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Tamiya: Spray-Work
Staff MemberSenior Editor
United Kingdom
Joined: June 11, 2003
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Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 06:58 AM UTC

I first bought Tamiya''s Spray Work over 15 years ago and didn''t find much use for it with the aircraft kits that formed my almost exclusive modelling diet back then. It''s a totally different story with car modelling, though, as I find in this belated re-evaluation.

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Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: June 29, 2004
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Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 10:11 PM UTC
Excellent review Rowan.

I bought the painting stand many years ago. I can certainly recommend it.
Staff MemberSenior Editor
England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: October 14, 2004
KitMaker: 4,560 posts
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Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 03:33 AM UTC
Great review Rowan.
Its a must have for painting car bodies, and I have found another use for the bigger stand, with a bit of help from some masking tape its great for holding small ships, whilst adding parts to it.

Staff MemberAssociate Editor
Victoria, Australia
Joined: June 09, 2009
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Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 07:57 PM UTC
Great review Rowan.

The smaller stand is definitely unbeatable for car body work, but the bigger stand is great for loading up with lots of small parts on various clips and holders, and being able to rotate it around to grab without reaching across everything.

Cheers, D
Netherlands Antilles
Joined: September 02, 2014
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Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019 - 01:16 AM UTC
Rowan, good re-evaluation.
Indeed, for me, as an auto modeler, the life is much better with the Tamiya stand. I also use the larger turn table for 1/35th scale armor bodies.
I would definitely call it an "essential tool", right in the same league as the modelling knife, sanding stick and the glue!

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New York, United States
Joined: December 04, 2010
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Posted: Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 05:05 AM UTC
Great review of a Tamiya item that I keep on promising myself to buy, and keep on forgetting to order one. My last Sprue Brothers order (two weeks ago), I finally remembered, and guess what, they were out of stock.