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2010 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee
Posted by mrmike on Thursday, November 14, 2019 8:31 AM

My new project and the return of McNally, Boston PI.  The story is titled Starting Over.  There is no one in this story related to any one living or deceased.

The Build

I am using Lindberg's Charger SRT8 Super Bee kit #73065 and will be painted with Model Master Hemi Orange Lacquer with a black/grey interior.

The Story

Walking out of Court with his attorney Charlotte Rothmann, McNally has paid a fine for refusing to answer the Judge's directive.  Charlie was able to get the jail sentence changed to a fine and McNally has plenty of money in his savings to cover the check.  But, Charlie didn't want to talk to the Boston PI for some reason and she got into her Caddy STS-V and drove away.  At home, McNally looks at the mail and he finds an envelope in the mail that contains a letter and a check for his services.  He'll insert the letter with the file and cash the check, but the file seems to be missing some details and he decides to follow up on the case.

The case involved a man checking to see if any other heirs to his family farm estate were still alive.  Whelton, Mass. is a small farming community with a town hall, a couple of stores and a diner that serves breakfast all day.  At the farm, he gets out of his Challenger SRT8 and walks towards the farm house and suddenly automatic gunfire erupts from somewhere and he takes cover a large boulder near the front porch.  Now the gunfire seems to be concentrating on his Challenger, shooting out the windows and the tires.  The car body is full of bullet holes and three of the tires are flat.

The automatic gunfire stops and McNally runs to the front door of the farm house and kicks the door open and he takes refuge inside to wait out the assassin. 

McNally will return...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by mrmike on Friday, November 15, 2019 11:44 AM

The Story

Night time has come and it has gotten dark out as McNally slips out the back door and he creeps along closely towards the ground.  As he ducks behind several massive trees, there is no return fire from the other side of the road.  Maybe the assassin has left the area to avoid capture, but McNally will never know.  As he walks up the road, a Whelton Police Cruiser comes along and McNally flags the driver down.  Officer Tim Reilly asks who he is and why he is out here.  McNally says he was attacked by automatic gunfire earlier in the afternoon at the Dundy Homestead and he escaped under the cover of darkness. 

Due to the late hour, McNally's Challenger will be picked up in the morning and Officer Reilly will give McNally a lift back into town.  There are no motels in this town so Tim offers the use of an empty cell at the Police Station for McNally to spend the night.  In the morning, he leaves the cell with a folded up blanket on the pillow and he heads over to the Diner across the street for breakfast.  The Police Chief walks over to get a cup of coffee and to talk to McNally.  The Chief squeezes into the booth with his large gut when McNally offered him a seat at his booth by the windows looking out on the street.

The Build

The basic engine and transmission were assembled and painted.  Mopar Street Hemi Orange for the engine block and Tamiya Chrome Silver for the transmission.

The body parts and chassis were assembled and awaiting Model Master White Primer.

McNally will return...

 

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:58 AM

The Story

The Police Chief of Whelton was neither forthcoming or holding back on any information the McNally was looking for.  After finishing his breakfast and drinking the last of his coffee, the Chief offers to take McNally back out to the farmstead to look at his Challenger.  The Chief squeezes himself out of the booth and they walk out to his cruiser and drive out to the farmstead.  He goes across the street and up a small hill looking for the gunner's nest and he finds it.  He sifts through the leaves and pine needles and he finds a rifle shell.  Using a pen, he picks it up and sticks into his jacket pocket and then he walks down the hill back to the farmhouse.  The Chief asks if he found anything and McNally replies that he didn't since his gut tells him not to trust the Chief.  He will ask BPD Forensics to check the shell casing.

The Chief had called for a flatbed wrecker to pick up McNally's Challenger and take it back to town and to make arrangements to tow it back to Boston.  While the Chief was talking to the driver of the wrecker, McNally digs a bullet out of the door frame with his pocket knife and he places that into his pocket for Forensics to examine.  The Chief nor the wrecker driver saw him do this.  He goes into the farmhouse and makes note of the empty farmhouse for his files and walks back outside to the Chief and the wrecker driver and wrecker.  The wrecker driver will give him a lift back to Boston when he takes the Challenger back with him. 

The Build

I got the Charger into a good coat of Testors Whhite Lacquer Primer.  Some sanding and then a coat of Model Master Hemi Orange.

 

McNally will return...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by mrmike on Friday, November 22, 2019 12:08 PM

The Story

Upon his return to Boston, McNally stops at the BPD Forensics Lab and talks to Technician Robert Parken.  He asks if Bob can looks for prints and anything else about the bullet and the shell casing that he has.  Bob asks if these pieces are connected to a current BPD case and McNally tells him that they are not.  Looking at McNally in the eye, Bob asks, "What's in it for me?"  "My gracing the hallowed Halls of Forensics is not enough?"  Bob replies, "Nope!  I'll look at it when I get a chance.  Right now, I'm very busy."

McNally goes upstairs to talk with his friend Lt. Det. Adam Troy.  He tells Adam about the pieces he has in Forensics and if Adam could influence the techs to take a quick look at them.  Adam replies that they are rather busy and it could take a while before they can be looked at.  Boston Police Dept. cases come first and he will talk to the techs.

The Build

There is a splitter/spoiler that is not used on this kit.  I decided to add it to the front fasca.

The Hemi engine is coming along.  I've got a lot of parts painted and drying.

McNally will return...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by mrmike on Friday, November 22, 2019 8:21 PM

The Story

McNally leaves BPD Headquarters and heads for the T Bus Stop.  He takes the bus to Vic's Sales & Service to see if Vic has another ride for him.  He tells Vic about his Challenger getting shot up and that the car is undriveable and probably junk.  After looking through his computer inventory, all he has are small and medium size sedan econoboxes.  He will look through the New England area for another car for his friend.

McNally returns home to get his Father's '57 Ford Custom 300 out of the garage and his cellphone rings.  It's Vic saying that he found a 2010 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee and does McNally want to see it.  He says yes and when can he see the car.  Vic says the car will be at the dealership early tomorrow afternoon as it is currently in Hyannis, Ma.  McNally will see Vic tomorrow at 2:00 PM.

The Build

I got the Hemi complete with the exception of touchups and decals.

The Hemi in the chassis.

What are these?  These were X'd out on the instruction sheet.  They are Super Bees for the front fenders!  I chromed them and will try to paint them yellow and black when they are dry.

McNally will return...

 

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by ejc34710 on Friday, November 22, 2019 8:23 PM

I'm diggin this!  Keep it coming.

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Posted by 195X on Friday, November 22, 2019 10:12 PM

Enjoying the build but, it keeps reminding me of one of my favorite films, Finnian's Rainbow.

In it, Finnian and his daughter have this conversation as immigrants in the new world

Sharon McLonnergan- "Oh! I've been hearin' of this mythical land "Rainbow Valley", ever since we left Ireland!"

Finnian- "Well here it is on me map, witnessed and endorsed by Rand and McNally!"

Sharon- "Well I don't know who Rand is... but you could never trust a McNally!"

;)

Keep it coming.

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 mrmike on Saturday, November 23, 2019 3:25 PM

The Story

That following afternoon, McNally arrives at Vic's Sales & Service in his father's '57 Ford 300 aka Spearmint.  He and Vic walk down to the garage to check out the Charger Super Bee that is parked in one of the service bays.  Hemi Orange with black graphics, black interior with a Hemi engine, full power, A/C, and an automatic transmission.  This car has only 62,000 miles on the clock and it looks brand new.  "A little bright for sleuthing, don't ya think," says McNally with a smile on his face.

Vic smiles and he says, "Yeah.  But, it should be faster than a speeding bullet."  Vic slaps a magnetic dealer plate on the car and McNally takes it out for a spin.  Acceleration is simular to the Challenger even though its a larger car and stopping and handling is very good.  He drives the Charger Super Bee back to Vic's and he parks it in the same service bay.  "I'll take it," he tells Vic and they both go up to Vic's office to discuss terms.

The Build

I painted the Charger Super Bee this afternoon with Model Master Hemi Orange Lacquer.  Thank you Rust-oleum for the three cans you sent when I ask for one!

McNally will return...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 8:49 AM

The Story

McNally and Vic conclude their business and walk out to the back of his shop to look at the Challenger.  They pull the tarp off the car and Vic just shakes his head at the damage caused by the automatic gunfire.  Three tires flat and everything else just plain shot up.  "Let's keep this as is until the insurance adjuster looks at it," says McNally.  Vic agrees as McNally prys open the trunk to get his equipment bag out.  At least this wasn't shot up from sitting towards the back of the trunk under the rear deck where the extra metal helped to deflect the bullets.

They cover up the Challenger and walk back to service bay to the Super Bee.  McNally places his equipment bag up between the wheels wells and closes the trunk.  "Bring the dealer plate back after you get the car registered.  I'll throw on the inspection sticker afterwards."  McNally agrees as he gets into the Super Bee, starts it and drives out of the garage and off to the Registry.

The Build

Modifying the front suspension was easy.  I cut the spindles off and raised them 1/8th inch up on the struts.

The rear suspension will be much more difficult.  The diffential is mount directly to the floor pan and there is no real way to lower the suspension.  My solution is to cut the axle pins off the rear axle and glu the pins to the floor pan.  I drew out the cuts in pencil.

I marked the tip of the axle pin with a pencil and where I would mount the pin after the cut. 

For now, this is my plan for the rear suspension, but I will keep investigating for a better way to do this.

McNally will return...

 

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 10:35 AM

The Story

McNally finishes installing the plates on his new Charger Super Bee.  He goes inside the house to start his supper and he sits down at the kitchen table to eat.  Part way his meal and the door bell rings and when he opens the front door, Lt. Det. Adam Troy is standing there.  "Got a beer?"  He invites Adam in and he grabs a Sam Adams Light from the fridge for Adam.  

McNally pulls the bottle cap off and hands the beer to Adam who says, "Trade ya!"  Adam hands him the Forensics report to McNally who sits at the table and reads it.  The bullet and casing are a match to being fired from the same type of gun...an assault rifle possibly a Colt AR 15, 7.62X15 147 grain copper jacketed bullet and the casing is the same type.   Adam takes big sips of the beer as McNally is reading the report and he says, "I'm happy to get you these Forensic reports and such, but I can't do this all the time.  Don't make a habit out of it."  McNally replies, "Thank you Adam, I really appreciate this!" 

The Build

I decided to go a different route on lowering the rear suspension by sanding the bottom of the rear differential and opening the mounting holes wider.  This brought the rear suspension down about 1/16th inch.  I have to watch how low I go with this so I don't bottom out the tire on the wheel well.

 

I am using a piece of photoetch for the grille, so I space out the grille with some pieces of sheet styrene to make up for the thickness of the kit grille insert.

My photoetch grille insert painted with Testors Flat Black Lacquer and shaped to fit the grille cover.

McNally will return...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by justmike on Friday, November 29, 2019 1:10 PM

The grill is a nice little change tha t should look good. That has to be one of the strangest mounting setups for a seperately cast diff casing I've seen on a model

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
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Posted by mrmike on Friday, November 29, 2019 3:48 PM

Yes, you are correct!  It is different and I am trying to work with what I have to make a change for the better.  I have a handle on it...I think.

The Story

McNally goes back into the house and into his office to look at the file again.  He remembers when he had stopped at Paul Dundy’s house to question him about the old farmhouse.  He remembers seeing a business card on the kitchen table from a gun shop that had silhouettes of a rifle and a handgun on it.   What gun shop? 

He sits back in his chair and thinks.  It was a gun shop near Boston.  Bell something or was it Bull?  No, Bulverde Guns and Firing Range!  He looks up the number and the address for the gun shop and writes it down.  

The computer lists a website and that the business had closed over 30 minutes ago at 7 PM.  He’ll stop and pay them a visit in the morning.  For now, he will peruse the website which really didn’t do anything for him for a few minutes.

The Build

This has been something I have been comtemplating for a few days.  This afternoon, I got brave and took out my cordless Dremel and small round grinding bit and removed the backing for the lower grille and brake ducts.  I think it came out pretty good! 

I still have more of the P/E mesh from the grille to use.

More Charger to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by justmike on Saturday, November 30, 2019 5:06 PM

Good decision on the lower grill.

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, December 1, 2019 7:41 AM

Thanks Mike!  I'm finalizing the grille for the lower opening, then I can paint the grille with Testors Flat Black.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 8:13 AM

I just got my latest email newsletter from Scale Auto and my 2010 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee WIP was on the Reader Forum Checklist.  Thank you Scale Auto!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 10:03 AM

The Story

Sitting in his new Charger Super Bee across the street from Belverde Guns and Firing Range, McNally watches the goings on.  He observes a BMW X3 being driven by Paul Dundy stop in front of the gun shop.  He gets out with a soft rifle case and walks into the gun shop.  Fifteen minutes later, Dundy walks out and get into his BMW and he drives away.  

McNally drives across the street and stops in font of the gun shop, gets out and goes inside.  He approaches the Service Counter and a man asks if he can help him.  McNally says that the slide on his SIG Sauer P227 is sticking and the serviceman looks at it, works the action several times and he finds nothing wrong with it.  McNally says okay and he is told to bring the gun back if it happens again.  McNally notices the AR 15 sitting on the on the counter behind him and asks about it.

The serviceman says that the owner wanted the rifle made full auto and the owner was told that they don't do that kind of work by law, just repairs and cleanings.  McNally thanks the serviceman for his time and he leaves the shop.  McNally gets into the Charger and leaves and he places a call to a friend at the ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms).

The Build  

I started back on the Charger Super Bee with some detail painting of the body and chassis using Tamiya X-18 Semi Gloss Black.

I started adding the exhaust shields to the chassis.

More Charger to come...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by mrmike on Thursday, December 12, 2019 11:27 AM

The Story

After several minutes and phone menus, McNally finally reaches his friend Jesse Lee.  He asks if the ATF was still doing random checks of firing ranges and gun shops.  He is told yes and McNally asks if Belverde Gun Shop was due.  Jesse says yes and he puts McNally on hold to ask his supervisor about making a random check of the shop.  He comes back and asks if McNally was busy that afternoon.

With everyone dressed in armor and armed, the raid of Belverde Gun Shop and Firing Range goes forth.  With several agents examining files and records, Jesse and McNally check the repair shop and Dundy's AR 15 is found in the back room in the process of being made full auto.  The ATF closes the shop and arrest the owner, several employees and the repair technician. 

The Build

The chassis is complete minus the wheels and tires.

Next up is the interior.

McNally will return...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by mrmike on Saturday, December 14, 2019 8:20 AM

The Story

McNally follows Paul Dundy from his house to a pub in Charlestown where Dundy spends about an hour inside having some liquid encouragement.  Dundy comes out and gets into his BMW and he drives away with McNally not too far behind him.  He follows him to Dardenville St. where McNally lives and he watches Dundy drive down the street and stops by the side of the street near his house.  McNally parks his Charger Super Bee at the top of the street and he walks down the sidewalk to his house just as Dundy goes around the corner to the back of the house.  At the corner of the house, he peeks around the corner and watches Paul jimmy the lock on the back door and enters the house.

McNally pulls his SIG Sauer P227 from his shoulder holster and enters the house and switches on the kitchen lights.  "Freeze or I'll shoot!" and Dundy turns around holding a Israeli Arms Desert Eagle and he aims the big gun at McNally and McNally shoots him.  He runs over to Dundy and kicks the Desert Eagle away from him and feels for a pulse.  No pulse and he checks Dundy's neck and wrist for one.  He pulls out his cellphone and dial 9-1-1.

The Build

I have this part on the sprue without any number tag and I had wondered what it was or where it went.  The part number for the inlet on the hood is no. 184, but it is not listed on the part sprue.  I had concluded that it went to the Super Bee hood and was the air inlet.  This instruction sheet and part sprues is totally messed up!  

Using some slow curing Super Glue, I added the grilles to the hollowed out front clip.

McNally will return...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 1:19 PM

The Story

Metro Emergency 9-1-1, what is your emergency?

My name is McNally at 152 Dardenville St. in Charlestown.  I just shot an intruder in my house.  Send Police and an ambulance!

Sir, Are you injuried?

No.  I am not.

Please stay on the line with me until the Police and ambulance have arrived.

The Build

I painted the rear bumper with Model Master Hemi Orange Lacquer.  Somehow, the side of the rear bumper didn't get eenough paint to cover it.  As usual, I forgot to paint the side mirrors.  Opps!

McNally will return...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by mrmike on Saturday, December 21, 2019 2:50 PM

The Story

Lt. Det. Adam Troy stops at McNally's house when he got the call of a shooting there.  As he steps around the deceased on the living room floor, he notes the Israeli Arms Desert Eagle lying on the floor near the sofa and he walks around to McNally's office just around the corner.  McNally looks up at Adam as he enters the office and the printer behind McNally is spitting out a couple of pages of a statement for Adam and then he procedes to tell Adam what had happened.  McNally's former client is now dead and he is still no closer to solving this case of who was shooting at him and why Dundy want to kill him.

The Build

I added the decals for the instrument panel and after they had dried, I used a bit of Tamiya X-22 Clear for lenses.

I fired up the paintbooth and painted the interior seats and console.

McNally will return...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by justmike on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 3:10 PM

One of the most exasperating things about model painting; finding out you left out some pieces. Missing an area is right up there too.  The mesh work looks good.

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
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Posted by mrmike on Friday, December 27, 2019 4:11 PM

Thanks Mike!  It happens to me all the time...missing to paint something!

The Story

Almost a month has gone by as McNally has stopped by at the Law Office of Charlotte Rothmann, Esq.  Charlie's assistant Mandi lets him in to Charlie's office as she is sitting at her desk typing a closing argument on her computer.  He hands Charlie the background check on her client and he turns to walk out of her office.  Charlie says, "You're not going to say hi to me?  You mad at me about something?"  McNally replies, "I could say the same about you.  You have said anything to me in about a month."  Charlie gets up from her desk and goes over to the Boston PI and says, "I'm sorry.  I thought that maybe you were mad at me.  Maybe we have mixed signals or something here."  McNally says, "Since you got me out of that jam with the Judge, we haven't spoken to each other.  I'm sorry, too if I did anything wrong to you."  Charlie says, "We are good.  Now get outta here, I've got a lot of work to do."  Charlie hugs McNally and shoos him away as she sits back down at her desk and continues typing her closing argument. 

The Build

I have completed the interior, complete with some paint detailing.

McNally will return...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by justmike on Friday, December 27, 2019 5:19 PM

Wow! Nice work on those firewall hoses.

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Posted by mrmike on Saturday, December 28, 2019 8:18 AM

Thanks Mike!

The Story

It's Adam's day off from work and he stops by McNally's house for lunch with the Boston PI.  They are sitting out on the back deck enjoying sandwiches and a beer when McNally hears the doorbell ring on the front door.  He looks through the slider to the open front door and he sees a cop standing there in a uniform that is not of the Boston Police Department.  Adam watches as McNally goes to the front door.  "I'm Sgt. Bricker of the Whelton Police.  Are you Mr. McNally?"  McNally calls Adam to the front door as Sgt. Bricker says for him to come outside as he has a warrant for McNally's arrest.  Adam ID's himself and asks to see the warrant, which Sgt. Bricker doesn't have on him and he wants McNally to step outside.  Adam tells Sgt. Bricker that he is not following procedure for an out-of-town arrest and he has no BPD backup.  Bricker goes for his sidearm as Adam goes for his Glock and McNally forces the screen door into the Whelton cop and tackles him on the front porch and he and Adam get the Whelton cop cuffed.  Adam calls for backup and McNally searches the cop finding an unlicensed .22 pistol tucked in Bricker's boot.  This wasn't an arrest, it was an assassination attempt!

The Build

I went to apply the decals to the rear truck lid and noticed that the decal covers the entire lid, plus I tore the decal. 

I looked the the box and and saw the correct blackout for the trunk lid which I reproduced with Tamiya Masking Tape and Tamiya XF-1 Flat Black paint. 

I cut out the Charger and the SRT8 scripts from the Charger decal and applied them to the trunk lid along with a Dodge Ram decal from the decal sheet.

So far, there is no silvering around the decals which is a good thing.     

McNally will return...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by charger74 on Sunday, December 29, 2019 9:45 PM

That charger is gonna look great

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Posted by mrmike on Monday, December 30, 2019 12:11 PM

The Story

McNally is sitting in Lt. Det. Adam Troy's office finishing his statement on the arrest at his house of Whelton Police Sergeant Bricker when Chief Richard Alden walks to Adam's door and knocks on the door frame.  He asks about the arrest and tells of the possible implications this could have on relations between the two Departments.  The State District Attorney will want to know the facts of the case and there is the possibility of lawsuits from both sides.  The Chief is informed of the evidence found including the unregistered .22 caliber revolver that was found inside of Bricker's boot and the lack of a warrant for McNally's arrest.  The evidence points to an assassination attempt of the Boston PI.

Chief Alden asks how Lt. Troy just happened to be at McNally's house.  Adam cites that he was on his day off and he was invited to lunch at McNally's house.  He had two small pulls on a bottle of beer, lots of potato chips and celery and carrots before he started eating his sandwich.  He was far from being considered drunk or the least bit intoxicated and he will take a breathalyzer test if needed.  McNally and Troy are then informed that the Massachusetts State Police had arrested most of the Whelton Police Department with a couple of Whelton PD officers remaining on the job since they were cleared of any wrong doing.  But, the Police Chief is missing.

The Build

The decals have been applied and I will clearcoat the body the a day or two. 

 

I have polished the rear deck spoiler and the side view mirrors.  The mirrors will need to be detailed with Tamiya X-18 Semi Gloss Black paint.

McNally will return...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 8:57 AM

The Story

The following morning, McNally drives out to Whelton and he stops at the Police Station now manned by the Massachusetts State Police.  After talking with the Staties, he crosses the street and goes over to the Whelton Diner for some lunch and he was lucky enough to get the same booth he had the last time he was there.  He places his order with the waitress and he stares out the window at the town square and then he focuses his eyes on the kitchen door with a diamond shaped 10X10 inch window.  A face in the window is watching him while he drinks his coffee and waits for his lunch.  HJis lunch arrives and the face disappears from the window.

He finishes his lunch, pays his bill and leaves a good tip for the waitress.  He leaves the diner and goes back to the Police Station while a man darts out the back door of the Diner and gets into a 2012 Ford Crown Victoria ex-Police Car and drives out towards the old Dundy homestead.  A 2019 Dodge Charger SXT follows the Crown vic from a distance watching where the Crown Vic is going.  The Crown Vic pulls into the Dundy Farm and stops in front of the old farmhouse and the driver gets out of the car and he takes an AR-15 out from the back seat, loads it and walks towards the house.  The 2019 dodge Charger stops at the stone wall away from the framhouse and two men get out of the car dressed in dark green fatigues with an AR-15 and they quietly approach the farmhouse.

The Build

I clearcoated the Charger this morning with Model Master Ultra Gloss Clear.  This is two mist coats and two wet coats of gloss clear.

McNally will return...

 

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Thursday, January 9, 2020 1:29 PM

mrmike

I have this part on the sprue without any number tag and I had wondered what it was or where it went.  The part number for the inlet on the hood is no. 184, but it is not listed on the part sprue.  I had concluded that it went to the Super Bee hood and was the air inlet.  This instruction sheet and part sprues is totally messed up!  

 

Well, I found part #184!  I had thought that the part was a solid color plastic part, but it turns out that part #184 is a clear part.  Now I know this kit has been compromised!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, January 11, 2020 8:39 AM

The Story

The two men work their way across the field towards the farmhouse and the other man walks in and he searches the rooms in the house.  One man goes in the front and one goes through the back door and they surround the man inside and he lays down his weapon on the floor.  The two men identify themselves as Massachusetts State Police and McNally, Boston PI.  The lone gunman is identified at Chief Hodgins, the missing Police Chief when the Mass. Staties to over the Police Department.  He is arrested and brought back to the Police Station to be held for arraignment and trial.

The Chief didn't want a private investigator snooping around town and he had tried to kill McNally.  Paul Dundy had hired McNally to find any other inheritors to his family estate and the only other person was a cousin living in Utah.  That person was killed by an assassin shortly after McNally had concluded his investigation and Utah State Police had caught and killed that assassin when he tried to escape capture.  The two remaining Whelton Police officers who were cleared of any wrong doing vowed to help rebuild the Whelton Police Department into a respectable Police Department.  McNally had finally found all the facts he needed for his report.

The Judge who had fined McNally for refusing to answer his question was arrested by the Massachusetts State Police and disbarred from any law practice.  He was taking bribes and unfairly increasing fines in court.  The complaints had warrented an investigation by the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Mass Staties. McNally might get a refund on his fine.

The Build

I have finished my build of the 2010 Charger SRT8 Super Bee.  I would like to thank all those who have taken the time to view and to comment on my WIP.

McNally will return...

 

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, January 11, 2020 8:42 AM

A few more...

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

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