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Yes! Another random topic, I know, but hey, I'm bored and I'm busy removing mold lines from over 90+ High Elf units and I'm not even to assembly yet.
So far I've managed to nick myself a few times with my Exacto knife, but I haven't bled yet as I have some callous left on my fingers from playing guitar for a few years. I do have some scars from nicks that have gone deeper when I'm really trying to get an imperfection from a mini only have my blade slip. I now carry band-aids on my desk just for that reason.
My other hobby is paintball, which I've played for almost over a decade now. I've had multiple injuries in that from running and sliding out in the woods, not many from getting shot. I've also played in hockey leagues and was in track and field getting spiked and nicked from cleats and even getting hit in the head by a shot put. However, as of late I've been getting a ton of little, irritating injuries from this hobby.
Along that line, what's been your worst injury so far in this hobby?
Personally, I'd have to say getting a blade shard embedded into my thumb for a few days before I was able to dig it out. I had been working on a metal figure, my Nurgle Herald, when my blade caught and then chipped along the figure. I tried to find the chip and even ran the figure under water for a bit. The next day I was getting ready to prime him when I almost dropped the figure and low and behold I caught it sending the shard into my thumb. That hurt a lot, but the worst part was that it was in my skin for a few days before it could come out.
Let's hear yours. I know of one guy who had a little drill go through his thumbnail while pinning a model; I know of one other guy who got primer in his eyes. There has to be some more good stories around here so confess! Divulge! Let your injuries be a badge of honor in this seemingly calm and relaxing hobby!
Hehe. Shamefull one here:
A few years ago I was a lot more careless with where I left my stuff on my desk after finishing cutting. So one morning after checking my mail I accidently displace my knife (the round kind with an triangular blade) which starts, unnoticed by me, to roll to the edge of my desk. And just when I’m getting up it falls point first into my exposed foot. The whole way, so I end up with quite a lot of pain, a hobby knife standing upright in my foot and not even having had a cup of thee that morning . True story. Happily it ended up right next to a major vein, instead of in it. Would have been a whole lot more of a mess.
Holy..... my stomach actually churned a little reading that. I always wondered if that kind of injury was possible, but I guess your post confirmed that theory. Did you need to go the hospital at all?
Luckily no. At the time my dad was around who has had medical training. It was a clean thin (deep) cut. I did walk painfully for a while though
Then again, it's about the only wound I ever sustained from this hobby :p
I have sustained much worse ones than the one I am about to describe but I think the reason for this makes it the worst:
I was sitting around cutting something with an xacto knife when all of a sudden I notice that Windows Update says it will be shutting down in 5 SECONDS! So I go to click for it to cancel and the hobby knife slips, and gashes open my finger.
I got Windows Update to stop... but it cost me a bit of blood.
A youth with his first cigar makes himself sick; a youth with his first girl makes other people sick. - Mary Wilson Little
Just a few days back, I was drilling out some gun barrels, when I got it a bit off center and the drill bit slid off (with my full force) right into my exposed thumb. I still have little shavings of pewter in my thumb that I couldn't get out.
Marines - All built, 4/5 painted. Tau - 3/4 built, 0 painted. 'crons - 1/2 built, 1/2 painted.
I suck at staying on task.
I feel a bit left out here because I've never really gotten an injury from the hobby. I honestly can't think of anything. I guess that just means I'm a more careful hobbyist than most...
Thou shalt remember:
Warhammer Fantasy armies do NOT have Codices. They have Army Books.
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Whilst converting some Nurgal Terminators from the new Imperial Terminators, I filed into my thumb... My blood literalry went into making those models...
Also an honorable mention when I sparyed some moddels in my dads work room. However when I wen't to go back to get them once they had dried I fell down the stairs...
Lord of the nurgalings
I don't think falling down the stairs while on the way back to the workshop counts, but thats a pretty good one.
My worse was while cutting mold lines off my Typhus, my dog jumped up into my lap, paw first into my beanbag, causing me to cringe, the blade following suit right into my hand cutting into the flesh between my palm and thumb, till the bone stopped it.
It was fun supergluing that one together and contiuing on the model, till it got infected and I had to go get it cleaned up and get 3 stiches for it
I've also had a poleaxe head from WoC shoot across the room into the carpet, then finding it 2 days later by getting it embedded into my foot.
Yes, I did deep-strike your sister...
Necrons : W-8 D-3 L-7 (Sleeping in their TombFoam, waiting for a new codex)
Chaos Forces (CSM/CD): W-42 D-19 L-28
Apocalypse Games : W-4 D-0 L-1 (4 Titans, Brass Scorp, 3 Baneblades, 2 Bombers, 3 Fighters, and a Partrage in a Pear Tree)