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Salvinos JR Baker Olds. What's in the box?

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Salvinos JR Baker Olds. What's in the box?
Posted by 195X on Monday, July 09, 2018 2:41 PM

Okay guys, I'm going to post the pics. If you want to see the flip side of something or another angle, feel free to ask and I'll try to post the views.

There's a LOT of influence in this kit, from MPC to AMT to PL and Revellogram.

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 Monday, July 09, 2018 2:42 PM

The trees...

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 Monday, July 09, 2018 2:44 PM

And the rest.

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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 Tuesday, July 10, 2018 12:19 PM

Thoughts? Anyone?

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 Dwights55 on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 2:33 PM

Still waiting on mine to get here.        Hopefully soon

Most of my money goes for bow-ties, bikes and babes.  The rest I just waste.

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Posted by TonyO on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 4:10 PM
After checking out all of the pictures that have been posted, not only here but on other forums as well, I must say I'm greatly disappointed. What a waste of time, effort and money. They really should be ashamed of themselves for allowing such an inferior model to make into the hobby. Maybe I'm being overly critical, but I can't find anything nice about this kit aside from the decal sheet.
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Posted by jchrisf on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 4:29 PM

What's the deal with that tire?

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Posted by 195X on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 4:39 PM

jchrisf

What's the deal with that tire?

 

Buddy flat spotted it entering the pits. ;)

No, it's just a blister. As a new company I can forgive this. Sure, they didn't take enough time to dial it in but, I've seen the box of wasted tires too so, my guess is they dropped their standards a little to satisfy the orders. 

They are planning upgrades and an updated body.

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 Tuesday, July 10, 2018 8:27 PM

 

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 Wednesday, July 11, 2018 3:41 AM

TonyO
After checking out all of the pictures that have been posted, not only here but on other forums as well, I must say I'm greatly disappointed. What a waste of time, effort and money. They really should be ashamed of themselves for allowing such an inferior model to make into the hobby. Maybe I'm being overly critical, but I can't find anything nice about this kit aside from the decal sheet.
 

 What are your beefs?  I admit, I don't know the subject, and would like to know what the problems are.

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Posted by TonyO on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 5:31 AM
The overall shape of the body is wrong. It's too square and flat in the wrong places, the nose just doesn't look right either. The chassis is the part that really gets me, it's like a totally inaccurate yet slightly updated version of the old MPC stock cars from the early 1970's. It comes with leaf springs in the rear and torsion bars in front, keep in mind this was supposed to be a GM product from 1976-1977 model years. It should have coil springs on all 4 corners, torsion bars and leaf springs just scream Chrysler product. I do realize this is their first offering but they didn't really make a good first impression. I was hoping for and expecting much better.
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Posted by AgaintoCarthage383 on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 9:41 AM

The Banjo chassis nearly everyone ran back then would be coil springs front & back. This is a shame - there is so much demand for an accurate 70's era nascar kit & this was the best they could do...

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Posted by 195X on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 11:22 AM

TonyO
The overall shape of the body is wrong. It's too square and flat in the wrong places, the nose just doesn't look right either. The chassis is the part that really gets me, it's like a totally inaccurate yet slightly updated version of the old MPC stock cars from the early 1970's. It comes with leaf springs in the rear and torsion bars in front, keep in mind this was supposed to be a GM product from 1976-1977 model years. It should have coil springs on all 4 corners, torsion bars and leaf springs just scream Chrysler product. I do realize this is their first offering but they didn't really make a good first impression. I was hoping for and expecting much better.
 

I feel you TonyO. The body might have been a saving grace had it been more accurate and less toy like. I tried to warn them what kind of backlash they'd get over the chassis, but I thought "It's a new tool, how bad could it be?"

Funny thing is, not two days before, Jim (of Salvinos) and I were discussing the Petty Charger from Polar Lights and the horrifying, misshapen mess that was the body. Then I mentioned to him how terrible the chassis was with it's HUGE transmission bell. And he agreed with me it was a terrible kit. Two days pass and I open my Olds kit. (Cue sad trombone!)Sad

Now, I have seen an early test shot of the Monte Carlo. All I can say is it has a good profile. I'll see if they'll let me post the pic.

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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