 4:27 a.m. PST
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QUATERMASS09 Oct 2021 4:16 a.m. PST

I've been rebaseing some Soviet NBC troops drilling hole's and glueing tiny magnet's in to the base's.
So I've had this idea of covering the game table with a thin layer of fine iorn fileing's glued down obviously and then painted.
I imagine walls without base's just a couple of magnet's or the same with trees,buildings ect all held in place with the power of magnetism.
You could possibly cover non stepped hills and slopes with iorn fileings so the miniatures could be placed at an angle that non magnetized would slide down.
Has anyone tried this?
Is this a dumb idea?
Are their any pit falls I haven't taken into account?.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Oct 2021 5:01 a.m. PST

Just get a can of magnetic paint instead of trying to make your own. it's basically primer with ironfilings in it and some additional epoxy. It goes on slightly thicker than regular primer, but it spreads evenly. I don't think I could get as good a sutface doing a homebrew.

amzn.to/3uYlSQh

I did it for this:

inlgames.com/scylla.htm

And it held plastic figures on cheap magnetic bases to a vertical, which is much steeper than what you are looking for.

U've also done city buildings for superhero games (again, plastic figures on magenetic sheet as a base), but I no longer have pictures or the terrain. I should probably do some new ones in honor of the Venom/Carnage movie …

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2021 9:16 a.m. PST

HI

I am doing a large 15mm Korean War set up with the Iron filling in the paint with figures on magnets.

very vertical with trenches in layed into the side of the ridge.

Augustus09 Oct 2021 12:16 p.m. PST

So…you could mount your game board to the wall? To ease storage space and leave the game in play?

QUATERMASS09 Oct 2021 12:58 p.m. PST

etotheipi
Thanks for the tip mate ill have look in the builders merchants.that's a nice set up by the way. Where did that judge dredd miniature come from I'm a huge 2000ad fan or at least pre British invasion period and have progs 1 to 519plus all the sci-fi special's and annual's from that period.

Wackmole9 is that setup modular? I know very little about that period of history.
I love them Sam fuller flick's what red blooded male wouldn't?.

Augustus that's an interesting idea it might be a bit heavy though.

Thanks for the feedback guy's

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Oct 2021 5:44 a.m. PST

You should be able to find the paint in pretty much any home supply store.

The Dredd is an old old old old HeroClix figure. I might have a couple spare such figures, if you're interested. I do a ton of MegaCity One and Cursed Earth gaming.

So…you could mount your game board to the wall? To ease storage space and leave the game in play?

I once glued space ships to magnets and used a black magnetic blackboard (not redundant, most magnetic blackboards are dry-erase and white) to play spaceship games. Magnetic planets and asteroids, too. And sectors done with striping tape.

We played on the wall like it was a tactical display. Niggest game was three roughly 3'x6' boards (or some other standard size they come in)., representing fleet level, dogfight level, and planetary raid.

QUATERMASS10 Oct 2021 11:57 p.m. PST

"The Dredd is an old old old old HeroClix figure. I might have a couple spare such figures, if you're interested. I do a ton of MegaCity One and Cursed Earth gaming."

Ah Indy clix no thank you i was just curious.
I had a look at your site I love those hex movement trays ingenious! I'll defiantly be nicking that idea!
I couldn't find any of your mega city or cursed earth games if you have any pics I'd love to see some.
I find your work very inspiring.

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