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Worst kit ever
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, September 19, 2003 6:11 PM
I know I'm probably opening a massive can of worms here but I was wondering about what was the worst kit you ever bought. I know all of us have "saved" a few really bad kits with several pounds of putty and a truckload of sandpaper and was curious about your stories. Mine was more than likely the Revell F-18 Blue Angels kit. Terrible fit, parts broken on the sprue, flash everywhere, one wing was even smaller than the other. I had to put it aside many times for fear of throwing it on the ground and stomping it into oblivion.
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Posted by Woody on Friday, September 19, 2003 6:31 PM
I'm not sure what the worst kit that ever crossed my path was, but I'm sure Lindberg put it out! Dead [xx(]

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Posted by paulnchamp on Sunday, September 21, 2003 10:18 PM
I was sorely disappointed with an MPC B-29 in 1/72 scale many years ago. Broken and missing parts, poor instructions, a real mess. Nothing suitable even for the spares box.
Paul "A man's GOT to know his limitations."
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Posted by tigerman on Sunday, September 21, 2003 10:46 PM
Esci's Demag. Terrible fitting. I got so frustrated that I ended up tossing it into the garbage. Haven't done it before or since.

"It is well that war is so terrible, lest we grow too fond of it."-R.E.Lee

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, September 21, 2003 10:56 PM
probably anything and everything made by monogram in the mid to late 70s
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, September 22, 2003 7:12 AM
I don't recall the manufacturer, but the kit was a 1/48 Twin Mustang, a complete shocker..
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, September 22, 2003 11:09 AM
It was a Modelcraft, I have the same nightmare partially built in my closet and it will probably stay there.
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Posted by Model Grandpa on Monday, September 22, 2003 11:26 AM
Add a more recent kit for me, a F.M model from France of the “luft 46” BV212P. Tons of flash, miss-shaped parts, white metal blobs, incomplete injection molded parts, poor resin casting and they glued the cockpit assembly together poorly. Not a good start back into scale modeling.

Oh well, lesson learned; bring on the Tamiya and Hasegawa kits!
Regards, Dan Building Scale Models At The Speed Of Dark
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Posted by Swanny on Monday, September 22, 2003 11:35 AM
Mach 2 Do.26 1/72 flying boat - what a pig!
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Posted by Swanny on Monday, September 22, 2003 11:36 AM
Modelgrampa, you should check out AM Tech BV-212, much better kit to work with.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, September 22, 2003 2:56 PM
one word....Heller
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Posted by TANGO 1 on Monday, September 22, 2003 5:23 PM
The worst? The monogram F-14. The absolute most awful kit I ever paid money for. Bad PartsAngry [:(!]Bad FitAngry [:(!] Bad Everything! It would have taken more filler than I could afford to put it right!!Disapprove [V]

I will never buy one of their kits againEvil [}:)] Ever.Dead [xx(]
Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by Keyworth on Monday, September 22, 2003 6:36 PM
The absolute worst was a Lindberg something or other-so bad I put it out of my memory Dead [xx(]Sad [:(]Angry [:(!]
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, September 22, 2003 6:39 PM
AMTs XB-70
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Posted by Woody on Monday, September 22, 2003 8:20 PM
I'm suprised no one has mentioned Starfix. I think they will only issue reboxes of the industries worst kits! Model Grandpa, I hate to hear that about the F.M. kit as I have wanted to try one. I still can't believe anyone is putting Monogram on the list.

" I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harm's way." --John Paul Jones
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, September 22, 2003 8:57 PM
It is a tossup for me, between an Italeri F-22 raptor whose seams required a whole brick of milliput or the Italeri USS gettysburg whose hull was so warped that I thought I was building something by Salvador Dali. Not to say that all Italeri kits are bad, quite the contrary, the best vehicle was an Italeri RSO tractor in 1:35. By the way, Anyone know where I can find another one?

Paul
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 6:10 AM
I am surprised that so many kits mentioned were older kits that were "state of the art" kits at one time . Monogram and Heller were the best of their period and were the standards of Plastic modeling. My choise for a "Turkey" kit is the 1/72 P-51B that Hasagawa completely ruined themselves with. This was a great model Company that showed the first signs that even the reliable Japanese products can bomb out. I actually shelled out good coin for a model new model that was years behind the old Monogram kit that was released 25 years earlier.
Walt
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