Magnetizing KS1

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Re: Magnetizing KS1

Post by marcoreds » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:59 am

Heya again,

just chiming in to show you the completed painted project (for now: this is my brother's birthday present, then I'll start on mine :) )

Here is a simple layout with fully magnetized 3 sets:

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raising it:

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Side view:

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Here are tiles organized of separate metal plates, to be added to the dungeon when players get there:

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Sample entrance:

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First room added:

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An encounter in first room:

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Second room added:

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Front view:

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Third room added:

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Fourth room:

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Of course this is not a proposed dungeon, just to show the way I use the magnetized tiles to show a dungeon room by room to players, having it all prebuilt beforehand.

This could be done with the new magnetic tiles ;)

Have a nice day!

Ps @William: I received the adhesive felt I ordered on Amazon, and it's perfect as the scraps that I had (as in: very thin, totally fits under the tiles without raising them). Unfortunately, I live in EU, so I don't think this link will be super useful, but maybe it can help your search:
https://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B01NAA ... UTF8&psc=1

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Re: Magnetizing KS1

Post by kitenerd » Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:53 pm

Marcoreds.

Thank you for this awesome tutorial. I will be doing this to my KS1 tiles when i have time

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Re: Magnetizing KS1

Post by lostpict » Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:41 pm

I use those business card magnets in my mini boxes to hold my historical washer based minis in place. It works fine for transport. Should work with these, if they are in contact with the tray.
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Re: Magnetizing KS1

Post by Arcarius2001 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:00 pm

bernyleung wrote:
Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:20 pm
Not strong enough to turn upside down, for sure, but maybe just strong enough to keep from sliding all over the place with a reasonably steady hand.
That's kind of what I was thinking. Just enough to keep in place on a terrain tray.

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Re: Magnetizing KS1

Post by bernyleung » Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:20 pm

Not strong enough to turn upside down, for sure, but maybe just strong enough to keep from sliding all over the place with a reasonably steady hand.

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Re: Magnetizing KS1

Post by jchunick » Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:15 pm

Arcarius2001 wrote:
Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:06 pm
That is an excellent tutorial. But for those of us not willi g to take that much time, I always thought that business card magnets would work. Very thin, just trim them down to fit inside the base of the DF piece. Fast and cheap.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/BUSINESS-CAR ... 3=&veh=sem
I'll bet a bunch of DF tiles that the fridge magnets are not strong enough, but I'd still be interested knowing the results if someone was willing to try it and post their results here.
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Re: Magnetizing KS1

Post by Arcarius2001 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:06 pm

That is an excellent tutorial. But for those of us not willing to take that much time, I always thought that business card magnets would work. Very thin, just trim them down to fit inside the base of the DF piece. Fast and cheap.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/BUSINESS-CAR ... 3=&veh=sem
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Re: Magnetizing KS1

Post by TheShadowlord » Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:29 am

I ordered these adhesive magnet squares to try with my KS1 pieces.

https://www.amazon.com/Extra-Strength-M ... et+Squares

For those who want an alternative to magnets, you can use velcro:

viewtopic.php?f=34&t=6597

They help keep my crenelations stable without columns:

viewtopic.php?f=34&t=7749

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Re: Magnetizing KS1

Post by marcoreds » Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:57 pm

Thank you all!

@William: the sheet I have was a gift from a the guy who made my resin tiles, I had some leftover. I ordered some on Amazon (looking for like "adhesive velvet" - in Italian as I am).
It will arrive mid July, so not sure it is the same thickness, will update when it arrives.

@Berny: with all the ones that I have left to do, I'll be over in 2030 :-)

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Re: Magnetizing KS1

Post by bernyleung » Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:24 pm

Excellent job, sir! For someone new to Dwarven Forge, you are showing some masterful mod work!

So, could I hire you to do about 600 of my tiles..? :D

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