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« Reply #15 on: 09 August 2017, 09:56:15 AM »

As an add-on, how many fingers is enough fingers?

I recently bought some painted 10mm's (Pendraken as it happens) during Ian Hind's 20% off sale. Today I am debasing them.
The two afore mentioned X-acto's (with different size chisel blades) are my primary tools. Here is the status of by left hand after four hours:


Im not as quick as I used to be.

 I don't want to see

Have you considered a butcher's mail/mesh glove?!  Undecided

There's a wide array of pictures of people grabbing knives by the blade and stabbing themselves in the palm on Amazon for you to choose from...  Silly

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« Reply #16 on: 09 August 2017, 10:39:46 AM »

Paul,I just checked the test batch after about a 5 hour soak. I can now pick them of the bases like ripe grapes!
I thank you and my remaining figures thank you.  Smiley Thumbs up Thumbs up


Glad to be of service, Good sir
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« Reply #17 on: 09 August 2017, 03:34:03 PM »

Is that 'remaining figures' or 'remaining fingers'   Grin

 Grin Grin yes - both!

So to return to the thread

Have now added to my kit:
One waterbath (thanks Paul)
One chainmail (or whatever you want to call it)  glove (Thanks Meirion)
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« Reply #18 on: 13 August 2017, 05:15:46 PM »

A very useful item I use is a small Ultrasonic cleaning bath I bought from Aldi or Llidl to mix paint and clean things , e.g. airbrush. If mixing paint in a bottle with a paper label I put the paint bottle in a plastic bag to stop the label coming off.

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« Reply #19 on: 13 August 2017, 11:22:06 PM »

Grin Grin yes - both!

So to return to the thread

Have now added to my kit:
One waterbath (thanks Paul)
One chainmail (or whatever you want to call it)  glove (Thanks Meirion)

Glad to be of assistance Smiley

What type did you go for?  Let us know how you get on with it, especially with regards to handling small figures.

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« Reply #20 on: 14 August 2017, 04:53:27 PM »

A very useful item I use is a small Ultrasonic cleaning bath I bought from Aldi or Llidl to mix paint and clean things , e.g. airbrush. If mixing paint in a bottle with a paper label I put the paint bottle in a plastic bag to stop the label coming off.

Martin

This is also an excellent piece of equipment to have handy. Good suggestion!

As to the "mail" glove, the do make them but very pricey - I ordered a pair of cut resistant kitchen gloves the should arrive soon and will test (without my fingers in them!). I base with locktite gel on wooden squares and soaking is not useful. Simply need to protect my left hand when shearing off figures, fortunately don't need to handle figure with gloves.
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« Reply #21 on: 17 August 2017, 03:51:33 PM »

Just to finish the thought:


This is a Dowellific High Performance Cut Level 5 glove. It is very flexible and fits tightly so reasonabley easy to manipulate small things (even picking up and rotating a single 10mm figure is fairly easy). My initial cut tests were OK (about the same force that occurs when I use a chisel blade to debase). It will not turn the sharp point of a blade but would reduce the depth of penetration. No - I did NOT have my fingers in the glove for this testing.  Smiley

Have debased the remains 30 figures but no slips so I have no data on live use - yet.
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« Reply #22 on: 17 August 2017, 09:24:00 PM »

Just to finish the thought:


This is a Dowellific High Performance Cut Level 5 glove. It is very flexible and fits tightly so reasonabley easy to manipulate small things (even picking up and rotating a single 10mm figure is fairly easy). My initial cut tests were OK (about the same force that occurs when I use a chisel blade to debase). It will not turn the sharp point of a blade but would reduce the depth of penetration. No - I did NOT have my fingers in the glove for this testing.  Smiley

Have debased the remains 30 figures but no slips so I have no data on live use - yet.

Great stuff, hope they do the job and keep the fingers safe  Thumbs up
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« Reply #23 on: 18 August 2017, 07:14:55 AM »

As if I need one of those gloves.

Shares in Elastoplast will plummet if it ever gets out that I've bought one of those.  Cheesy

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« Reply #24 on: 18 August 2017, 12:46:00 PM »

As if I need one of those gloves.

Shares in Elastoplast will plummet if it ever gets out that I've bought one of those.  Cheesy

Cheers - Phil

I'm not sure that style would do it with your track record Phil - probably best to go straight to a mail butcher's glove or even a plate gauntlet to be on the safe side  I don't want to see  Wink

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« Reply #25 on: 18 August 2017, 12:48:10 PM »

Thank you.  Tongue

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« Reply #26 on: 18 August 2017, 01:46:35 PM »

Course your modelling standard will get even lower if you do use one.  Cheesy
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« Reply #27 on: 18 August 2017, 02:02:40 PM »

I'm sure it would !  Grin Grin Grin Grin

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« Reply #28 on: 18 August 2017, 02:21:35 PM »

Plus your best work requires blood sacrifice, apparently.  Wink
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« Reply #29 on: 18 August 2017, 10:15:03 PM »

Getting back to the original question, in my experience it is about x + 5 , where x = the number you currently own.

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