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Old 02-21-2022, 12:22 PM
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On a related note, the model in my stash that scares me the most, the one that is farthest beyond my skills, is the WAK M24 Chaffee. Not because itís complicated or has a high number of parts, but because of microscopic parts. It has hex nuts that, printed corner-to-corner, measure 11 nuts per centimeter. Iíve been advised by more skilled armor modelers just to omit the nuts, but I canít help speculating on the methods one would use to assemble this model as designed. How would you color the edges?!?!?
I cheat on hex nuts. I slice evergreen hex rod. I had to do this on my M88A1 to preserve printed detail prior to painting.

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Yeah, I gotta go with Greg on this one!
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Well, suffice it to say that the Chaffee probably won’t be my next project. Returning to the original question in this thread, the Optimus Prime model by Paper-Replika (Jules Perdana) is pretty insanely complex. He mentions that one leg of the figure takes 122 pages. Yikes. I seem to recall that his Bumblebee model had 12,000 parts, but I couldn’t find that model on his website, only on a site with an unsavory reputation.
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Anne,

I just checked, it is 122 pages for both legs.
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Old 02-22-2022, 08:29 PM
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I just checked, it is 122 pages for both legs.
Fair enough, I stand corrected. I think that still qualifies as a complex model, though.
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Here are the teensy scary nuts (or maybe they are bolt heads). And there are a lot of them. Just handling them will be a challenge. Even an ordinary exhalation could scatter them everywhere. And the publisher has marked the location of at least some of them in RED, so if I omit them, it will look like the tank has measles.
Might cover them with the pointed end of a sharpie. With the fine tip markers at art stores, would it be possible to just use a marker to simulate them?

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Old 03-25-2022, 10:26 PM
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Most complicated and detailed?

Of the models I have built, GPM's DKM Bismark was detailed but not all that complicated. It was just large. It took me the better of a year to finish it.

Ken West's 1/12-scale Apollo CM was very detailed and complicated, but some of the complications came from fit problems and butt joints. I have immense respect for Ken, but he is not a fan of joiner strips.

Overall, the most detailed, complicated, and enjoyable kit I have built was Uhu02's Lunar Module. In a scale model contest at the EAA AirVenture Museum, it won an award for "Most Complex." At at IPMS Regional meet in Madison, WI, it took first place in "Real Space," beating out several excellent plastic models.

Honorable mention goes to Alin Osarik's 1/33 scale Merlin 45 Supermarine Spitfire engine. I built it in 1/16 scale and, even then, it was full of greeblies.

Of the models I have seen but not built, I would nominate the 1/96-scale paper model of the Apollo Launch tower and crawler kits from EduCraft Diversions. At that scale, they will be close to five feet tall. If I had another lifetime in which to build . . .
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Old 03-26-2022, 07:38 AM
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Another very complex and detailed model is the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant. It has 3.100 parts many of them with no gluing strips and with several extremely small butt joints. As expected from any complex model, the results are amazing, but a lot of patience and free time is needed to complete this fantastic replica.
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