Dave Van

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  • Location Hills of West Virginia

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  1. Dave Van added a post in a topic Tamiya Citroen 2CV: Maroon and Black   

    Very nice build!!!! I have one in stash to build.....
    My wife was born in Paris France and their family owned a 2CV and a 54 Mercury!!! talk about opposite ends of the spectrum! 
  2. Dave Van added a post in a topic Snap Pete and Ken   

    I really like these kits too....Easy build...look good....and cheap!
    My KW and Pete 
     


    Nice work BTW !!!
     
  3. Dave Van added a post in a topic 2012 POST APOCALYPSE/ZOMBIE HUNTER COMMUNITY BUILD   

    I need skulls!!!!  Great work....but where did you get that many skulls!!!! Thx
  4. Dave Van added a post in a topic 1978 Dodge   

    Nice work and color!!! 
  5. Dave Van added a post in a topic 1975 AMC Gremlin Street Freak / Gasser   

    Your craftsmanship is great!! 
    I love this kit warts and all.  I have more PLANS to build it than actual completions. I had to build this one first......
    Lots of box stock with just a few parts swapped. Fun simple build.  Can't wait to see yours finished.....
     


  6. Dave Van added a post in a topic Another reason to like older cars!   

    LOVE those Sq Birds!!!!  All based on the Ford Fox platform....the Model T of the Era........I owned 2 Fairmonts, a LTDII wagon and a Mercury wagon like the LTDII......all rugged simple cars. Electronics the only sore spot......it killed my LTDII when it went down and took EFI and IGN with it. But I had paid $900 for it and we used it for 5 years trouble free......she did her job!!! 
  7. Dave Van added a post in a topic Help   

    I can't link to photos online......I can only upload to this site. Is that SOP??
  8. Dave Van added a post in a topic Next up from Moebius ?   

    That's a case of having your cake AND eat it too.
    All Javelins share many parts,  Door skins are the same for all years...same for A pillars and windshields. 
    Shared rear bumpers and spoilers.  So if you were to tool a early Javelin converting it later would be easy and really extend the tool life and lower cost. 
  9. Dave Van added a post in a topic Some more Round2 surprizes!   

    The new Challengers were new tooling....as is the 69 Dodge Charger snap kit. 
    Yes....I'd like to see more.....some....new tooling. But they have such an extensive library of tooling....not sure I could justify new tooling if I was in charge. 
    There is still a lot of gold in that mine.
    Let Moebius know what you want in scale.  
  10. Dave Van added a post in a topic The Man with the Golden Gun AMC Hornet   

    Another great AMC movie car!!!!! 
    I did do that one.....
     

  11. Dave Van added a post in a topic 1953 Mack W-71 Integral Sleeper (AITM Cab) & Canvas Top Trailer (Scratch Built)   

    WOW  WOW  WOW.......
    Nice on so many levels.....build, color, subject and craftsmanship. 
     
  12. Dave Van added a post in a topic The Man with the Golden Gun AMC Hornet   

    An AMC and a movie car!!!! Whats not to LOVE!!! 
  13. Dave Van added a post in a topic whats going on with pegasus ?   

    Nice stuff for the most part......SLOWER than a glacier getting product to market....or restocking.  
  14. Dave Van added a post in a topic empty shelves, light inventory   

    Thank GOD I found Ignore..........
  15. Dave Van added a post in a topic Next up from Moebius ?   

    I've been lucky enough to help out in the kit development area for going on 30 years on and off. I thought, years ago, that I could make better choices than kit companies.  But after years of seeing the time (ie money), skill and RISK in the model kit biz I understand better today.  And while I still have kit ideas in the back of my mind I want to see become real kits....I understand why they will not. 
    Let's put it this way......want to show you know better than the kit companies?? Put your money up. 
    I know when I suggested an 'off the wall' idea and it was accepted IF I invested my own cash......things change.