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Darin Bastedo

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  1. Darin Bastedo added a post in a topic 1979 Artz VW Golf Bodied Porsche 928.   

    I have the front valance widened and installed.. Next up is the grille and bumper. I thought the grille would be toughest, but the hood is going to be a huge challenge I figured out to get every thing proportional I'll need at least 4 hoods to cut up. The tightest cut will be the hood vent area.

  2. Darin Bastedo added a post in a topic 1979 Artz VW Golf Bodied Porsche 928.   

    More progress on the Killer Bunny. I have the front bodywork roughed in. There will be a lot of filling of gaps and sanding of cut lines but the basics are all here.

    I made a patch panel for the gap in the rear fenders.

    It's really starting to come together...

    I also widened the head liner to make the finished model look like it came this way. I know this is just the beginning, I need to make widened bumpers, front air dam and valence. Widening the grill will be a huge challenge.

  3. Darin Bastedo added a post in a topic 1979 Artz VW Golf Bodied Porsche 928.   

    I now have the basic body roughed in with all the hard points established. I still need to finish up the engine bay and front bodywork as well as  create a wooden buck so I can vacuum-form the new windshield. Once I have the front end finished I can make the new hood. 

  4. Darin Bastedo added a post in a topic 1979 Artz VW Golf Bodied Porsche 928.   

    The Roof is stock height, as the doors of the 1:1 were used unaltered. The altered proportions make it look chopped though. I lengthened the Rabbit / Golf engine compartment 7mm.
  5. Darin Bastedo added a topic in On The Workbench   

    1979 Artz VW Golf Bodied Porsche 928.
    I just finished cutting up three rabbits into tiny little pieces. As creepy as that sounds it was imperative that those poor little bunnies be sacrificed for this project. I'm building a replica of the 1979 Artz VW Golf bodied Porsche 928.  I remember reading about this car in the December 1979 issue of Road & Track. I was always facinated with sleep cars, Q-ships as the germans would call them. The AMG Hammers, The original BMW M5, anything that hid it's light under a basket. This car was possibly the start of that. It was the antithesis of the American performance car paradigm. No bold graphics no spoiler or fender flares, just horse power and torque in a small unassuming package.
    in this case German madman Guenter Artz wrapped a widened Golf body around a Porsche 928. but is wasn't just widened. As you can imagine The VW Golf and the Porsche 928 are quite different in almost every dimension, so nearly every body panel needs to be modified. Artz solved this by scratch building every body panel except the doors, I on the other hand grabbed three Revell VW Rabbit kits, a vintage Revell Porsche 928, and my razor saw, and let the car-nage begin.

    I carefully measured every cut, being cautious not to cross too many trim pieces or body lines, as getting them lined up and straight again is very touchy. 

    The wheelbase of both cars is actually very close in length, but unfortunately not in its position under the car. Thus the finished product takes on a the look of a 60's altered wheelbase dragster.

    The Revell Porsche 928 is typical of Revell at the time, it builds up well, but is lacking in detail...

    Since the Engine is such a focal point of this build, my plan is to make the engine compartment as detailed as possible. I carved a buck out of basswood and vacuum-formed the basic shape of the shock tower, and used Evergreed tube stock and sheet to finish it off.when the time comes I'll add the shock mount hardware.

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  6. Darin Bastedo added a post in a topic Steel wheels from the Revell 1957 Chevy "Black Widow"   

    I don't have any to trade, but The Black Widows used 6 lug Chevy truck rims There is a really nice set in the AMT 1950 Chevy Pick Up
  7. Darin Bastedo added a post in a topic Revell 4 Quarter 2017   

    Anybody suspect that Revell released the "High Roller" so people would by it for the wheels and tires to upgrade the Bronco?
  8. Darin Bastedo added a post in a topic Revell 4 Quarter 2017   

    And a correct wiper motor... LOL
  9. Darin Bastedo added a post in a topic AMT '39 Wagon Rod   

    Underneath that hideous body is a great frame and suspension that works good with AMT's 37 Chevy or other similar vintage rods.
  10. Darin Bastedo added a post in a topic Amt something new or old   

    The reason for this is that AMT kit is based on one of the first 75 Cobras that was equipped with a 260. It's actually a quite accurate representation since it also has the correct steering gear and flat steering wheel as well as the lack of fender vents. 
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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 
  15. 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.