I have been wondering what others would nominate as the worst model kit. I would probably say the Academy Type IX el garbage. The prop gear is all wrong. Pretty much everything would have to be redone except the hull:http://www.uboat.net/forums/read.php?14,56675,56820
(beware of this review giving a high recommendation: http://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/kits/ ... 1442.shtml
Other (dis)honorable mentions would be:
Tamiya Hanomag 251 1 in 1/35 scale
The Amati U-boat. For a very skilled modeler, the kit is a reasonable basis for improvement (I suppose) but given the cost, and when juxtaposed with the Revell 1/72 series of kits, it is a real dog. Not nearly as bad the Academy kit. But when you pay the price of a five star meal and receive something not much more palatable than MacDonald's, well. . ..
I am particularly interested in nominations from the newest generation of kits. From what I gather some otherwise nice Trumpy ship kits have some glaring errors, as do a couple of DML kits.
What kits do other contributors condemn as the worst ever?