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Other Uses for 3D Prints on the Workbench

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For ages, I have used Mr Mark Setter and Mr Mark Softer to aid in the decaling process. Earlier this year, I finally exhausted my bottles of both and found both my local hobby shops out of stock, so I returned to good ol' Micro Sol and Micro Set, which I used pre-Gunze. No problems other than the fact that the Mr Mark Whatever bottles don't tip over easily, whilst Microscale's ones do. And when you are wearing 6x glasses, your depth of field goes completely pear-shaped. Result? In the space of a fortnight, I managed to knock over BOTH, losing around 80% of the liquids in the process! :oops:

Consequently, I went looking for solutions (no pun intended) online. I dismissed sticking a blob of BluTack underneath each as a tad impractical. Anyway, to cut to the chase, I found several options for custom-designed holders on sale over the Web. Whilst not the cheapest because of postage, I eventually chose this seller on Etsy as the customised wording on the 3D-printed holder appealed to my sense of the ridiculous. And here is my new workbench companion ...

Micro Sol & Set Holder 2023-10-25.jpg

The print comes with a set of four self-adhesive rubber feet (something I would have probably added myself from the local hardware store if they hadn't been supplied). So, short of me having a conniption fit of Biblical proportions, these solutions aren't flooding over my cutting mat ever again! :roll:
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Re: Other Uses for 3D Prints on the Workbench

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Post by Tim R-T-C »

Looks handy, I've seen quite a lot of similar products at UK model shows. My Tamiya ET bottles currently live in a laser-cut wooden holder to increase their footprint and mitigate that tipping risk.

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The most useful 3d printed accessories on my bench are thess aircraft holders from Vizi models. 3d parts that come with leather strips to cover the hard edges. Great as handles for painting and detailing. I use a little blutak to secure them into place.

https://www.vizimodels.cz/Pracovni-stoj ... nd-d79.htm

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You've piqued my interest, Tim! 175 CZK is around 12 Aussie dollars, so definitely good value for the three stands. I guess postage to Oz will be the key here. If it isn't prohibitive, I'd add one of those lovely little Avia BH-9/11's to the order. :idea:
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GB25 - Vickers Windsor (Anigrand), Messerschmitt Bf109F-4 (Bandai refinish)
SoS - Douglas C-47B Dakota (Minicraft)

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