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TedUSA

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Until now I have been storing my paints in a plastic rolling drawer. each time I wanted to paint, I pulled all the paints out, separated them, pulled exactly what I needed, set them aside, moved the remaining paints back to the drawer.I often went to the hobby store and bought a paint I already had becasue I just did not have the organization to check my inventory conveniently. I am not in a location to work with wood, and I liked the tip of using nail polish containers, but really wanted to create something from what I had on hand. that happened to be hot glue, artists foam board, and some thick 90deg pasteboard box corners from an item that was shipped to me a while back. The single image shows how "little" paint I have and a few other products that go along with finishing. the montage is a quick look at the construction of the open paint rack. hope this gives you some ideas? the size is OK for now,but will have to be changed or expanded later as my paint collection grows.




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Ted, great rack (as the Bishop said to the actress!) Surely a better place to post would be in the tips section. [idea] aidan
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Lol @ Aidan ! That is a great idea Ted, I need something similar, I have my paints stored in an Ikea CD rack, but they are stacked 2 or 3 jars deep so it's a pain having to pull all of them out to find the colour I want, steps like that make it easy to see the labels, I think I'm going to have to steal the idea mate !

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Hi Ted,

Are those stadium seats from your flea circus? How many fleas were you able to seat?


Sorry it just bubbles up out of me!!


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thanks guys!

good idea Aidan, I will add it in that forum.

Craig N, who spilled the beans about my flea circus? the stadium held exactly 324,509,001 fleas. unfortunately, during a fireworks show,
the original flea stadium burned down along with most of the fleas in attendance. having just rebuilt the stadium, no fleas have asked for tickets yet!

Note: the corner pieces were 1" X 1" but look like they really need to be a bit "deeper". if you make your own 'shelves', I would recommend maybe 1.5" on the bottom of the shelf? this will also change the configuration of the supports.

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Think the tamiya pots need something that's at least 1.6" deep to not hang over. At least I think that's what I remember from when I made a little rack. 1.5" should reduce the overhang for the most part, and would be plenty for a lot of other size pots. Glad you found another use for the seating for your flea circus after that horrible tragedy.

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OH THE FLEAMANITY ! can we all have a minutes silence in honour of the parasites lost in this terrible tragedy

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Think the tamiya pots need something that's at least 1.6" deep to not hang over. At least I think that's what I remember from when I made a little rack. 1.5" should reduce the overhang for the most part, and would be plenty for a lot of other size pots. Glad you found another use for the seating for your flea circus after that horrible tragedy.

Kenny


thanks for a more precise number on the shelf detail. I should have measured but the "corner" pieces were what they were and after I built it and I placed the paint on it I realized that I should have made my own shelves and maybe used the angled pieces for support? oh well-better next time?

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OH THE FLEAMANITY ! can we all have a minutes silence in honour of the parasites lost in this terrible tragedy Pete


I thought about burning a candle in memorium but then I realized that fleas really don't like fire!

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May I ask what the reason for keeping your Testors paints upside-down?
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I saw a recommendation to do that so that the surface of the paint does not dry out since you are opening the bottle over and over--reduces oxidation? its hard to check the colors on the Tamiya with them upside down--many of the color ranges are so close you have to see the number/name. I don't have enough experience to say whether this really helps or not.
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