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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian23 Jun 2021 5:19 p.m. PST

On a scale of zero to ten, to what effect do allergies impact your wargaming?

jdpintex23 Jun 2021 5:43 p.m. PST


Mister Tibbles23 Jun 2021 5:48 p.m. PST

Depends how much Benadryl I have to take. Affects everything I do.

fredavner Supporting Member of TMP23 Jun 2021 6:15 p.m. PST

Allergic to control freaks and argumentative and bitter gamers….

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP23 Jun 2021 6:40 p.m. PST


Grelber23 Jun 2021 7:04 p.m. PST

This year I have had a few days when I just didn't feel up to painting.


Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Jun 2021 7:24 p.m. PST

2-3 Allergic to jerkwads. I skip the Benadryl and go straight to scotch.

Kevin C Supporting Member of TMP23 Jun 2021 7:52 p.m. PST

Normally 0, but when I spray primer probably a 7.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP23 Jun 2021 8:36 p.m. PST

Whenever using CA glue, I have to put on a good respirator. No clue how to rate that overall.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP23 Jun 2021 8:57 p.m. PST

As far as I know, I am only allergic to pollens (but to quite a lot of them), not to anything involved in wargaming.

If I am having a bad allergy day, I don't feel like painting or gaming (or doing much of anything -- I can really turn into a grumpy old man). However, since moving to the San Francisco area 30 years ago, I haven't had many bad allergy days.

So, net effect of allergies on my wargaming is (extremely low frequency) x (moderate to high intensity) = probably about 2 on a scale of 10.

Prince Rupert of the Rhine23 Jun 2021 11:06 p.m. PST

I can confirm it's hard, to impossible, to paint well when my hayfever goes into beast mode. Between the itchy watery eyes, runny nose and slight feeling out of body experience it's just to difficulty to concentrate on painting. So on high pollen days about 8-10.

Chimpy23 Jun 2021 11:28 p.m. PST

I think that I'm allergic to enamel paint. It just gives me a really bad headache. So I got rid of all my Humbrol enamels decades ago.

I use a respirator when using enamel spray paint and only use it outside or in the garage. I then let it outgas for a few days before I will attempt to paint what I sprayed.

So I'm going to say a 1 out of 10 – I can avoid the problem.

advocate23 Jun 2021 11:46 p.m. PST


martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Jun 2021 11:51 p.m. PST

Just need to be aware and take precautions.


Striker24 Jun 2021 1:31 a.m. PST


ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP24 Jun 2021 2:25 a.m. PST


Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP24 Jun 2021 5:04 a.m. PST


Stryderg24 Jun 2021 8:05 a.m. PST

Since I don't play nearly often enough, I've concluded that I'm allergic to lead.

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP24 Jun 2021 10:02 a.m. PST


Personal logo John the Greater Supporting Member of TMP24 Jun 2021 10:15 a.m. PST


Frenetic Hussar24 Jun 2021 3:51 p.m. PST

Thus far, 0

gavandjosh0225 Jun 2021 3:09 a.m. PST

8 – sensitized to glue, solvents, varnish (can't use sprays, use a full face mask if gluing).

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2021 9:18 p.m. PST


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