Wednesday, August 11, 2010

cheap dollar store find-painting aid

Hello, just wanted to pass on a cheap dollarstore ( poundstore across the pond) find that has helped my painting.
A simple pack of 12 multicolored, oversized pushpins featuring a strong magnet where the pin should be. After gluing on my flat steel washer to the minis base, I'm set to paint ,no longer plagued by constant dropping or smearing the fiddly 15mm troops. Sounds simple, yes; but it has changed my life for the better. featured mini is a GZG alien merc.
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  1. Interesting.


  2. I got some cheap wooden spools, drilled pairs of holes in an end, and glued magnets into the holes. I had started out just gluing a magnet into the center hole, but figures on washers kept slipping sideways so that the metal of the washer was over the magnet rather than the open center. Maybe the larger magnet in these is enough to prevent that from happening.

  3. I may try to glue a larger washer to the bottom of the pushpin for stability