When A Little Dab Will Do You
by N-Scale Nut
Colorful 'paint' flags are semi-transparent
Looking for a spot to set down a little dab of glue or paint while you apply it in moderation to a joint or small surface? I was always doing that until I stumbled across the ideal surface which keeps the paint off my workbench, stays in one spot and is disposable while still wet with paint or adhesive.
Bet the folks at 3M never imagined this use when they came up with the PostIt Flags and Labels lines of sticky notes…Use #433 --paint pallet. They each measure ½ by 3 inches and there are 15 strips per color.
Actually these five-packs of colorful adhesive tabbed strips have a multitude of uses in scale modeling, but I use them most as pallets. Just stick the sticky end to the bench, plop on a drop of paint, dip your brush and put it to use.
When you are done, pick up the loose end and drop it in the trash. No mess, no fuss.