Model-making is not for the weak

Discussion in 'Off Topic Lounge' started by RocketmanTan, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

    Just thought I'd share one of my favorite funnies. Not sure if it applies to anyone here, but there's quite a bit of blood (fake, duh) involved, so those who have a phobia of that....yeah.
  2. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member



    Weird, but very funny!:thumb::mrgreen::mrgreen: Although I am modeling my first paper model I think I passed that phase after I solved what seems to be my last problem before learning how to unfold it...
    So, as the Ghost Hunters say, ONTO THE NEXT! Oh, my, please not the next PROBLEM!sign1
    All the best!
  3. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    That was funny, but it reminded me of when I actually did cut my finger once (when I was about 15 years old).
    I had to have three stiches.
  4. Wojtee

    Wojtee Member

    That is sick... WhyTF am I laughing?!
    You made my day. :D
  5. Experimental Designs

    Experimental Designs Papercraft Visionary

    I had a few cuts, nothing to draw a any considerate amount of blood let alone any stiching however. I had more close calls than anything of that sort since I cut away and cheat with burring the flashing off. Amusing eitherway.

    Of course I have bigger problems with paranoia than cutting my fingers...:oops:

    What is more embarressing is super glueing your left index finger onto your thumb. wall1
  6. vbsargent

    vbsargent Member

    Not too many scars, but whoowee, I don't know how many times I've sliced my fingers open. Making sword scabbards, cutting down matt board, cutting matts, cutting art paper to size, framing artwork . . . . and oh yeah- creating a 3d miniature of a museum display out of foam core under a deadline. :v8:

    Have I bled for my art? . . . . h&ll yeah.

  7. Diablo_Fire

    Diablo_Fire New Member

    That is fantastic and I can relate (gettig a few cuts using a rasor knife) on making models and from work.

    And by the way I was in Walmart the other day and a trainer was talking to a group of new employees about razor knife safety and he said that you can wipe a blade off safely with a paper towel, we all know how cheap Walmart is, and I looked at him and asked "are you stupid?", and he looked shocked and I replied I work as a Maintenance Supervisor for a Property Management Company if I ever caught one of my guys doing that he or she would get a Safety Violation Write up so quickly that there head would spin. And He asked why I said that and I told him just look at my hand. My hand was covered in a bandage from the ER where I had sliced my hand open and had to get stiches, and what did I cut my hand razor knife working on a repair. I asked him is a thirty cent razor blade worth spending close to a thousand dollars for medical and workmans comp claims. And he could not answer me.
  8. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Two words:

    Battle damage!

  9. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    That's great! Thank you for sharing! :thumb::thumb::thumb:
  10. Mathius_gamgee

    Mathius_gamgee New Member

    That's absolutely brilliant! It does remind me of my first attempt at both paper modelling and Warhammer. I managed to cut quite deep into my left ring finger similar to Rhavens cut but because I was using so much super glue I didnt need any stitches because it wasn't until later I knew it was so deep. Ruined that model!

    With paper craft I had so many little cuts that I ruined my first attempt at R2-D2 with so much blood. I must admit you soon learn what not to do!
  11. ThunderChild

    ThunderChild Active Member

    Think this would be the right place to share it:

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  12. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

    Yikes! Looks like that hurt! I've accidentally slit my wrist with an x-acto before; didn't want to go to the hospital, though, due to my fear that some unfortunate implications might arise... :rolleyes:
  13. Experimental Designs

    Experimental Designs Papercraft Visionary

    Hence why in some cases they call it "The Emo's cut" for obvious reasons.

    Be lucky you didn't do the Young Frankenstien scene when he stabbed himself in the leg. I came close to doing that myself in frustration. You know which scene I'm talking about...
  14. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    I have a scare on my left index finger from a hobby scalpel that took three internal and eight external stitches to close slipped while trimming the B9 robot from Polar Lights.
  15. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

    Better straight myself up...

    I don't have any hobby scars yet, since I'm a newbie :rolleyes:(started late last year), but you guys have scared me so much with those stories:eek:, that I'll work with extra care from now on!:thumb:
  16. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    Actually, I really did not feel anything, except for just the pressure of "TOUCHING" my finger. It happened rather quickly. I did not know that I cut myself until after I started bleeding.
    I remember my mother panicking and thinking that I had done some major damage. Once we arrived to the hospital Emergency room, she calmed down.
    Fortunately, it happened during the summer, so I did not have to deal with stupid questions from the other students.
  17. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    always remember to cut AWAY from yourself and not toward yourself.
    my scar came from forgetting that rule.

    Kinda like the # 1 rule of a gun fight. Have a Gun.
  18. johanvanacker

    johanvanacker Member

    How do you cut your papercraft while cutting away from yourself ?
  19. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    I try to position the paper on the cutting mat so that I am pulling the blade away from my body. Admittedly not always the best form for cutting, but it is the safest.
    I had a near miss once with an old X-Acto knife rolling off the table and landing point down in the floor less than 1/4 inch from my foot. Now I use a finger guide to keep them from rolling.:mrgreen:
  20. kevlary

    kevlary Member

    Im always cutting myself with my craft knife, , but a few cuts never stopped me from building my models though!!!

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