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Old 10-06-2019, 12:01 PM
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Magnets?

People when working on a ship, they glue the ship down to a surface with rubber cement in a few spots to keep it flat. How about using magnets on a metal surface instead. Good idea? Could use wax paper under the ship. To keep glue from sticking to the metal.
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Old 10-07-2019, 10:13 PM
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Great idea. You'd just have to be careful of the magnet's strength; powerful enough to hold but not so that moving the model wouldn't encourage denting or ending.

I've been experimenting with connecting compartments on a model, permitting access without gluing, using the same idea.
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Old 10-08-2019, 01:11 PM
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thanks a bunch
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Old 10-08-2019, 01:23 PM
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Stick and tissue modelers have been using magnets and a steel building board for many years, e.g.: https://easybuiltmodels.com/b04.htm
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Old 10-08-2019, 02:46 PM
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The building "board" that Don mentions is available from Micro Mark, and possibly from your local hobby shop. See:


Magnetic Gluing Jig, 6 Inches X 24 Inches


Pretty neat. Jim
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Old 10-08-2019, 09:03 PM
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True Think the easy built is one that I came across a few years ago
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Old 10-09-2019, 08:37 AM
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Just in case anyone is unaware of this source ... Rare Earth magnets are cheaply available in all sorts of shapes and sizes from here ...

https://www.wish.com/search/magnets

I have hundreds of them and find them useful for many different things. The attraction strength of even the tiny ones is often unbelievable, and the larger ones can be difficult to pull apart, so please heed the warning given earlier by The DC.
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