Dave Van

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  • Location Hills of West Virginia

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  1. Dave Van added a post in a topic Dad got a new toy today......   

    Congrats to him........love them Chargers.....
  2. Dave Van added a post in a topic 77 Thunderbird   

    Cool!!!   been asking for that car for years!!!
  3. Dave Van added a post in a topic No love for the 1/24th scale Model A coupe   

    My favorite NCIS girl's car.........

  4. Dave Van added a post in a topic Flea Market Find today   

    I have a number of those kits.........I sought them out after I bought my 1/1 scale Smart Fortwo.  The kit is the Euro car which shares nothing with the US model body wise and few mechanicals.
    I owned two of them and sold both but never for few of it's safety.  I sold them because I was 4-5 hours from a dealership and MB made many items on the car serviceable only by MB.....which I dislike so sold them. 
    But when I owned them and was active in the Smart car clubs I saw a number of photos of real Smarts involved in bad wrecks.....they did shed wheels and tires as such and even some of the plastic panels but even in wrecks involving much bigger vehicles, even a few 18 wheelers, never a serious injury.....not among club members.  I think they are safe.....but a PAIN to maintain. 
  5. Dave Van added a post in a topic USPS Employees Nailed For Stealing Mail   

    I bought a 1/43 die cast car from a seller in the UK once.  It was sent registered mail as it was not cheap. Seller put 'gold car' in customs description.  (it was a Lotus painted gold) Needless to say it never made it to me. Got my money back but USPS was not really interested in finding out the what or why it went missing.  Pretty sure they know they have thieves on staff but easier to pay out than find issue. 
  6. Dave Van added a post in a topic I think it's time to say goodbye to Florida   

    I like a more rural lifestyle.....I think you'll like it.....good luck.
  7. Dave Van added a post in a topic 2006 Cadillac STS   

    As close as I could get!!!  thx
  8. Dave Van added a post in a topic 2006 Cadillac STS   

    This is one of my favorite 'unknown' kits........often overlooked as a big wheel custom kit......
    Here is my movie car version.......know the film??? (no cheating looking at file names!!)
     


  9. Dave Van added a post in a topic Ghostbusters Pre-Ectomobile   

    Very cool!!!
  10. Dave Van added a post in a topic Hobby Town   

    I used to visit Hobby Town store when I traveled. I had 6-7 stores I'd visit on a regular basis. ALL  are closed now. 
    A franchised hobby shop is not a good thing.....you pay a percentage of your sales to someone else??? Margins are slim enough already. This from someone that ran shops for many years. 
  11. Dave Van added a post in a topic A reasonably SERIOUS new-tool '70 Charger Revell is hiding in plain sight...   

    I'll buy 1 or 2 of these.....but when we get a version with a stock hood......many!!!
  12. Dave Van added a post in a topic Where is Round 2 manufacturing their kits?   

    Each box has origin listed.....some kits come from multi countries. 
  13. Dave Van added a post in a topic Rising price of our hobby   

    Wait a minute........I am a big winner and I only been in one casino!!!!!
    In 2014 the HET National convention was held at a resort that had a small casino. One day we had about two hours to kill....the casino was ice cold (it was almost 100 outside) so we went in the casino......never been to one since I was in Vegas with my folks at age 5.
    put a dollar in the penny slot machine.....played for almost two hours....walked away with $1.78....almost doubled my money!!!
  14. Dave Van added a post in a topic Rising price of our hobby   

    IE Velenzuela 
  15. Dave Van added a post in a topic Thunderbirds are Go !!   

    Nice work!!!
    Late 1960's our world would stop when Thunderbirds came on TV....