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  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Land Rover Series III LWB
Posted by mrmike on Sunday, September 13, 2020 4:40 PM

I need to start another project now like I need a hole in my head!  So, this project will take a while as I go about gathering my paints and stuff for this build.  This project also signals another case for McNally, Boston PI.  This story is called, Harvest of Murder and it is a total work of fiction.

The Build

I am using Revell of Germany's Land Rover Series III LWB Kit #07047.  I have been looking at paint colors trying to find a close match to the Land Rover Light Green without having to resort to ordering paint from overseas.

The Story

McNally journeys to the United Kingdom to help an old friend harvest his farm.  A “vacation” in the UK is turned into a murder investigation with the local Constabulary seeking his help.  The murder victim is a longtime resident who was always broke and McNally tries to find the killer with the help of the local Police who have no training in murder investigations. 

It was about 4:00 PM when the telephone rang at 157 Dardenvale Street, the home of McNally, Boston PI.  McNally has just returned home from an early afternoon jog that took him over an hour to run and he had worked up a good sweat.  He was also tired when he answered the phone.

            “This is McNally,” he says puffing slightly.

            “Mc!  Its’ Angus Burrows calling you from the UK.  How are you?  I didn’t call you at a bad time, did I?”

            “No.  I’m just back from a run.  I’m well Angus!  Long time, no hear!  What is happening across the pond?”

            “I’m actually calling you from Westby Hospital in Liverpool.  I have a case of bad heart angina and they had hospitalized me.  I’ve got no one managing at the farm and I need some help with the workers.”

            “Are you asking me for my help?”

            “Yes.  If you can.  I know you can be busy with your detective business.  But, I do need your help getting the workers organized and moving forward.”

            “Angus, I could use a small vacation and the farm at Alston-at-Harkness sounds like a good place to start.  I’ll be over tomorrow or Friday.  Okay?”

            “Thank you Mc.  I truly appreciate your effort.”

            “Okay.  I’ll see you tomorrow at the hospital.  Bye Angus!

            “Bye Mc.”

McNally will return...

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Monday, September 14, 2020 5:59 PM

Looking forward to it.  Got this kit myself.  Will be ivory. 

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

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  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:29 AM

Thanks Lee!  I've been trying to nail down my paint color.  The closet I can come to seems to be Model Master Acryl Pale Green. I'm still looking...

"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 Tuesday, September 22, 2020 4:49 PM

The Story

McNally gets off the plane in Liverpool and he catches a cab to Westby Hospital to visit with Angus.  Angus is happy to see him and he tell McNally where everything is at the farm, including the keys to the Land Rover Series III LWB which is parked on the side of the house.  McNally tells Angus that he will do his best with the harvest and for him to not to worry about anything and to get better.  Angus tell him that he glad that McNally made the trip across the pond and he will try to get better.  Then a nurse comes into the room and throws McNally out.

The Build

The 2.6 L straight six engine is nearing completion.  I have wired it, but in the process, I destroyed the distributor, sending me looking for another distributor cap which I found in the parts box.

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, September 24, 2020 4:27 PM

The Story

McNally leaves Westby Hospital and hails a cab who'll drive him out to the farm in Alston-at-Harkness.  At the farm, he pays the cabbie with a decent tip and them he pulls his luggage along with his large Army bag slung over his shoulder on the dirt driveway which is rutted with rocks and holes, some holes filled with muddy water.  He reaches the farm house which is dark and he finds the front door key hidden inside a rock outside the front door, which was unlocked anyway.  He opens the door, turns on the lights and steps inside the old house and he finds the keys for the Land Rover hanging on a hook with a couple of jackets and a hat next to them on a wall rack.

The house is as he expected it to be, lived in with a newspaper next to a chair in the living room, a couple of dirty dishes in the sink in the kitchen and a light coating of dust on the furniture.  Tomorrow, he'll meet up with the field managers and discuss where they are at with the harvest in their fields and see what they need for equipment and supplies.  He goes outside and finds the Land Rover Series III LWB parked next to the side of the house and it is unlocked and he locks the doors on the SUV and the barn as well.

The Build

After staring at the engine last night, I didn't like the color of the engine.  I repainted it this morning with Model Master Gunmetal Metalizer and the fan got a coating of Model Master Daytona Yellow.

McNally will return...

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

Classic Plastic Model Club

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