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My new project and the return of McNally, Boston PI.  This story is called The Other Woman and it is a work of fiction.  All persons described in this story are not related to any one living or deceased.

The Build

Revell's Cadillac Escalade kit #85-4482.  My paint will be Tamiya TS-18 Metallic Red with Tamiya AS-15 Tan (USAF).  Upon opening this kit, I was kind of disappointed that this kit is a curbside and not a full detail kit.  The box art is deceiving as well.  The box art shows a long wheelbase Escalade and the model is a standard wheelbase model.  I need to find some mesh for the grille and I may attempt to convert the exhaust system to a true dual tailpipe system.

The Story

The tall and well dressed man walks off the elevator and into Attorney Charlotte Rothmann's new office suite and he checks in with Mandi, Charlie's receptionist.  He is about 50 years old, but he looks much younger than he actually is.  Charlie calls him into her office and offers him a seat across from her desk.  "I have been served with papers for divorce by my wife, Liza."  He presents her with the papers and Charlie quickly reads through them.

"I need all your financials and assets papers if we are to move forward," says Charlie.  Damian Williston agrees to Charlie's request and then they discuss her fees and the process ahead.  Damian says thank you and he leaves Charlie's office.  McNally is sitting outside in the waiting room and Charlie calls him in.  "I have a new assignment for you," she says.

McNally will return... 

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I'll be watching. The kit I saw at Michaels was molded in orange, wish they had the white kit. Personally I like the shorty over the ESV version.

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I see what you mean about the body. The drawing on the box clearly shows a long wheel base. 

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Quite a difference between the two!

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On 5/11/2019 at 11:16 AM, shoopdog said:

I'll be watching. The kit I saw at Michaels was molded in orange, wish they had the white kit. Personally I like the shorty over the ESV version.

I am curious about the orange plastic kit you saw.  Every kit I have seen has been white plastic.

The box art should match the product inside the box.  I bought the kit based on the box art on the front of the box and was a little disappointed when I notice the differences between the two.  But, I now have the kit and it is nicely detailed, so it's going to be built!

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Huh, I didn’t know these were curbside. Anyways, like the story and can’t wait for the build! I too want a long wheelbase version. 

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13 hours ago, mrmike said:

I am curious about the orange plastic kit you saw.  Every kit I have seen has been white plastic.

The box art should match the product inside the box.  I bought the kit based on the box art on the front of the box and was a little disappointed when I notice the differences between the two.  But, I now have the kit and it is nicely detailed, so it's going to be built!

I'm excited to see McNally back and I love the 2nd gen Escalade. I just happened to pick up 2 copies of this kit last week. I checked the box, and sure enough it says molded in orange. I opened one of them and it's molded in white, just like your kit. I guess using the ESV on the box art wasn't the only mistake.

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16 hours ago, mrmike said:

I am curious about the orange plastic kit you saw.  Every kit I have seen has been white plastic

Just curious Mike, did your box say molded in white?

12 hours ago, shoopdog said:

Mike, here's a link to the same kit at Tower Hobbies...

https://www.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?I=LXHABW&P=W

I do believe it is a 2003 model also.

 

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Thanks Jacob, Keith and Andrew!

2 hours ago, avidinha said:

I'm excited to see McNally back and I love the 2nd gen Escalade. I just happened to pick up 2 copies of this kit last week. I checked the box, and sure enough it says molded in orange. I opened one of them and it's molded in white, just like your kit. I guess using the ESV on the box art wasn't the only mistake.

It sure makes me happy to see that some people enjoy reading my McNally stories.  I do try to keep them interesting as I have deleted a couple of stories over the years that didn't have any connection to a model in the stash or on the bench and I got "stuck" writing them.  Out of curiosity,  I just checked my box and the side of the box says, "MOLDED IN: White."  The longer wheelbase ESV model would have been nice to have, but come on Revell, how about some truth in advertising.  Is that too hard to accomplish?  

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3 hours ago, avidinha said:

I checked the box, and sure enough it says molded in orange. I opened one of them and it's molded in white

Well I'm gonna take my chance on the kit at Michaels and see what I get. 

Mike, I think we are ready for some build pics!

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This issue shows the shorter wheelbase:

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And then AMT had this 2005:

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The Story

At home, McNally starts doing background checks on Damian and Liza through the apps he has on his computer.  Liza works part-time from home for a make-up manufacturer and retailer.  She has a savings account with about $2500 in it.  She has been driving an older 2009 Land Rover Discovery with about 80,000 miles on it.  She has kept up the massive house and property in Brookline on her own for the last 6 months and she keeps a good eye on her two children.

Damian Williston has a home on Beacon Hill on Beacon St.  His sports car and his motorcycle are back in Brookline.  He has a savings account with about $40,000 in it.  He owns two small businesses and a large software firm.  He has a 2006 Cadillac Escalade in excellent condition with about 90,000 miles on it.  The Escalade is treated better than he or his family is.

The Build

I started off with assembling the wheels and tires.  I am not too crazy about the overly large wheels and tires in this kit, even if the tire sidewalls do have detail on them.  I have a set of Pegasus 23" Phat Daddy's that I may use instead.  They are five spoke wheels and are generally the same as the HUGE kit wheels.

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I spent about 10-15 minutes searching for moldlines and flash on this body.  I found some on the cowl edges and a little flash near the rear hatch opening.  The body is ready for a good washing and then primer and paint!

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So far, I haven't gotten too much done on the Escalade.  I should have more done on Wednesday.

More to come... 

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The Story

McNally needed more information from Damian and he drives out to Damian's home on Beacon Hill, were he was greeted by the sight of several Police cars and the Crime Scene Unit truck.  He is allowed onto the scene after he shows his PI credentials and asking to talk to the detective in charge, Lt. Det. Adam Troy.  Damian's girlfriend, Tina Leavitt was found murdered in his kitchen.  Lt. Troy tells him that Damian is in the living room with his personal attorney, Wilmot Jackson and McNally thought that Charlotte Rothmann was his attorney.  In the living room, McNally is introduced to Attorney Jackson who tells the Boston PI that he and Attorney Rothmann are no longer needed and that he needs ot leave the premises.

McNally asks Damian is that what he wants and Damian just shrugs and stares to the floor.  He turns and leaves the house, walking down the granite steps to the sidewalk and pulling out his cellphone and calling Charlie.  He tells her about the dismissal by Attorney Jackson.  Charlie says she'll find out from Damian what is going on and she'll figure out what to do next.

The Build

The exhaust system has been upgraded to a true dual tailpipe system instead of the dual into one into two exhaust.

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I painted many parts of the Escalade yesterday.

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Now for some detailing and assembly.

McNally will return...

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The Story

The following morning, McNally arrives at the Courthouse to give testimony in another case that he had worked on, but walking down the hallway to the courtroom, he sees Attorney Wilmot Jackson.  Attorney Jackson asks why McNally is in the Courthouse and tells him that he is no longer wanted on Damian Williston's case.  "Until I am told by my superiors, I will remain investigating this case."  Attorney Jackson says that McNally is in his way of defending his client and McNally replies that if he is in the way, then Attorney Jackson is the reason for his being there.  

McNally gives Damian's attorney a hard look and continues walking to the Courtroom.  Attorney Jackson says, "BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH fool!  I'll show him."

The Build

The chassis is nearly finished.

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McNally will return...

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I like that Revell thought to include interior panels that cover the pillars. I don't know that I've seen B, C, and D pillars on a kit before.

Colour me impressed!
 

 

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