This is my first Chaos Terminator, and Chaos has me a bit scared because it seems that I really have to pay attention to what shoulder pads etc as the instructions state certain things belong to each god, they have lots of detail compared to regular space marines.
I've decided to install magnets in my terminators in case I want them CC or Shooty.
I decided to do all the drilling with the terminator not glued in case I made a mistake it would be easier to buy 1 bit off of Ebay than a whole terminator.
1) My first attempt at putting in a magnet, and as you can see the magnet is not flush with the arm socket, its sticking out and that's going to lead to big gaps so I have to dig that puppy out and use my drill bit to get a bit further in.
2) Parts I've installed magnets into so far.
3,4,5) Various poses playing with the magnets, keep in mind because the legs and body aren't glued I couldn't put the arms in realistic positions because it would fall apart
As you can see in the poses the left arm (His left arm the Chain Fist) has a gap and doesn't sit exactly right so I have to go back and remove the magnets and set them a bit deeper, the reaper cannon is perfectly done.
I first tried the 1/16" dia. x 1/32" thick magnets (found here
) but I found the strength wasn't good enough to put them in proper poses, they fell loose often, but they never fell off.
I then I tried the: 1/8" dia. x 1/32" thick (found here
) and was much happier with the strength and the ability to pose them.
The most important thing I've found is to make sure that all your parts use the same polarity in the same direction, so you can use any arm on any body, if you don't pay attention/build a method for installing the magnets you could quickly run into body's that repel certain weapons/arm combinations which would be a pain.