Vande

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About Vande

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  • Birthday 05/18/1978

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  • Scale I Build 1/25

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  • Location Browns Valley, CA
  • Full Name Lonnie VanDevander

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  1. Vande added a post in a topic Shipping a completed model?   

    I am starting my first post-military job this weekend, so a road trip is out of the question. I think I have an idea of how to get it shipped, think I will use a combination of the above listed ideas, and wrap it, tie it to a display base, loose fill the cover, tape it up, then pad and double box it, hopefully it will get there in one piece!!! Thanks to all of you for the help, I have been worried about the shipping for quite some time.
  2. Vande added a post in a topic Shipping a completed model?   

    I am starting my first post-military job this weekend, so a road trip is out of the question. I think I have an idea of how to get it shipped, think I will use a combination of the above listed ideas, and wrap it, tie it to a display base, loose fill the cover, tape it up, then pad and double box it, hopefully it will get there in one piece!!! Thanks to all of you for the help, I have been worried about the shipping for quite some time.
  3. Vande added a post in a topic Shipping a completed model?   

    Well that doesn't bode well for me to get this thing there...
  4. Vande added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Shipping a completed model?
    I am closing in on the finish line for the GT500 I have been working on, but I need some advice. I have to mail it from California to Georgia, any suggestions/ideas on how to make sure it is packed in a way that keeps it in one piece on the trip there? I have never shipped a completed kit anywhere, so I am hoping there are some simple tricks to get it there.
     
    Thanks guys!
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  5. Vande added a post in a topic Revell 1/72 Flower class corvette   

    Why not put a mesh screen or something similar over the engine? Would be a waste to hide it. I like the whole overall them though!
     
  6. Vande added a post in a topic First completed kit in a long time, Wierd-Oh's Huey's Hut Rod   

    Thanks guys, it was fun to just build it how ever I wanted. I have not seen these in any stores, I found the whole set on ebay for 70.00 including shipping, so I have 11 more to build!!!
  7. Vande added a topic in All the Rest   

    First completed kit in a long time, Wierd-Oh's Huey's Hut Rod
    I needed a break from the GT build, and I found the 12 kit set of hawk re-issue, I remember staring at this completed kit for hours as a kid, so this was the first of them I built. A few mess ups, but overall I am happy with it. Thought I would share!



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  8. Vande added a post in a topic 1/12 Scale GT500 Replica Build   

    I was reviewing the reference photos and realized I missed something on the engine. For some reason the 2012 model does not have the fluid tank in front of the valve cover, not sure if it was moved, or no longer needed. Trying to decide if I want to remove it from the model to be as close as possible. I think I will have to take a little artistic freedom on the rear of the undercarriage, all the reference photos I have from both the actual car and the ones I found online have completely different colors on everything in the rear section.
    Overall, it has been fun so far to build in larger scale, the fact I can tape off and spray different colors is so much nicer than the smaller kits.
  9. Vande added a post in a topic 1/12 Scale GT500 Replica Build   

    Couple photos from yesterdays work:




    And several hours of work today that does not look like much...
     


  10. Vande added a post in a topic 1/12 Scale GT500 Replica Build   

    Making slow and steady progress, engine is almost buttoned up. I do need some help, are there any ideas on how to make the louvres for the side windows? I have never tried scratch building, and I have to figure out how to make those, otherwise this kit will not match the 1:1.....
     
  11. Vande added a post in a topic 1/12 Scale GT500 Replica Build   

    I need some help here. I am so on the fence on ordering the detail kit from scale motorsports, but it is 3 times what I paid for the kit itself. If I order it, I will have a set of rims and rings I will need to get rid of, as the set with the kit does not match the 1:1, would anybody be interested in them?
  12. Vande added a post in a topic 1/12 Scale GT500 Replica Build   

    I think I nailed the color, a couple photos of the little bit I got done today:




    In case anyone wants it, the color is Duplicolor BFM0225, Medium Charcoal Metallic.
  13. Vande added a post in a topic 1/12 Scale GT500 Replica Build   

    Couple progress photos. Trying to decide if I want to darken the blower up just a little bit to give it a different look.



  14. Vande added a post in a topic 1/12 Scale GT500 Replica Build   

    Made it to town, thankfully got the paint before my truck decided to be a late bloomer with a known GM engine issue...my luck never goes good. Got the paint for the valve covers, body, rims, and the dash. Still need to find a comparable color for the interior. Got the chrome stripped off the rims and cleaned up, need to paint them today. Hoping to get a little more done on the engine today, discovered there was no easy way to tape the valve covers to spray both the blue and aluminum, so I have to hand paint the covers to match the 1:1.
     
    As a Chevy guy, I felt dirty buying Ford paint last night....*shudder*
     
  15. Vande added a post in a topic 1/12 Scale GT500 Replica Build   

    Hopefully running in to town in a bit to get some more paint, so for now, not a huge amount of progress, but a little bit is better than none!