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(Login SfanGoch) Missing-Lynx members 22.214.171.124
June 21 2012, 2:58 PM
I use plastic storage bins with self locking lids. These are the bins you can purchase, in various sizes, at any of the home improvement stores or places like Bed, Bath & Beyond (here in the States). They can be easily stacked and don't take up much space. I know from space considerations. I live in an apartment in NYC.
My Vallejo stash is kept in numerical order inside the bin. I have a reference chart taped on the lid to make locating a particular color relatively pain-free. Model Master, Polly Scale and Floquil paints have their lids painted in the same color as the bottle contents. Additionally, I write the FS number and/or name on the lid, too. Humbrol and Revell paints are the easiest; since, they both have the colors and name on their respective lids.
I use wood spice racks. The flat kind you can mount on a wall. I have them mounted next to my desk. Then you can have all the colors lined up with the lables facing out. Makes for quick ID and you can even sort by nation, Era and camo scheme type.
The drawers pull out and have locking lids and the whole thing will roll under your work table. You can keep paint, tools, etc. in them. They will not hold Vallejo bottles standing up but you can lay them down.
At least in the US you can get these at Hobby Lobby with their 40% off coupon too.
(Login leopardC2) Missing-Lynx members 126.96.36.199
June 22 2012, 3:58 PM
I have a table saw and drill press so I custom made my paint rack to fit within a shelving unit I have.
I ripped up a 2 x 4 and then partially drilled in appropriate-sized holes (depending on the diameter of the paint bottle) into the shelves so they don't slide out.