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Eaglemoss 1/8 BTTF Delorean

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  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, November 05, 2018 4:56 PM

Modelerinthemitten
And I believe the final model will weigh north of 20 lbs!

Lol. 

  • Member since
    February, 2015
Posted by Modelerinthemitten on Sunday, November 11, 2018 4:25 PM
True story. One of the Brits that is further along in the build has been weighing it at with the frame it was clocking in at 20lbs. I can believe it now that I'm seeing how many parts are metal. Should make it interesting finding a display shelf; Reinforced wall mounts are on my shopping list!
  • Member since
    February, 2015
Posted by Modelerinthemitten on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 4:24 PM

Got the replacement transmission from Eaglemoss installed. The automatic transmission didn't bother me much since it's tucked away in the finished model, but EM sent me one for free so I figured I might as well swap it out. Easiest transmission-replacement job ever.







Ready to be dropped into the frame soon. It was reassuring to see that EM stepped upto the plate and resolved the issue.

  • Member since
    February, 2015
Posted by Modelerinthemitten on Monday, December 10, 2018 8:57 PM

 

 

  • Member since
    February, 2015
Posted by Modelerinthemitten on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 8:04 PM

 

Been working on the build and slowly making progress. EM did send the base for this last week. The base is big and solidly built.

Even has a mirrored base that will remained cover until the kit is finished.

Have done some work to the interior

Added some grey velvet material to simulate the carpeting

It's all starting to come together. Work on the body should be starting soon.

  • Member since
    February, 2015
Posted by Modelerinthemitten on Sunday, March 10, 2019 11:23 AM

A little update on the interior build. I've swapped out the stock blue LED in the flux capacitor for a blinking LED so it will have an appropiate "fluxing" effect. I think it turned out pretty good and it was an easy upgrade (and the LED was only .60 cents.)

Here it is in action:

  • Member since
    February, 2015
Posted by Modelerinthemitten on Monday, May 27, 2019 1:15 PM

Continuing assembly but got a second nice surprise in April; the clear display case for the metal base Eaglemoss sent out the month prior. The case itself looks great and is designed to fit into the base so the final model is sealed from dust and grime.

Interior parts are about done so onto the frame and body panels!

Frame is made up of two large metal subassemblies that the panels and other parts attach to. I haven't installed the windshield yet because I'm trying to avoid having it get scratched or cracked while I add the body panels.

A few small door jam parts installed to the frame. The trunk features a working bonnet and the final assembly drops into the frame.

The trunk lid even has working strutts. Some guys are adding carpeting to the trunk interior but I think it looks pretty good as is (plus I don't plan on showing off the trunk that much.)

The bonnet lid is made up of several small parts and looks pretty accurate to the real Delorean parts.

Starting to look familar.

This side looks even better. Looks like a real Delorean frame from the assembly line.

Some of the brackets and rear quarter panel parts. This is an exciting part of the build to get to. Going forward, this will start looking a whole lot like the time machine. Plus, there's lots of neat componets to attach in the coming months: flux bands, the rear reactor area, and bringing the frame, interior and body altogether.

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, May 27, 2019 1:52 PM

Looking good

  • Member since
    February, 2015
Posted by Modelerinthemitten on Friday, August 09, 2019 2:55 PM

Finished attaching the stainless steel panels and doors to the Delorean.


I've also gone ahead and installed the DeLorean’s windshield since I've now got the clear display case to protect the body while I finished assembly.


The windshield definitely helps to complete the overall look.


The doors work and I'm starting to feel like I’ve got the finish line in sight!

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, August 09, 2019 5:53 PM

 Looks cool.

  • Member since
    February, 2015
Posted by Modelerinthemitten on Saturday, August 10, 2019 10:44 AM

Here's a few close-up photos of the door's

The interior door parts look nice and add some depth

The strike-plate and latch for the door are seperate parts and are a very convincing detail. The door lights are a nice touch as well.

The gullwings do require a small plastic wedge in order to hold them open. This is mainly because the Delorean's door hinges were complex at full scale. I can't imagine it'd be possible to replicate the torrison spring the full sized Delorean used at 1/8 scale so the wedge is a smart compromise.

  • Member since
    February, 2015
Posted by Modelerinthemitten on Sunday, August 11, 2019 1:34 PM

Bakster

 Looks cool.

 

Thanks!

  • Member since
    February, 2015
Posted by Modelerinthemitten on Monday, August 12, 2019 8:00 AM

modelcrazy

Looking good

 

 

Thanks Steve! I'm going to try and post updates a bit more regularly going forward.

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