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Should i think be an easy enough question, sorry if its been answeared elswhere.
Im thinking about getting one of the newish Drop Pod models for my Raven Guard, however reading the tutorial on Games Workshop for assemble it mentions not to get glue on the doors. Am i right in thinking that with a correctly assembeld Drop Pod you can 'open and close' the doors as many times as you like?
If so whaty kinf od problems (if any) does this create, do they become loose after a few openings / closings? does teh paint wear around teh hinges?
Just curious as i would like for storage to have closed doors but think the open doors look superiour on the table.
Thank you for any information you may have.
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The doors on the drop pod attach to the base via a reasonably well sized piece of round plastic that sits in a rounded groove, providing easy door movement.
If you're rough, you'll break the plastic that holds the door in place, to which you'll need to glue the door shut permanently. If you over-glue the base, you'll also end up glueing the door shut.
I've had mine since the day they hit the shelves, its survived a total of around 4000miles bouncing around in my car and taken part in several dozen games, each time the doors have been closed until 'deployment' on which i pop them open. They have become easier to open and close in that time, but its certainly not a worry - it works and feels fine.
As a tip, paint the interior before putting it together, as painting it when you've got the doors in place is a pain! (learned from experience). Also, for transporting the pod, use a very small piece of BlueTack to hold the doors closed, or leave a small amount of flash on the door near the 'tip' to allow it to anchor in place when you close it, though this second method will slowly rub the paint away.
Thats a big relief,
Cheers for the tip with blu tack as well
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I agree, blue tac should work just fine. I'm considering using a small rubber band just big enough not to scrape the paint to hold my doors shut. One thing I've observed with my Drop pods so far is that the doors don't close all the way upon assembly. I've had to file the base of each door slightly so they'll close completely.
Oh, and definitely don't glue it until you paint the inside. I've been painting mine piecemeal and it's slow going, but it'll look good in the end.
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They can be opened and closed (else it would be a kinda boring model), with some small magnets they also stay put. (so they do not open when you shake it around)