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Aeronautica Imperialis : How to magnetize a Thunderbolt Tutorial !! (Like an Ace)

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Hello everyone !!!

Now that Aeronautica Imperialis has been released, you maybe wondering what is the best choice for the Thunderbolt : Fury or Standard. The best choice is BOTH ! in fact the Thunderbolt is quite easy to magnetise if you follow this simple : How to magnetize a Thunderbolt Tutorial !!

The plan is to Magnetise the Body and The wings to hold the weapons noses and switch them when you need too. Allowing you to open the plan and close it when you need to change the nose.

Magnetize tutorial thunderbolt aeronautica imperialis magnet

1) Assemble both noses and weapons

The sprue have both weapons and nose so you just have to assemble both of them, super straight forward.

Magnetize tutorial thunderbolt aeronautica imperialis magnet

2) Assemble the main body of the plane

Tails, reactors, Engine, thrusther, take a few minutes and glue all that.

Magnetize tutorial thunderbolt aeronautica imperialis magnet

3) Assemble the wings of the plane

Nearly nothing assemble here, just clean the wings and glue the small reactors.

Magnetize tutorial thunderbolt aeronautica imperialis magnet

4) Gluing the First magnet in the plane body

I used 2 neodyme Magnets 4mm diameter and 2mm hight
Magnetize tutorial thunderbolt aeronautica imperialis magnet

Glue it like on the image (red circle) , there is a little hole that fit perfectly.

5) Gluing the Second magnet in wings

Cut a 1 cm sprue plastic stick. Glue it like on the picture (green contour) and then glue the magnet on it(red circle ! Don't screw up with the positive-negative side.

Magnetize tutorial thunderbolt aeronautica imperialis magnet

6) Enjoying your plane and extra tips !


  • Before assembling wait the glue to be completely Dry !

  • Do a mark with a pen on the Magnet to prevent screwing up the side

  • Prime the model UNASSEMBLED

  • Once Primed don't hesitate to file the connector to remove dried paint primer that could stuck the wing

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/Cheers.
Bob.