Once again Crazy Kage has the fix for which version of the big bug to build out of one kit: ALL OF THEM! The dilemma is that while you would like to field all three different versions of the new GW Trygon at some point, you have a limited amount of funds for a $50 model. We at Game Headz have never been stuck on the notion that YOU MUST BUILD THAT ONE AND ONLY VERSION! So here is our magnetized Trygon:
GW Trygon model kit
CA super glue (we used thick Maxi-Cure)
Dremel or drill press with the proper sized bits
Eight 1/16”X1/32” magnet disc (D101-N50 from http://www.kjmagnetics.com/)
One 5/16" dia. x 3/16" or 5/16" dia. x 1/8" magnet disc (D53 or D52-N52)
Four 1/8" dia. x 1/32" magnet disc (D201-N52)
One 1/4" x 1/8" x 1/32" rectangle magnet (B4201)
About 18 more magnets for the arms if you really want to take it that far (we were too lazy and didn’t)
UNDERSTAND MAGNET POLARITY!! Before you go gluing magnets all over your fig, check how those are going to work on the thing. Opposites attract. Test fit and mark the ends that do not attract. This will save you time and frustration.
Another thing, our drill bits were a tad too small for some magnets so you would want to use you hobby knife or rounded file to open the holes up more.
After cutting the parts out and prepping them for assembly, break out your drill.
Let’s tackle the tail first. You could try and pin these parts in and honestly would be a simpler solution but we were afraid of ending up with a part that would not fit right and just swing around.
Drill a small hole at the tail base and at the tail parts so that the two magnets (D201) once fitted would meet up perfectly. This is a bit tricky because if you look close enough at the pic, you can see that there is this kind of ridge. This ridge must align with the two parts and if you haven’t made your magnet seat flush with the part this section will not look right. No big deal, just file the parts until they do fit. And if you poke a hole through the tail like I did, some Green Stuff or thick CA glue will take care of that.
Next, go ahead and assemble the rest of the tail along with the lower torso. You could if you wanted to go ahead and make a magnetized waist. We simply ran out of magnets that would be strong enough to hold the upper section’s weight but it would make for great poses and transport ease. We glued the upper torso on at this point.