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England - South West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 09:39 AM UTC
Roman Volchenkov builds organizer for paints from AMMO.

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thehermit
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Manitoba, Canada
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Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 12:42 PM UTC
Looks like a nifty item for the bench. I don't think it's pricey though. Less than 20 bucks Canadian...?!! Not bad for what looks like a laser cut unit, could be wrong, but I couldn't build one for less than that all things considered.

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Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 06:14 PM UTC
yes, my do-it-yourself solution is a big box... ;-)
LuckyLuke
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Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 08:57 PM UTC
The original company has way more variants in their catalogue and cheaper too.

http://www.hobbyzone.pl/en/
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 10:09 PM UTC
there is only one problem with all these open topped solutions: dust and bits and pieces of sprue that go flying around when snipped off from the parts will go and hide in these clever contraptions and create cleaning work.

I prefer to keep my paints in shallow drawers built into the supports for the workbench. Keeping paint and tools in shallow drawers also saves space on the workbench which is
important for some of us ;-)

/ Robin
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Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 10:33 PM UTC
You're right there Robin. A nifty idea but being exposed... the cleaning! And what happens when you start having more bottles than what it will handle?

I have a bunch of those plastic drawer systems and store my paint in there.

Dust and sprue free!






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Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 10:49 PM UTC
I agree with these comments regarding dust, etc. But I've seen many benches that are really clean. Especially the figure guys
LonCray
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Virginia, United States
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Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014 - 12:58 AM UTC
My paints are stored under my worktable on a pair of pull-out keyboard trays (attached to the bottom of the table). Seriously, they're about perfect for holding a bunch of paints at once, although I can't see their labels.
pseudorealityx
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014 - 01:37 AM UTC
Who only has 36 bottles of paint? I would need like 4 of these things, and they would take up my entire work space.
americanpanzer
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Posted: Monday, September 15, 2014 - 08:51 AM UTC
nice item but I have the same problem as many of you; I would need two or three of them; I picked up a used paint rack at Hobby Lobby for $5 a couple years ago; my suggestion would be to check out places like that for used stuff they are getting rid of.
young_sven
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Skåne, Sweden
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Posted: Friday, September 19, 2014 - 04:44 AM UTC
I think its a good idea. You don't need to have your entire collection of paints, thinners etc in the stand, just the ones you are using for an ongoing painting session/project, so they don't end up standing all over the bench whilst you are working :-)
mat
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Posted: Friday, September 19, 2014 - 06:36 AM UTC
guess what I made ages ago from a piece of old plywood and a 25 mm drill...and it fits in my drawer after painting. I just don't get stuff like this. You spend hours on a model, but 30 minutes to make your own paint rack is too much???