11 Mar 2019

Legio Astorum - Forge World Warlord Titan Build #22 - Magnetizing the Arms

Hello Titanseers, continuing the build for the mighty Warlord Titan, every Titanseer has to answer the question "How am I going to mount the Arms", well this is my take. I intially chose a rack and pin horizontally, but when all constructed with the armour, a butterfly screw didn't have any room in the armpit area so I chose strong magnets. These have about 2.5 to 3Kg pull and hold the arms sufficiently.

The link to the whole Titan Construction process can be found HERE.

I chose 8mm x 30mm rod Neodymium magnets and drilled a suitable hole to recess the magnets in the arm. I chose to slant the Bellicosa Volcano Cannon slightly downward, hence the angle.
As you can see, to sit fluch to the arm recess, the magnet is slightly proud of the ribbed details, thus ensuring a contact fit with the arm mount magnets.
The arm mount magnets were two end to end 8mm x 12mm rod magnets giving me 24mm depth and the doubling up doesn’t give an equivalent pull of the weapon rod magnets, but I just chose smaller ones in case I had to come across the pins in the arms seen in earlier post Pinning Arms and Shoulders, but it was fine and doubling up ensured a strong pull but also a ribbed surface area at the join between the two magnets within the arm so a physical grip to defy gravity as well as the magnetic pull to suspend the arm, If you have room, 8mm x 30mm rods would be ideal too, giving a greater pull.
So a quick look of what is yet to do, plus the head and second arm weapon - yet to be started, I substituted the Mars Alpha head I had constructed for a Mars Beta WHW Exclusive head.
And some more progress on the armour plates, the Titan now has it's groin protection! Slowly getting there.

Dominus Victoria will Walk at the next UK Titan Owners Club event, where she will be battling alongside 80 (yes 80!!) other Titans! I will be sure to post lots of photos.  Remember to register your own Titans at Titan Owners Club, and if you want some cool Titan Owners Club merchandise they even now have a Spreadshirt Shop, all profits go to buying Titan sized terrain :)

Cheers for dropping in and thanks, Siph.


  1. Nice! Looks to be a good solution for magnetizing the arms. Cant's wait to see the finished engine.

    1. Cheers DAM, it’s working well and I’m still plugging away at the monster! You and me both can’t wait! Lol

  2. That really is quite exciting.

  3. When magnitizing the weapons that way, is there any worry that the cannons will drop, and possibly roll the magnets apart?


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