My latest hobby-room (or rather hobby-corner) project is done and at last my paints are relatively well organized.
It started with a post in the rather excellent blog Loki’s Great Hall, where he showed how he had organized his Vallejo paint bottles. He had Warbases cut him storage racks in MDF, and they thought it such a good idea that they now sell them (or rather a smaller variant).
|Two racks. £7 each.|
Such a good idea! I quickly bought four racks and the last couple of days I have been assembling them, hanging them on the walls and re-organized the other shelves.
|Four racks glued together and with labels on.|
The labels are based on the Excel-file from Loki’s page, but I modified it to suit these racks (I can email you a copy of mine if you’re interested). They specify rack position number, paint-name and serial number for each of the Vallejo Model Color bottles. The paints are placed in the same order as the paint racks you can see in shops.
|Prepared to hang on the wall|
|And check that you place the nut between bottles.|
|Filled with the Vallejo Model Color bottles I have. In the bottom row I have also placed some metal colors from the Vallejo Game Color range.|
|Assorted other bottles and pots placed so I can identify them easily.|
|And more paints and pigments|
I should have bought one more rack to hold my other drop bottles, but that will be another time.
All in all, I’m very satisfied with how this turned out, as I now have a much clearer view on what paints I have.
|The painting table, fit for fight.|
A great buy. Highly recommended.
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