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vojvoda Inactive Member03 Dec 2012 7:15 a.m. PST

Well not an X-Wing but a Tie Advanced, put it in my right breast pocket of my jacket to check storage boxes at Wal Mart and while putting air in the tires on the truck you guessed it. I smashed it with my knee when bending over. Both wings broke off clean from the mount on the main body, the nub on the bottom broke as well.

I fixed the wings with no problem using testers model glue. The Mounting nub I am thinking of trying super glue first if that does not work will take a shirt pin and stick it through the bottom and then into the body and glue in place. I think just trying to super glue will not hold up.

I do plan to mount micro magnets on the bottom of all the ships and use different stands down the road so it is not a total loss.

VR
James Mattes

Personal logo richarDISNEY of the RDGC Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2012 7:28 a.m. PST

Yea…
A 'lazer' on my X-wing snapped off in our first few games. frown Some Gorilla Super Glue and it was back on track.
beer

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2012 7:30 a.m. PST

Feel your pain, too oft. On whatever skin is near the pocket, too. ;->=

I was going to say, have been looking at CorSec's new offering closely, and the broken nib would definitely have me impatiently waiting an incoming order.

Doug

LeadLair76 Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2012 7:30 a.m. PST

Sorry to hear that but at least it took more than just dropping it to break it!

vojvoda Inactive Member03 Dec 2012 7:53 a.m. PST

Yes I have dropped them several times with no problems, so I just got lazy and put it in my pocket. The boys are pretty good about handling miniatures and we have done now dozens of battles with up to about a dozen ships per side or more and they have held up fine. For convention games I might scale down to the SWMB ships I have as they are more rugged or just instruct the players to handle the based only. Good luck with that one!

VR
James Mattes

Jovian103 Dec 2012 11:06 a.m. PST

You put a miniature in your pocket? Well, we all saw how that ended. Glad it isn't a total loss. I've not done that, ever. Because of just that reason. I hate fixing miniatures because I leave them in places they should never go. Fortunately, my pocket was never one of them. I have plenty of other places where that has happened (even in travel containers – "it should be fine in here" and it wasn't).

Mako1103 Dec 2012 1:55 p.m. PST

Magnets are the solution.

Clay the Elitist Inactive Member03 Dec 2012 11:50 p.m. PST

What's funny to me about this is I just got back from Walmart after putting a Tie fighter in my shirt pocket to test out storage boxes….

Nothing was broken, yet…

vojvoda Inactive Member04 Dec 2012 6:33 a.m. PST

Clay the force must have been with you!

Mine in back together but the mount I am still thinking about. Micro magnets is the way I want to go in the long run.


VR
James Mattes

Personal logo vtsaogames Supporting Member of TMP04 Dec 2012 12:14 p.m. PST

Many, many years ago I put the Axis counters from Avalon Hill's "Stalingrad" game in a small glass bottle in my back jeans pocket. The Russians were in another bottle in another pocket, the board and such in a bag. I think the box had given out under heavy use. I was headed across Union Square on a winter day and slipped on the ice. I fell and was attacked by the Axis, in my right butt. Ouch.

No broken figures, but blood and broken glass…

Clay the Elitist Inactive Member04 Dec 2012 12:22 p.m. PST

hah!

Augustus04 Dec 2012 7:26 p.m. PST

STAY ON TARGET!

Guntruck05 Dec 2012 5:43 a.m. PST

The stands do look a little fragile and my fear is the bit that fits into the craft itself will snap off, so I like the idea of replacing them with magnets

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