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I just got the learn to pain core kit and it doesn't seem to close properly.

Is there a trick to it? Cause it seems like the rounded case won't close if you have paints next to the hinge.

I was hoping to store all my paint from Bones IV in there.

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It shouldn't be an issue. Those foams have cutouts for all those bottles for a reason.  

Check that there's nothing under the foam, and also that the caps on the bottles are properly screwed down. 

 

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I have several of the "pistol case" paint boxes, and they all feel this way. The bottom of the foam insert has enough give that you can shut the case despite the height of the paint bottles. They'll be snug in there, but you want that anyway.

 

So just push the box shut and latch it, you should be good to go!

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Are the paints the reaper dropper bottles or another brand? I know in my case, if vallejo bottles are toward the outside holes, my case will not close right, but if they are in the middle, it's fine. With all the HD blowout sales, samples and the recent kickstarter, I have ALMOST three pistol cases full of paints and they all close fine (sometimes they are finicky, but it's usually how I am closing it that causes it)

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13 hours ago, Ratmaster2000 said:

Are the paints the reaper dropper bottles or another brand? I know in my case, if vallejo bottles are toward the outside holes, my case will not close right, but if they are in the middle, it's fine. With all the HD blowout sales, samples and the recent kickstarter, I have ALMOST three pistol cases full of paints and they all close fine (sometimes they are finicky, but it's usually how I am closing it that causes it)

 

I found it happens with Army Painter bottles as well.

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Thanks for the responses everyone.

They're all Reaper paints and after reading this thread I forced the box closed, but it seems a lot tighter than it should be.

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Don't be afraid to press it down.  All you are doing is compressing the foam by pressing the bottles into it.  I think this is by design as the pressure from the case into the foam pretty much ensures that they bottles won't flop around.  The bottles are tough, they won't be damaged by the pressure.

 

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