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Author Topic: Do you still do gormless things?  (Read 684 times)

Offline Harry Faversham

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Do you still do gormless things?
« on: November 24, 2021, 05:22:57 PM »
Many of us on here have several centuries of experience at building and painting our toys.
Today I superglued a part to a model and walked away. 50 years of accumulated knowledge telling me to park the model up till tomorrow. Half an hour later I undercoated it. Resulting in a good brush petrified into stone, and a great blob of paint and superglue on the model. After the blob set, as removal surgery commenced, the original part got broken off in the mayhem. The model's ruined.
I'm sat scratching mi' melon thinking...
'that was a daft thing to do'.

:'(
« Last Edit: November 24, 2021, 05:38:12 PM by Harry Faversham »
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Offline 2010sunburst

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Re: Do you still do gormless things?
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2021, 05:33:45 PM »
 lolÖthanks for making me smile Harry. 

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: Do you still do gormless things?
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2021, 05:39:48 PM »
That wasn't the intention...
It's the sympathy vote I'm after!

 :-[

Offline Von Trinkenessen

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Re: Do you still do gormless things?
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2021, 05:57:08 PM »
'arry you not been taking your meds again?? lol lol



Offline Storm Wolf

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Re: Do you still do gormless things?
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2021, 06:04:20 PM »
Harry,

I feel for you, I really do >:(

However does getting up and going to work everyday count as well? lol

Maybe not

Glen
Knowing my luck, I would throw the pin and still be holding the grenade - gulp!

Offline 2010sunburst

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Re: Do you still do gormless things?
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2021, 06:08:30 PM »
You got my sympathy Harry  :'(
Still made me smile though, mostly because Iím glad it wasnít me  ;)

Offline has.been

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Re: Do you still do gormless things?
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2021, 07:28:41 PM »
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You got my sympathy Harry  :'(
Still made me smile though, mostly because Iím glad it wasnít me  ;)

Plus one to that. :D

Offline FramFramson

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Re: Do you still do gormless things?
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2021, 01:09:41 AM »
I can't think of a single think I do what ain't gormless.  lol


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Offline syr8766

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Re: Do you still do gormless things?
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2021, 02:54:51 AM »
Oy vey. Yes.


My sympathies and hope to see what you make of the 'ruined' figure. I used to do conversions for fun; now if I'm doing a conversion, it's because the project has gone horribly FUBAR and required major surgery.


Almost did something foolish (primed before the basing putty was totally dry) and thought of this thread. Backed away from the table and took a deep breath. It's always a result of impatience on my part.

Offline Moriarty

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Re: Do you still do gormless things?
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2021, 06:17:40 AM »
All the time. To make it worse, itís usually to the tune of ĎI donít believe it!í Strongly suspect Iím transforming into Victor Meldrew :-(

Offline Blackwolf

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Re: Do you still do gormless things?
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2021, 06:27:56 AM »
I can't think of a single think I do what ain't gormless.  lol

Indeed; gormless is my middle name :)
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Offline has.been

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Re: Do you still do gormless things?
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2021, 07:43:21 AM »
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It's always a result of impatience on my part.
In my youth:-
1) I couldn't wait for the 24 hour epoxy to set on some weapon
    conversions, but remembered that 'Drying time depended upon
    temperature. I put them on an old plate & stuck them under my
    Mother's grill... Came back later to find a whole lot of silver puddles
    glued together.  :-[
2) Needed a lot of horse teams for a Napoleonic game. The conversions
    and basing took longer than expected. I couldn't leave the painting
    until the morning (game day) as I only had Humbrol Gloss paints.
    They can ALL be black horses I thought. Painted them then went
    to bed... In the morning all was dry, including all the DARK BLUE
    horses.  :'(

Offline Tactalvanic

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Re: Do you still do gormless things?
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2021, 08:46:28 PM »
Always room for doing something gormless.

I prefer someone else do it, but perfectly capable of doing it myself if no one else is available with the suitable skill level to achieve it.

You have my deepest sympathies, but more so my thanks, as that perhaps will spare me from having to do some gormless thing for a while.

Offline armchairgeneral

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Re: Do you still do gormless things?
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2021, 08:59:05 PM »
Reassuring to know I am not the only one who does this sort of thing :)

Offline The Dozing Dragon

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Re: Do you still do gormless things?
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2021, 09:18:49 PM »
More than I ever I am amongst my peers  :D

 

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