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#61 Johnny1973

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:12 PM

Keep up the good work.Engine looks great between the frame rails



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:54 PM

This is looking real good.

 

I think I'm going to try wiring my '50 Olds; time to move beyond high school building. Heck, it took me long enough to figure out how to use BMF (ask Dana about my dry-brushing scripts).

 

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:52 PM

Thanks John and Charlie!

Charlie, just give it a try.  It's really not that hard to do...just take your time and work carefully!

 

 

The Story
 
McNally calls Det. Chen of the Narcotics Squad and Chen tells him to meet him where they discuss the drug dealers that Zachy met...Foo-boy and Digger.  Chen calls in his information and soon another detective joins them with additional info on the two drug dealers and warrants for their arrest for the murder of 3 drug addicts.  McNally offers to join in the bust since Chen is shorthanded tonight and he welcomes McNally's presence and Police expertise.  They break down the door to Foo-boy and Digger's apartment and Chen chases Digger towards the back of the apartment while McNally fights with Foo-boy hand-to-hand with Foo-boy being subdued by the Boston PI.  Chen collars Digger in the bathroom, trying to flush his stash of drugs down the toilet.
 
The Build
 
The interior is now complete with the steering wheel added to the steering column.
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The wheels and tires are nearly complete.  Decals for the wheel covers are next after I mount the wheels to the chassis.
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Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:59 PM

Very nice Interior,keep up the good work Mike



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:52 AM

Thanks John!

 

 

The Story
 
McNally returns to the hospital to pick up Caitlyn and check on Zachy.  Zachy will be OK after getting the medical attention he needs.  As he and Caitlyn walk back to McNally's Charger, they discuss the drive to Springfield tomorrow and Caitlyn offers to drive...she wants to show off her new Mustang GT Convertible to her friends and parents when they get there.  That's fine with McNally as he can concentrate on what he has gained so far on his case.  His suspicions about Derek Parregrin are starting to get the best of him, he just needs to find sufficient evidence against Derek.
 
The Build
 
I decided to try the chrome decals that came in the kit.  I must admit that I was a little skeptical at first, but after working with them, they came out pretty well.  
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I still have some foiling to do and this car still needs a lot of it.  
 
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:35 PM

The Story
 
The following morning McNally visits the Boston Police Homicide Unit. Adam has received an early edition of the ME’s report on Mary Parregrin’s death. It appears that she was pushed, lost her balance, and hit her head on the kitchen counter. There were bruises on her upper arms and shoulders that indicate she was shaken and pushed. McNally says that he is heading back to Springfield to continue investigating Derek Parregrin and to take a closer look at his wrecker.
“We also got a hit on some of the prints on the Caddy’s right tailfin. A man named James Dallone. Some small time priors, nothing for several years,” says Adam.
“Got an address on him?”
“Springfield Police lists him at 354 Chambers St., Apt. 3C their city,” replies Adam.
“I’ll check him out later today when I get back to Springfield,” says McNally.
 
The Build
 
I have finished applying the decals for the Caddy including the wheel cover centers.
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Foiling is also complete!  This took me a while to do even after using the decals from the kit.  In some spots, the decal had torn or ripped.  BMF polished looks like the kit decals that I had applied.
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I need to dry brush the Eldorado scripts on the front fender lowers.
 
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:41 PM

Those die-cut foils must have made that job a boatload easier.

 

I like the direction the story is going in, too.

 

Charlie Larkin



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Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:08 PM

Thanks Charlie!  Even though I have the bulk of the story written, I am still adding to and making changes to it as I go along.  The chrome decals helped greatly with the foiling, even if I did do a lot of foiling afterwards.

 

The Story
 
McNally and Caitlyn drive out to Springfield to continue his investigation and to meet Caitlyn's parents with Caitlyn driving her 2010 Mustang GT.  After meeting her parents and showing off her new car to her family and friends, Caitlyn drives McNally over to Derek's house after dark to check out Derek's flatbed wrecker.  He sneaks around Derek's house to the back and finds the truck sitting in the driveway and in the dim light he makes out the lettering on the door just as Mrs. Crane had described it...faded, missing letters and numbers.  McNally looks in the cab of the truck and finds towing invoices with the name of James Dullone, one of Derek's employees.  While searching the cab, he accidentally knocks a small crowbar onto the driveway, making a loud clang.  He quietly shuts the door and races through the bushes into the neighbor's yard and back up the street to where Caitlyn is sitting in her Mustang.  He gets in and says, "Let's get outta here!"
 
The Build
 
I got the windows glued in place using Testors Clear Parts Cement.  I have had limited luck with Elmer's Glue and Testors Gloss Clear, so I purchased the Clear Parts Cement to try it and I really like this stuff.  Strong than Elmers and faster setting than the Gloss Clear.
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The engine bay is nearly finished.
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:48 PM

absolutely great work bro!!!!!!! B) B)



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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:37 PM

Nice bit of drama added.

 

I've been using the clear parts cement, too, and I like it very much. I wish I could figure out how to get a couple of cars disassembled without damage to fix some windows where Elmer's didn't quite work.

 

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 02:23 AM

Looking Gorjius!



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Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:29 AM

The Cady is coming along well.Very nice Mike.



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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:55 PM

Thanks guys!  Charlie, I think the Elmers should break cleanly where it was applied.  Maybe try using a hobby knife and a little bit of light pressurre between the parts to help break them free.

 

 

The Story
 
After leaving Derek's house, McNally decides to visit James Dullone, but when he arrives, he sees Springfield Police at the apartment building.  He identifies himself to a patrol officer who directs him to Det. Colburn.  James Dullone has been murdered and was found by a neighbor who heard a loud commotion in the apartment next to his.  McNally agrees to stop at the station and give a statement to the Detective since both cases may have a common ground.  It's possible that Derek may have murdered James because of his involvement in Mary Parregrin's death.
 
The Build
 
Tonight, I took a big step forward by joining the interior, chassis, and body together.  I also started adding the remaining pieces to the engine compartment like the air compressor, radiator hoses, and battery.  I still have to add the cruise control and washer bottle.
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:26 AM

Micheal your doing a great job on your caddi . Just ot let you know that the chrome on the bumpers  and spears rubs off almost strait away I BMF'd mine . Your engine bay looks fab keep it up ;)



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Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:43 AM

Looking real good Michael.



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Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:25 AM

That's looking really good, Mike.

 

I like the plot turn, too. Good writing.

 

Charlie Larkin



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:17 AM

Thank you David, John, and Charlie!  

Charlie, not all stories run the straight and narrow path.  It's more interesting with a few twists and turns...like riding a motorcycle.  It fun to feel the speed in a straight line, but it gets exciting when you get into the turns!

 

 

The Story
 
The following morning, McNally meets with Det. Sgt. Troy at the Boston Police Impound Garage to look over the Caddy again as they both feel as they have missed something, and for all they know, it is staring at them in the face.  After an hour of looking over the car again, they stop and discuss what they both have and wonder what they are missing.  McNally leans against the right tail fin of the Caddy and he feels the taillight assembly move slightly.  He asks Adam if the taillights were removed and Adam looks at the CSU tech who says no as McNally looks at the taillight and sees fresh screwdriver marks on the screws holding the assembly on.  The tech produces a screwdriver, removes the taillight from the tail fin, looks inside and points at a plastic pouch covered with dust and dirt.  The pouch is removed and its contents spread out on a workbench...stock certificates from Walter's company and probably worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.  They have found the motive for Mary Parregrin and James Dullone's murder...money! 
 
The Build
 
The Caddy is almost finished.  Here's a sneak peek at where I am at now.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:33 AM

It's been a while for me to read one of your stories. Great reading as always.

The caddy looks sweet. I dig the color :D

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:09 AM

Thanks Luis!

 

 

The Story
 
McNally cell phone rings with a call from Mrs. Crane, Mary Parregrin's neighbor.  She tells him someone is breaking into Mary's house and he and Sgt. Adam Troy race over to Mary's house followed by a patrol car with two patrolmen.  The patrolmen will cover the back of the house while Adam goes in through the front door and McNally goes in through the side door into the kitchen.  As he walks through the kitchen he is hit across the shoulders with a heavy object that knocks him to the floor and he turns to see a figure running away out the side door.  He get himself up and running, yelling for Adam as he runs out the door after the figure.
The figure runs past the corner of the house and trips over the garden hose and nearly falls to the ground with McNally tackling the figure, grabbing the figures arm and twisting it behind its back.  Adam comes running over and hands McNally a pair of handcuffs which McNally expertly cuffs the figure.  He turns the figure onto their side and is identified as Derek Parregrin.  He is arrested for the murders of Mary Parregrin and James Dullone and placed into the patrol car for the ride to BPD.  Several weeks later, McNally receives a compensation check from the Parregrin's lawyer for apprehending Mary's killer which will go in part to taking his girlfriend Caitlyn out to dinner since he has been blowing her off due to work.
The DA's office decides to release the Caddy to Wayne,  the collector from Connecticut and McNally offers to deliver the car using the flat bed wrecker from his friend Vic.  Upon arriving at Wayne's showroom, he is greeted by Wayne who is extremely happy to see the Caddy and he thanks McNally for delivering the car.  He offers McNally an opportunity to take the AC Cobra that McNally previously saw out for a spin, which McNally quickly agrees to.  Both men are smiling ear to ear!
 
The Build
 
I have finished  my '59 Cadillac it is posted in Under Glass.  I would like to thank all those who took the time to view and to comment on my WIP.