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Darin Bastedo

Member Since 04 Mar 2006
Offline Last Active Nov 17 2014 09:08 PM

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In Topic: 1/25 Revell Starsky & Hutch Ford Torino

13 November 2014 - 03:59 PM

I will be getting one for certain, I've been wanting a kit of this since 1975.

In Topic: Moebius 1961 Pontiac news

06 October 2014 - 02:32 AM

Here's another side-by-side with a different shot of the real car. 




As you can see, I have again lined up the cars by wheelbase. Note that the wheel openings match almost perfectly, and they are shaped correctly, so no problem there. Front overhang looks right on target. But again, you can see that the rear end of the model looks quite a bit too long, and I see that same discrepancy where the lower edge of the rear glass meets the body. That happens behind the center of the rear wheel on the real car, but ahead of the center of the rear wheel on the model.


Not trying to be a jerk here,,, just trying to present visual evidence to back up some of the opinions that have been posted.

You cannot compare photos of a 20' car and 200mm model kit and expect accurate results. The lens distortion effect are not the same in both pictures. just look at the apparent position of the driver's side vent window. Are we to assume from this photo that Moebius made the driver's door too short? Look at how much shorter the drivers side of the car appears in the model rather than the shot of the real car. The depth of field in the model shot is much shorter making the forward part of the model appear much longer than it is, I will wait for the actual plastic to reach my hands and base my review on actual measurements.

In Topic: New Revell 1/25 2013 Camaro ZL-1 (pre-painted)

26 August 2014 - 05:14 AM

Do you think the body would drop onto the full detail kit?

In Topic: 2012-2014 COPO Camaro?

27 January 2014 - 07:30 PM

$700,000 for a Camaro?  :blink:  Wow..


Didn't COPO cars used to be very plain -no heaters,radio,dog dish hubcaps-nothing but the biggest engine available?

They didn't have stickers all over them announcing what they were. 

No not really COPO stands for Central Office Production Order. It was program that was set up to order a car in such a way that it was not normally available. The most famous ones were the ZL-1 Camaros and the 427 Camaros that Yenko ordered, but the typical COPO would be ordering a impala with a cadillac only color or for fleet sales etc. There were literally thousands of cars that were ordered through the COPO program that nobody heard of or cared about. One of my favorites was a 396 Impala wagon with a deluxe interior but a base level exterior for the man who lived around the corner from me growing up. My father almost bought that car from him in 1977 only to end up buying my grandfather's caprice.

In Topic: This is disgusting

24 January 2014 - 01:05 AM

This reminds me why I don't participate in this and other model forums any more. They've all become so negative.  The kit reveiws almost always degrade into "why can't kit's be perfect with today's technology" posts when the people involved have zero Idea what the limitations are to the designers in question. 


In this case, It's a bunch of so-called adults who feel superior to someone else ganging up on someone else. So you guys don't like his model kit, obviously some else did or they wouldn't have bid on it. You guys claim it's all about how "misleading" the auction is, yet it has crisp clear photos of exactly what you are getting. It's not like the bidder is going to be surprised when he opens the box.


That said most of the comments are you guys simply trashing his build. Does the guy overstate his abilities? Yes I guess he does, but what harm does that cause? I've seen a lot of sub-standard models on here and even featured in some magazines. A certain other model car publication has  a fascination with one modeler who builds some of the most toy-like builds I've seen, but do we call him out and trash him? No we don't. 


Have some class guys, remember these are just little plastic cars. cut the guy some slack,