by: Roman [ ]
It is rather interesting to see how the companies that are specialized on weathering effects and paints evolve to keep up with the competition in the relatively tight market. New products are being announced almost every month, and there is no limit for imagination here. AMMO of Mig Jimenez, a company founded by Mig himself, started supplying wooden bases and other necessities for model builders, including the subject of this short review – workbench organizer.
The concept is very simple – most of us have do-it-yourself solutions for organization of paints, paintbrushes and everything related to that. Workbench organizer allows placing the jars so that you see the labels and there is no mess on your workbench.
This item comes unassembled and is packed in a rectangular cardboard box with image of the assembled product on top. The content is packed in another piece of cardboard and bubble isolation material to ensure that there is no damage during shipment. 8 parts make the organizer and the assembly is very simple, just place the parts into corresponding location holes. The dimensions of the assembled product are the following 14.5 cm (depth) x 9.5 cm (tall) x 40 cm (high). (Too big for my photo-box to fit in).
Overall there is room for 21 small paint jars (Vallejo, AMMO, AK or similar) that have 25mm diameter and 17 larger bottles/jars (AMMO, MIG productions, Vallejo, AK, Tamiya) that have diameter 35mm. Additionally there are location holes for 12 tools like paint brushes or files. The top surfaces are covered with white paint, bottom and side come untreated. I haven’t tested how easy would be the cleaning of that organizer if you spill any paint or thinner on it but I assume that untreated elements would absorb everything.
Altogether this is a nice solution for ergonomics on your table, and the only limitation that comes to my mind is that it is rather small and I would have to get at least 3 or 4 of such organizers to put all my supplies in it. Let’s hope that AMMO comes with more variants in the future.