Of course I would produce magnetic stands. This is me!
Here's a quick tutorial on magnetising stands. I saw the idea on the Spartan Forum, but couldn't find enough straws to use it on my whole fleet. I investigated at a hobby store and decided on some aluminium tube. The key was finding a tube with the same internal diameter as the peg and the magnet (3mm). I found some, but had to settle for the ultra-precision stuff because the cheaper stuff was all sold out (the styrene rods didn't have internal diameter stated or a wall thickness). I cut the tubing to the same length as the pegs (~45mm), which after the thickness of the magnet is allowed for, gave me about 2mm of acrylic sticking out the bottom to put into the base. Here is my technique:
|2. Put a drop of superglue onto the magnet, then slide your cut tubing over the magnet.|
|3. Slosh some more superglue into the tube, then insert your peg.|
|4. Stand the peg magnet-end-down and hammer the exposed acrylic until it is snug. You should have about 1-2mm of exposed acrylic; enough the put into your stand.|
|5. Viola- a magnetic stand. Still needs paint.|
|Obviously, you need tot get a magnet into the model. Used some Tamiya Brown Stuff (name?), but any hard-curing putty will do.|