So, late last night, I decided to magnetize him, his disk, and a base for him. Since the rest of the Thousand Sons I am painting are going on the Sector Imperialis bases, I chose to base both Ahriman, and his disc, on spare 40mm bases I have.
Prepping the base:
First thing I did was cut off the center peg hole on the base, and then scored the bottom of the base with my hobby knife. After selecting where I wanted Ahriman to go on the base, I glued a rare earth magnet to the bottom of the base, right on the scoring.
After the glue dried, I mixed up a ball of green stuff and squished it over the magnet, making sure to cover the scoring. The reason I did this is because, in the past, I have attached the magnet with just superglue, and it has come loose.
I took more green stuff and pushed it up into Ahriman's robes (he is hollow). While it was still tacky, I checked my second rare earth magnet twice, made sure I had the polarity right, and then pushed it into the greenstuff in his rob. I recessed it a bit, just to make sure his feet were still able to touch the base.
On the top of the disk, again, checking the polarity, I glued another magnet, and once the glue was dry, I squished more green stuff over the top of this. I got a small piece of plastic wrap and laid it over this blob of greenstuff, and then set Ahriman on top of this and pushed down. Getting the plastic wrap wet prevents it from sticking and pushing the model down mad sure he was standing on and not floating over, the disc.
Some may ask why I didn't mount the magent underneath. Simple - no room. If I could have gotten one to fit down there I would have.
So there we have it! Ahriman, magnetized to a base and his disc. Now, I cannot sculpt at all, otherwise the green blob on the disc would be made to look really cool. However, since that is going to be covered by Ahriman when he is riding it, I will just paint around it!