ScaleMates stash manager

Are you on SacleMates? I joined when I started getting back into model making.

My ScaleMates wall

At first I just used it to catalogue my stash, which is a very useful feature for keeping track of what yo have got. But as I looked around the site, I found it had some more useful sections, such as:

Projects – if you are like me, you’ll have lots of ideas buzzing around in your head for projects. Well with ScaleMates you can start documenting your project ideas, add kits in your stash to the project, or add kits from a wish list to the project. You can also add notes etc., and link photo albums to the project. I’ve found this very useful.

Screen shot of part of my Projects in ScaleMates

Stash Manager – probably the main reason for using ScaleMates. Great for checking at a glance what you have. Sometimes I forget what I’ve got, or how many of each type, and I’v only got a modest stash. You can also mark as kit as being part of a project, if it has been started and when it is completed.

Stash manager screen shot

Wish list – as mentioned above, you can even create a wish list of kits. When you add a kit to the list, if another member has it for sale, or any of the shops that are connected to ScaleMates have it in their stock, you have the option to purcahse that kit, very handy.

Wish list screen shot

Newsfeed – and of course the social side of the site, where you can see what other modellers are doing and interact, or just broswe and marvel at others modelling skills.

Kit History – When you add a kit to your stash etc., you will then be able to see the history of that particular kit:

This is just a very small selection of what is available within the ScaleMates site, and all for free. If you want to take a look, pop along to If you join and want to connect, then my nickname is JOTCW.

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