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All new kit company for NASCAR fans!

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All new kit company for NASCAR fans!
Posted by 195X on Sunday, June 24, 2018 10:11 PM

This company is run by the sons of Ralph Salvinos. He was the man who put the first STP decals on a Petty car in 1972. They are a NASCAR family and plan on being "gap fillers". If it ain't been done, they're looking at it!

This Buddy Baker Gray Ghost is their first kit and a Monte Carlo is coming soon! It will have the options for 1974 to '77!

POSSIBILITIES of future drivers are Petty Olds Daytona Winner, Petty Monte Carlo and many others.

Look them up on their website or check the Facebook page. I'm excited for this!

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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Posted by High octane on Sunday, June 24, 2018 10:57 PM

Your news is about 6 months old already, however that kit looks like a winner.

High octane

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Posted by 195X on Monday, June 25, 2018 12:39 AM

High octane

Your news is about 6 months old already, however that kit looks like a winner.

 

Hey thanks. I haven't been here for a while so if someone else posted... oh well.

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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Posted by PatrickW on Monday, June 25, 2018 1:10 AM

Hopefully they can come out with some of the latest cars and trucks.

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Posted by 195X on Monday, June 25, 2018 10:47 AM

PatrickW

Hopefully they can come out with some of the latest cars and trucks.

 

I highly doubt that, they are focussed on vintage race cars. 60's and 70's. It wouldn't hurt to put a bug in their ear tho. 

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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Posted by 195X on Friday, July 06, 2018 7:50 PM

Just bought mine! They seem to be selling quick. Ordered me some Petty olds decals for it. review forthcoming.

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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Posted by 195X on Saturday, July 14, 2018 2:04 PM

From Mike's decals:

OK friends, I'm going to make one post about the Salvino Olds and after that I won't discuss the kit itself. Now that people have them, there's lots and lots of discussion about what comes with it. Some good and some bad. Some people have been very insulting about the kit, but most are generally very happy to have a new producer in the business at a time when many are dropping out. So before you pass judgement on what you're getting keep these things in mind.

First, this project is being spearheaded by one guy. ONE. He's working with one 3D designer. ONE. This is his very FIRST production. This is not a team of a dozen employees with a company that's been doing it for 50 years. I can tell you what happened to the first 4-5 Powerslide releases I did over 12 years ago. After a few months they went in the garbage can. I was only out a few thousand dollars. Rick is in this for quite a bit more than that. As time went on Powerslide got better and better and now you see where they are at. Ricks kits will be the same way.

You may not like what's in the box and if so you are welcome to not purchase one if you don't like it. It's a free country. But many people are extremely happy to be able to finally be able to build an Olds kit without having to buy a resin body with vacuum formed glass and have to heavily modify it to fit a chassis.

Yes, it has some off looking parts, maybe even some that aren't right for the car. What most people don't know is the incredible goings on that comes with producing something like this. It would have brought most people to give up and forget the whole thing. The main goal of this kit was to get the finished "shelf" look right. It actually started out as a Dodge project, and the course changed several times and wound up as an Olds. it was supposed to be a Petty 1979 Daytona Olds, but Rick couldn't get the licensing in place in time. The only licensing he could get on this short notice was from the Baker family. By that time it was too late to make any chassis and suspension changes. The 3D work, which takes months, was already done. This is why some parts seem to be for another car.

Rick is dedicated to quality and I can promise you as he releases more kits, they will have changes and improvements in them. If you look at this kit and throw him under the bus, then back up over him and run him again, there's a chance that he will cancel all upcoming projects and you wont get your '73 Charger, or your '71 Road Runner or '71 Charger or even the '80s kits he's looking at like the 1986 2+2 and all the other amazing stuff he has planned. Please keep this in mind. Rick has a lot of money invested in this and I can promise you, he's not in it for the money. He's a modeler like us and knows what the missing links are in this hobby.

So that is all. I as well as most of us, want this company to succeed and with the support of his customers, I think he will. Rick and I are working together on the next releases and as always they will have Powerslide decals and I will be one of the main distributors.

Thanks for your reading and as always I look forward to supplying your hobby needs
Mike

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, July 14, 2018 5:30 PM

Sorry. It would not have cost him any more to have done it right than to do it wrong.

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

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Posted by TonyO on Saturday, July 14, 2018 7:25 PM

195X

From Mike's decals:

... It actually started out as a Dodge project, and the course changed several times and wound up as an Olds. it was supposed to be a Petty 1979 Daytona Olds, but Rick couldn't get the licensing in place in time. The only licensing he could get on this short notice was from the Baker family. By that time it was too late to make any chassis and suspension changes. The 3D work, which takes months, was already done. This is why some parts seem to be for another car.

 

I suppose this change in direction explains why the chassis has torsion bars and leaf springs. Sad I'm also willing to bet STP poo pooed the Daytona winning car based on the fact that the hood had no STP oval or day glow red on it, just speculation on my part. Anyway,  It's still very disappointing

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Posted by TonyO on Saturday, July 14, 2018 7:33 PM
One more thought, I wonder how the Salvinos chassis would fit under an MPC Charger or Road Runner body?
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Posted by 195X on Saturday, July 14, 2018 7:41 PM

TonyO
One more thought, I wonder how the Salvinos chassis would fit under an MPC Charger or Road Runner body?
 

They are actually still planning on contacting the Petty's after some revisions. It looks as though the chassis will do quite well under the MPC Roadrunner or Charger. Or even the AMT Charger now that I think of it.

The updated suspension components will be in the Monte kit.

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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    January, 2017
Posted by 195X on Sunday, July 15, 2018 12:25 PM

For anyone wishing to square up the headlight boxes on this car and add a little detail, the Monogram '82 Grand Prix kits buckets will make a nice fit. Just a little sanding to get them to fit in.

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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Posted by AgaintoCarthage383 on Monday, July 16, 2018 1:09 PM

I have to agree - I wonder how many people won't buy another kit from this company after seeing the Baker Dodge/Olds?

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Posted by dimaxion on Monday, July 16, 2018 1:55 PM

As someone buying kits in the '50's . History does repete itself . Early Plastics were not on par of Modern Kits . I see the constant complianing about kits from the 50 years + producers . As a Model Builder , it is up to you to correct what you don't like about a KIt . It will sit in your Display area . I did not whimper long ago when Monogram had a series of Outlaw Cars . I placd a real Ford V/8 in my Casey Luma Ford entry . I had a '55 Ford panel with a 351 ?? I fixed it ! A vaunted sbc just didn't appear in any Casey Luma Ford Race Car Period . I didn't build many : shake the box and a perfect replica pops out . How about yourself ? I have a '55 Chrysler c 300 and a '56 300 B in resin . Both have torson bar front suspension . The comlaining at the time these resins were available . "Torsion Bars did not exist prior to the 1957 MY ." I plan to remove them and fabricate lower control arms simulating the Coil Spring Suspension . I am a retentive Factory Stock builder . The comment here :"It would not have cost any more to do it right in the first place ." Did you ever make ANYTHING for public cunsumtion ? I give KUDOS to someone new . I don't build NASCAR as I've completed some long ago . -0- that I still possess . I've some hurtful memories conected to this type of build for me . I will get over it someday . I have a couple ..  lol ..  in the stash . Each are a chance to re-make lost builds . Yet , I will bolo for everything he offers as I do support US made products . Thanx .. 

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