Hey, I have a bit of a question.
There is a guy who comes to our local tournaments who has put rare earth magnets on all of his ships and their flight stands. While I think that this is a great idea to make it so that if a peg snaps you're not potentially left with a nightmarish situation (removing the broken bit from the connector under the ship), there is an issue with this.
In the last tournament I was in, after getting utterly crushed (as usual), I was drifting around the venue looking in on other games. While peeking at this guy's game, I saw his opponent looking down in horror as he realized that he had planned his maneuvers for the turn incorrectly because the magnetized ship had spun to face a different direction on its peg.
Unfortunately this spinning is not an uncommon thing on his ships. With only a single magnetic contact point, the models constantly spin to face the wrong direction. I know that this isn't an intentional thing on his part (he's a nice enough guy), but unless you pay attention to the miniatures base rather than the ship you easily lose track of where his ships are going.
Basically, is this a legal modification?