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Portable paint stations
« on: February 09, 2013, 10:09:42 PM »
I'm sure these aren't new.

http://www.modelmaq.es/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=95&Itemid=122

But I really want one.

All the text is in the photo, so online translators aren't working. Any Spanish speakers help me out?

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Re: Portable paint stations
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2013, 10:24:18 PM »
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Re: Portable paint stations
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2013, 10:40:25 PM »
I spend so long in hotels his would be ace.

Could make one. In fact I'd love to. But I don have time... Unless I can make it in a hotel room...
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Re: Portable paint stations
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2013, 11:14:26 PM »
Looks good. It sure beats the plastic tool box I have that whenever I pick up fear ripples through me that the catch is going to spring open and hundreds of dollars of paint will decorate my carpet.

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Re: Portable paint stations
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2013, 09:39:22 AM »
I'm sure these aren't new.

http://www.modelmaq.es/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=95&Itemid=122

But I really want one.

All the text is in the photo, so online translators aren't working. Any Spanish speakers help me out?

I'll translate it for you. I'm at work today, so you'll have to wait until tomorrow.

Anyway, I'm not sure that company is really in business, seeing the lack of updates... :erm: I'll try contacting them tomorrow, and I'll ask the price of that suitcase you've linked (plus shipping to UK).
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Re: Portable paint stations
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2013, 10:17:16 AM »
Wow. That's a blast from the dark and distant past.    :blink:

I still want one but if I remember correctly they are well, well over priced.
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Re: Portable paint stations
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2013, 06:36:27 PM »
I'm sure these aren't new.

http://www.modelmaq.es/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=95&Itemid=122

But I really want one.

All the text is in the photo, so online translators aren't working. Any Spanish speakers help me out?

I'll translate it for you. I'm at work today, so you'll have to wait until tomorrow.

Anyway, I'm not sure that company is really in business, seeing the lack of updates... :erm: I'll try contacting them tomorrow, and I'll ask the price of that suitcase you've linked (plus shipping to UK).

Hey  Ajsalium! Thank you!

I have already emailed, but with my babel fish enhanced translation of English to Spanish!

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Re: Portable paint stations
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2013, 05:14:31 AM »
I've been studying and designing...

If I were to make something similar to the Spanish design... Would anyone be interested in buying?

Just testing the market.

Must include:
Brush storage
Paint storage (multiple bottle size)
Water/brush wash cup (x2)
Wet palette
Daylight lighting sufficient to paint under (I'd use mine mostly in hotels)
Figure storage (in a way that holds them steady - not pushed into foam)
Cutting board.
Storage for needle files craft knife and other odds n sods.


Design criteria:
all in something not too much bigger than a suitcase.
Paints, liquids and figures to be secured and held upright at all times.
Lockable.
Robust enough for occasional dings and bumps (I'm not building a flight case for drunk roadies)
Simple to reconfigure for different paint mixes, figure sizes etc.
Carried like a briefcase or shoulder strap
Make you look like an assassin with a disassembled snipers rifle when you check into a hotel.


Any thoughts?
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Re: Portable paint stations
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2013, 05:24:33 AM »
Sounds good. Postage would be a pain to get here though and I don't think I'd fork out for something like that when I can get more shiney. So price would defo be a factor.

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Re: Portable paint stations
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2013, 07:26:40 AM »
I've been studying and designing...

If I were to make something similar to the Spanish design... Would anyone be interested in buying?

Just testing the market.

Must include:
Brush storage
Paint storage (multiple bottle size)
Water/brush wash cup (x2)
Wet palette
Daylight lighting sufficient to paint under (I'd use mine mostly in hotels)
Figure storage (in a way that holds them steady - not pushed into foam)
Cutting board.
Storage for needle files craft knife and other odds n sods.


Design criteria:
all in something not too much bigger than a suitcase.
Paints, liquids and figures to be secured and held upright at all times.
Lockable.
Robust enough for occasional dings and bumps (I'm not building a flight case for drunk roadies)
Simple to reconfigure for different paint mixes, figure sizes etc.
Carried like a briefcase or shoulder strap
Make you look like an assassin with a disassembled snipers rifle when you check into a hotel.


Any thoughts?

That sounds like something I'd tell myself I had no need for.

I'd tell myself this repeatedly for around 6 weeks.

Then I'd buy one, having convinced myself that I really DID need one.
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Re: Portable paint stations
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2013, 11:41:53 AM »
I've been studying and designing...

If I were to make something similar to the Spanish design... Would anyone be interested in buying?

Just testing the market.

Must include:
Brush storage
Paint storage (multiple bottle size)
Water/brush wash cup (x2)
Wet palette
Daylight lighting sufficient to paint under (I'd use mine mostly in hotels)
Figure storage (in a way that holds them steady - not pushed into foam)
Cutting board.
Storage for needle files craft knife and other odds n sods.


Design criteria:
all in something not too much bigger than a suitcase.
Paints, liquids and figures to be secured and held upright at all times.
Lockable.
Robust enough for occasional dings and bumps (I'm not building a flight case for drunk roadies)
Simple to reconfigure for different paint mixes, figure sizes etc.
Carried like a briefcase or shoulder strap
Make you look like an assassin with a disassembled snipers rifle when you check into a hotel.


Any thoughts?

That sounds like something I'd tell myself I had no need for.

I'd tell myself this repeatedly for around 6 weeks.

Then I'd buy one, having convinced myself that I really DID need one.

That's exactly what's happening to me!

I'll put you down for two.

And make three, just in case you have weak self control.
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Re: Portable paint stations
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2013, 11:42:35 AM »
Might be interested depending on price.

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Re: Portable paint stations
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2013, 11:44:29 AM »
Sounds good. Postage would be a pain to get here though and I don't think I'd fork out for something like that when I can get more shiney. So price would defo be a factor.

I haven't been able to get prices for all the bits I need yet, but looking at box extrusions and hardware, lamp, mdf plus cutting etc. not including my time and effort, this is not going to come in under 100 at the very cheapest end.
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Re: Portable paint stations
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2013, 06:11:21 PM »
No thanks then, but good luck  :thumbup:

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« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2013, 08:45:43 PM »
No offence, but that's probably out of my league for a 'nice to have' versus a 'something I really need'.

OK, so six weeks of pondering might change that, but I doubt it!
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Re: Portable paint stations
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2013, 09:17:40 PM »
Beefcake / gangrel - understandable.

For reference, these are the only prices I've found on the modelmaq originals from 2011

MT 03: 204.00
MT 04: 240.00
MT 05: 138.00
MT 08: 310.00

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Re: Portable paint stations
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2013, 09:52:33 PM »
Of course, when I said "tomorrow" I should have mentioned that in spanish that means in four or five days... :whistle: honestly... it's not as if I had completely forgotten about it... :paranoid2:

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The XL workstation-suitcase for modelism is designed for modellers and artists with big needs of space. With this model you'll have everything needed for your hobby, in a reduced space, without having to worry about packing the tools, because all you'll have to do is closing the suitcase and you're ready to go, until the next time that you need it.

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1) 8 watt lamp with extendable flex for a multitude of positions.
2) Panels at both sides, with supports for tools and brushes, allowing for a customized layout. Using space the way that fits you best.
3) Front drawers. One of them with dimensions suitable to keep any mini-driller. The other, for keeping the accesories for your mini-drill.
4) Plugs. In this workstation there's one for providing electricity to your lamp and another for conecting electrical tools.
5) Working surface. Its dimensions are 60 x 37 cm.
6) Modular drawers. Designed for the small parts of your models, glues or paints. They can be arranged in six different positions, or add several drawers.
7) Paint axis. Designed for storing paints from the different brands. Each suitcase has a configuration that allows for five axis. You can store aproximately 20 paints per axis, depending on brand, for an aproximate total of 100 paints, with the configuration you decide.
8 ) Lifting the working surface there are some hollow spaces for storing any tools, brushes, rulers or other tools for our hobby.

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Dimensions (closed): 62 x 45 x 14 cm.
Suitcase exterior: Aluminium and PVC
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Electricity: 240v. 50/60hz.
Power usage: 8w. (aprox.)
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Re: Portable paint stations
« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2013, 10:00:30 PM »
Hey, thank you Ajsalium!

A few things in ther I hadn't spotted. The extra electrical outlet is a good touch, but just an 8w fluorescent is poor.

Food for thought mate thank you again!
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Re: Portable paint stations
« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2013, 10:06:52 PM »
I can see the price being realistic Brandlin, it's just that for me it's a serious investment in something I wouldn't use that often. Good luck to you if you go down that route though.
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