I applied Rustoleum magnetic primer to the inside of a box file and it actually works!
Eight coats, stippled on with a sponge and voila- Enough grip to keep my minis still even with a good shake of the box.
Very nice! Does it magnetize to washer bases, or do you need to stick a magnet in the base as well?
No its actually just paint with iron in it. If your going the washers route, magnetic sheets are easy... dollar stores have magnetic L plates. Just rough up the printed side and glue down.
Also...where do you get boxes like that? Seems practically made for mini storage.
Marbig box files... I got mine from office works, australia. Even Fits most raised swords and standard bearers!
If you spend as much time painting your models as I do, the little foam coffin is preferable but I know people who run hordes of Tyranids who magnetized them. He just used a metal tool box and they stick to all four services. I used magnetic stuff to magnetized my fantasy goblins but that was to keep them in their movement tray.If I ever get back into the hobby in a big way I bought a bunch of strong magnets, but I still prefer making my models unique rather than trying to have every gun possible. In the old days you didn't get all the spare guns and now a days people are too "optimal" to use the inferior guns and point options. I just like have miniatures with character, if that means they are armed oddly and sub-optimally, screw those people with their generic unpainted plastic horde. They're not #winning.If your army isn't painted you're not winning, you're losing.
And if its painted well you got #tiger blood!For movement trays I would suggest trying to go the magnets in the tray and little steel washers under the base... that stops minis snapping together if you use strong magnets.
Here's that post I mentioned was coming when you posed the question in your earlier thread. Ideas for you to consider: http://belchedfromthedepths.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-quest-for-perfect-miniatures.html