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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian23 Aug 2021 12:23 p.m. PST

So it happened to me again. grin

I was carefully carrying a tray with two 32mm figures on it, plus their tiny metal parts (shields, knife, tail…), when I noticed a box that needed to be put away. Do two things at one time, be more efficient, right?

Somehow the box started to fall, I tripped, and everything on my tray went flying! And to my astonishment, the figures and their pieces were not in sight!

So I got down on my hands and knees. I got out the vacuum cleaner. The floor was thoroughly cleaned, but I was still missing one of the figures and several vital parts…

Until I spotted them sitting on a shelf. Nice landing!

Now everything has been recovered, just waiting for some dry weather to get these primed and back to my workbench.

Personal logo Zeelow Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2021 1:37 p.m. PST


John the OFM23 Aug 2021 3:16 p.m. PST

I keep trying to tell myself to only take one drawer at a time out of the box, but will I listen?

rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2021 3:26 p.m. PST

I am lucky to do one thing at a time.

Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2021 6:12 p.m. PST

Back in December 2019, I was doing a simple head swap, drilling a hole in the head so I could insert a bit of brass rod. Somehow, the Dremel grabbed the head and ripped it from my hand, and I saw it go flying off towards the bookshelf.
When I searched for it, I couldn't find it.

This is one of several things that motivated me to clean the room in February and March, 2020. I moved everything out, crawled around feeling and looking, and finally vacuumed, but no head.

After a month or two more, I gave up and sculpted a new head. In some ways, it was actually better than the one I bought.

Over the past weekend, I decided to clean the desk (undoubtedly inspired by the photos people post of their neat, tidy painting areas--these folks have a lot to answer for!). I moved a hundred or so paint bottles, and lots of other things. There was the lost head, which hadn't gone off to the bookshelf, after all.

I have no idea what I'm going to do with it now.


Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian23 Aug 2021 9:44 p.m. PST

Well, you know what they say… Two heads are better than one!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2021 5:17 p.m. PST

Bill, perhaps you should put the boxes in a wagon and pull them across the floor.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian26 Aug 2021 9:32 p.m. PST

Pneumatic tubes throughout the office would be nice. grin

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