Dave Van

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  • Location Hills of West Virginia

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  1. Dave Van added a post in a topic 2006 Cadillac STS   

    As close as I could get!!!  thx
  2. 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!!)
     


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

    Very cool!!!
  4. 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. 
  5. 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!!!
  6. 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. 
  7. 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!!!
  8. Dave Van added a post in a topic Rising price of our hobby   

    IE Velenzuela 
  9. 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....
  10. Dave Van added a post in a topic Rising price of our hobby   

    People in this country think 'free everything' doesn't cost anybody anything.  When a recent candidate offered 'free' college, health care, and phones......I, as a retired bank analyst, looked at how this could happen. I found that countries like those Luc live in have a 50 to 62% tax rate. WHY  folks in the USA think it's all free without a COST. Thanks Luc......I understand.
    You really want to come here....I'd be first in line to help.
  11. Dave Van added a post in a topic Rising price of our hobby   

    Luc and I have known each other 10 years or more. Meeting in person a few times even.
    What the folks in West Virginia are truly made of was brought to a bright light around June 23 2016.
    Long story short....after 10 inches of rain in about two hours we were caught about 70 miles from home after a morning doctor appt. The one road home was under water....we spent the night in a parking lot 50 miles from home. No lights it could have gone bad.....but the many other trapped all checked on each other....including a number of pro  Quad racing teams trapped with us. Shared what each of us had. 
    Come daylight we headed home. The bridge that was under water could be seen but condition unknown. A few guys that knew something walked it....cleaned debris....then drove it before all were aloud to pass. Almost home....a large tree had fallen across the road. One guy was there when we drove up. As other on both sides of the tree arrived....someone had a small finish saw...many took turns trimming limbs until there was a 'tunnel under the trunk we could drive through.
    While I was wheelchair bound for 2 years....my trash got taken to the dump, grass cut while I was at a Dr appt, even rain gutters clean out w/o me asking or any one wanting credit. So that bad rep is far from correct.....but that's OK to most here as it makes most outsiders leave us ALONE!!!  THX
    jUNE 23 i-64 under water.

  12. Dave Van added a post in a topic Rising price of our hobby   

    You could live here if you wanted........
    We are not as hate filled or ugly as we may be portrayed in places. I had a good number of Brits working for me back at the bank. They loved it and stayed. It helped they were cars guys fr the most part.
    ANY good tech person can find a job stateside.....as long as you are average and want to work.....very hard in many areas to get folks that have the knowledge and want to work. As for nurses....I have 4 - 5 head hunters calling everyday to my house because my wife is a RN/BSN with two specialties .  Another hard job that many do not want to do today. I am sure the two of you could find work easy....but I am sure it is very different culture wise.....
    sorry for derailing the topic
  13. Dave Van added a post in a topic Rising price of our hobby   

    There are ALWAYS more expensive hobbies!!!  Nearing completion on  my 1/1.....talk about costly!!!!
  14. Dave Van added a post in a topic Rising price of our hobby   

    No one likes the cost today.......based on inflation alone a kit today should be about $17.......if we had the same number of buyers.  But still no a costly hobby......
    Go to a shop that sells Lionel O scale trains.......a new steam loco like a Union Pacific Big Boy will run $2500.00....
  15. Dave Van added a post in a topic Holy......!! I can't believe what I just did!!!!   

    Last decal on a NASCAR model I was building for a contest......all perfect....almost done with hours to spare........
    grabbed the decal set to use on that last decal and after a heavy wet coat of 'decal set' I saw it was Pro-Weld solvent......
    just walked away....maybe next contest......