Dave Van

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  • Location Hills of West Virginia

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  1. 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. 
     
  2. 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!!! 
  3. 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.  
  4. Dave Van added a post in a topic empty shelves, light inventory   

    Thank GOD I found Ignore..........
  5. 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. 
  6. Dave Van added a post in a topic Hobby Zone Modular Organizers   

    decent prices but shipping kills it......cool stuff
  7. Dave Van added a post in a topic The Surfite   

    You are correct in that Surfite towers over other Roth creations......

    It does so because you sit up in it like you would in a dining table chair. And if you find photos of Roth in the car.....LOTS of head room yet!! 
    The more traditional Roth showrods were cramped and you almost laid down in them to get bubble tops to close!! 
    I myself have never measured the Revell Surfite but a buddy of mine that is informed on Roth and the models (knew him personally) says it's 1/25.  Take it for what it is worth.  There is a story about how when Revell tooled it they feared it was to SMALL....thus they added the hut to fill the box more. 
  8. Dave Van added a post in a topic empty shelves, light inventory   

    They don't 'stock' kits at the store.....inventory sitting in a back room cost money. If you notice kits come in big returnable containers from a central warehouse. 
    One thing I have noticed at HL visits is I am not alone on the model kit isle any longer.......empty shelves may be GOOD news..... 
  9. Dave Van added a post in a topic IPMS Columbus Oh National Show July 22,23,24   

    Was able to attend last time in Columbus......wanted to this time.....but family matters got in the way....
  10. Dave Van added a post in a topic What's your opinion ? The Revell / Monogram Slingster VS The AMT Double Dragster ?   

    This started as the Revell Tony Nancy kit.........
    I like them all....I find something good in all of them.
    The Nancy kit not near as hard to build today as it was when I was 7 years old!!!
     



  11. Dave Van added a post in a topic Revell new releases update, 7/22/2015   

    I have so many ideas for the kit that are NOT S&H I may order a case.......


  12. Dave Van added a post in a topic Firefox question   

    Someone is gathering your info via all the browsers (mainstream any way) with all about equal. During my IT days I kept up with all of them.....and why I went with FF.....but retired 10 years......a bit out of touch. 
  13. Dave Van added a post in a topic Monogam Untouchables   

    A Hot Rod version of the kit........TV car......


  14. Dave Van added a post in a topic Next up from Moebius ?   

    Lets all hope for another Camaro kit!!!!!!      
     
     
     
     
     
     
    NOT
    I vote we finish off the pony car line up.....
  15. Dave Van added a post in a topic Firefox question   

    Firefox user from day one......
    But it did start having issues about 4 months ago.
    Per the net.....it is not being supported like it once was. Got Chrome and issues went away.
    Chrome looks at what you do more than FF but it was not working for me.