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Introducing the TGJ Hobbies modular paint rack system –
the complete solution for your painting and crafting workstation needs.
Introducing the NEWay Designs modular paint rack system –
the complete solution for your painting and crafting workstation needs.
Introducing the NEWay Designs modular paint rack system – the complete solution for your painting and crafting workstation needs.
76 backers pledged $13,796 to help bring this project to life.

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Introducing the TGJ Hobbies modular paint rack system –
the complete solution for your painting and crafting workstation needs.

TGJ Hobbies - Hobby and Craft Paint Rack System

$13,796

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NEW U.S. 50% Pledge level and Add-ons unlocked!

Thank you so much for your support everyone! Now that we have hit 50%, We are very pleased to announce the Release of our Paint Tray as a new pledge level and the opening of our Add-Ons. 

If you would like to add any of the items below, simply adjust your pledge by the amount shown for the additional item (or Items) you would like to add. Due to the various shipping needs of our packages we must limit add-ons to domestic distribution. Each item will require a $6 Shipping and Handling charge to ensure everything is able to make its way to its new home, as they may each need to be shipped separately.

You will be asked in your backer survey how you would like to allocate any additional funds you have pledged, as well as the various hole sizes you require for your entire order.

US Add-Ons Now Available:

  • Paint Tray: $25+$6 Shipping & Handling *Also a new level!* 
  • Basic Rack: $41+$6 S&H 
  • Corner Rack: $23+$6 S&H 
  • Mini Rack: $23+$6 S&H 
  • Large Drawer: $50+$6 S&H
  • Small Drawer: $41+$6 S&H 
  • Large Corner Drawer: $41+$6 S&H 
  • Small Corner Drawer: $27+$6 S&H

TGJ Hobbies was founded by three friends with one very simple need in mind. We are gamers. Gaming requires a myriad of tools and support items to make your gaming and modelling experience great.

Pivotal to miniatures, you have to have paint. As with all things, organizing paints and tools is vital to making that experience pleasant. 

No Organization = Hobby Chaos
No Organization = Hobby Chaos

There are some great products available in the world, but nothing really caught our eye. We looked for some basic criteria. It had to be good looking, versatile, easy to assemble and use, affordable, and durable. Really, we wanted the perfect solution.

We think we've done just that! We launched our super small business making a few for some local gamers. We received a very detailed, favorable review on the TerranScapes YouTube channel and interest boomed.

We are reaching out to the community to help us obtain the resources we need to produce these great racks and send them out to the world.

VERSATILE: 

TGJ Hobbies has created a modular paint rack system intended to be of use to any and all painters and crafters- we have solutions for all spaces large and small, no matter what your collection holds.

Exactly how many supplies your set up holds and what dimensions it finally has are dependent upon how many and what components and the size holes you choose for your available shelves. 

Want to improve storage in an under utilized corner? Just place two of our 45 degree angle corner racks side by side to create the perfect 90 degree fit! 

Components: 

--Basic Rack-- 16" x 12" x 5.25" (WxLxH, rounded for convenience)
--Basic Rack-- 16" x 12" x 5.25" (WxLxH, rounded for convenience)

 The TGJ Hobbies Basic Rack is the core of the modular system. It has Three useable shelves with a swappable fourth that is used as a base for the bottom tier. The top level of the rack offers space for tools, Two large cups, and a display space. One Basic Rack will stack with a pair of TGJ Hobbies drawers and lock the components together. Holds 24-36 paints depending on hole size configuration.

--Mini Rack-- 8" x 12" x 5.25"
--Mini Rack-- 8" x 12" x 5.25"

Half the size of our Basic Rack, the TGJ Hobbies Mini Rack is perfect for small spaces and incremental expansion. It has three useable shelves and the top accommodates one cup and tools. One Mini Rack will stack onto any TGJ Hobbies drawer and lock together. Holds 9-18 paints depending on hole size configuration.

--Corner Rack-- 11" x 12" x 5.25"
--Corner Rack-- 11" x 12" x 5.25"

 The TGJ Hobbies Corner Rack provides a curved module to wrap your rack inside corners smoothly, forming a 45-degree bend. It has four useable shelves and space on top for display or drying items. Corner Racks have 14 small holes or 10 large holes.

--Large Drawer-- 8" x 12" x 6.75" (exterior)
--Large Drawer-- 8" x 12" x 6.75" (exterior)

 The TGJ Hobbies large drawer module expands the rack vertically, providing ample space for a wide array of products. Drawer insert modules are available in small and medium sizes to expand organization space, as well as vertical dividers for larger items. All drawer units may stack vertically with each other.

--Small Drawer--  8" x 12" x 3.75" (exterior)
--Small Drawer-- 8" x 12" x 3.75" (exterior)

 The TGJ Hobbies small drawer module holds smaller items and provides twice the "floorspace" with two stacked units compared to a single large drawer. Two stacked small drawers equal the height of one large drawer.

--Large Corner Drawer-- 11" x 12" x 6.75" (exterior)
--Large Corner Drawer-- 11" x 12" x 6.75" (exterior)

 The TGJ Hobbies large corner drawer module elevates a Corner Rack above it to the level of a TGJ Hobbies large drawer, wrapping a set of drawers inside a corner to match the racks above.

--Small Corner Drawer-- 11" x 12" x 3.75" (exterior)
--Small Corner Drawer-- 11" x 12" x 3.75" (exterior)

The TGJ Hobbies small corner drawer module elevates a Corner Rack above it to the level of a TGJ Hobbies small drawer, wrapping a set of drawers inside a corner to match the racks above.

Hole Sizes: There are three hole sizes to chose from for each shelf (you can mix and match up to three hole sizes in a single rack!) 

Small- Intended for narrow dropper bottles such as Reaper and Vallejo 

Medium- Intended for most craft paint bottles, such as GW/Citadel, P3, and Tamiya

Large- Intended for larger paint tubes, such as Liquitex Basic acrylic tubes

DURABLE: 

All our products are made of solid cabinet grade plywood, never MDF. 

OUR GOALS:

$10K- Funding the Kickstarter: Will ensure we can continue our current level of business and allow for faster prototyping with significantly less strain on our production schedule for the next year.

$20K- Stretch Goal #1: Will enable us to expand into a larger space in order to facilitate volume orders through our subcontracted production partner. This will unlock our Vertical Rack. All pledges of $165 or more will receive one Vertical Rack, and allow any backers to purchase one for an additional $30 pledge.

$35K- Stretch Goal #2: Gets us the ability to continue expanding our prototypes, stretch our legs in a larger space, as well as potentially hire some staff in order to expedite our orders. Woo! This will unlock our Convex Corner Racks. Backers of $335 or more will receive two Convex Corner Racks, and allow any backers to purchase one for an additional $30 pledge.

$60K- Stretch Goal #3: This is the first step towards large-scale in-house production, and availability. We can afford to upscale our subcontracting to high volume production firms and enable staff to focus on development rather than sales. This will unlock our modular top for our Basic Rack that allows alternate configurations, including a phone and document holder, a locking top tray, and a detachable modular shelf. Backers at $335 or more will receive a modular top for our Basic Rack and two of their choice of the following three items: phone and document holder, locking top tray, modular shelf. Any backers may purchase modules a la carte.

$100K- Stretch Goal #4: THE ULTIMATE AWESOME AMAZING THING! WE GET OUR OWN LASER! IN HOUSE PRODUCTION, STAFF, LIVING THE DREAM PEOPLE! YES! This will unlock our paper towel module, tissue box holder module, and our top drawer modules. Backers at $335 or more will receive an additional modular top for our Basic Rack and two of their choice of the following three top-tier items: paper towel module, tissue box holder module, top drawer module. Any backers may purchase modules a la carte for an additional charge to be determined.

Ok, we know what you REALLY care about: THE REWARDS!

Reward- $1 and up- A BIG THANK YOU! You are awesome, did you know that?
Reward- $1 and up- A BIG THANK YOU! You are awesome, did you know that?
Reward- $5 Pledge- Keychain: shown in oak. Available in oak or maple
Reward- $5 Pledge- Keychain: shown in oak. Available in oak or maple
NEW Reward- $25 Pledge- Small Paint Rack
NEW Reward- $25 Pledge- Small Paint Rack
Reward- $40 Pledge- Basic Rack, 1 Basic Rack
Reward- $40 Pledge- Basic Rack, 1 Basic Rack
Reward- Pledge $75 -The Hummingbird: 2 Corner Racks and 1 Mini Rack
Reward- Pledge $75 -The Hummingbird: 2 Corner Racks and 1 Mini Rack
Reward- Pledge $85-The Gullwing: 2 Corner Racks and 1 Basic Rack
Reward- Pledge $85-The Gullwing: 2 Corner Racks and 1 Basic Rack
Reward- Pledge $110- The Mini Monty: 3 Mini Racks and 2 Corner Racks
Reward- Pledge $110- The Mini Monty: 3 Mini Racks and 2 Corner Racks
Reward -Pledge $150- Early Bird Full Monty: SOLD OUT!
Reward -Pledge $150- Early Bird Full Monty: SOLD OUT!
Reward - $165 Pledge-The Full Monty: 3 Basic Racks and 2 Corner Racks
Reward - $165 Pledge-The Full Monty: 3 Basic Racks and 2 Corner Racks
Reward - $185 Pledge- The Core Set: 1 Basic Rack, 1 large drawer, and 2 small drawers
Reward - $185 Pledge- The Core Set: 1 Basic Rack, 1 large drawer, and 2 small drawers
Reward - $335 Pledge- The Keystone: 1 Basic Rack, 2 Corner Racks, 1 large drawers, 2 small drawers, 1 large corner drawer, and 2 small corner drawers.
Reward - $335 Pledge- The Keystone: 1 Basic Rack, 2 Corner Racks, 1 large drawers, 2 small drawers, 1 large corner drawer, and 2 small corner drawers.
Reward - $335 Pledge- The Dual Core: 2 Basic Racks, 2 large drawer, and 4 small drawers
Reward - $335 Pledge- The Dual Core: 2 Basic Racks, 2 large drawer, and 4 small drawers
Reward - $650 Pledge-The Ai Papi: 3 Basic Racks, 2 Corner Racks, 3 large drawers, 6 small drawers, 1 large corner drawer, and 2 small corner drawers.
Reward - $650 Pledge-The Ai Papi: 3 Basic Racks, 2 Corner Racks, 3 large drawers, 6 small drawers, 1 large corner drawer, and 2 small corner drawers.
Reward - $945 Pledge-THE KRAKEN: 4 Basic Racks, 4 Corner Racks, 4 large drawers, 8 small drawers, 2 large corner drawer, and 4 small corner drawers
Reward - $945 Pledge-THE KRAKEN: 4 Basic Racks, 4 Corner Racks, 4 large drawers, 8 small drawers, 2 large corner drawer, and 4 small corner drawers

Risks and challenges

Currently, we are using a membership based location for our prototyping and small-scale production needs. As a result, we are at the mercy of the other members for access to tooling, giving us inconsistent results and holding back our prototyping schedule. For production, we rely on subcontracting, which drives up the cost of manufacturing and decreases our control over the time line. With an increase in demand and and our reliance on others for tooling, an in house solution is needed to provide a quality product on time in the long run. So if we are overwhelmed with orders with limited production availability, we risk pushing back our delivery dates.

We have made every effort to project a conservative production schedule in order to mitigate these risks. We will make every effort to keep you informed of any stumbling blocks we may encounter.

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    By Friends and Family Request!

    This reward tier is for our friends and family who would like to support us at any dollar amount, but don't really need a paint rack. We love you, and we thank you immensely!

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    *NEW PLEDGE LEVEL!* This Pledge grants you our small Paint Tray! It fits perfectly into both large and small drawers for easy storage, and can also be easily hung on the wall to maximize your space.

    Available in Small (Dropper Bottle) and Medium (Paint Pot) hole sizes to suit your needs at $25 and $6 shipping.

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    This Pledge grants you our Hummingbird package, which includes one mini paint rack (with 4x shelf sizes of your choosing), and two 45 degree corner units (each selectable for size). Mix and match the shelves to fully support your painting or crafting needs.

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    This Pledge grants you our Gullwing package, which includes one basic paint rack (with 4x shelf sizes of your choosing), and two 45 degree corner units (each selectable for size). Mix and match the shelves to fully support your painting or crafting needs.

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    This Pledge grants you our Mini-Monty package, which includes three mini paint rack (with 4x shelf sizes of your choosing per rack), and two 45 degree corner units (each selectable for size). Mix and match the shelves to fully support your painting or crafting needs.

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    This Pledge grants you our Full Monty package, which contains three basic paint rack with 12x shelf sizes of your choosing. Mix and match the shelves to fully support your painting or crafting needs, as well as two additional 45 degree rack corner expansion with the size of your choice.

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    This Pledge grants you our Core Set package, which contains one basic paint rack (with 4x shelf sizes of your choosing), one large drawer set and two small drawer sets. Mix and match the shelves to fully support your painting or crafting needs.

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    This Pledge grants you our Keystone package, which contains one basic paint rack (with 4x shelf sizes of your choosing), one large drawer set and two small drawer sets, two 45 degree corners, two small 45 degree drawer sets, and one large 45 degree drawer. Mix and match the shelves to fully support your painting or crafting needs.

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    This Pledge grants you our Dual Core Set package, which contains two basic paint rack (with 4x shelf sizes of your choosing), two large drawer set and four small drawer sets. Mix and match the shelves to fully support your painting or crafting needs.

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    This Pledge grants you our Ai Papi package, which contains three basic paint racks (with 4x shelf sizes of your choosing), three large drawer set and six small drawer sets, two 45 degree corners, two small 45 degree drawers, one large 45 degree drawer. Mix and match the shelves to fully support your painting or crafting needs.

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    This Pledge grants you THE KRAKEN, which contains four basic paint racks (with 4x shelf sizes of your choosing for each rack), four large drawer sets and eight small drawer sets, four 45 degree corners, four small 45 degree drawers, two large 45 degree drawer. Mix and match the shelves to fully support your painting or crafting needs.

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