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Comprehensive Guide to Magnet Sizes for Warhammer Figures

Using magnets for Warhammer figures ensures safe transportation and quick, hassle-free packing. Hereโ€™s a detailed guide on the best magnet sizes for different parts of your Warhammer models, with measurements in millimeters (mm).

 

Magnets for Warhammer Bases

Magnets for Warhammer 40k Models

Magnets for Warhammer Age of Sigmar Models

Magnets for Warhammer Special Models

Magnet Sizes for Warhammer Bases

Magnets for 25mm Warhammer Bases

  • 4mm x 2mm: Works well for infantry. (Stack 2pcs of 4mm x 1mm)ย 
  • 5mm x 2mm: Alternative for better stability.
  • 6mm x 2mm or 3mm: Suitable for most standard bases.

For custom bases like Space Marine Heroes with uneven undersides, use epoxy putty to secure the magnet flush with the base.

 

Magnets for 32mm Warhammer Bases

  • 5mm x 2mm: Commonly used size.
  • 8mm x 1.5mm: Provides extra stability, especially for heavier models.ย 

For small gaps use epoxy putty to secure the magnet flush with the base.

 

Magnets for 40mm Warhammer Bases

  • 8mm x 2mm: (Stack 2pcs of 8mm x 1mm) For strong hold, a single stack is sufficient.
  • 8mm x 1.5mm
  • 5mm x 2mm: Alternative, use 2-3 magnets per base.

For small gaps use epoxy putty to secure the magnet flush with the base.

 

Magnets for 60mm Warhammer Bases

  • 8mm x 2mm: (Stack 2pcs of 8mm x 1mm) Use two stacks for optimal stability.
  • 10mm x 2mm: Provides a stronger hold.

For small gaps use epoxy putty to secure the magnet flush with the base.

 

Magnets for 80mm Warhammer Bases

  • 8mm x 2mm: (Stack 2pcs of 8mm x 1mm) Use three stacks for bases 80mm and larger.
  • 10mm x 2mm: Two magnets for very large bases, such as 130mm.

For small gaps use epoxy putty to secure the magnet flush with the base.

 

Best Magnet Sizes to Magnetise Warhammer 40k Models

Infantry

Common Sizes

Shoulder Joints / Backpacks

  • 3mm x 2mm (stack 2pcs of 3mm x 1mm)
  • 3mm x 1mm : If space is limited

Wrist Joints (Space Marines, Orks, etc.)

  • 2mm x 1mm

Knights

Common Sizes for Dominus Class, Questoris Class, Armigers, Chaos Knights & Armigers

Arms: 5mm to 6mm in diameter and 1mm to 2mm in thickness.

Wrists: 3mm to 4mm in diameter and 1mm in thickness.

Weapons : 4mm to 5mm in diameter and 1mm to 2mm in thickness.

Head: 3mm in diameter and 1mm in thickness.

Other Small Attachments (Accessories, Shields, etc.): ย 2mm to 3mm in diameter and 1mm in thickness.

Torso (if detachable): 6mm to 8mm in diameter and 2mm to 3mm in thickness.

Larger Tanks & Vehicles

Baneblade

  • Weapons and Turrets: 10mm x 2mm .ย  For longer barrels, consider 12mm x 1mm or smaller diameters like 6mm x 2mm or 3mm x 2mm, depending on the size.
  • Sponsons: 6mm depth adjusted for drilling.

Rogal Dorn

  • Turrets: 8mm x 1.5mmย 
  • Sponsons: Mix of 8mm x 1.5mm and 6mm x 2mmย 

Best Magnet Sizes for Warhammer Age of Sigmar Models

Stormcast Eternals, Chaos & Seraphon

Dracothian Guard & Stardrake

  • Riders and Weapons: 3mm x 2mm (Stack 2pcs of 3mm x 1mm)
  • Rider and Weapon Options: 3mm x 2mm (Stack 2pcs of 3mm x 1mm)

Archaon

  • Arms, Weapons, and Head Options: 6mm x 2mm

Maggoth Lords

  • Riders and Weapons: 5mm x 2mm

Carnosaurs & Stegadons

  • Riders: 3mm x 2mm (Stack 2pcs of 3mm x 1mm)
  • Weapons and Platforms: 6mm x 2mm

Best Magnet Sizes for Special Models

Summary of Common Magnet Sizes

  • Infantry Joints: 2mm x 1mm to 3mm x 2mm.
  • Vehicle Weapons and Turrets: 6mm x 2mm to 10mm x 2mm.
  • Large Models and Monsters: 6mm x 2mm to 10mm x 2mm.

This expanded list covers popular characters and parts that can benefit from magnetisation, ensuring flexibility in assembly and ease of transport. For custom models or unique parts, consider the weight and size of the component to select an appropriately sized magnet.

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