I am a
fan of the “Lost” television series. It follows the lives of plane
crash survivors on a mysterious tropical island somewhere in the South Pacific.
When I first saw Revell’s reissue of Deals Wheels Peace van, I knew I had to
build mine as a DHARMA initiative van. I decided to model it carrying
supplies from the submarine to one of the remote sites on the island.
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made some cargo for the van that would be needed on the island. This
included Beer, chips, magazines and a couple of books about Polar Bears.
You have to watch the show to understand why there are Polar Bears in the
South Pacific. I found all of the DHARMA Initiative food labels
on-line. I made the magazines from reduced images of period
magazines. I added DHARMA insignia to the exterior of the van to
these Deals Wheels vans is a lot of fun. I have built two and will
probably pick up at least one more. I am glad to see that Revell is
re-issuing some of these old kits that I missed out on the first time.
Photos and text © by Hal Elsberry