Steve Grissom's 1996 Cartoon Network Monte Carlo


This is the 1996 #29 Cartoon Network sponsored Chevy Monte Carlo driven by Steve Grissom.

This was the first in a series of cars sponsored by Cartoon Network and has the Fred Flintstones paint scheme. There were two other paint schemes on this car before the Cartoon Network left as the sponsor, there was the Scooby Doo car in late 1996 and early 1997 and the Tom and Jerry car for the rest of 1997!

The model is a 1995-96 Monogram Monte Carlo and the decals are the regular kit decals. This as I said is a 1995-96 kit so it has no slab sides or jack posts or skirts! These I added as modifications to the body as described in the section on slab sides for the T-Bird elsewhere on this site! (The modifications are the same for both the T-Bird and the Monte Carlo except for the use of a wider strip of styrene plastic for the "slab")

Painting and Decals:

The chassis and body interior are painted in standard light grey (two parts white to one part grey) the body is bright yellow (about one bottle of yellow mixed with about 1/3 bottle of white). Once the body is dry the decals are applied. This is pretty well straight forward as none of the decals overlap! You do have to cut the decal for the hood though as it runs over onto the body in a few places. I just applied the decal to the hood with it (hood) taped down from the inside and allowed it to dry and partially set up. Then I cut along the hood edge any part of the decal that was to be applied to the body and loosened it with a little water and repositioned it along the seam where the body and hood meet! There is also a little work involved in getting the decal to lay down on the hood since it covers the whole hood and there are grooves down both sides that it must lay down into. You just have to keep pressing it and working the bubbles out and it will eventually lay down very well! One other thing I fabricated a decal out of sheet stock (black microscale available at BSR) for the rear spoiler, I cut it just big enough to wrap around the spoiler edges but not onto the back side since it is yellow! Once the decals were on and dry I applied the usual coat of high-gloss enamel over the entire body. Then I masked painted the clear parts, mounted the body (after the clear coat was throughly dry!!!) glued the clear parts on the body with clear craft glue, applied the wheel and tire decals, painted the center caps and put the hood and trunk retaining pins on the body with clear craft glue and that was it!

Complete instructions for painting and assembly of chassis, clear parts, and construction of slab sides can be found at the bottom of the main page!

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Left Side View
Left Front View
Right Rear View