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16 Jul 2016 11:05 a.m. PST
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Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP01 Feb 2016 1:18 p.m. PST

I don't know about you, but I tear up my hands in the process of building and modding. So, how often does The Hobby(TM) leave you with noticeable cuts, abrasions, gashes, stains, patches of missing skin, crushed nails, etc?

Infrequent and Minor (nobody notices)
Hidden (I have callused and scarred hands from something else)
All the Time, but Minor Things (people rarely notice)
All the Time
I am a Walking Scar

I am an "Occasionally".

Terrement Inactive Member01 Feb 2016 1:23 p.m. PST


Texas Jack01 Feb 2016 1:29 p.m. PST

Another occasionally, maybe we should start a club. grin

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2016 1:30 p.m. PST

All the time.

redbanner414501 Feb 2016 1:34 p.m. PST

Mostly I glue my fingers together.

Mako11 Inactive Member01 Feb 2016 1:35 p.m. PST

Occasionally, though rarer now, due to previous experience, which is an excellent teacher.

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2016 1:43 p.m. PST

Infrequent and minor.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP01 Feb 2016 1:43 p.m. PST

Occasionally, though rarer now, due to previous experience, which is an excellent teacher

Maybe I should contract out to your experience and fire mine! :)

PJ ONeill01 Feb 2016 1:49 p.m. PST

I carve hills and terrain with those skinny "clickable" blades and, as many times as I advise people not to cut towards themselves, I don't follow my own advice, with the resulting punctures.

21eRegt01 Feb 2016 1:49 p.m. PST

Infrequent and minor, though I'm developing a really annoying habit of dropping things. Try to gently hold something I'm painting and next thing I know it is on the floor.

wrgmr101 Feb 2016 2:05 p.m. PST

Glued fingers and stabbing myself with North Star pikes and spears are the only ones I seem to get.

genew49 Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2016 2:12 p.m. PST

Once in a while. The worst being the "slip" with an Xacto knife while converting a Grant Tank. Stiches etc.

MajorB01 Feb 2016 2:54 p.m. PST

Very infrequently. In fact, I can't remember the last time.

skipper John Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2016 2:57 p.m. PST

6 years ago the exacto knife slipped and I sliced deep the middle finger on my left hand between the flesh and the nail. It still isn't right… I'm starting to think it may be permanent!

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2016 3:17 p.m. PST

Main thing that causes casualties is rebasing figures. That's why I have given up rebasing for the most part.

DColtman01 Feb 2016 3:50 p.m. PST

Tipped over the superglue and bonded my willy to my thigh once.

Kropotkin303 Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2016 4:00 p.m. PST

If it can be counted as a self inflicted injury I used to get sky-high back in the day I was using enamels and white spirits. A hot day and a long painting session was tantamount to solvent abuse. Thank god for acrylics.

I think my choice of colours was a bit more adventurous back then though. :)

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2016 4:01 p.m. PST

Basically never.

Mute Bystander Inactive Member01 Feb 2016 4:39 p.m. PST

Drop stuff? More than I like and yes it is frequent enough to talk to Doc…

Cut myself is infrequent but not so minor as I would like the past two years… Impaled my right thumb tip awhile back when home alone and I shudder now with the image in my mind. No choice but to carefully pull it straight away from the end of the phalange and stop the bleeding.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2016 4:50 p.m. PST

Occasionally. X-ACTO knives are the main culprit.

galvinm Inactive Member01 Feb 2016 6:30 p.m. PST

Every time I replace a blade.

My hands are all scarred, and callused, so little pain. Lots of bleeding tho. Keep a handy supply of band aids with hobby tools.

rmaker01 Feb 2016 8:14 p.m. PST

Infrequent and minor.

Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut01 Feb 2016 9:52 p.m. PST

I checked with my wife, she says I am a "never."

Personal logo Patrick R Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2016 2:49 a.m. PST

I seem to have a knack for avoiding blades and nasty cuts and yet I do all the wrong things like cutting towards myself etc.

Old Wolfman02 Feb 2016 7:52 a.m. PST

Minor,mainly with the super glue,but I've used a shaving razor to gently get the dried glue off of my finger.

JARROVIAN Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2016 9:16 p.m. PST

@ Old Wolfman
Human saliva is a natural solvent for superglue, so suck your finger for a bit (once it's set), then you can peel it off with your teeth

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2016 2:35 a.m. PST

So far I've lost:

5 legs, 53 fingers, 2 heads, 4 arms, one liver and 1 toe.

Lukily I'm friends witha certain "Mr" Frankenstein.

Personal logo DWilliams Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member03 Feb 2016 11:31 a.m. PST

That occasional prick or slice of my fingertip with the x-acto knife when trimming metal miniatures. Ouch! These take forever to heal, too.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2016 3:06 p.m. PST

I know and they bleed like crazy. Usually not that much pain, just annoying.

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