It took over 250 man-hours to build the RG (Recycle Grade) RX-78-2 Gundam, which measures in at nearly 10-feet tall. Of course, it was built almost entirely from the spare plastic runners and part trees from smaller Gundam model kits.
I can't stand those little plastic hangers. And not just because it requires an X-acto knife to carefully extract the pieces you need, but it does and I've stabbed myself in the crotch more than once. "Uh, GW -- maybe you shouldn't hold the pieces in your lap while you're cutting". OH SURE, EVERYONE'S A MODEL MASTER NOW.
Hit the jump for three more shots of the impressiveness.