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Gunbird Inactive Member11 Feb 2016 4:46 p.m. PST

How I went from this:


To this:


And all it took was some math, money and a laser.


Who asked this joker11 Feb 2016 5:09 p.m. PST

Well done. It is always a good day when miniatures painting AND a laser are involved! grin

Personal logo Ditto Tango 2 3 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member11 Feb 2016 6:06 p.m. PST


Tacitus11 Feb 2016 7:19 p.m. PST

Took me a second too, to figure out that they slide out. Did you arrange according to color, or by another method (Number, etc.)

CeruLucifus11 Feb 2016 8:54 p.m. PST

So basically they are stacked like books and the vertical rectangles we see with the holes at the bottom are the spines.

If you think about it a sloped or stepped paint rack at about a 45 degree angle is leaving half the volume for air, in the front, and underneath the rack some large percentage is also wasted. So perhaps only 20% of the volume is utilized for holding paint. Whereas here nearly 100% holds paint.

Very efficient.

Gunbird Inactive Member12 Feb 2016 2:44 a.m. PST

Ditto, yup, just slide them out. And yes, Bleeped text happens.

Tacitus, I still need to paint the visible backs gloss white and use my label writer to add codes….almost all of my collection is Vallejo Model Colour so for the first rack I would start with VMC 1-10 and then work my way up the list. Panzer Aces and Gaming colour I have a lot less of, like the MiG Ammo stuff, those get sorted by type and then colour.

Ceru, yup, that was the idea, to get rid of the wasted space, which you have a lot of with standard paint racks. I also designed it to fill the common Ikea Billy cabinet almost perfectly….I needed to leave some room on the side where you have the hinges (or not). Now I can fit 9 narrow plus 2 wide, if I wanted to do the same where the hinges are I'd leave out 1 narrow paintrack and it would fit with no problem.

At the moment I have more space then I have paints for, and cleared almost 1 metre of shelf space.

Terrement Inactive Member12 Feb 2016 9:12 a.m. PST


Raynman Supporting Member of TMP13 Feb 2016 8:06 a.m. PST

Excellent idea! Good on you!

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