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Magnetising Miniatures Tutorial

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Another tutorial devoted to our little miniature friends. This time we look at some storage techniques using sheet steel and rare earth magnets.

I bought my first miniature in an obscure little store in a suburb of Sydney called Models & Figurines way back in about 1979, and since about that time I’ve been trying various different ways of storing them. A few decades have quickly passed, and these days I’m established in my own home with a bit of space and finally have a good way of doing just that. It involves the use of sheet steel and magnets, and in this tutorial I’m going to show you how it’s done!

I’ve mentioned it in the video, but do be careful when working with things like blades, tin snippers, and sheet steel. In fact gloves might be a good idea when working with the latter. I’ve had my share of sliced fingertips and it’s not something I would wish on anyone.

Recently I’ve started using smaller peices of steel sheet to line foamcore inserts, thus facilitating the storage of miniatures on the floors and walls of smaller compartments. It’s a brilliant technique and maximises your box space, but the best thing about it is that the most fragile of miniatures can be stored safely.

Have fun! And take care of your little plastic people, OK?


  • Daniel says:

    Great video as usual, universal head never dissapoints. Allready tried this storage soloution and it’s great. Elegant and easy storage, thanks for the tip.

    Besides being a boardgamer I’m also an opthalmologist and I world really recommend using som protective goggles/glasses when cutting the steelsheets. I’ve removed small metal bits from WITHIN people eyes after they’ve been cutting with tinsnips without protective glasses.

    You need your eyes to paint your miniatures!

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