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Dave Van

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  1. Dave Van added a post in a topic Ghost Kits - Shown But Never Released   

    Location of AM Taurus molds is unknown.......Korea last itme seen.....bet they are now part of many folks Kia's. 
    AM Cobra.....there was to be a Cobra and a Daytona at some point. ZERO mold work was done. Drawings were adapted from other projects to 1/24 scale and that was as far as it ever got.
    AM no.2 in Concord closed for a number of reasons. My brother in law was in product development and art director. He died at age 49 very unexpectedly and that started a chain of events.  I and even my kids 'worked' there from time to time. (if you have a B-25 we packed it!) It was great to see how a model company worked. And helping in a small way was fun. A tiny bit of luck and we'd be sitting here talking about new AM kits........but that's fate.  
  2. Dave Van added a post in a topic 1933 Cadillac Town Car   

    That's the one!!! Nice build and thanks for giving the name to go with it!!! 
  3. Dave Van added a post in a topic Revell 30 Model A Ford Production Halted?   

    I have two each of the kits....passed on some sitting on the shelf at Hobby Lobby......they will return. 
  4. Dave Van added a post in a topic Ghost Kits - Shown But Never Released   

    I have dug out my box of AM Taurus test shots....I will REALLY try and get photos....I have been saying this for a year!!! I'd do it today but about to leave out of town...I need to do it....I want all to see what a great kit it was to be. Thx 
    Then maybe Ill take photos of the stillborn rail kits by 1320.......
  5. Dave Van added a post in a topic Life-Like model company?   

    As stated Life Like started in the model train hobby.....not just HO but many O scale scenery and accessories. The Chuck wagon and chariot were tooled by Athearn model train manufacture during the plastic kit boom during the late 50's. The Honest John was Renwall and is now owned be Revell. Life Like was just making sure their injection machines were running as much as possible.......do not think they ever cut their own tool for a static plastic kit......buying Pyro and many others molds floating around in the 60's and 60's. 
  6. Dave Van added a post in a topic Tamiya Honda S2000 1:24   

    Nice work...I have the kit...yet to touch it. 
    FYI...I bought the JADA S2000 from Fast and Furious series as a stand in until I build the plastic kit....the JADA s2000 is listed as 1/24 but is much closer to 1/20 or 1/18!!! HUGE!! 
  7. Dave Van added a post in a topic Ghost Kits - Shown But Never Released   

    While cleaning out the garage today I found my box full of RCHTA catalogs.......Here are 4 kits I had forgotten.......any one else recall them???
    All American Satco with help from Model King
     


     

  8. Dave Van added a post in a topic concord stage coach   

    Great work.....always love stages.
  9. Dave Van added a post in a topic Amaco Balsa Foam Carvable   

    Balsa foam is made up the street from me.......but they will not sell it there.....yet to try it.
    When I stopped by to ask there was a chunk of it out back the size of a 1/1 car!!
     
  10. Dave Van added a post in a topic AMT's Horizon TC3- Loser from the past, out of box!   

    Because the Dodge and Plymouth versions were almost exactly the same looking.......we dubbed them Omnirizon 024TC3!!! 
  11. Dave Van added a post in a topic 1948 Ford   

    WOW.......clean build.....
  12. Dave Van added a post in a topic 1.1 cars that got away   

    Well....it was a blessing AND a curse.......I found the receipt for my 66 Mustang the other day throwing out old papers.......a 2+2 car, 279/289 and top loader 4 speed trans. NO RUST....average paint. $800.
    Part of the reason is this was still the old south. Funny thing I moved from SoCal in 1969 to NC.....and I was thrown into what seemed like the 1920's!! NO one had any money. That went on for a number of years before things caught up with us.
    I was cool!!!!   NOT!!!
     

    TODAY.......
     
     

  13. Dave Van added a post in a topic 1.1 cars that got away   

    I have two answers......First the one I could have bought but didn't:  At the corner of highway 29 and Morehead Rd on Charlotte Motor Speedway property sat the NASCAR shops of Harry Hyde. They had a bunch of old race cars at the back of the yard. This was 1974 or so.....a buddy of mine and I had skipped school and went race shop visiting for the day. We had seen a Dodge Daytona, still fully painted and numbered, sitting at the back of the yard the last few times so we stopped and walked into the open yard. After a few minutes a fellow walks up and says he the shop manager......were we the guys that called about the car. We said no we were just looking and then he said if we had the $2000 cash we could have it....he was tired of the other guy never showing up. Well I literally had a car and less than $5 to my name.....might as well have been the million it'd be worth today......but I still think of that as the one that got away........how I wish.....
     
    The car I owned and let get away.......
    I bought a 1970 Mustang Sportsroof from another buddy. It was 1973 and he wanted $600 for it......it was a very nice car.....A/C, auto P/B, P/S etc. I had to get a loan for $500 from the folks......kept it for many years. Then in 1978 I owned my 66 Mustang, the 70 and I bought a new Fairmont for $2800. One had to go.....I made the right pick.....I still have the 66 Mustang......but wish I had toughed it out and kept her. The guy I sold it to wrapped it around a phone pole 3 weeks later.....I felt like I had failed 'Orange Tang'......The 70, me and my girlfriend.....now wife of 38 years at Myrtle Beach 1974.
     

  14. Dave Van added a post in a topic '49 Merc Battlewagon   

    GREAT WORK.....love the  finish.
  15. Dave Van added a post in a topic Ghost Kits - Shown But Never Released   

    The AMT flyer show a 'narrow nose' Pete which is different than the kit issued.....