1959 Cadillac Eldorado Seville Hardtop Is Completed

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1959 Cadillac Eldorado Seville Hardtop Is Completed

  • I bought this kit several years ago for $7.00 at a discount store that has since gone out of business.  I bought this kit mainly  because of the price and I wasn't really sure if I would ever build it.  Earlier this year, I started writing another McNally, Boston PI story and thought the '59 Caddy would be a great fit for the story.  This WIP is more about the build than the story.  All characters are fictitious and are not related to anyone living or deceased.

    The Build

    I am using the Monogram '59 Cadillac Eldorado Seville Hardtop kit No. 85-7808.  This is a skill level 3 kit and the body is molded beautifully without any visible mold lines.

    The paint will be Tamiya X-34 Metallic Brown and sprayed through my Badger Universal 360 airbrush.

    The Story

    Old Stocks And Murder  A McNally, Boston PI Story

    McNally walks up to the police officer at the tape line and shows his PI license to the officer who then speaks into his radio.  Shortly afterwards, Det. Darvell waddles out of the front door and approaches the tapeline while he lights his cigar stub.  "McNally you'll keep your hands in your pockets at all times.  I don't want any evidence disappearing and ending up on eBay."  McNally replies, "I won't contaminate the crime scene with my pocket lint like you will with that cigar, Detective."  He stuffs his hands into his pockets and is allowed onto the crime scene.  He is lead up the driveway and notices rusted scrape marks on the pavement and an old Cadillac pushed out of the garage on semi-flat tires.  They approach the front door as the Coroner pulls the gurney out with the deceased body on it.

    "Who's the victim," McNally asks?  Darvell answers, "You figure it out, you being the great PI that you are."  Sgt. Adam Troy sticks his head out of the front door and says, "You two stop sniping at each other.  Darvell, help canvas the neighborhood, McNally come with me and take your hands out of your pockets!"  McNally walks into the house, removing his hands from his pockets and asks,"Who's the victim?"  "Mary Parregrin.  Her husband passed away about 3 months ago of natural causes and she was pushed and hit her head on the kitchen counter.  She may have known her attacker since the Caddy was pushed out of the garage and she may have caught them in the act.  I remember them being your first clients when you became a PI, so I called you down here."

    McNally, Boston PI will return... 

    "That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

    On my bench-1968 Dodge Charger R/T; Dodge Charger PPV

    Classic Plastic Model Club 

    The name is Mike...mrmike!

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  • Ohhhh i'v been waiting for McNally to return! Can't wait to see the progress on the caddy! Will this be a slightly weathered build since its in the garage?
  • Thanks Josiah!  This Caddy will be glossy and new looking.  I don't do weathering.  If it ain't glossy, it ain't mine!

    "That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

    On my bench-1968 Dodge Charger R/T; Dodge Charger PPV

    Classic Plastic Model Club 

    The name is Mike...mrmike!

  • Haha differnt strokes for differnt folks! And i can undertstand since its in the garage then it would stay pretty new! Can't wait to see more!
  • Mike this forum is funny  about what gets posted l am surprised that they let you do the P.l stories...Slusher

    IT TAKES A LIVING SAVIOR TO SAVE A DYING WORLD....

  • Carl, I figure that as long as I keep the bulk of the story limited to one short paragraph per posting, then it shouldn't be an issue.  I have seen other postings with one giant paragraph or several giant paragraphs with no pictures and those are allowed.  I purposely keep my stories short so I don't rile the Admins and stay in their good graces.  As I have said in the beginning of all my stories, they are only to show what is driving the build.  

    "That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

    On my bench-1968 Dodge Charger R/T; Dodge Charger PPV

    Classic Plastic Model Club 

    The name is Mike...mrmike!

  • The Story

    Mary's husband Walter was 93 years old when he past and Mary was 88 years old when she was murdered.  Walter had parked the Caddy in the garage when he decided that he was too old to drive anymore.  As McNally looked around the house, he noticed that the study was ransacked...papers and books everywhere, pictures pulled off the walls, furniture torn apart...someone was looking for something!  McNally and Sgt. Troy walk outside and looked at the Caddy on it's semi-flat tires and at the scrape marks on the driveway in front of the old car.  McNally says, "These scrape marks could be from a flatbed wrecker which would explain why the Caddy was pushed outside the garage."

    The Build

    The hood is a two piece unit with the lower front edge as a separate part.  I glued the two pieces together and sanded the edge a bit.

    I did not notice this until now, there is a vinyl roof molded onto the body!

    Closer examination showed this mold joint and this is the worst one!  The other three points of the roof have much smaller mold joints to be removed.

    McNally will return...

    "That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

    On my bench-1968 Dodge Charger R/T; Dodge Charger PPV

    Classic Plastic Model Club 

    The name is Mike...mrmike!

  • Mike thanks for bringing McNally back with this beautiful Caddy..I am watching and listening.....

    (I Love It When A Plan Comes Together) Hannibal Smith.

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  • Another fan of McNally is here too.

    Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
  • justmike

    Another fan of McNally is here too.

    Me too Big Smile

    Starr

    Classic Plastic Model Club - http://classicplastic.org/

  • Thank you friends and fans of McNally!  I hope you enjoy the new story and my WIP as well.  

    "That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

    On my bench-1968 Dodge Charger R/T; Dodge Charger PPV

    Classic Plastic Model Club 

    The name is Mike...mrmike!

  • The Story

    McNally decides to investigate this case along with Sgt. Troy's cooperation.  He looks around at the neighbors homes from the driveway and sees Mrs. Crane looking out her window next door. McNally goes over to her house and asks her if she heard or saw anything unusual that night to which she says that she heard and saw a noisy flatbed truck in the Parregrin's driveway and she could only make out some of the faded lettering on the truck door...PAR R T NG.  She said that the truck made a lot of noise and smelled bad which McNally deduced to be an old diesel truck.  McNally thanks her for talking to him and leaves the house.  While going down the front steps, he sees Det. Darvell coming up the sidewalk and Darvell asks him what he is doing.  "Investigating, you should try it sometime, Detective" McNally says passing the overweight cop.

    The Build

    I painted the body and hood this morning with Tamiya X-34 Metallic Brown.

    McNally Will Return...

    "That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

    On my bench-1968 Dodge Charger R/T; Dodge Charger PPV

    Classic Plastic Model Club 

    The name is Mike...mrmike!

  • The Story

    The following morning finds McNally at the office of his part-time employer, Attorney Charlotte "Charlie" Rothmann asking if the Parregrin's were clients and Charlie replied that they were not.  She made a couple of phone calls and found that they were clients of Fitch, Bracken, and Brown and that she had set a meeting with their associate lawyer, David Whitham.  When McNally arrived at their offices, he was greeted by Attorney Whitham and they sat down to discuss their clients.  The Caddy was under contract for sale to a collector in Connecticut and the only possible heir was The Parregrin's estranged son, Derek, who was left out of the will by his parents.  The son is believed to be residing in the Springfield area of Massachusetts.  Attorney Whitham didn't have the collector's information and left the conference room to fetch the information leaving the client file on the table and McNally quickly thumbed through it looking for any additional info that the lawyer wouldn't otherwise give up.  Attorney Whitham comes back with the collectors info and says he will talk to the partners about compensation for McNally's investigation.

    The Build

    This afternoon, I gave the Caddy a light polishing and it brought out a nice shine.  I found a couple of flaws that will need a little attention, but nothing major.  I really like this color as it is kind of a copper like appearance to it. 

    McNally Will Return...

    "That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

    On my bench-1968 Dodge Charger R/T; Dodge Charger PPV

    Classic Plastic Model Club 

    The name is Mike...mrmike!

  • Great looking and the color really pops! That windshield would be dazzling with a graduated tint stripe at the top.

    "In order to teach a dog, you must first be smarter than the dog" P.R. Ferguson

  • Hi Mike,

    She's lookin' real good so far. Foiling "her" should be just lots of fun.  Smile, Wink & Grin

    Barry

    Classic Plastic Model Club