What's your most difficult model kit?
Posted 19 October 2012 - 06:14 PM
So, what's the most difficult model kit you've ever actually bought? Mine was an Evangelion Technique Impossible from Kotobukiya. Picked it up on Yahoo Japan auction, soon as I got it and opened the box, I put it up on eBay.
That was about 10 years ago, so I might be able to tackle it now, but I remember that thing being complex!!
Posted 19 October 2012 - 07:34 PM
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Posted 20 October 2012 - 03:17 AM
Do you mean already built or a model that "it seems" to be difficult?
One that you bought, and was just too much to handle. Like I said, I got the Technique Impossible, took one look at the instructions and parts, and knew there was no way I was going to be able to build that.
Ahh, wood model ships. Didn't even think about those!
Posted 20 October 2012 - 04:02 AM
For me, it's the Border Break Zebra 22. Still taking notes and planning how to go about painting up the weapons, filling in the seam lines, and masking the curved parts, a year after the purchase. Not exactly the simple snap-fit kit I imagined it was.
Posted 20 October 2012 - 11:27 AM
But, the most difficult one for me is the one on the garage that hasn't been started. Hahaha
I've built dioramas with tanks and all. Even those tanks are not too difficult.
Posted 21 October 2012 - 02:36 AM
Did an AWESOME job!!!
It was for my daughter.
Then the wife was cleaning and knocked it off the dresser...it fell and broke in a million pieces.
Some kits are just a pain to put together.
Posted 21 October 2012 - 09:37 AM
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Posted 21 October 2012 - 08:24 PM
Had one of those. Sold it so I didn't have to worry about those fiddly bits.
Posted 21 October 2012 - 08:51 PM
Posted 22 October 2012 - 05:40 PM
Hasegawa's 1/350 scale Akagi.... I've three of the AA mounts and become scared stiff at the thought of all the etched brass, wooden decks and people... Oh, so many tiny little people!
I've been slowly building a 1/200 yamato, with all the same issues. Its fairly difficult... or maybe the word is time consuming. The toughest build I've ever completed is a High Planes Canberra bomber in 1/72. Low run injection plastic kit... it was a bear to build.
Posted 24 October 2012 - 01:20 PM
Italeri 1/48 F-14A Plus. It's un-glueable. (you know un-paintable plastic? Well, this was un-glueable). I am not the only one to report this issue with this kit. It just repels glue---it can and WILL just pop open what would normally be a very secure (and dried) seam. Never did finish it. I think it was specific sprues/trees that were affected---like they had a really weird batch of plastic or something that only went into some parts of the molds---because all the weapons were fine, but the main body parts just would NOT stay together.
You beat me to it with this kit, I had that same problem. I was lucky the Hobby Shop owner is a great guy & realized the kits weren't very good, so he sold me a Hasegawa 1/48 F-14D (VF-2) for 60% off, well worth it! (Pays to be a very long time customer)
Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:52 PM
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