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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.

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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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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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Posted by 195X on Sunday, August 12, 2018 12:28 PM

TonyO

 

 
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

 

1979 Daytona winner.

 

Plenty dayglo red down the sides. Ralph Salvinos, worked for STP for decades and was the first person to place an STP sticker on a Petty car. Trust me, if anyone can secure the license it's them. The lack of one sticker on the hood wouldn't make a difference and adding all the marking to the decal sheet would allow anyone to build it however. Mike's decals already has the sheet. No, knowing the Petty's like I do, if anything is holding up the license, it's $.

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 TonyO on Sunday, August 12, 2018 1:04 PM

Why do you insist on pronouncing the name Salvinos? It's Salvino, not Salvinos, there is no s on the end. I'm sure many of us are well aware of who Ralph Salvino is and what his accomplishments and contributions were regarding STP racing in general as well as his association with Petty Enterprises. As for your alleged knowledge of and relationship with Petty Enterprises, or anyone named Petty, we have no choice in the matter other than to take your word as fact. Frankly I'm surprised it took you this long to reply to my post, considering you jumped right on my point about the chassis fitting an MPC body. How about we keep the history lesson for the classroom and stick to building models? If not then how about we take a stroll down memory lane ....

Here's Ralph sitting on the hood of the Buick, fist raised in the air at Daytona in 1981!!!

And here's one of Richard with the Monte Carlo prior to the August race at Michigan in 1978, which just happened to be the first time in a GM product. If memory serves he finished 14th after crashing late...

 

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Posted by 195X on Sunday, August 12, 2018 2:30 PM

Because that's the way they display it.

 

Note the "S"

P.S., Sorry for the late reply.

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 TonyO on Sunday, August 12, 2018 3:08 PM
You told me that you had chatted with Jim 2 days before the kits were released, so that tells me you should know that Jim's last name is Salvino. Yet you keep referring to the family, which you claim to know, as Salvinos because that's the way the logo shows it? Now I'm really confused, do you or don't you know Jim or Rick? I suppose my "sources" could be wrong on this, but I'm pretty sure Ralph Salvino worked for STP and not Ralph Salvinos. But then again I always thought Pete Hamilton drove the 40 car for Petty Enterprises back in 1970, maybe it was Hamiltons all along and I missed the s ....
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Posted by 195X on Sunday, August 12, 2018 3:13 PM

TonyO
You told me that you had chatted with Jim 2 days before the kits were released, so that tells me you should know that Jim's last name is Salvino. Yet you keep referring to the family, which you claim to know, as Salvinos because that's the way the logo shows it? Now I'm really confused, do you or don't you know Jim or Rick? I suppose my "sources" could be wrong on this, but I'm pretty sure Ralph Salvino worked for STP and not Ralph Salvinos. But then again I always thought Pete Hamilton drove the 40 car for Petty Enterprises back in 1970, maybe it was Hamiltons all along and I missed the s ....
 

As a matter of fact I just had a long conversation with Jim SALVINO. Okay, I don't get what your problem is with me but it's quite simple so I'll type slowly for you. If I make a mistake when speaking of JIM or RICK and add the S, and that bothers you to the point you feel you should harass me, I am truly sorry! HOWEVER, since I am speaking mostly of the kit COMPANY, SALVINOS, that's how I spell it. So you can save YOUR history lesson. Have a great day, trolls like you usually do. Now, do you have a grammar lesson too, or are we done being a spelling nazi?

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 TonyO on Sunday, August 12, 2018 3:17 PM
Tell me something Jacen, how's Kevin? Did he ever square things away with Clyde? Don't get so uptight Batman, it make the citizens nervous, if you know what I mean
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Posted by 195X on Sunday, August 12, 2018 3:25 PM

TonyO
Tell me something Jacen, how's Kevin? Did he ever square things away with Clyde? Don't get so uptight Batman, it make the citizens nervous, if you know what I mean
 

What is your problem? Have I done something to you? I'm just here to build models and you've been trying to start crap for a couple days now. What's your game? I'm guessing you're the jack they banned from their site.

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 TonyO on Sunday, August 12, 2018 3:34 PM

Now that's funny! You were the one that got banned because you and Kevin were sharing things like computers, IP addresses, both being online at the same time. I still remember the day Kevin's poor brother had his accident with the cement mixer. Such a shame... Give it up Futurabat!!!

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Posted by 195X on Sunday, August 12, 2018 3:38 PM

TonyO
Now that's funny! You were the one that got banned because you and Kevin were sharing things like computers, IP addresses, both being online at the same time. I still remember the day Kevin's poor brother had his accident with the cement mixer. Such a shame...
 

I was talking about SalvinO banning you from theirs. And yes, Kevin got banned and rightly so. I am not him and I have done nothing to you or anyone else here. Please drop it here. I am reporting you for harassment.

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 TonyO on Sunday, August 12, 2018 3:46 PM
I never said you were Kevin, but now that you mention it .... LOL!! You can report me all you want, I really don't care. Oh and say Hi to Kevin for me
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Posted by midnightprowler on Monday, August 13, 2018 4:31 AM

Great. Another pissing contest. Take it off the forum and to pm ladies. Both this forum and MCM are getting full of drama. And people wonder why no one posts.

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1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

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Posted by TonyO on Monday, August 13, 2018 5:08 AM
Have a great day Lee. It's a jungle out there so be careful
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Posted by jchrisf on Monday, August 13, 2018 9:31 AM

Is he taking a selfie on the hood way back in the early80s? LOL  

And in a leisure suit.

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