What are the worst kits you've ever built?
Posted 04 September 2012 - 12:25 AM
My nominees for the worst kits ever have to start with those Revell tri-five Chevys first issued in the sixties. The ones with the opening everything and well fitting nothing! They could be built, with a lot of effort, but when you were done you had something that didn't really look all that much like a Chevrolet. Except for the engines, might have been the best small block Chevy of the era.
Next on my list would the whole series of those awful AMT Modified Stockers. Cartoon cars is what they were and I place them in the same genre as MPC's Zingers!
But the winner and Grand Champion worst kit I've ever built is . . . the envelope please . . . the Accurate Miniatures Can Am McLarens!
I'm surprised nobody as mentioned these before now but perhaps it's because all of you were smarter than I and never started one of these things in the first place. Nothing in this kit fit properly, every part needed messaging and some never would fit. Huge panel gaps and a stance after final assembly like a 4x4 truck!
This kit was a huge disappointment especially coming after their excellent Corvette Grand Sport. I built one for a review in that "other" magazine and, once it was done and photographed, it went right in the trash. (First time I ever did THAT with a model!) In all of the model press mine was the only honest review that pointed out all of the kit's problems. One British reviewer praised the kit to the sky and mentioned how well the panel fit was when right there in the photos you could see daylight through the gaps down to the table!
I think the proof that I was right is that today you can occasionally find one these kits on eBay selling for way below retail!
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The lindburg charger SRT-8. Just looked way off to me, as much as I tried to build it, I couldn't. It looks like a 4 door family with the huge wheel gaps and narrow tires. I really want an accurate SRT charger! Somebody please!!!
Posted 05 September 2012 - 04:43 AM
Posted 05 September 2012 - 05:17 AM
In 1/24 the VW Bug Convertible made by Revell, flashing every where...
Posted 05 September 2012 - 12:59 PM
Fujimi 04-05 Subaru WRX kit, 2dr interior. body proportions are bad in spots. luckily they started from scratch for there 06-07 kits and they are much much better.
The Revell body c pillar is wayyyy off. The only saving grace is the engine.
The AMT Fast and Furious line was complete garbage. Especially the 350z/Fairlady Z and Evo...WTF
I can't really bitch about older multi-piece body kits-Caddy, poor Ranchero:/, Porsche speedster. Those are old kits and just a mistake for their time. But yea, lol, pretty terrible too.
Edited by blubaja, 05 September 2012 - 08:24 PM.
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