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LandSpeeder Magnetized

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So this is my attempt to magnetize the landspeeder with as little destruction as possible. 

First cut through the four front posts. 

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Then Drill out post in these locations. I started small then worked up to a 7/32 bit for the main body and 1/8 on the engines. 

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Work the back free along seems 

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Glue in magnets is pictured locations 

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Then fill with green stuff or other similar product 

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FYI i was able to do this because of a post i saw over on reddit that gave me a visual as to where the post where located. They seemed to get it apart with a freezing and prying method but that was not working for me. 

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You even magnetized the engine covers? Very nice. I used magnets for the passengers and drilled through the outside rather than split the hull open. Part of me wishes I had tried but I was too nervous about breaking it.

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Im really surprised they glued the body together.  They could have saved some cost and all of us a lot of time if they had just left the pieces to be assembled by the user.  It wouldn’t even be difficult to assemble.

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10 hours ago, BigBadAndy said:

Im really surprised they glued the body together.  They could have saved some cost and all of us a lot of time if they had just left the pieces to be assembled by the user.  It wouldn’t even be difficult to assemble.

agree and i think going forward they probably will do just that especially since  the separatist will be coming on sprues 

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Thanks for this, I considered drilling but was not sure where rear posts were. The front half of the speeder was easy to separate. The back got rough, especially around the engine nacelles. So I quit. Time to get the drill out.

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I drilled mine simply through the top and used some greenstuff to smoothen it out again. you can see hem very slightly but then I will be playing my lasndspeeder with the two figures on the back anyway.

There are more pictures on my blog: https://legion-outpost.blogspot.com/2019/06/x-34-landspeeder-painted.html

 

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On 6/5/2019 at 10:53 AM, Outpost Painter said:

I drilled mine simply through the top and used some greenstuff to smoothen it out again. you can see hem very slightly but then I will be playing my lasndspeeder with the two figures on the back anyway.

There are more pictures on my blog: https://legion-outpost.blogspot.com/2019/06/x-34-landspeeder-painted.html

 

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That landspeeder looks sweet!  What colors did you use for the body/striping?

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