I just received a bargain I couldn't resist, a resin cod for around $10 on Ebay. After lightly banging it against my desk, I cracked the very tip. I epoxied it back in place and then added a pool of epoxy on the rear of the cod to reinforce it, if only a little. After this mishap, I now see how brittle this material can be and I'm wondering if I should go through with the trouble of painting it if it will crack down the middle while wearing it etc. Can anyone either validate my fears of it's dubious strength, or perhaps allay those fears with stories of having used their resin cod for years without trouble-if carefully handled...So, can anyone help me out? Thanks.