This was a prototype model - before assembly :-/
I see... Thanks. I believe that the prototype still gives us important insight regarding possible methods to achieve this. One idea that came to my mind is to dip the bottom portion of the pod in liquid nitrogen in an attempt to hopefully harden the glue (hence making it more brittle) and then try to pry the thing open. I don't know how the resin and thick paint job will react to the dip though (if they have very different thermal expansion coefficients, the paint might crack as well). Does anyone have any knowledge of how painted resin will behave in such a situation?