Is your workbench a mess, with tools, paints and glues scattered around? Looking for an organiser? I was and have found what could be the perfect rotating storage unit, thanks to my wife!
My workbench was a disorganised shambles and I could never find what I was looking for. I’ve even ended up with duplicates of some tools because I couldn’t find a particular item, bought another and then found the original. Aggghhhh!
I needed to get organized but what to use?
After talking to a few fellow modellers and thinking about what I really needed, I eventually arrived at the Tamiya Rotating Paint Jar Stand.
This is pretty much what it says, a rotating stand with two layers into which you can place your model making gubbins.
It’s okay but as the reviews on Amazon point out, it doesn’t hold a lot and is especially limited for long tools and accessories.
And then Lady Luck, otherwise known as Mrs MRE, came up with a better idea.
Make-up holders. And this one in particular.
Don’t laugh but they’re ideal.
Like the Tamiya, it sits on top of a lazy susan base giving 360-degree rotation, so it can be spun around for quick easy access to all compartments.
But more importantly, it has 7 height adjustable layers making it ideal for pots and tools of different sized, compare this to the two layers of the previous model.
I can finally store my paints, pigments and washes and glues.
It has a three cut through sections in the top layer so brushes and long tools can be stored. This really appealed to me as I have a LOT of tweezers, knives, needle files, probes and picks that otherwise just get left around and always disappear just when I need them.
Lastly, it’s also a few quid cheaper than dedicated model making tool storage containers.
It’s my new best find and I can’t thank Mrs MRE enough. I just hope she doesn’t start looking at my tools and finding uses for them in return…. 🙂
The rotating makeup holder, aka the Model Railway Engineer.com gubbins holder is available from Amazon.
> Update, I’ve found the shelves tend to pop out quite easily so now secure them in place with a bit of BluTack. It’s a simple fix and makes this even better.
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