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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian05 Jul 2024 6:00 a.m. PST

Accidents sometimes happen when you are working with miniatures. How close is the nearest first-aid kit?

* in my game room
* in the next room
* two rooms away

14Bore05 Jul 2024 6:12 a.m. PST

Always keep a cup of water to wipe off any acrylic paint I get on me.

Ok kidding, worse I could think of injury is using Dremel tool and getting something in my eye. But do wear safety glasses when doing it.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2024 6:20 a.m. PST

I keep almost all of my first aid supplies in the bathroom, which would be the next room.

Stryderg05 Jul 2024 6:50 a.m. PST

In my case, first aid consists of applying pressure to the wound to slow the bleeding. Second aid is a few rooms away where the gauze, tape, ointments and the rarely used tourniquet are housed.

skedaddle Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2024 7:14 a.m. PST


Greylegion05 Jul 2024 7:26 a.m. PST

I have superglue at my hobby desk. Just a drop or two on the wound and keep working. I don't need to stinking first aid.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Jul 2024 7:37 a.m. PST

Kitchen, both bathrooms, and the workshed all have a first aid kit. Distance depends on what gaming activity I am doing.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2024 7:38 a.m. PST

Game room as it is also the tornado shelter. We had two hit us at the same day this year.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Jul 2024 9:37 a.m. PST

I thought I was the only one who mixed gaming and tornadoes …


Richard Brooks Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Jul 2024 9:41 a.m. PST

First aid stuff is in bathrooms, kitchen, game room, but the superglue is right next to me.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2024 9:46 a.m. PST

Super glue right at hand, bandaids close by.

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2024 10:32 a.m. PST

Cant resist posting Dr Fausts Educational Video about Billys First Miniature

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Lots of good first aid advice here

CVA31bhr05 Jul 2024 10:55 a.m. PST

As a career environmental, health and safety expert, there's first aid stuff in my shop, kitchen, garage, bathrooms. And 14 Bore, you are spot on. Anytime I use a power tool, safety glasses are a must. I have a pair that I've used as a visual aid for safety training. I was wearing them when the cutoff disc on my Dremel decided to fly apart. A chunk of the disc hit my right lens, and lodged into the glasses after dimpling the plastic. If I wasn't wearing the glasses, I'd have had to pursue a new career as a pirate.

Cerdic05 Jul 2024 11:22 a.m. PST

At the hospital…

rustymusket05 Jul 2024 2:47 p.m. PST

upstairs in the bathroom.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2024 9:51 p.m. PST

I suppose I might cut myself with an X-acto knife. Superglue is on the table, and band-aids are two rooms down the hall.

I might get spray paint in my eyes, so I always wear shop glasses when spray painting. I suppose if it happened, I would either let my eyes' natural processes clean the paint out or go to the emergency room, depending on how severe the problem felt. No first aid for that, anyway.

I'm not sure where else I'm going to get hurt while making and painting miniatures. Failing to ventilate and succumbing to superglue fumes? Seems unlikely. Bending too fast and too close to a miniature while wearing my optivisor and impaling an eye or nostril on the paintbrush? I have better awareness of my hands and tools than that. I don't have anything stored high enough to need a ladder that I can fall off of. Hmm. I suppose OSHA could find some hazards.

14Bore06 Jul 2024 3:57 a.m. PST

As a carpenter have had metal in my eye 2 times had to go get removed, it's not fun.
I always spray outside

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2024 7:14 p.m. PST

The wife of our club host is a medical doctor. In 10 years we have not had to take advantage of this, except I once asked for an aspirin.

Old Contemptible07 Jul 2024 1:19 a.m. PST

in the next room

Saxondog07 Jul 2024 10:18 p.m. PST

I got one with my camping gear…. I think one in the hall closet…maybe

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2024 1:10 p.m. PST


And it gets used often – mostly because I live on a farm and have a big family

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