Saka Light Cavalry

Saka Light Cavalry

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Paint Rack II

I may not have been painting as much this last few weeks but it has not stopped me wanting to remedy my space issue for my paints. I looked at various types of rack to house the overspill of paints from my original rack. I was looking for one that worked best with Vallejo droppers as my other rack can hold different shaped pots and was restricting the size so as not to cause a major shift on my table.

I settled for this rack from Ebay for £10.95 which holds 40 bottles, far more than I need at the moment but lets face it our paints only increase in numbers. I would have given a link to the supplier but as their policy is zero feedback till they receive it I won't bother. A pet dislike of mine is traders who hold you to ransom until you have given them feedback. Why? If something went wrong with the supply would that make my prompt payment any less prompt? 

The new one is on the left and has some neat holders for nearly empty bottles, though they still go in the holders reasonably well upside down anyway but could act as natty reminders of which paints you need to restock.

I have to say putting it together was something of a chore, it is not a tight fit at any point and trying to build it up was a bit of a challenge and unlike the one on the right had to be glued together to stay together. Still it was all done in about 45 minutes and nice and sturdy the following day. For the price it was perfect. If I need to get another I will probably replace both racks with a much bigger set up but before then I may have to increase my paint options by about 30 more paints so not yet awhile I say.

The off cuts from the sprue's look like little people and the kids will have some fun painting these up, especially the other sprue that comes with extra heads and legs. See nothing is wasted and the kids have some creative fun, well worth the cost.

9 comments:

  1. When I sell on eBay I hold back on giving out feedback - though I state this in the items description - until the buyer leaves it for me. I do this to try and guarantee feedback, as the amount of times I'm left with none is frustrating. I do also say that if there is a problem to contact me, so it can be sorted out between us or through eBay. I don't have a large feedback score, so this is the only method I can think of to get feedback. I have even filled out an eBay questionnaire telling them to make buyer feedback compulsory. Obviously I'm only a private seller, not a business.

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    1. I also don't give feedback until I have received it from the buyer. It's the only way I have of telling that the buyer is happy with the purchase. Once they've left feedback I give them feedback back.

      I'm not about to give positive feedback to a buyer who is a pain in the neck.

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    2. I also find it frustrating when I don't get feedback when I sell but I at least have a high rating from years buying and selling so I don't need the feedback so much.

      I always leave feedback if I am selling, mostly on the day I post stuff out but it does not seem to make a difference to getting feedback.

      Ian

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    3. I have plenty of feedback myself. Now it's just a case of ensuring I don't get negative feedback! :)

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    4. I have been lucky so far as to have had only positive

      Ian

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  2. Looks like a really nice paintrack. Thanks for the presentation.

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    1. Well it's still in one piece and I have even had time at the desk, though I could have done without the 3am start at the desk due to not being able to get back to sleep this morning!!!!

      Ian

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  3. As for the paint rack I thought I'd share the one I use:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Paint-Bottle-Rack-Vallejo-Scale-75-Andrea-type-paint-bottles-/290992662357

    I had used one with just 2mm thick MDF but found it started to fall apart, also it had the bottles on the side and that caused the tops to clog up.

    The 6mm thick MDF means this is fairly bomb proof and the bottles the right way up means no more clogging.

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    1. That one does look rather nice, both of mine are sturdy so should stay in good working order. I have the advantage that my desk and rack don't get moved around as well which makes a big difference

      Ian

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