for what its worth, I used to work in retail drug and the cosmetics
section were often changing out displays for new lines, etc. Nail
polish and the various bottles of female war paint were very close to
paint jar sizes. the old plastic display boxes were usually just
placed in the back of the store by the dumpsters. I took a few small
racks home over the years....maybe with a little dumpster diving you
might find something that would work.
If there is a wholesale plastics supplier near you, they will cut clear
plastic to order for you. Very inexpensive.
When I first started vac forming I bought a 100' x 3' roll of .015 vivak for
about $30. I figure I'll need to re-stock somewhere around 2050.
I was in luck a while ago I went to the local Toyworld and was looking
for some Model Master enamel colours which they sold.
A lot of the bottles were in a big basket and not in the display rack ,I
complained to the store owner ,how customers are supposed to get the
colours with out searching through hundreds of loose jars.
He said that he was getting rid of the Model master colours and
replacing with Humbrol Acrylics (at the reccomendation of some idiot
modeler in our town.)
So I said to hime ,to give me a price for the Model Master paints and
the rack and I'll consider buying him out .
A week later he called with a price of 500.00AUD .I said I would think
about it .
I got one of the employees who was an aquaintence of mine to count the
jars of paints ,there was over 700 , and also some of the bigger jars of
clear coats and model master thinners .
So I took the deal . The paints sell here for 3.20AUD each retail and I
got the Model Master rack as well.
Funny thing was I was after olive drab originaly and guess what ? in all
the paints I got there was not one jar of olive drab.
"I'm not young enough to know everything."
I had a Model Master rack for awhile but I donated it to the Central
Penn Model Car Club for their yearly auction. It took up a lot of space
and I really didn't need it.
OTOH, I do have and use a Humbrol rack that I got from a shop that was
closing. The rest of my paints are in corrugated card trays that I
bought for the purpose. I have them separated by brand and colours
within those brands. I find a peelable label such as are used at yard
sales, and stuck on the cap, handy for ID'ing the colours.
Bill Banaszak, MFE Sr.
on 10/16/2007 12:59 AM Mad-Modeller said the following:
I have another ID system. I paint the top of the cap with the color,
then use a black Sharpie for the color name and #.
For the very dark colors, where the Sharpie text wouldn't show too well,
I paint a white band for the text.
<<The best Olive Drab I ever got is by mixing my own from the craft
acrylics found in the Dollar Store. At a buck a bottle of 59 ml or 118 ml
depending on the manufacturer's packaging its a
Yea, but you forgot to mention it's for hand brush painting, not
airbrushing because the pigment is too coarse. For drybrushing and some
figures it's the greatest, but....
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