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#1 DesTROYer

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 12:14 AM

A month or two back I was getting frustrated with not being able to keep track of my paints and how many jars I had of each colour. So I started to design a paint rack to help out with it. My idea was to have something that could store up to three jars of each colour, was stackable and looked good on the work bench. I came up with this sketch and sent out requests to a few perspex manufacturing companies.
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None of them got back to me, but Russ from Defence Models Australia did, and thought he could whip up some for me.
He came up with a winner. I stacked up the first 6 racks last night and loaded them up with paint.
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As you can see, they look great, but I needed more, so I placed another order for four more this morning, which will give me a total capacity of 90 colours or 270 jars.

If you're interested in getting some, drop by Russ French's website 'Defence Models Australia' and place an order.
https://shop.defence...t-tamiya-paints
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Posted 21 October 2017 - 12:47 AM

That’s great, I should post what I have, an actual Tamiya paint rack.
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Posted 21 October 2017 - 12:56 AM

Very cool.

 

I use Hobbyzone units.


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Posted 21 October 2017 - 10:56 AM

I like that, if I had not already bought Hobbyzone units I'd have went for this, had been struggling to find something suitable for ages.


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Posted 21 October 2017 - 03:53 PM

me too...


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Posted 22 October 2017 - 02:11 AM

Great design there. I've tried a couple different racks fur my paints but they all took up so much room. I finally found some made by Hobbyzone for Ammo that I like.

http://www.migjimene...age-system.html

I have them mounted above my workbench which is great.

Carl
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Posted 22 October 2017 - 11:25 AM

Looks nice. Man, tamiya must love you!!!

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 06:27 PM

I'm totally diggin it...

 

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 12:00 AM

Very cool.

 

I use Hobbyzone units.

 

 

Great design there. I've tried a couple different racks fur my paints but they all took up so much room. I finally found some made by Hobbyzone for Ammo that I like.

http://www.migjimene...age-system.html

I have them mounted above my workbench which is great.

Carl

I have one of the Hobbyzone racks, and while it has and will continue to serve me well, it has the problem of only holding one of each jar unless you decide to dedicate more that one slot to one colour.  I wanted to better keep track of what colours I had in stock, to stop me ordering more paint than I needed to when I already had my extra paint jars stored in Ammo liners.


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Posted 23 October 2017 - 12:48 AM

I have one of the Hobbyzone racks, and while it has and will continue to serve me well, it has the problem of only holding one of each jar unless you decide to dedicate more that one slot to one colour.  I wanted to better keep track of what colours I had in stock, to stop me ordering more paint than I needed to when I already had my extra paint jars stored in Ammo liners.

It looks more useful than HobbyZone. The primary concerns for Hobbyzone is to match the rest of the range, hold paint and look snazzy, but your paint rack makes excellent use of height and depth to really hold a lot of paints on the same footprint.


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Posted 10 November 2017 - 08:34 AM

Finally, the paint racks are all together and loaded up. A big thanks to Russ French at Defence Models Australia for his great service.
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Posted 10 November 2017 - 05:43 PM

Love it Troy ... much more systematic than my effort. So what’s the next project?

Jim
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Posted 10 November 2017 - 08:55 PM

I throw all of my paints into clear plastic bins with snap on lids.

 

I have them separated into 4 bins, based on color families that make sense to me.

 

It's not the most sexy way to store/display paint, but I have to say, I get what I need in about 3 seconds, can always find what I want, and it keeps them nicely out of the way for when I don't need them at all.

 

I do like these tall, vertical shelves that are only 1 paint jar deep, though, that you see along the wall at the back of the work bench.  That's cool.  Like the wall is converted into a paint stand.

 

I can see making that sort of shelving thing in the future if I end up with a more dedicated work space.



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Posted 11 November 2017 - 12:47 AM

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