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 lifeafter wrote:


90s land speeders. Never again. It wasn't so bad if you were ok with it not fitting together.

Also, the plastic drop pod.


The exact two models that I'd nominate too. IMHO drops pods were the worst though, they are very hard to assemble in the way they could close perfectly. In fact only one of the three I built could close perfectly.

Big multipart metal models are of course a nightmare but if the model is in plastic it shouldn't be a pain to build it. Never. So the drop pods in particular are really terrible.

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 Rolsheen wrote:
Honestly they should ban amateurs from buying Forgeworld, all the whining about the models not fitting is totally down to lack of model building experience.

Maybe FW should release well-designed kits, instead of relying on customers to fix their lack of expertise and care?
   
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 DeadEyeDuk wrote:
I know its silly, and I am sure it is just me, but the only model I have ever given up building (the bits are in a draw) is the Death Jester.

I don't know what it was, but I just couldn't get the whole thing to line up/fit! I have built bigger things, and more complicated things, but for some reason that model just wouldn't work (to my continued shame)


I know exactly what you mean, dry fit was fine, but once the glue was on it became near impossible to get that bit round the neck to fit, Got it done, but one of the worst recently

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Now I remember the Death Jester is plastic, I recall that Szeras is another Modern Day Nightmare kit.

Don’t get me wrong. On a technical level, it’s nothing short of impressive.

But to build? It’s very, very fiddly. I’m a big fella, and born with strangler’s hands. Dry fitting went fine. Everything lined up.

Only, it turned out the plastic glue seemingly had polarity, and it was always opposed across the two pieces. Because once the glue was conservatively applied? The bits and bobs completely refused to align.

The body work is fine, but where the staff’s beam is meant to connect to the victim is all to cock.

I’m....not used to such resistance from a plastic kit!

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Personally, I love the LOOK of infinity's old retired Caskuda, but when it came time to actually BUILD the thing, I gave up after two tries--couldn't figure out how to get everything to fit together properly. (Granted, was a much younger modeler.) I've still got the parts in a box somewhere.

Also gave up on my FoW katyuska launchers, but that I think ended up being because they sent me all right hand erector frames, and I didn't feel like making the effort to get replacements.
   
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Without question I'd say Mortenebra from Warmachine. An exceptionally spindly metal model with lots of little bits and pieces. She would not stay together regardless of how much pinning you did with the very little leeway you were given due to the thinness.
   
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Larger metal minis (dreadnoughts and Hive tyrants) with their limb joint-fracture issues.
Super glue does not adhere to perpendicular lever arm shear forces.
Pinning alleviates most of those transport-breakage issues, but what you end up with is a static model that is difficult to stow.
But not until I discovered the utility of super glue with Neodymium magnets (and metal drill bits) did those problems go away.
But Magnets do bring on their own set of problems, if you want the dreadnought limbs to be interchangeable, i.e. polarity considerations.

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princeyg wrote:
Am I allowed a non GW model? Because without a shadow of a doubt the single hardest model to put together I have ever personally encountered was the Harbinger Of Menoth from warmachine.


EVERY SINGLE DAMM connection point was on the smallest possible part it could feasibly have been on.

Tried pinning, but blimey, at a few points i thought my pin drill bit was wider than the area i was trying to drill!!!!

Horriffically top heavy and fragile model.


Yeah, she's definitely up near the top of my list. Particularly for the flat 'flagpole' with the connection to the forearm that was also, inexplicably, a separate piece.
I had a small hand-drill and laboriously put the little brat together. Don't think I ever used her, but that flag made everything about the model worse, and swamped the overall look of the model. Tiny floating teenage girl topped by giant flag. No idea why.

cody.d. wrote:
Without question I'd say Mortenebra from Warmachine. An exceptionally spindly metal model with lots of little bits and pieces. She would not stay together regardless of how much pinning you did with the very little leeway you were given due to the thinness.

Also on the list. Several PP models are just horrifying to assemble. And then the terrible plastics happened. Sometimes I feel like the terribleness of Mark 3 was just an excuse to get away from the model problems.

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While not as big, several Wyrd metal models got my goat. Oh, yeah. Flat diagonal connections for sword arms.... why would you do that?

My oddest one is the old metal Screaming Skull Catapult. I have two, and they were, for no apparent reason a huge pain to put together. All the little crossbeams just wouldn't stay. It was the model that got me into pinning, actually. 14 pins in each model, they're now as solid as a brick.

Also the LotR Oliphant. That howdah never stuck together. Greenstuff, glue, nothing worked. No idea why, but the top is still in pieces to this day. And yes, its plastic. It just... didn't work for me.

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Privateer Press models are almost always a bit of a nightmare. My trollbloods army got broken into pieces in shipping and it took me literally years to muster the willpower to reassemble them.

Wanting to have huge warbeasts and jacks, often top heavy by design, did not jive well with the decision to use metal for their models. I love my dire trolls, but man. The teeth on the Mauler and Earthborn fall out all the damn time.

   
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 Rolsheen wrote:
Honestly they should ban amateurs from buying Forgeworld, all the whining about the models not fitting is totally down to lack of model building experience.


Yeah I'm sure GWs all into the idea turning down perfectly good $$$.....

Besides, my brother has never built a model of anything in his life & has zero interest in these games - but that shouldn't disqualify him from ordering Christmas gifts for others.

   
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The first metal lictor was a pain in the backside.

More recently the pantheon of chaos Doomrider of Malice was frustrating.

   
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Voss wrote:
princeyg wrote:
Am I allowed a non GW model? Because without a shadow of a doubt the single hardest model to put together I have ever personally encountered was the Harbinger Of Menoth from warmachine.


EVERY SINGLE DAMM connection point was on the smallest possible part it could feasibly have been on.

Tried pinning, but blimey, at a few points i thought my pin drill bit was wider than the area i was trying to drill!!!!

Horriffically top heavy and fragile model.


Yeah, she's definitely up near the top of my list. Particularly for the flat 'flagpole' with the connection to the forearm that was also, inexplicably, a separate piece.
I had a small hand-drill and laboriously put the little brat together. Don't think I ever used her, but that flag made everything about the model worse, and swamped the overall look of the model. Tiny floating teenage girl topped by giant flag. No idea why.

cody.d. wrote:
Without question I'd say Mortenebra from Warmachine. An exceptionally spindly metal model with lots of little bits and pieces. She would not stay together regardless of how much pinning you did with the very little leeway you were given due to the thinness.

Also on the list. Several PP models are just horrifying to assemble. And then the terrible plastics happened. Sometimes I feel like the terribleness of Mark 3 was just an excuse to get away from the model problems.


Good attempt lads but Away with ye all. Those 'horrible models are for amateurs!

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 Blackie wrote:
 lifeafter wrote:


90s land speeders. Never again. It wasn't so bad if you were ok with it not fitting together.

Also, the plastic drop pod.


The exact two models that I'd nominate too. IMHO drops pods were the worst though, they are very hard to assemble in the way they could close perfectly. In fact only one of the three I built could close perfectly.


What glue were you guys using for the drop pods? I built three of them with plastic glue and, whilst fiddly, they went together fine. Using plastic glue gave me the time to 'coax' the assemblage into the correct alignment so all the doors opened and stayed closed.

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Anything that is a multi-material model. Metal/Plastic/Resin is just a nightmare for me.

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 Da Boss wrote:
Privateer Press models are almost always a bit of a nightmare. My trollbloods army got broken into pieces in shipping and it took me literally years to muster the willpower to reassemble them.


They definitely got better over time, but man....you just need to say "Nyss Hunters", and you'll probably get a thousand-yard stare in return. So many bits.....by the time I finished, I had so much glue and putty bonded to my hands that it took two days for my fingers to regain any feeling.

(edit) Though I will give a shout-out to Exulon Thexus as a model that looked like it should have been a complete nightmare with the flight stand and the big spindly arms, but turned out to be a breeze to assemble.

Wanting to have huge warbeasts and jacks, often top heavy by design, did not jive well with the decision to use metal for their models. I love my dire trolls, but man. The teeth on the Mauler and Earthborn fall out all the damn time.


You reminded me of Tiberion--the version where it was a metal upgrade kit applied to a plastic model. The basic Titans were big bipedal elephant-men in a hunched-forward stance, a bit unbalanced, but that wasn't a problerm....when it was plastic. Give it a big metal face / helmet, and the damn thing would faceplant every time it stood on uneven terrain, or got bumped by another model, or when someone breathed too hard.....

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