Sunday, 4 October 2015

Why Men Cry.............


..................when they drop 5 file boxes full of figures!
That's when!!
As I'm painting up some Moors for Tangiers I thought I'd have a look in my shed 
to find my EL Cid/Moor collection, just to see what I actually have. (They've not seen
the light of day for some time??)

I was quite surprised to find 7 file boxes full to the brim with figures, all from my WAB days long ago. There were even  some painted by Fran, that I'd forgotten I even bought?? 
While some of the other
figures need to go on ebay fast, they were painted in my early wargaming days with what
 looks like a 4 inch brush and a tin of Dulux!
But........while sorting through the 6th box I knocked the bloody lot off my desk.......
%$£*(&@^$£"!!!!!
I cannot type what I said
but I think you can probably guess.
I looked down at the mess on the floor and could of cried!

When I'd recovered from the shock and the mourning set in, (which was around 2 hours)
I tried to put them back in their boxes , it took me well over an hour to put all the figures minus spears, shield's, swords and Christ knows what else, back in their boxes!
Now I gotta admit, some looked a hell of a lot better all smashed and broke.
But to say I'm gutted doesn't quite cut it!

But on the bright side, I've ripped up my Gripping Beast shopping list for SELWG next Sunday.
Anyone else going??



102 comments:

  1. I feel your pain... I still haven't worked up the nerve to look at my GB Vikings that plummeted out of the loft and down the stairs (twice!!).

    I'm going to SELWG on Sunday...it's my closest show and usually a good day out.

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    1. Ouch!!!! Hopefully see you there then Alastair.

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    1. Double doh! Well actually 5 times Doh!

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  3. Butter fingers!

    Yeh I'm going to SELWG. Got a growing shopping list and a need to get out the house!

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    1. You heartless swine, can't you see the man is hurting, this is real life issues!!!

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    2. Butter fingers!! Yeh you swine Lee, I'm in pain can't you tell!!!

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    3. And thank you Fran, would you like me to kick him in the shins for you?

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  4. Ouch! Still, nil desperandum!

    Time for some drastic action; strip, reassemble, re-base, and re-paint! You can have all that done by next weekend, right...?

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  5. Man I feel your pain and I been there too but crying? really?

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    1. Yeh! I actually felt quite sick to be honest!!

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  6. Ah man that had to hurt. Sorry to hear that!

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    1. A day later and now I feel pissed!

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    2. I bet! It always seem to make it worse when you do it yourself and not someone else breaking your toys.

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    3. Someone else, would have been a lot worse.......for them!

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  7. Oh my gosh. I would be be gutted if I were you as well. Oy.

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    1. I thought it was bad when Fran dropped 1 box, but this was 5 of the buggers!!

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  8. Sometimes gravity can be a very cruel physical law. I'm very sorry to hear of your loss and stunned that your legendary balletic grace failed you at such a critical moment. I think the only sane thing you can do id go about and buy some more mini's to take your mind of those that have "fallen from grace". I'm pretty sure the vendors will give you a grief discount.

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    1. You never know Miles? Its worth asking isn't it????

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  9. Bummer! You have my sympathy, Ray.

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  10. Crap! And many other words I'm sure. Sorry about that. Broken and a mess. No fun.

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    1. Crap wasn't one of the words, they were a lot worse than that, but thank you anyway Alex.

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  11. The horror! But look on the bright side if you srtip then you can get Fran to paint the lot.

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    1. hhm? Could be a plan, not sure about Fran stripping though??

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  12. Sorry to hear about the mishap, Ray. Hope you get it sorted out for the best.

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  13. Just look at the bright site, at least the dust is gone now...
    Hahaha

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  14. Sometimes in life it is not what happens but how you deal with it. Many people will have had similar accidents. And behaved much worse. If you care about it, it will hurt.

    I should see you at SELWG next weekend. But only a MINIMAL shopping list for me!

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    1. When Fran had a box of Samurai cav knocked over, he couldn't take the pain, and rather than spend hours re-gluing and re-painting he through them all in the bin!!! Mad Man!!!

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    2. WE all deal with things differently. And each of us is right to do so. As our reactions are based on our history and that is different for everyone!

      Gosh that makes me sound clever, which as you know I am not, so put me down for kicking Lee in the shins as well!

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  15. Hate to read posts like this one :-( Hope with fresh eyes it's not quite as bad as it seems and the repair work does not go on forever

    Ian

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    1. I'm gonna leave it a few days and take a sneaky peek, when I calm down a bit.

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  16. Ah that's an excuse to strip the whole lot, reassemble and repaint them ;-)

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  17. Oh no, that's bloody awful!

    If it makes you feel any less bad, there was an SoA member a couple of years ago who dozed off on the train, waking up only just in time for his stop. He jumped off in that woken-up-in-a-panic state, completely forgetting he'd commenced his journey carrying a competition-ready, all options 28mm DBMM army! Needless to say, said army didn't show up in lost and found...

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    1. Blimey, I think i would have been slightly miffed!!

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  18. Oh dear, the shear horror! This easily is more terrible than the best Stephen King novel!

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  19. Duoh!

    I share your pain mate. Bad jinga.

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  20. Whoops - butter fingers! Hope it doesn't take too much time and effort to repair them all.

    See you next weekend I hope :)

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    1. Not sure yet, I don't want to take a real proper look yet,

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  21. Sad news Ray and not good for the heart either!

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    1. Indeed, it did flutter I must admit. It was the sound, like a child's rattle as the figures flew everywhere that did it!!

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  22. That's a real pain in the whatsist mate! My leads are, bit by bit, making their way onto magnetic strip and into 'Really Useful Boxes' lined with steel paper. They've easily survived a couple of car trips and the effects of gravity because of this clumsy b****r. Worth a thought.

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    1. Yeh, perhaps it isn't such a bad idea???

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  23. Hopefully the raised blood pressure cleaned out your arteries.

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  24. Ouch that sucks dude! I dropped the forearm piece from one of my Studio miniatures last week it took the best part of an hour crawling around the floor to find the dam piece! Sympathies for all the busted stuff that you've got to mend now.

    Have fun at SELWG!

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    1. That's the plan Simon, its about time you made a visit to a London show, me thinks??

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  25. Arrrrrrgh !
    My thoughts are with you. ;-)

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  26. That......Oh maaan....Need a shoulder to cry on?

    We gamers feel your pain....

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    1. I did at the time, yes! Cheers Johnny!

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  27. Ouch! Almost as bad as a kick in the groin! My sympathies. Hey, on the bright sideyou have something to do now.(where's my coat!)

    Christopher

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    1. lol...Put that coat on and walk away!!

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  28. Shudder... Just finished a Viking warband for the participation game at SELWG. If I dropped them... Well, let's just say I'd be doing more than shedding a few tears!

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  29. Nightmare! Similar thing happened to mate and when he called I actually thought someone had died he sounded so distraught. I feel your pain mate...

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  30. Deepest condolences Ray, but looking on the bright side.../


    Oh wait, there isn't one - bummer.

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  31. That is heart breaking Ray! I've done the same thing with a box of Normans...hopefully the repairs won't take too long.

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  32. You must have turned the air blue with cursing, but I can't blame you. I'd have done the same.

    Have fun at SELWG!

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    1. Blue, purple.....all the colours of the rainbow!!!

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  33. I have felt that kind of pain and never want that to happen to anyone, sorry for the loss Ray

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  34. Ouch, I don't even want to think about it!

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    1. Me neither really, but..............

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  35. Akin to a kick in a sensitive region !!!

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  36. It's old age setting in. From now on it will only get worse.
    Cheers!
    :-)

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  37. Ouch, Ray! 7 boxes! You have my sympathy. See you at SELWG!

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