Introduction: K'nex Model Paint Stand

As you can see, a lot of little paints can become a hassle, so I made a stand. Here's how to make a handy enamel or acrylic paint holder with K'nex.

Step 1: Make Racks

Make 2-3 racks to hold your paints. Also gather the other pieces. (You can have as many racks as you can, however I only made 3).

Step 2: Make the Small Top Rack and Feet.

If you want a top rack that can hold 3 things, then make this. Note: The feet are required with or without the top rack.

Step 3: Assemble

Put everything together.

Step 4: The Yellow Elastic

This is handy for opening stubborn paints.

Comments

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bedbugg2 (author)2007-08-13

=0! wow this is great! do you build models? just wondering cause on the top of one of the paints is the make of a roswell ufo kit i once bought, this rack could also store spices! and great trick with the rubberband i wonder if it would work with bolognase sauce jars? il have to test

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sbrown (author)bedbugg22007-08-13

Ya I make lots of models.. I use Testors paint. It can be found at almost every hobby shop. These paints are enamels.

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the poodleo (author)sbrown2010-07-27

the sally ann i go to someone must be donating models there or something cause i get all these factory sealed ones for like 5 bucks there its awsome. i feal guilty from buying models at a normal model shop caus there 25 or 30 bucks.

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bedbugg2 (author)sbrown2007-08-13

i usally use humbrol paints(the little tins) what kind of models o you make? i usually make military or aircraft models the small tins might need a smaller knex shelf to store them on

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sbrown (author)bedbugg22007-08-13

I usually make cars, however I want to make other things like airplanes. You could modify the shelf by moving the rods closer together for smaller tins.

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HamO (author)2007-08-13

Best KNEX instructable yet!

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Flie-Ing GOOse (author)HamO2007-08-18

how, i aggree that this is a good instructble but have u seen some of the guns, they are better than this

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agree but this is still a rly good it organizes paint not annoys your friends.

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the poodleo (author)2010-07-27

THANK YOU SO MUCH my moms friend used to do models but dosnt anymore so he gave me a carosel and some paints but i still never had enough room, i must have 40 paint jars. could you make one for sprays and tamaya paint jars as well? oh yeah dont buy store boght paint thinner ordinary varsol works better and is way cheeper. if you brush some varsol on something, it will take the paint right of, i got it on my wall once, it was all dry, but i got it of.

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Tsele (author)2008-10-09

Can you please tell me what have you used for making that rack?

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sbrown (author)Tsele2008-12-26

K'NEX @ http://www.knex.com/
You can buy it at many toy stores.

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crafty_crayons (author)2008-12-26

now that is COOL

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sbrown (author)crafty_crayons2008-12-26

thanks

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idurrudi (author)2007-08-13

Thanks for not building a weapon :)

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Kiteman (author)2007-08-13

K'Nex ... but not a gun ... somebody pinch me ... I must be dreaming ... (BTW, like the rubber-band trick. That would have been worth a small Instructable on its own)

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John Smith (author)2007-08-13

So someone found a use for knex other than guns and weapons, eh? :D

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theque (author)2007-08-13

even though im not really into knex, it looks pretty cool!

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