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Volvo 760 GLE Is Completed

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Volvo 760 GLE Is Completed
Posted by mrmike on Thursday, June 27, 2019 3:43 PM

Another rebuild project and the return of McNally, Boston PI.  The story is called The Ex-partner.  Anyone in this story is not related to anyone living or deceased.

The Build

I built this Volvo so many years ago!  I don't remember when, but it was painted with Model Master Anthracite Grey Metallic through my Badger 200 airbrush.  A color that is no longer produced.  I'm thinking of a dark green metallic this time around.  

The chassis will be rebuilt and lowered a bit since it is near 4X4 heights.  It should be fairly easy to accomplish.

The interior will be repainted and detailed.

The Story

In need of food for home, McNally Boston PI heads over to his favorite grocery store in Dorchester called Mannion's.  As he approaches the front of the store, a shopping cart rolls out between two cars and nearly hits him.  He grabs the runaway carriage and looks at the shopper who is trying to get her wiggling four year old child into her carseat and grab the errant carriage at the same time, without any success.  Jenny Carlysle, a woman he hasn't seen in years since they both had worked for the Boston Police Department at one time.  After securing four year old Annie into her carseat she give McNally a big hug and they start to chat a little bit.  

McNally asks about her husand Danny, who use to be his partner when he worked in Burglary/Robbery Division at BPD.  Jenny relunctantly says that they had been separated for over six months and that she was filing for divorce.  She doesn't know where he moved to other than to Chinatown and she is worried that she'll lose the house since Danny hasn't sent her any money to help pay bills and care for their two children.  McNally offers his home to her and her kids if she should need a place to stay and he will help get herself back on her feet again.  Jenny looks at her watch and says she has to get home to put groceries away and to get Annie to her Pediatrician's appointment and they both hug and she give him a kiss on the cheek.

McNally will return...

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-'67 Foose Dodge Coronet; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

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Posted by mrmike on Friday, June 28, 2019 9:03 PM

The Story

     That afternoon finds McNally stopping at BPD Headquarters and Burglary/Robbery Division to visit with Lt. Ferris.

            “Well, well, well.  Look what the cat dragged in.”

            “Good to see you too, Lieutenant!  How’s it going?”

            “Busy as usual.  Been a long time since I’ve seen you, McNally.  How are you?”

            “Good.  I’m busy as well.  Where’s Danny Carlisle?”

            “Danny hasn’t worked here for over a year.  He’s transferred over to the Vice Squad and I’ve lost touch with him.”

            “Why did he transfer?”
            “Said he needed a fresh start.  Something new for him.  You’re looking for him?”

            “Yeah.  I ran into his wife this morning and it got me to thinking about him.  I thought I would reach out and get in touch with him.”

            “Well, after he left, I lost contact with him.  All I know is that he requested the transfer after I got a couple of new detectives and I approved it.  He left and I haven’t heard hide nor hair from him.”

            “Who’s running Vice now?”

            “That would be Captain Stirelli.  You know him?”

            “No, Can’t say that I do.  What’s he like?”

            “You won’t like him.  He’s tough and abusive.  Runs an extremely tight ship.”

            “Okay.  Thanks for the warning, Lieutenant.”

            “You’re welcome Mc.  Stop back sometime.  We’ll chat some more.”

            “Will do.  See you later!” and McNally walks out of the Squad Room and heading towards Vice.

     McNally walks into Vice and there is only one detective in the Squad Room.

            “I’m looking for Captain Stirelli,” says McNally.

      The lone detective looks up from his desk and says, “He’s not here right now.  I don’t know where he is.  Can I help you?”

            “The name’s McNally.  I’m a PI.  Any idea when he’ll be back?”

            “No, I don’t.  Something I can do for you?”

     McNally thinks for a moment and then says, “No thanks,” and he turns and walks out of the Squad Room.  He’ll go down to Human Resources and get Danny’s address from there.

The Build

I started to modify the suspensions of the Volvo to lower it some.  

It's a little lower, but not a lot.  More modification is needed.

I got the rear suspension apart.  I can cut a coil off of the springs, but I'll have to figure out what to do with the structure next to the differential.

McNally will return...

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-'67 Foose Dodge Coronet; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, June 29, 2019 11:04 AM

The Story

As the sun sets, all is quiet on Chagness St. in Chinatown this evening as McNally stops his Challenger SRT8 at the curb in front of Danny's apartment building.  At the front door, he looks at the call panel and finds D. Carlisle 2B.  He pushes the button several times before he decides to open the front door and walk in where he is immediately assaulted by variety of smells, some of them not too pleasant.  He knocks on 2B and he hears movement inside and the door opens and Danny is standing there, his stomach hanging over his belt, his hairline is receding, his badge clipped to his belt could use a good polishing and he probably could use a shower.  "McNally!" he says grabbing the Boston PI and giving him a big hug.

"Danny, long time!  How are you?"  Danny tells him he is well and working for Vice Squad.  McNally says to get his coat on and to go grab a cup of coffee with him.  Danny says that he has booze in his apartment, so why go out?  McNally insists they go for a coffee and Danny relunctantly agrees to go.  Then a skinny woman walks out of the bedroom and she takes a cigarette from a pack on the kitchen table, lights it and goes back into the bedroom.  "Who's that," ask McNally and Danny only says that she's a friend and he goes to put on a clean, but wrinkled shirt and his jacket to hide his gun and clip-on holster. 

The Build

I have modified the front and rear suspensions to lower the Volvo 760 GLE.

Much better!

McNally will return...

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-'67 Foose Dodge Coronet; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, June 29, 2019 8:16 PM

The Story

As McNally and Danny walk away from a nearby diner with their cups of coffee, Danny pauses to pour out some coffee and pour in some whiskey from a hip flask into the cup.  They talk and laugh about old times at Boston Police Dept.  McNally finally tells Danny that he saw Jenny at the grocery store today.  He tell him the fears that Jenny has about losing the house and needing a place to stay and the welfare of his children.  Danny gets mad that McNally had brought this part of his life that wants to forget about.

"Just who do you think you are, Dr. Phil?  You gonna make everything ok so Jenny and I can be a couple again?  Mind your own business," Danny yells as he throws his coffee and cup into the gutter and storms up the steps of his apartment building.  McNally stands there at the bottom of the steps, takes a sip of coffee, gets into his car and drives on home.

The Build

I took apart the engine and repainted it.  I changed the color of some parts for the better.

I repainted the exhaust system and buffed it and installed the exhaust and the suspensions into the chassis.

I've been thinking about how I am going to fix the right front fender.  I may cut a sliver from the fender and match a piece of sheet styrene to fill the hole.

McNally will return...

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-'67 Foose Dodge Coronet; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Sunday, June 30, 2019 9:31 AM

The Story

Jenny calls McNally the following afternoon and says that Danny had called her and he wanted to meet her near his apartment in Chinatown around 9 PM and give her some money for the house and kids.  Jenny doesn't like this part of Boston and asks if McNally could accompany her and the Boston PI says yes.  At 8:55 PM, they arrive near Danny's apartment in Jenny's Volvo and at 9 PM Danny comes walking up the street from his apartment bulding.  As they stand in front of the diner, McNally sees a broken couple with Jenny holding her sweater closed with her arms crossed in front of her and Danny with his hands shoved into his jacket pockets.  

Sitting in the Volvo with the window down, McNally hears an engine roaring and he sees a pair of headlights racing up the street.  Getting out of the car, he pulls his SIG Sauer P227 from his holster and aims it at the racing SUV and yells at Danny and Jenny to take cover just as bullets start ringing out from the SUV.  McNally and Danny return fire and the SUV hits a telephone pole and stops and the lights in the neighborhood go out.  McNally runs over to the SUV and finds two young hoodlums inside dead, then Jenny yells for McNally.  Danny has been hit several times and is bleeding with Jenny trying to stop the bleeding with her sweater.

The Build

I squared off the hole on the fender and glued in a patch made from a piece of sheet styrene.  I applied a coating of Mr. Dissolved Putty and did a quick sanding when it was dry.  When this has dried completely, I'll coat this with some primer and check my work.

McNally will return...

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-'67 Foose Dodge Coronet; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

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Posted by nottheband on Monday, July 01, 2019 6:48 PM

Good job with the repair.  Good job with McNally's return.  Cheers

Steve

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Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, July 02, 2019 7:22 AM

Thanks Steve!

The Story

Jenny took the news badly.  Danny was dead.  As the Police and ambulance arrives, Lt. Det. Troy gets out of his Dodge Charger Detectives car and starts directing his people on what to do-gather evidence, talk to witnesses, find out who the occupants of the SUV are.  McNally and Jenny both gave statements to Det. Darvell who will probably misplace them in his pockets.  McNally and Lt. Troy are standing together silently when Adam looks behind him and sees Jenny standing next to her Volvo 760 GLE looking for McNally.

Adam nudges McNally who turns around and sees Jenny looking for him.  He goes over to the Volvo and asks Jenny if she needs anything.  She says, "I need to be with my kids right now.  Can we go?"  McNally says yes and has Jenny sit in the passenger seat of the Volvo and he goes over to Lt. Troy and tells him that Jenny needs to leave to be with her kids.  Adam agrees and allows them to leave.

The Build

I wanted to see what the color would look like so I painted the underside of the hood.  The body was originally painted with Model Master Anthracite Grey Metallic.

The new color is called Fathom Green Metallic by Model Master.

The interior will be painted with Tamiya AS-15 Tan (USAF).

McNally will return...

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-'67 Foose Dodge Coronet; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, July 02, 2019 2:40 PM

The Story

After spending the night sleeping on the couch at Jenny's, McNally drives back into Boston and stops at Boston Police Department Headquarters and visits with Lt. Det. Adam Troy.  Adam tells Mc that Vice wanted lead on the investigation, but Homicide and IAB took lead anyway with the backing of the Chief of Detectives who controls all the detective units.  Capt. Spirelli of Vice wasn't too happy and he relunctantly gave in.  McNally wants another look at Danny's apartment to search for clues.  Adam says he'll let the Crime Scene Unit know of his return to the area and to let him into the apartment.

McNally arrives at Danny's apartment building, but he sits and watches the goings on.  He sees the Crime Scene Techs loading their truck with evidence and he notices a black Cadillac CTS parked behind the truck.  He sees two people coming out with what appears to be a laptop computer under the arm of one person who gets into the Caddy and they drive away.  McNally wants to find out who the skinny woman was and he decides to wait and see if she comes back to the apartment.  While he is waiting, he calls Lt. Troy and tells him about the laptop and who are the two people in the black Caddy.

The Build

This is round 3 with Mr. Dissolved Putty.  The bottom of the patch is covered and sanded nice but the top of the patch doesn't want to cooperate with me.

I painted the interior parts with Tamiya AS-15 Tan (USAF).

Then I painted the bumpers and the hood with Model Master Fathom Green Metallic.

McNally will return...

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-'67 Foose Dodge Coronet; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Friday, July 05, 2019 7:55 PM

The Story
Lt. Det. Troy and Capt. Spirelli are summoned to the office of the Chief of Detectives for a meeting. The Chief of Detectives tells the two detectives that Homicide and Internal Affairs Bureau are running the murder investigation of Det. Daniel Carlyle. Capt. Spirelli tries to argue his case, but the Chief of D's tells him that Vice Squad does not investigate murders and that is that. If he has any additional information, then he is to forward that info to Homicide immediately. If the Vice Captain doesn't like the situation, he can quit BPD and go work somewhere else.

McNally waits for the skinny woman he saw at Danny's the other night to show up at Danny's apartment. She does show up and goes into Danny"s apartment and after she leaves a couple of hours later, she goes to "work" on a corner nearby. McNally enters Danny's apartment to search it and he finds a used needle and spoon and a small baggie on the kitchen table. She came in to shoot up and mellow out during that two hours. He follows her to find out more about her and what she knows, which may not be much.

The Build
I assembled the interior this morning. Not a lot of paint detailing since interiors back then were pretty much one or two colors combined.


Since the paintbooth was up and running, I painted the body with Model Master Fathom Green Metallic. There's a lot of flake in this paint! When the paint dries, I'll clearcoat it with Model Master Ultra Gloss Clearcoat.

McNally will return...

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-'67 Foose Dodge Coronet; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Sunday, July 07, 2019 7:57 AM

The Story

Tailing the skinny woman wasn't too hard until she got into a customer's car and he lost them in traffic.  McNally heads over to BPD Headquarters to drop off the needle and baggie that he found at Danny's apartment.  DNA testing might tell who the skinny woman is and where the drugs came from.  Lt. Det. Troy tell McNally that the two hitters in the SUV worked for "Packy" Delroy, a mean and terribly angry mobster who is looking to take over Chinatown to sell drugs and prostitution.  "Packy" hates all cops and PIs and he demands total loyalty from his employees.

McNally visits "Packy" in a storefront he owns and "Packy" admits to killing Det. Carlylse and refers to him as collateral damage since BPD Vice is in the way of his acquisition of Chinatown.  Suddenly a flash bang grenade breaks the store window and the store is taken over by Vice and "Packy" runs out the back with McNally on his tail.  As "Packy" tries to pull out his Colt Model 1911 from his holster, he is tackled by the Boston PI and arrested by Vice cops dressed in masks and bulletproof armor.

The Build

I have finally finished foiling the Volvo!  I used a bit of Foil for this build, but not as much as the Revell '59 Caddy I once built.  The most difficult part was around the upper door frames with a sliver of Foil.  I was tempted to use my Molotow Liquid Chrome pen, but I nixed that idea. 

McNally will return...

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-'67 Foose Dodge Coronet; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Monday, July 08, 2019 5:14 PM

The Story

The funeral was filled with many grieving people of all ages and many cops were there in a sign of support for Danny’s widow, Jenny.  The church hall had a reception after the funeral with all kinds of potluck dishes.  Many were homemade and some were store bought.  McNally attended the funeral and even got to talk with Jenny for about 10 minutes when she was whisked away by a family member to talk with someone in a wheelchair.  After another hour, he went outside because he thought the hall was getting stuffy and he wanted some air and to cool off.  In the parking lot, he sees Danny’s cousin, Bob, handing out beers from a cooler in the trunk of his car. 

He doesn’t know Danny’s cousin, but he is handed a can of beer anyway.  Apparently, Bob knew McNally was Danny’s partner many years ago in the Burglary/Robbery Division of the Boston Police Dept.  He sees Lt. Det. Adam Troy talking to Lt. Det. Ferris of Burglary/Robbery Division drinking beers and he walks over to them and asks if they are duty?  The replies from Adam was , "I won't tell if you don't."  Lt. Ferris says, "Works for me," as he takes a swig of beer from the can.  Attorney Charlotte Rothmann comes over and takes McNally's can of beer and takes a sip from it and says, "I still can't get use to the taste of beer."

"It tastes better out of a bottle or on draft," says Adam.  They talk briefly about Danny and Jenny and the kids and how they will be benefitted by the Police Benevolent Association.  McNally finishes his beer and says goodbye to the two detectives and to Charlie.  He walks back into the Church Hall and says goodbye to Jenny and offers her his help to clean out Danny's belongings to which Jenny says she will call him.  He gets into his Dodge Challenger and drives home thinking about the good times he had with Danny.

McNally will return...

The Build

I have finished my rebuild of the Italeri Volvo 760 GLE.  I would like to thank all those who have taken the time to view and to comment on my WIP.

 

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-'67 Foose Dodge Coronet; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Monday, July 08, 2019 5:16 PM

A few more...

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-'67 Foose Dodge Coronet; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

Classic Plastic Model Club

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    November, 2018
Posted by Faust on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 5:50 PM

Fantastic!

What a great "everyday" car! I love people building everyday cars! 

You've done a great rescue/resto. Be proud.

I love those square Volvos, and that looks freaking great! 

Keep up the good work!

Faust: Metalhead, Poncho fan and modeller of the ecclectic (and lame).

Check out my other reviews at The Sprue Lagoon!

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Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 7:27 PM

Thanks Faust!  Everyday cars are a seldom seen vehicle around here.  I happen to have this one sitting on the shelf, gathering dust and falling apart.  I am much more of a modeler now than I was back then when I originally built the Volvo so solving certain things like the 4X4 ride height appealed to me and if I had a decent set of tires, I might have tried to replace those, too.  I just needed to find a good color for it and the Fathom Green Metallic fit the bill.

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

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-'67 Foose Dodge Coronet; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

Classic Plastic Model Club

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