Nice looking Monte. My brother had a light blue 76. Monte Carlos, Olds Cutlass's, and Pontiac Grand Prix's were some the cool cars in my teenage years. Flip the breather lid, hit the gas and make the four barrels moan. lol
Nice job and almost everything looks great. The only thing that takes away from the build to me is the exhaust. It isn't correct for these cars out of the box. I also know this kit has the exhaust attached to the leaf springs. I don't detail under my models so it was easier for me to do but I cut my exhaust off and replaced it using coffee stirrers and also raised the springs from the front to raise the car some. I'm not trying to be critical of your car. You aren't the first one I've seen to just shackle the leaf springs on these kits to raise the rear of the car.
Here's a pic of my 1:1 1981 Z28 and my replica using this same 1979 kit.
Thanks for all the compliments. A couple of you mentioned or asked about the color. The 1:1s color is called frost beige. The closest color I could find at Wally World was ivory. I took a few indoor shots in my light tent but they looked awful so I took it outside to get natural light.
you mentioned getting my angles lower. I had some that were too low. I was trying to replicate the pics of the 1:1 and I think I came close.
No, I'm not a member of NCRS. I'll look into joining.