|The model before its destruction|
I don't know how it got broken but I'm assuming at some point it was knocked off my desk by someone in the house and they didn't realise the damaged caused. I'm not pointing fingers, it could have been anybody, and ultimately it's my fault for not storing these properly as soon as I got home. But to say I was upset by this turn of events would be untruthful!
After carefully collecting the pieces together (over 30 bits!) I painstakingly rebuilt the building using superglue. Thankfully the distressed look of the building is only enhanced by the new set of cracks and holes in the reconstructed model. I then reinforced the joins with some fast setting epoxy glue and some Tallus to look like rubble inside the building. It will need repainting but hopefully when its finished it will look OK.
I'm afraid I didn't take any pictures of the shattered model...I was in a state of extreme distress and it never occurred to me to photograph my misery for posterity! However I have learned an important lesson: Resin is fragile and needs to be store properly and promptly. I'll have to make a couple of tight fitting boxes for these models and pad them out with bubble wrap or styrene before putting them away in storage.