Hobby Escape Studios Plexiglas Paint Rack and Wand Product Reviews

2017 June 5
by Doug

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Plexiglas Paint Rack

FOR THE MODELER: Because I use a variety of paint brands, finding a paint stand that would fill the need and fit ALL of my paints and different style bottles was a difficult task.  It must also be tough and not fall apart easily or be damaged if it gets wet from the occasional spill. Searching the main producers I found most are made of thin fiberboard or cardboard. In fact, one brand got wet and was ruined in the package before I could even use it!

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I recently met Walter Kline, a fellow model builder and the owner of Hobby Escape Studios. He has created a really great paint stand called the “Aero-Classic Stand!” And, it is customizable to your liking! He also sells different styles from Corner stands to Tier stands that are laser cut to fit everything from the Testors Square bottles and up. They have built in brush holders and can even have big openings for the large thinner bottles from Tamiya.

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The stand is cut from clear Plexiglas and assembles with bolts and nuts. So it is much sturdier than the fiberboard competition. Once assembled and loaded with all 40 bottles of Tamiya and Model Master paint I was easily able to safely move this around on my desk and place it where I wanted because it is rugged! The dimensions are: 14″ Wide 11″ Deep and 5-1/2″ high at the back of the rack.

The prices for the stands are very reasonable: Currently (June 2017) $50 for a full size Aero Classic that holds the standard Tamiya small bottles (and most everything else as you see…)

 

Plexiglas Paint Wand

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FOR THE MODELER: Walter Kline, a model builder and owner of Hobby Escape Studios has created the perfect paint stick! The wand is cut from clear Plexiglas and it is much sturdier than others I have run across. The slots in the wand allow you to roll the tape quite easily and also stick a part through the tape to keep it from getting painted if needed. At this point he sells 2 sizes a small and large size. The larger one giving you roughly 6 inches of paint surface that attaches to and a 3½ inch handle.

One of the greatest benefits I have found so far is I can use both sides for mounting parts to be painted. Just wrap the tape around it and place small parts on both sides to paint twice as fast without having all those paint sticks or alligator clips on sticks!

I have found that because this is Plexiglas I can just soak the wand a few minutes in thinner and clean the overspray right off.

The prices for the wands are very reasonable: Currently (June 2017) Only $3 for a full size and $2.50 for the smaller size plus applicable S&H.

I highly recommend these hobby products and I think you’ll love them too!

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For more information on these items contact:

Walter Kline at Hobby Escape Studios.
Tel: 1 (813) 455-8887.  Email: hobbyescapestudios@gmail.com

 

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How to Build the Fruehauf Texaco Tanker Trailer 1:25 Scale AMT Model Kit #30063 Review

2017 June 1
by Doug

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How to Build the Fruehauf Texaco Tanker Trailer 1:25 Scale AMT Model Kit #30063 Review
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FOR THE MODELER: This review covers the AMT Fruehauf Texaco Tanker Trailer in 1:25 scale. This is a Skill Level 2 kit with over 100 parts molded in white and chrome and includes rubber tires and metal axles. The kit is out of production but can still be found in hobby shops and online as it was produced on multiple box 1 arts and with different decals over the years. The latest release is the Shell Tanker Trailer kit #918.  The kit builds up to represent a fuel trailer from the 70’s era but can still be seen on today’s roads. As for the buildup it is fairly simple with the main tank in four parts that assemble into a cylinder. The frame and chassis attach to that. For the advanced builders I would recommend using metal foil to create a chrome tank. The chassis fit is fair for its age and overall it builds up well. The decals in this boxing do represent the typical Texaco tanker of the period. Overall size is: Length: 20”, Width: 4-1/2”, Height: 6-3/4”.

 

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Fruehauf Texaco Tanker Trailer Review

 

 

 

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How to Build the Dual Show Rods 1:32 Scale Lindberg Model Kit #HL136 Review

2017 May 23
by Doug

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For the modeler: : This review covers the Re-release of the Customizable Show Rods 1:32 Scale Lindberg Model Kit #HL136 These have not seen a re-pop in many years. It is Skill Level 2 and requires paint and glue. You get ~50 parts to construct each model.  The Lucky Bucket Roadster is molded in orange and the Super Roadster is molded in blue styrene. 020 These kits also include chrome and clear pieces with a set of waterslide decals and a cardboard display stand. The instructions are a simple fold out style. These are basic kits that are molded with customizing in mind as each model has three different configuration to make it a unique version.  This is a simple and fun kit to build just like it was back in the day! Overall dimensions are ~: Length: 4”, Width: 1½”, Height: 1½”.

 

 

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Dual Show Rods Review

 

 

 

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