Sure, I name this after Maleceptors, but I only include pictures of the Toxicrene throughout. Oh well, the fact that I did magnetize both options (or why bother doing it) when added to the alliteration more than justifies it.
So yeah, I wound up purchasing two maleceptors / toxicrenes for completionist purposes. I know I’m going to dip my models soon, and I might as well try to dip everything at once. To stay with the theme, I magnetized both options so that I can field either of the two beasts in the kit.
Magnets for these guys are pretty straight-forward, except for the sheer volume needed. I didn’t magnetize any of the legs (doing so would’ve been a nightmare), but I did magnetize the front arms, the head, and after consideration, the toxic sacs that go on their backs. Between those, that was enough to make the model fairly heavy and turn it into a giant electromagnetic sphere, but the real problem was in magnetizing the arms.
This might have worked out fine had I planned my magnet strategy better years ago. You see, for my monstrous creatures, I decided to magnetize the arms on the left and right sides the same (I believe to keep them congruent with my dreadnoughts). That way, if there was ever a weapon that could switch sides, I could just flip them around. It seemed unlikely that it’d happen, but that was the thought.
That wound up biting me here because I had to use fairly large magnets to keep those spindly toxicrene whips in place. Because of that, I had to place two large magnets inside of the torso at close proximity–which meant that they kept flipping around and snapping together.
In order to make that work, I had to construct a matrix of sprue pieces to get them to stick in place. As luck would have it, I had exactly enough room to stick four layers of sprue between them to make it work. I covered all of that in super glue and then, after it dried, I coated it with some air-dry clay and green stuff to ensure they wouldn’t be a problem in the future.
For the arms, I didn’t need to magnetize them, but they were going to take up so much space in storage, that I felt it prudent to do so. For the little “brain cover” toxin sacs, I wound up drilling straight through them and then green-stuffing little pustules on top to cover up the magnets.
By the way, does anyone else think those lash-arms are beyond ridiculous?