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Darin Bastedo

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  1. Darin Bastedo added a post in a topic 1/25 Revell Ford FD-100 Pickup   

    This kit is worth it for me for the wheels alone.
     
  2. Darin Bastedo added a post in a topic NNL East and the most wanted list!   

    Proof that The model companies do listen;
    Here is a list of the most requested new tools from 1997, 20 years ago, as published by another model magazine as part of their Kit Of The Year awards voting...
    1.) 1952-54 Ford
    2.) 1941-48 Chevy
    3.) 1958 Edsel
    4.) 1957 Chrysler 300C
    5.) 1958 Plymouth Fury
    6.)1966 Chevelle
    7.)1970-72 Chevy Monte Carlo
    8.) 1962 Pontiac Catalina 421 SD
    9.) 1997 Dodge Dakota 
    10.) 1948-50 Oldsmobile
    11.1941-48 Ford
    12.) 1965 Mercury Comet
    13.) 1960 Chevy Impala
    14.) 1970 Ford Torino Cobra
    15.) 1948-54 Hudson
    16.) 1966 Pontiac GTO
    17.) Dodge Avenger Pro Stock
    18.) 1948 Tucker
    19.) 1973-77 Chevy Monte Carlo
    20.) 1956 Chevy tied with 1967 Chevy Truck, Dodge Nascar race truck
    Out of the 22 Models on the list, over the last 20 years only three haven't been kitted.
     
  3. Darin Bastedo added a post in a topic Sad Sad Sad News: Our Harry Passed Away   

    All stories, even the ones we love, must eventually come to an end and when they do, it's only an opportunity for another story to begin. We will miss Harry. but he will always be remembered.
  4. Darin Bastedo added a post in a topic Revell Q2/Q3 Flyer   

    I'm looking forward to the Eldorod as well as the Foose F100 If these are done right not only will they be cool kits themselves but likely be great parts donors for custom versions of similar vehicles. I can see me using the Eldorod chassis under things like 53-54 chevys, 50 oldsmobiles, hudsons, 50 chevys 49-50 fords etc 
  5. Darin Bastedo added a post in a topic Update on Revell Model A Coupe and Roadster kits   

    Luckily nobody panicked and started hoarding or paying too much for these.
     
  6. Darin Bastedo added a post in a topic scale motorsport Shelby Daytona coupe   

    Sorry Bill. don't feel too bad I did work hard to make the flier as convincing as possible. I tried to keep the reissues as realistic as possible, and i thought the M*A*S*H* theme was a believable element. The VW Corrado was the hint of my duplicity, as that was confirmed years ago as being unable to be reissued.
     
  7. Darin Bastedo added a post in a topic scale motorsport Shelby Daytona coupe   

    All the Proposals Revell Included on this List will Find me Obsessively Obtainaining them Lustfully!
  8. Darin Bastedo added a post in a topic scale motorsport Shelby Daytona coupe   

    All the Proposals Revell Included on this List will Find me Obsessively Obtainaining them Lustfully!
  9. Darin Bastedo added a post in a topic scale motorsport Shelby Daytona coupe   

    I would wait to see how Revell's kit turns out. It's bound to be less expensive. 
  10. Darin Bastedo added a post in a topic This could provide a more durable chrome finish than alclad...   

    the link is working for me.
     
  11. Darin Bastedo added a topic in Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials   

    This could provide a more durable chrome finish than alclad...
    have any of you tried this?Mirror Nail Polish
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  12. Darin Bastedo added a post in a topic AMT 1979 Penske PC6 Indy Car   

    Thanks I'm really enjoying this one. The most challenging part for me is that nearly every part of this car is clearly visible when the model is finished. I'm used to being able to, on a closed car only do a little paint detail on the interior, or on some modern engines skip a lot of the engine detailing, but on this you will be able to see everything including the back of the dashboard.
     
  13. Darin Bastedo added a post in a topic AMT 1979 Penske PC6 Indy Car   

    I made a filler tube by heating and bending Evergreen™ plastic rod to shape...

    I added more structure to the roll cage...

    The pin fits into a recepticle I made in the fuel cell...

    It weaves though the roll cage...

    And meets up with the filler bung in the cowl...


     
     
       
  14. Darin Bastedo added a post in a topic AMT 1979 Penske PC6 Indy Car   

    As you can see in this photo I've started detailing out the fuel cell I added a photo-etched piece for the fuel filler plate. I will be scratch building the fuel filler, fuel pump, fuel filter as well as the swirl tank to add here. As you can imagine that is a lot of parts in a small area. So I wanted to assemble and test fit the roll bar so I knew what space i had to work with. I stripped the chrome from the roll bar, and cleaned it up, bit the rear uprights don't fit well to the front hoop...

    ...So I added some gusseting and filed it to shape. not only does this make it look better but strengthens that joint as it is a very delicate part.

    I also wanted to make sure that the modified cowl fits over the roll bar. Because it does I know if I keep the fuel system withing the space of the roll bar I won't have any fit problems later.

    I also cut away the top of the foot box so that I can detail that area after I've glued the tub together...

    The stock kit provides no pedal detail and very little in the way of cockpit detail at all, which on an open cockpit car can make it look very toy-like...

    Now i will have access to that area right up to final assembly.

  15. Darin Bastedo added a post in a topic AMT 1979 Penske PC6 Indy Car   

    Considering this is an open wheel car I felt it deserved a much better detailed front suspension. My piece is on the left. The front wheels will be steerable.

    The wheels will mount Tamiya style using posts and poly caps. The spindle and the brake are one piece for strength, and the pivot point for the posable steering is reinforced with metal tubing for durability.

    The lower A-arm has been modified to accept the pivot gear for the steering and to make more solid and accurate mount for the spindle.



    The interior tub has been drilled out for accuracy.