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Worst kit box art?

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What's some of the absolute worst box art you've seen on model kits?

MiniHobbyModels reboxed that ancient 1/144 MiG-25 years ago, and whoever painted the art for it evidently was just given a vague description of a jet in general:

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Who knew Belenko defected to the west in a giant grey summer sausage with perfectly square wings and vertical stabilizers. Anybody else know of any particularly bad kit artwork- jet, armor, car, etc?

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Damn, that is bad. :D Out of modern ones i think Trump Su-33 one is horrific:

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My LHS has a pile of old chinese kits. One can't really tell what the model is from the picture on the box. Its hilarious.

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That looks like a MiG-25 chopped.

Edited by #1 Greywolf

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The old Airfix Buccaneer box - with a Bucc landing on a carrier in the middle of heated combat with Japanese Zeros.

Whoever drew that had to be having a lark.

Edited by LanceB

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That's just the first draft for "The Final Countdown"

:)

"Splash the Zero's"

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doh.gifoh! man... that Airfix Buccaneer boxart is totally... hilariousrofl.gifnever thought such ting could have ever been printedBANGHEAD2.jpg

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Back in the 50s Lindberg turned out what they thought was representative of the MiG-19, a singularly horrid bit of plastic which they later marketed as a 'Russian Fighter'. Later, somehow, the molds were shipped to Russia, and the box art on them is terrible, bearing absolutely no relation to the contents other than the fact that they both have all the requisite parts of an aircraft :

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The illustration on the instruction sheet is even worse:

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An East German company called Dubena marketed dome small airliners years ago, here's their insult to the DH Comet:

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According to Fujimi, either the JASDF used midget pilots, or the F-86D was a LOT bigger than we think:

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Edited by The Rat

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Rear half of the fuselage appears a bit, shall we say, truncated? And those horizontal stabilisers on the Spitfire just look like slabs.

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Okay, I want to know how these two crossed that close to each other without damaage!

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Rear half of the fuselage appears a bit, shall we say, truncated? And those horizontal stabilisers on the Spitfire just look like slabs.

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And another looker probably from the same artist;

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Trumpeter 1/72 F-16

 

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Edited by habu2
fixed broken image link

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