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Eaglemoss 1/8 BTTF Delorean

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

Bakster

 Looks cool.

 

Thanks!

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    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.

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

 Looks cool.

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    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: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, May 27, 2019 1:52 PM

Looking good

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    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.

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    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:

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    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.

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

 

 

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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 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!
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    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. 

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    February, 2015
Posted by Modelerinthemitten on Monday, November 05, 2018 4:50 PM

Injection molding has come a long way in the last few years (or decades.) I'd say about 80% of the parts are diecast injection molded and the parts turn out looking sharp. I've seen a few guys repainting some parts and adding more detail - it is a detailers dream in many ways - but I've been content adding some simple weathering here and there to make the paintjob look a bit more realistic.

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

  • Member since
    February, 2015
Posted by Modelerinthemitten on Monday, November 05, 2018 4:46 PM

Yup this is the subscription kit. Its a labor of love for diehards but they do good work and it seems less expsenive paying issue by issue Stick out tongue

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, November 04, 2018 8:54 PM

modelcrazy

Is this the kit that one purchases a little at a time? If so I saw the advert the other day and made me think Hmm. It looks to be a very detailed kit and alot of fun.

 

Steve, yes it is. By the end of the subscription your spend approaches $1800, I think. The OP can confirm. But man, it would be sheer joy to build this. The detail in this is stunning. What fun. 

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, November 04, 2018 8:47 PM

Is this the kit that one purchases a little at a time? If so I saw the advert the other day and made me think Hmm. It looks to be a very detailed kit and alot of fun.

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, November 04, 2018 8:29 PM

Just yesterday I was looking at the website for this model and I found a few videos on it. It is mind boggling the amount of accuracy and detail that they put into this. Things like the taillight lens even has the Deloren stamp molded into it. This model blows me away. It goes to show what manufacturers can do if they invest in them. I'd just be happy to get a well fitting model, which I have yet to run across. Of course, I tend to build older kits from older molds. None the less...for the money that we pay, even for those reruns, we should get better.

Okay, off my soapbox now. 

What I am curious about with this kit is what they are using to light up the molding on the sides of the car when the time circuits are engaged. Whatever they are using seems pretty convincing. Amazing engineering went into this. Amazing that they went as far as to create soft seats. Wow!

Thanks for posting your updates, I am following.

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
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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    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

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    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.

                   

 

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    July, 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
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.

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    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:

Full video here:

  • 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
    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.....

                   

 

  • Member since
    February, 2015
Posted by Modelerinthemitten on Monday, August 27, 2018 11:22 AM

Sorry it's been so long for an update everyone. The last 30 days have been very stressful but I have been working on the kit a little bit to keep my mind off all the stress.





radiators attached!





The radiator has nicely molded detail and a coat of a lighter colored paint really helps the detail pop-out from the all black parts.

Also threw together another video demonstrating how I added weathering to the new engine parts. Have a look!

  • 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
    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.

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