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"Tool" for spraying models

Post  Markus Lack on Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:54 pm

Hey guys,
I want to share a little trick with you.
I´ve seen some really nifty tools to hold kits while painting and such and always wanted one but after seeing the prices on some of them I refused to buy one and thought a while what I could use to build my one. I wanted mine to stand on it´s own and be pretty stable. While looking through my modelling room I found something that was just great for it.
As it serves it´s purpose for quite a while and while I think it could be pretty helpful for some of you as well, I think it´s a good idea to share it:
You don´t need much and most of it is cheap (or junk anyway):
1. The thing blank CDs are usually stowed on.
2. A screw.
When you see the pics it should be pretty clear how it works Very Happy.


The screw is screwed through the top of the stand.
Be sure you don´t destroy anything on your kit, especially if you have an interior in it!!!


I drill a hole, slightly smaller than the screw, in the bottom of the hull.
As I usually fix my stuff on bases with screws anyway it´s not a problem for me to have a hole there.


Here we go, an stable and cheap stand for handling your kits.
It works just fine.

Oh and the girls could paint it pink if they don´t like the color Very Happy.

I hope this is of some help for some of you Smile.

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Re: "Tool" for spraying models

Post  Jenny Ryan on Fri Jan 09, 2009 2:21 am

Markus Lack wrote:

Oh and the girls could paint it pink if they don´t like the color Very Happy.


"The true way of the force is Pink , Markus "
Darth Pinkster


Way cool tip Very Happy Hmmmmmmm Richie , you didn't want all these CD's did you ? Very Happy

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Re: "Tool" for spraying models

Post  Markus Lack on Fri Jan 09, 2009 2:32 am

Damn, I lol´d so hard about Darth Pinkster lol! . Thanks Jenny!
Oh, the CDs can be used as a pallete for oil paints and to put instant glue on (better and cheaper to use the ones you won´t need/are damaged though Very Happy)

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Simple and ....

Post  Panzerserra on Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:49 am

Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
Simple and effective, Markus!

This is what I call a small Great idea!

Excelent !!!

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If it works why not?

Post  Panzer on Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:20 pm

If it works why not?
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Re: "Tool" for spraying models

Post  Sherman 18 on Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:29 pm

Do you have to spill paint on it before it works good?

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Re: "Tool" for spraying models

Post  Edi_Eberl on Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:05 pm

nice idea!

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just a thought on the cd holder thingy.

Post  Tiger88 on Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:04 am

If you took a sleeve slightly larger than the central piece but longer and fixed that you could then invert another cd holder and insert in to sleeve and allow to rotate. You could even shorten the two pieces so that it will still heve stability.

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Re: "Tool" for spraying models

Post  Jenny Ryan on Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:35 pm

Tiger88 wrote:If you took a sleeve slightly larger than the central piece but longer and fixed that you could then invert another cd holder and insert in to sleeve and allow to rotate. You could even shorten the two pieces so that it will still heve stability.

Ah like a rotary turntable Idea

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Improvement to Markus Lacks Paint Sprayer

Post  Tiger88 on Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:38 am

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As it is not fixed in anyway to the spindle it rotates without having to touch your precious work.
All I used was apiece of A4 paper folded to A5 size tightly wrapped around one spindle then taped with a bit of tamiya masking tape.
I then splayed the end slightly and inserted the other spindle.

I have even thought about drilling a few hole to accept paperclips or fuse wire to hang things on whilst spraying.
Above all have FUN

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