Salvino's JR Models has a Box Stock Build off going on FaceBook on their page, where you have to build one of their models out of the box using their decals also. Since, I have been a dealer for Salvino's since they launched, carrying their products at ScaleProShop.com, I thought I would jump in with their latest release. This is the "Bobby Allison Chevrolet Monte Carlo 1982 Race Winner", which is a Digard Gatorade car, similar to the Buick Regal they also campaigned. It's the "flat nose" car, which has not been previously released. This is a Monogram 1/24 kit that was reworked by Salvino's, that was previouly issued with the SS nose, which is also included in the kit. Kit available at ScaleProShop.com!
Looks great Art. For comparison here is the sloped nose Buick that Monogram released a kit of many years back.
Thanks, JC! I was surprised how few references are available of this era car under the hood and the interiors, etc. to get the details. Being an out of the box build on this, there's not too much to be concerned with, but these kits do leave a lot to do if you wanted to go wild.
Nice choice of kit, Art. From the real NASCAR era. I like the way you got the seam in the exhaust headers underneath the engine to disappear.
Thanks, Paul! I like this era too. My dad would take me out to Riverside to see them at the first of the year most years. It was cool to see all the brand-new paint schemes for the first time.
Yeah, I worked out on the headers to get that, but the funny thing is, they actually do have a seam (so I made a weld mark, of sorts), because they are really two parts. If I wasn't building it out of the box I would have made it look like one tube is slipping into the other and added tabs where they are bolted together. On the next one...
Never heard of Salvinos models before. I guess I'm getting way behind in the industry. That engine looks really good!
Ismael, keep an eye on them. They started with NASCAR but plan to branch in to other arenas. They are local to me here in So Cal, so I have supported them from the beginning. I carry most of their kits at ScaleProShop.com.
Nice work. Interesting thought processes on that exhaust crossover, I'd hate to be the poor bugger who had to fabricate the original (I do custom exhaust work, well not so much any more).
Love that body style, we had an 80 Cutlass version of that, one of the nicest cars I've owned next to my Mustang.
Thanks! It actuall wasn't used very much, but it was on the Junior Johnson car Monogram used as their reference and it ended up on all of their kits. If this was not an out-of-the-box build I probably would have cut it off entirely for this particular car.
JC, lowering may be allowed, but I went with the stock ride height. We'll see how it turns out... Your build looks great! I love all the details you added. My next one will definitely be in line with that.
The chassis came together easily.
All the pieces ready to go in the chassis...
The dash had great molded in gauge detail, so I thought I would take a crack at painting it instead of using the decals.