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Eaglemoss 1/8 BTTF Delorean

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fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Monday, March 26, 2018 4:20 PM

I think I'm really going to like watching this come together.

Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 20% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    February, 2015
Posted by Modelerinthemitten on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 1:21 PM
Thanks! It's been a very fun build so far. Making me rethink this "part works" method of model building. Seems to offer some distinct advantages over traditional model kits (no smelly glue or paint!)
  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 3:29 PM

Hi;

 I am glad you are enjoying this . I have a problem with this though .You cannot find , except at ridiculously high prices A Stock De Lorean or Lincoln Futura . Except Revell's old re-release of the Futura .

 I haven't seen a De-Lorean since after the real ones started showing up . Then it was only a Fair representation in Die - Cast .

  • Member since
    February, 2015
Posted by Modelerinthemitten on Friday, May 04, 2018 6:45 PM

I have seen this problem with the Delorean for many years. Most models of Deloreans are of the Back to the Future Delorean and it is hard to make the models look like a stock Delorean.

I have seen stock Delorean diecasts in 1/18 scale from AutoArt but they are more expensive than the BTTF version made from the same parts.

There does seem to be more "new tool" model kits being made so there is hope these will one day be available. I had never heard of "part-work" subscription model kits until I found this one so maybe there will be a futura someday.

I also have a small update: I skipped an issue that's early in the run because I wanted to get the chassis going but here's a look at the reactor parts in issue 3
The original plutonium reactor is made up of 3 parts that screw together underneath. On the real time machine this assembly was made from an old Plymouth hubcap and a turbine ring from a military jet engine. The hatch for the plutonium rod was a custom made part as far as I know.
Mr. Fusion is made up of several parts and builds up to a nice looking fusion reactor made from a coffee grinder - from one side atleast. It does have the little red latch but I haven't attached it yet because it's spring loaded and I need tweezers to put that assembly together.
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There are individual parts for the coffee grounds bin (the clear bit near the bottom) as well as the clear logos and the clear lid.
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Opens up so you can throw 1/8 scale garbage into it to generate the 1.21 jigawatts of electricity you'll need. The black base is a 1/8 scale mainframe computer harddrive enclosure circa pre1980.
Tags: Delorean
  • Member since
    February, 2015
Posted by Modelerinthemitten on Saturday, May 05, 2018 12:22 PM

I've also finished the rear suspension componets which are now assembled to the frame. It's really starting to come together!







  • Member since
    July, 2014
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, May 05, 2018 5:14 PM

I didn't know they made a large version of this. Very cool. I will be watching.

 

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, May 05, 2018 5:22 PM

How fun!  Looks like a really nice kit.  Coming along nicely.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    February, 2015
Posted by Modelerinthemitten on Monday, May 14, 2018 7:44 PM

Bakster

I didn't know they made a large version of this. Very cool. I will be watching.

 

keavdog

How fun!  Looks like a really nice kit.  Coming along nicely.

Thanks guys! Yeah, it's pretty big and the detail is right up there as well. Neat example of what diecast injection and 3d laser scanning can produce. Got the latch installed on Mr. Fusion. A tiny update - but there are no tiny updates just tiny parts!

The springs are very tiny and very springy. Patience, tweezers, and a strong magnet for when it pops out and flys across the room helped with the install.

 

  • Member since
    February, 2015
Posted by Modelerinthemitten on Saturday, June 02, 2018 12:02 PM

 

 

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Started putting the engine block and transmission together. Lots of heavy metal parts in these assemblies!

Bottom of the transmission. This is actually an auto transmission and not a manual like the time machine has. Its an error but not a terribly important or noticable one in my opinion. Since there will be a clutch pedal and shifter in the interior it will still look like a manual Delorean.

The transmission attaches to the engine block. Both assemblies have many of the screws hidden internally so the finished assemblies have no visible screw heads.

Engine looks pretty cool even without the upper engine parts installed yet. Many of those seams on top will eventually be covered with other details.

There are some plastic pieces like the oil filter and starter. But they look pretty good and add to the overall realism regardless.

While they won't be highly visible on the completed model they do go to show that some effort was put into taking advantage of the larger scale of this kit.

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Sunday, June 03, 2018 5:41 AM

I wondered about this .There were some subscription model kits in the past .many years ago in fact . I don't know how they fared but the one I got was the Constitution . It took a year and a half . But , Historically it was dead on accurate . I gave it away as a gift to a very dear friend .

  • Member since
    February, 2015
Posted by Modelerinthemitten on Saturday, June 09, 2018 5:45 PM

Tanker - Builder

I wondered about this .There were some subscription model kits in the past .many years ago in fact . I don't know how they fared but the one I got was the Constitution . It took a year and a half . But , Historically it was dead on accurate . I gave it away as a gift to a very dear friend .

That is one lucky friend! I've seen that these companies offer wooden boat kits similar to what you described. I'm not surprised it was very accurate - the big appeal of this style of building is that it spreads the cost and assembly time of a very complex model kit into smaller more manageable amounts.

One thing I like about doing a few subassemblies a month is that when I decided that the engine looked a little too new and clean I could spend a little time with some oil paints I had and add some dirt and grime.
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The weathering looks a bit stronger in the photos - in real life its a bit more muted. You can see a bit of the original color of the metal on the mounts near the bottom.
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Front of the engine with the value covers and intake parts installed. Looking more realistic as it's built.
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I also applied a thin dull coat of paint on the value covers to make them look like a different type of metal.
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Also gave a coat of color to a few small parts. Anyone who's seen an engine up close knows all the individual components are different colors. A good example of how a little bit of paint can make this kit really start to shine. The hose on the engine parts is actually a rubber tube! I'm interested in seeing how much more detail there will be once the engine assembly is complete.

  • Member since
    February, 2015
Posted by Modelerinthemitten on Saturday, June 30, 2018 5:33 PM

I got some Tamiya weathering chalks and added a bit more weathering on the engine and some on the frame.
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Only weathered the frame areas that will be visible on the completed model.
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Definitely helps the suspension areas stand out better. Looks like a little weathering helps this kit really shine!

  • Member since
    May, 2016
Posted by CyberGolem on Friday, July 06, 2018 1:45 PM

ANSWER:: It appears this subscription is roughly 130 issues and 2 1/2 years to complete. That'll be around £1,168 or $1542.53 as of July 11th 2018.

What bothers me isn't the price or the time commitment, but the fact that the company doesn't disclose this anywhere. Feels a bit dodgy and with the price something I'll simply pass on. I don't get a sense they're trustworthy and will probably duck outta town the moment something goes south for them leaving their customers hanging with partially finished kits.

Fortunately this build is happening here, so I'll simply live vicariously through it. Too bad too, the scale is absolutely perfect... OMG and the detail!

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This looks fantastic. The weathering you're adding is perfect.

Btw, do you know how long the subscription is for? I can't find any info on when it ends, only that 4 issues are sent per month in perpetuity. This equates to $51.40 plus applicable taxes. Which could get quite painful if this goes on for very long.

Anyway, thanks for posting and I look forward to future updates. 

Happy modelling.

  • Member since
    February, 2015
Posted by Modelerinthemitten on Saturday, July 21, 2018 3:58 PM

CyberGolem

This looks fantastic. The weathering you're adding is perfect.

Btw, do you know how long the subscription is for? I can't find any info on when it ends, only that 4 issues are sent per month in perpetuity. This equates to $51.40 plus applicable taxes. Which could get quite painful if this goes on for very long.

Anyway, thanks for posting and I look forward to future updates. 

Happy modelling.

 

Thank you! It is 130 weeks with monthly deliveries of 4 issues per month. A bit of a commitment and yeah it's not cheap but it is a massive scale, has many metal well painted parts, and they let you pay in installments so you're not putting $1600 on a credit card so for me it's not a bad deal.

I've started making some demo videos showing how I'm adding weathering to this kit. Useful info for any model though.

  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 10:25 AM
This is a good lookin' build right here. Will be watching.....

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 12:05 PM

I may become a part time apartment/condo dweller, and painting isn't going to be happening.

A die cast kit such as this, subcription or no, might be a great option to keep me sane for one season.

Thanks for the idea!!!! (and for sharing this WIP, is looking very good)

I think you are the first person I've seen weather one of these high dollar, high detail die cast kit engines. Good for you.

-Greg

  • Member since
    February, 2015
Posted by Modelerinthemitten on Tuesday, October 02, 2018 3:21 PM

Greg

I may become a part time apartment/condo dweller, and painting isn't going to be happening.

A die cast kit such as this, subcription or no, might be a great option to keep me sane for one season.

Thanks for the idea!!!! (and for sharing this WIP, is looking very good)

I think you are the first person I've seen weather one of these high dollar, high detail die cast kit engines. Good for you.

 

 

It's definitely a new - albeit familar - experience. I do like that I don't have to use glues or paints (I've added some weathering but that's just been brush applied washes so far.) I have a feeling there'll be more weathered engines in the future, EM is gearing up to release a 1/8 Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters. Now that's going to be a HUGH kit!

I worked on editing the time-lapse footage I took of the frame and suspension going together since I'm waiting on the next few batches of parts. Gives you an idea of how big it is and how it goes together:

  • Member since
    July, 2014
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, October 02, 2018 5:10 PM

I love the video. It's a hoot! Very clever and nicely done. I smiled all the way through it.

 

  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, October 03, 2018 11:31 AM

Great progress so far and I liked the video as well. Neat stuff.

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Wednesday, October 03, 2018 12:52 PM

I agree with Bakster and Joe, neat video!

-Greg

  • Member since
    July, 2014
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, October 03, 2018 5:32 PM

Greg

I agree with Bakster and Joe, neat video!

 

I particularly like the part when he flips the wheel assembly up with his finger. That is pure showmanship. I laughed at the simplicty of the video, and the fun of it. Pure joy.

 

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