Just PM Dave himself and paypal the dude $20 for what model you want.I'd say use the TRP option which has the models option inside it (I did this back for the last HL2 Iteration a week before it closed)
I'd assume you'd need to talk to Dave purely for money related shit, but as long its verified you can then get the model you donated for. (This is purely for donating for a pre-existing model or for a brand new custom one)
I wouldn't want to presume the way the RDAs wish to handle the contributor stuff but I'd like to think if you shelled out for gold and have a model set, you'll get to keep that model purely for that char until its end, or you'll only have temp access to it untill your gold contributor donation has matched the cost for that donator in the long run? (So like 2 months worth of Gold = 1 pre-existing donator model , again this would only apply to that 1 char maybe?)
Food for thought if anything.
Not sure whether this has changed, but depending on how long you're gone for determines whether you relinquish the right to claim models back as private or not once you return (if your return was from you officially leaving the community and returning at a later date instead of you being on an E-LOA).since i'm back:
female_11 - not sure what happened there, but i'd appreciate if someone could re-list me as owner of that model. otherwise as-is; kiwi is free to keep using it.
female_35 - public.
female_49 - private, but feel free to ask.