Darin Bastedo

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  1. Darin Bastedo added a post in a topic Return of the Speedwagon   

    Actually there is no woodwork on this car at all. The body is all metal, painted to look like wood.
  2. Darin Bastedo added a post in a topic Foose - Revell Partnership   

    So the Hemisfear is green, but I can also imagine it could look equally good in blue or red or almost any other color you could think of.
    It might just work.

    actually there were a total of five Hemisfears made. http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a5db05b3127ccee965a5ecefb300000030O02IbNXLZs1cg9vPgw/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00900566095620150524134433255.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/
  3. Darin Bastedo added a post in a topic What Do New Kits Have Inaccuracies   

    Why aren't every kit that we build on our shelves perfect? Did we not have time to perfectly research out builds? did we not have time to correct the flaws? Why isn't the paint perfect? you should have stripped it and repainted it until you got it perfect. Why didn't you replace the 2 speed wiper motor with the single speed? at what point do we say "good enough" and simply call it finished.

    The reason our builds are not perfect is because humans aren't perfect. The reason kits aren't perfect is because you have imperfect humans working for a corporation and that corporation has limitations both on time and money. At some point both have to say "good enough".
  4. Darin Bastedo added a post in a topic Where do your Ideas come from? Me magazine ads and Hot Wheels   

    β€œIt is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.”
    ― Vincent van Gogh

    My inspiration comes from my pure love of the subject. I love the play of light off of the painted surface, I love how altering the stance of the chassis, can change the whole attitude of the build. I love how you can recreate the look of a full size subject in miniature. There is no place I don't get inspiration.
  5. Darin Bastedo added a post in a topic 1/25 Revell '29 Model A Roadster 2'n'1   

    Not to mention, I see using the chassis I don't use to upgrade one of the many amt 29s I have
  6. Darin Bastedo added a post in a topic Aoshima Lamborghini Diablo GT,Sesto Elemento   

    From what I understand the Diablo is going to be the Diablo GT which as far as i know has not been kitted before.
  7. Darin Bastedo added a post in a topic Tamiya Mercedes 300SL Announced, new pics added to OP   

    The interesting thing about this paint job is it was done to hide a blotchy candy paint job underneath.
  8. Darin Bastedo added a post in a topic All new Citroen DS19 kit   

    Ok I've put a kidney on ebay...where do I send the money!
  9. Darin Bastedo added a post in a topic Moebius 1961 Pontiac news   

    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.
  10. Darin Bastedo added a post in a topic New Revell 1/25 2013 Camaro ZL-1 (pre-painted)   

    Do you think the body would drop onto the full detail kit?
  11. Darin Bastedo added a post in a topic 2012-2014 COPO Camaro?   

    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.
  12. Darin Bastedo added a post in a topic This is disgusting   

    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,
  13. Darin Bastedo added a post in a topic This is disgusting   

    He posted clear pictures, clear enough for the 'experts" here to pick it apart, the buyer knew what they were getting and bid appropriately. $48 bucks is not a lot for a built model of any real quality. I highly doubt anyone here was tempted to bid on it so the whole "buyer beware" point is moot. If I decided to sell one of my built kits would that be giving you guys licence to rip me a new one? why be so negative against a guy who is trying to make a few (very few) bucks.
  14. Darin Bastedo added a post in a topic This is disgusting   

    Really Guys, what is with the tearing down of this guy? So your toys are better than his. His estimation of his skill is high than perhaps it should be. Has this guy personally done anything to you? Has this auction harmed you in some way? This is bullying plain and simple.
  15. Darin Bastedo added a post in a topic Modeler Hall of Fame?   

    My concern about ego is not fear that those who were inducted would get a big head, but that there are those who often see themselves as more influential than they are, and that their ego would bruise if not recognized. look at how many people complain about the judging at contests and how the same people always win, and how they should change the judging etc. All this over a ribbon, certificate or cheap $2 trophy.