Wargaming as a hobby is not only about figures and playing games with them. It is much more than just that, and an important part of our hobby is miniature painting. In order to paint you need paints, brushes and a place to store them. This is what I am going to look at today – what can I 3D print to organize my collection of paints and make my life a bit easier.
Paint Holders for dropper bottles – Vallejo, Reaper, Army Painter etc.
There are plenty of different paint manufacturers out there, but somehow in our wargaming business most of them are using dropper bottles. They seem to be the most users friendly and a lot of use like them so much that we are transferring paint from Citadel paint pots to those dropper bottles. It comes to no surprise, that I was able to find some nice options of paint racks for those bottles. Let’s have a look:
Miniature Paint Station by jpod – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1914153
Modular Hobby Paint Rack – Large Straight by gsargent – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2531450
I strongly recommend to read the description here, as there are links to other variations available for this hobby paint rack.
The Perfect Paint Rack by conorokane – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4322811
Overly complicated folding 25mm model paint rack by fetchbeer – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1856829
Not all of us like the dropper bottles and prefer something different, like the Citadel pots. Here the options can be quite limited at times, but I managed to find some interesting designs for you:
Paint Holder V2 stackable Made by Groosome – https://www.thingiverse.com/make:683485
Paint Station by Longtoke – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3074750
Games Workshop paint holder for peg board by ShadyRabbit – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1374310
Citadel Paint holder x10 by hacxx101 – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2144546
Paint Racks for both dropper bottles and GW pots
A lot of us are using different brands of paint and this usually means different kind of paint containers. What do to when you have paints in both – dropper bottles and Citadel pots? No worries, you are not alone and there are some options out there:
What if I am using craft paints and other brands?
Vallejo, Citadel, Army Painter, Reaper and the list goes on… What if you are using craft paints or calligraphy and drawing inks? Maybe you prefer tubes? Luckily you are not alone. There are plenty of different solutions available:
Model Paint Rack by marmotjr – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:622033
Paint Holder by Avocadocommander – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1905687
paint holder by attenb – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1684811
Filament Spool Paint Holder by Limolwali – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1695214
Special – portable and interesting modular design
It might seem that I would be hard to find something special in this type of rather functional design space. However, I found few interestingly looking designs and solutions. It I easy to forget that in some cases, simplicity is the key to a nice and functional design 😉
Portable paint Station Part B (Paint Holder) by BHJ33 – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3923676
Model-Paint Organizer by TJMast – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3694022
U1JO – Modular Paint Station by alienboyxp – https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4291038
Are you looking for something specific? Let me know!
Let me remind you that if are you looking for something specific or simply need help finding some bits just let me know. I am more than happy to provide you with a list of files suitable for your project. All you need to do is to let me know by writing a comment below! I will make an article around the theme chosen by you 🙂
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