You are probably looking at that Ork in bottle, and are wondering what strange and weird Warhammer project I am concocting. Well the only 40k project going on is a painting project. What I discovered a couple of years ago was that my fingers were rubbing off the dried paint on my figures as I was painting them. Well I started to think about how to fix the problem, and while I was hanging up a poster with Plasti-Tak I came up with my solution.
Every so often I would get a prescription medication and I would have this bottle left. Therefore I took the Plasti-Tak and put a ball of it on the lid of the bottle, and put my figure on top of the ball of tack. I then had a handle for my figure while I painted it. Then I recently discovered certain figures when mounted just right would fit inside of the bottle, which keeps the dust off of long term projects. To make this work you will need pill bottles that can be child proof on one side of the lid, and non child proof on the other.
As a note some metal figure are too heavy for plastic tack so you will need to use some CA glue instead of Plasti-Tak . If you go this route use the CA glue sparingly so it will pop off with some ease.
Hope you find this tool useful. What are some of your homemade tools? Take some photos and post up the links so we can see what you are doing.