Help support TMP


"Spilled paint!" Topic


12 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.


Back to the What I Did This Week Message Board


Areas of Interest

General

Featured Hobby News Article


Featured Ruleset


Featured Showcase Article

Heroscape: Road to the Forgotten Forest

It's a terrain expansion for Heroscape, but will non-Heroscape gamers be attracted by the trees?


Featured Workbench Article

How to Dip Wargames Factory Plastics & Old Glory Figures

Laconia Hobbies shows us how it is done.


Current Poll


412 hits since 22 May 2020
©1994-2020 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian22 May 2020 10:08 p.m. PST

It's my fault, I had a quick repair I was squeezing onto the workbench, not enough room, the paint bottle tipped over… arggh! Haven't done that in a long time!

Then I had 3 figures I was removing from their slottabases. First figure, I was able to snap the old plastic base in half, figure came right out. Second figure, even easier, it just pulled right out, leaving an intact base for a future figure. Third figure? Snapped off at the ankles, complete loss. Arggh!

But other than that, had an amazingly productive hobby week. grin

Dn Jackson22 May 2020 11:35 p.m. PST

Well, there's no point in crying over spilled paint. :-)

Personal logo 7th Va Cavalry Supporting Member of TMP23 May 2020 5:31 a.m. PST

Very true, it could have been beer!!!

Uparmored In the TMP Dawghouse23 May 2020 5:40 a.m. PST

I blame my recent life mishaps on alcohol. Have you been drinkin more in these lockdown times Bill? I have and I still go to the office every day.

Doug MSC Supporting Member of TMP23 May 2020 6:01 a.m. PST

I split a bottle of paint also this week.Fortunately I paint on newspaper laid underneath my paints. It missed my figures and my other paints and just left a lot of paint on the newspaper. I was able to take the newspaper with the split paint and pour it back into the bottle, loosing only a little bit of paint that had soaked into the paper. Only the second time in my entire life of painting that I have done that. However I have learned from the first experience how to handle it.

Personal logo Zeelow Supporting Member of TMP23 May 2020 8:21 a.m. PST

Greetings Boss: accidents happen. Back in the mid '70s I painted the wrong house…well at least that's what my boss said. grin

Dagwood23 May 2020 8:23 a.m. PST

I just dropped an opened bottle towards my trousers. Fortunately I managed to catch it and it was empty enough that only a small amount landed on my hand. Phew !

Bill Rosser23 May 2020 11:12 a.m. PST

My 4 year old granddaughter got into my red paints last weekend using it for nail polish. Unfortunately it also painted the carpet in my office. Her nails did look pretty.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP23 May 2020 11:44 a.m. PST

7th Va Cavalry for the win!

coopman24 May 2020 6:58 a.m. PST

Reminds me of the time that I had a clogged tip on one of my Vallejo bottles. I just squeezed it harder & harder until the top just blew off of it and then I had a nice big mess to clean up. But I won!

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian24 May 2020 11:53 a.m. PST

Fortunately I paint on newspaper laid underneath my paints.

Similar here. I bought a cheap plastic cutting board and use it as my main working area on my workbench. Spill was fortunately on an empty area, and I was able to evaluate nearby figures in time! Then I let the paint dry, and scraped it off the next day.

I blame my recent life mishaps on alcohol. Have you been drinkin more in these lockdown times Bill?

No, just too much haste!

dragon625 May 2020 9:32 a.m. PST

Snapped off at the ankles, complete loss. Arggh!
Just drill and pin the ankles. They will be stronger than ever

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.