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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

Photobucket Main WIP: Rebuild of Monogram 1/8 "Big Deuce" with 1/8 Pocher V-12 in rear - 10%

   On the Bench:   Revell 1/48 Ju 52/3m - 50%;  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.

 

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