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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 "Montana Gold" Spray Paint – Experience Anyone?   

    In case anyone is wondering, the primary use of these are for graffitti artists, I have several friends that use them, I believe most of them have different tips you can put on them to change the way they spray, not familiar with how it would work on models though.
  2. Vande added a post in a topic 1/12 Scale GT500 Replica Build   

    I finally finished the kit, and I am currently in GA and gave the kit to my mom, I could not resist getting the photos with the full size big sister of the kit.










     
    Thanks for looking, and I owe a huge thank you to Thomas Logan at Speedway Decals, he did the work on the rear window sticker decal, and when I reached out to ask how much it was going to be as I had just lost my job, he sent me 2 of them at no cost to allow me to complete the model, and they were amazing quality, I will definitely be using them again in the future.
  3. Vande added a post in a topic 1/12 Scale GT500 Replica Build   

    I am nearing the finish line on this project, Thomas from Speedway hooked me up, the decal I need should be on the way to finish it up, got a few odds and ends to finish up, and some cleanup since everything has been sitting for a while, will try and get some photos today.
     
     
  4. Vande added a post in a topic Looking for help with a custom decal   

    WIll try reaching out to them, thank you for the leads!!!
     
  5. Vande added a post in a topic Looking for help with a custom decal   

    WIll try reaching out to them, thank you for the leads!!!
     
  6. Vande added a topic in Wanted!   

    Looking for help with a custom decal
    I am finally closing in on finishing a model I am building as a present for my mom, it is a replica of her 1:1, but there is one thing I cannot figure out how to replicate. Her husband died several years ago, and after everything was done, she bought her dream car, a 2011 GT-500. On the back window she had a custom memorial decal made, and it is the only thing I cannot replicate to finish the car up. Is there anyone here that could help me getting one made up for the car? I can cover the costs, I just don't have the ability to do it myself. Thanks!
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  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Vande added a post in a topic Shipping a completed model?   

    Well that doesn't bode well for me to get this thing there...
  10. 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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  11. 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!!!
  12. 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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  13. 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.
  14. 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...
     


  15. 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.....