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Salvino's Bobby Allison Gatorade "Flat Nose" Monte Carlo

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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. Kits available at ScaleProShop.com.

 

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Started with the engine...

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nice start I'm doing that car also. Directions say red interior but pic's I have looks to be black are gray. I'm thinking the red is the Buick. Any help would be appreciated. Again great start.

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46 minutes ago, james460 said:

nice start I'm doing that car also. Directions say red interior but pic's I have looks to be black are gray. I'm thinking the red is the Buick. Any help would be appreciated. Again great start.

There were no rules about chassis color in the 1980's. (today there is) Di Guard  racing was not a huge team like many today. They bought cars and built a few. red, black and gray would all be correct. If you want to build a car as it was at a certain race....you will need to hunt photos from the race. Only a few teams had a single color for chassis in that era. 

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Great subject. Your engine looks good, nicely detailed with the paint choices. It's pretty tough to make those kits stand out box stock but you have the skills Art! 

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Very nice work.  What colors did you use on the exhaust.  I've bounced around between Steel and Jet Exhaust, but I'm not 100% those are doing the job.  Your's look pretty spot on.

Thanks

Doug

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Thanks Dave just a Generic Allison flat nose Monte. I think the pic on the box is Martinsville

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16 hours ago, Art Laski said:

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. Kits available at ScaleProShop.com.

 

 

Started with the engine...





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Great job on those headers. Seems like I read an article in a model magazine years ago about modifying the headers into conventional four into one style because not many NASCAR GM teams ever ran the 180° headers. I believe they were also declared illegal soon after they came into use. I've always wondered what teams gave Monogram access to copy the chassis, engines and bodies they used in their NASCAR kits. They were so advanced over the previously released MPC kits from the '70s. 

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Art... Awesome start in this build. That engine looks great. Going to be a killer build!

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On 4/20/2020 at 5:13 AM, james460 said:

nice start I'm doing that car also. Directions say red interior but pic's I have looks to be black are gray. I'm thinking the red is the Buick. Any help would be appreciated. Again great start.

Thanks, James! I suspect the directions were just not updated correctly. All references I found, and there aren't many, seem to indicate the chassis and interior was black, even for the Digard Buick.

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On 4/20/2020 at 6:09 AM, James2 said:

Great subject. Your engine looks good, nicely detailed with the paint choices. It's pretty tough to make those kits stand out box stock but you have the skills Art! 

Thanks, "Rooster"!

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4 hours ago, james460 said:

Wasn't it a Jr. Johnson car that was used to reproduce the Monogram car.

It was from what I have come to learn. If this wasn;t an out-of-the-box build, I would have cut them off for this car.

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15 hours ago, THarrison351 said:

Great job on those headers. Seems like I read an article in a model magazine years ago about modifying the headers into conventional four into one style because not many NASCAR GM teams ever ran the 180° headers. I believe they were also declared illegal soon after they came into use. I've always wondered what teams gave Monogram access to copy the chassis, engines and bodies they used in their NASCAR kits. They were so advanced over the previously released MPC kits from the '70s. 

Thanks, Tim!

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44 minutes ago, Mooneyzs said:

Art... Awesome start in this build. That engine looks great. Going to be a killer build!

Thanks, Chris!

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Art.....Nice looking Engine.....very convincing details....the weathering looks great....can’t wait till till your next post.👍😀

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Thanks, John! I appreciate you looking in...

Here's my next update...

The chassis came together easily. 

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All the pieces ready to go in the chassis...
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The dash had great molded in gauge detail, so I thought I would take a crack at painting it instead of using the decals.
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6 hours ago, james460 said:

Wasn't it a Jr. Johnson car that was used to reproduce the Monogram car.

JJ's 1981 Buick was used for the Buck kit.

FYI the Banjo Matthews built Thunderbird was used for the #9, 15 kits. It was the car in Stroker Ace movie....not a real Cup car and why errors got into production kit. 

 

GREAT dash Art!

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man that oil filter is assume so is the rest of the build. Keep her going.

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Great job Art. The dash looks really good. I've tried painting tiny areas like that and they always need a touch up. Not so with yours. I would be frustrated that I couldn't at least add plug wires to a car. Hope to see more updates soon.

With the amount of rain I've seen CA getting this spring, have you found it hard to paint with airbrush or rattle can?

Dave

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Amazing work Mr. Laski!!  How in Heavens name do you paint the numbers and the names on the gauges??  There is no way my hands are are steady enough to do that, and haven't been for 30 years.  Same with the eyesight to see it!  Impressive work sir!!

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On 4/21/2020 at 2:36 PM, gks1964 said:

This is looking REALLY GOOD!!

Thanks, Gerald!

17 hours ago, GoatGuy said:

Great job Art. The dash looks really good. I've tried painting tiny areas like that and they always need a touch up. Not so with yours. I would be frustrated that I couldn't at least add plug wires to a car. Hope to see more updates soon.

With the amount of rain I've seen CA getting this spring, have you found it hard to paint with airbrush or rattle can?

Dave

Appreciate it, Dave! I paint inside in the garage, so the weather hasn;t been much of a factor, but we have had a lot of rain. It dried up just in time to paint the body the last couple of days. Pics soon...

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