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Airport security broke my Warlord Titan!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:03 am 
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Top tip to those flying with models- if possible take them in your carry on luggage for safety. I mostly did but ran out of space in my weight allowance and struck one of my Warlords in my checked bag for my flight to Cambodia.

Looking at it now it's been snapped in half around the waist and there's no feasible way this would have happened on it's own as it was in a hard case with foam around it. I had heard a horror story of this happening to someone's 40k army - airport security snapping apart every single model in his painted tournament army to look for hidden drugs. I'm glad I'd only got round to base coating the Warlord and it looks repairable but I might all look into posting some of my stuff home so I can take him carry on for the way back.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:15 am 
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That's rough. Glad the damage wasn't tooo bad!

And sadly, in most cases the models are probably more expensive than any drugs you could manage to fit in them!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:38 am 
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I have a fear of taking anything in my collection via air for this very reason. I would be more than a little upset of one of my warlords was snapped in two.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:57 am 
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That's rough. Glad the damage wasn't tooo bad!

And sadly, in most cases the models are probably more expensive than any drugs you could manage to fit in them!

Probably! I think I have maybe around £1,000 of epic models in my backpack, hope it doesn't get nicked at any point and the rats that infest the tiny tropical desert island I'm going to for a few weeks don't eat them (they're known for eating through backpacks sometimes even if there isn't food in them)...

Still I'm glad it wasn't one of the Australian Warlords I had in my carry on and that my tools, glue, paints, green stuff, ect made it without being confiscated as I was a little concerned some might. Shame I forgot the plastic rod to extra detail the missing pistons on the legs of the half a dozen Knight Porphyrions but I think I'll paint the rest and then finish them off later. I'll need to make individual transfers for each knight's heraldry when I get home too anyway. I ramble a bit... all evening to kill till a night coach.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:07 am 
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Is there any recourse where you traveled when something like this happens? Travel insurance? Negligence on the part of the airport authority?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:16 am 
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No idea.


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