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My 1/8 Scale BTTF Delorean (WIP)
Posted by NemVia on Thursday, August 16, 2018 5:10 PM

I've just started my first Subscription build last month. What better one to star than the Delorean from BTTF. This is, so far actually an easy build. Just a lot of assembling, no cutting, masking or painting. I now have my first 6 issues finished. Check it out.

Mark

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, August 17, 2018 7:49 AM

Oh cool! Love the little Mr. Fusion! 

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Posted by Bakster on Friday, August 17, 2018 11:04 PM

The quality and detail of the kit blows me away. Have fun with it, I sure would.

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Posted by NemVia on Sunday, October 07, 2018 9:15 AM

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER Updates - 2018

 

Hi Everyone! I didn't forget about you. I've been working my tail off at my secular job. A Lot of changes being made that interfere with my projects BIG TIme. Hopefully it will calm down a bit over the next few weeks.

 

 

 

For my DeLorean build, I had to hold off on that for about a month because my ISSUE 10 had some missing parts. The different size fixing screws are all labeled with letters like DM which represent the screw size needed to mount some of the parts together or to the main frame of the car. Well, instead of sending me the screws labeled DM, I received to packets of AP screws which a smaller than the DM screws so I could not finish some of the build. O got on the phone with Eaglemoss right away and told them what the problem was and without question or charge they sent me another issue 10! This was awesome. I only needed the screws but they sent me a Whole new Issue. I couldn't believe it! No problems!  Great people to work with. So if anyone needs a new Issue 10 minus the DM screws for whatever reason let me know.

 

 

 

Anyway, instead of just the September update with issues 6 - 9, I am also adding Octobers update with Issues 10 - 14. Little by little the car is taking shape. I have 37 new pics of the parts and assembly of issues 6 -14 on the 1/8 Scale DeLorean Build page for this month! Check it out and I'll see you next month.

 

Mark

 

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, October 07, 2018 6:05 PM

Oh that sucks to get the wrong screws and not being able to start assembling parts- but that's fanastic that they took care of the problem with no muss or fuss.

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Posted by NemVia on Monday, October 08, 2018 4:15 PM

Yes, I'm very, very pleased with this outcome. I thought for sure I would be on the phone for an hour just to get the correct 6 little screws. But it worked out for the better.

Mark

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Posted by NemVia on Friday, November 30, 2018 5:43 PM

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER UPDATES - 2018

 

Sorry about the delay in the update. The weather and work have been nearly impossible this whole last month. A quick update for my website, though: For those visitors who check for updates on their cell phones and tablets, I was able to get the issue of viewing the pictures on my website resolved. I have received several complaints about visitors not being able to view the pictures on my site. It seems there was a software issue that has now been updated, so you should be able to visit my site without any further issues. I've tried it on my own phone and now I don't have any problems seeing any of the pics. Thanks to all for letting me know about this issue! Hopefully everything is fixed.

 

 

 

My only update for Nov/Dec is for the DeLorean Build. I have over 50 new pics on the 1/8 BTTF DeLorean page. Check out  Slides 57 - 110 on the 1/8 BTTF DeLorean page. The assembly  goes very fast with each of the Issues received. It takes about 5 to 10 minutes per issue so I can do a few things every few days if I need to. This is a really enjoyable build. Currently I'm working on the building of the Engine. The details are just phenomenal. Please check out the pics. Drop a few comments if you can.

 

As many of you know, those who have followed my builds over the years, December is a very low model building month for me so I will probably not be able to get much of anything done until early next year. The drydock has been on hold now for a while jus because of my job. But hopefully things will taper down by the 1st week of January and I can get back into the swing of things. Please be safe during this time of the year and I will see you in 2019.

 

Thanks everyone!

 

~Mark~

 

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Posted by NemVia on Monday, February 04, 2019 11:07 AM

FEBRUARY UPDATES - 2019 Hi everyone, this is the DeLorean Build update for February. I've received issues 27 - 30 and they are incredibly simple to assemble, just minimum work to do. The main focus was on the Chassis plate and the radiator and water pipe assemblies. Adding the plate to the car has really increased the total weight of the model, as the plate is made from metal. It now weighs in at 5.3lbs or 2392g. I could almost do some body building with this kit. Anyway, everything is fitting together nicely. I did have to make an adjustment to the two water pipes or hoses that connect to the engine. They are black radiator hoses the are made from a very stiff plastic, so there was very little give in them to make then fit properly. I wound up sanding down the side of the hose that faces the engine. When I did get it to fit you don't even notice it was filed down. I don't have pics yet of the weathering of the engine parts because I wanted to wait until all of this was assembled before I did anything. Hopefully, this will add a touch of the "used" look to the overall time machine. There are 20 new progress pics on the "1/8 scale BTTF DeLorean" starting on page 3 of the photo album, pics 137 - 157. Let me know what you think! The next 4 Issues are already being processed, so I'm looking forward to that as well. See you next month, happy modeling. Mark In other update news I've just became a GRANDFATHER for the 9th time. So happy days for that! Take care and we'll talk with you soon!

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, February 08, 2019 11:17 AM

Dang, I must have missed this when you first posted it. Looks awesome, love that engine! 

 

And congrads on the new grandkid!!! 

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Posted by NemVia on Friday, March 08, 2019 4:26 PM

Gamera

Dang, I must have missed this when you first posted it. Looks awesome, love that engine! 

 

And congrads on the new grandkid!!! 

 

Thanks Gamara, sorry about the response delay. Here's some more for ya....

MARCH UPDATES - 2019

 

Greetings Fellow Modelers.

 

Just got back from 2 weeks vacation in a place that was nice and warm. Had to take a break from this awful cold weather in the Midwest. So, now after some recharging of the batteries from a good rest, I can deal with life again for a little while.

 

This month's update is a bonus update. Before I went on VACA, I received Issues 31 - 34 and assembled them, photographed them and then all I needed to do was edit them when I came back from our trip. At the beginning of the month, or on March 6th, I received Issues 35 - 38. So you can see the updates for 8 of the Issues this month. Also, the box I received for my shipment was unusually large this time and I couldn't really figure out why at first. But, then I checked my billing manifest and found that the 3rd and final "FREE" gift was included with this delivery which I forgot about. Eaglemoss sent me the Display Base for the DeLorean. It looks pretty sharp. Measures 27" x 14" x 1.5" and has a mirrored surface to display the underneath of the car and a BACK TO THE FUTURE display plate on the front.  Issue 38 came with 4 mounting brackets for the car to sit on, but they don't hold the car high enough for hover mode. Maybe they're will be 4 more coming in the future that are a little higher up. Whish I had a Flux Capacitor so I could find out.....  Hah... Anyway, I was also surprised that the front and rear wheel wells were metal pieces instead of plastic.  The only Issue I had with these concerned the rear wheel wells. I found that in order to get them screwed in place I needed to first screw in the front part of the wells to the Chassis, then put the 2nd and 3rd screws in until they were flush with the Chassis. The "suspension" parts kind of hold the wheel wheels up and away from the frame. IF you try to put the screws in from back to front it's a little more difficult. Just letting anyone whose building this kit  know how to get these parts in place.  With these 8 Issues, some of the wiring has arrived along with the Battery Box and lid which are cleverly and appropriately hidden in the "fuel" tank. It looks like in the next Issue (39) some more wiring items will be arriving. I'm looking forward to it. There are 43 "New" pics in the "1/8 Scale BTTF DeLorean" page, starting on page 3 and slide number 158. For a view of the Display base, go to the bottom of page 3. As always, comments are welcome. See you next Month.

 

Mark

 

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, March 08, 2019 6:34 PM

Cool! That is a nice looking base!

And the lighting parts look awesome, looking forward to seeing them in action. Please get Mr. Fusion up and running so you can light her up! Stick out tongue

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Posted by NemVia on Monday, April 01, 2019 10:38 AM

Thanks Gamara! Yes, I can't wait to see her lit up as well.

 

APRIL UPDATES - 2019

 

 

 

Just to let everyone know, our website URL has been changed to www.NemVia.org  and the website is now simply known as NemVia. Without realizing it I let the .net expire. It was just easier to move everything to .org.

 

 

 

As for the DeLorean build, I've added 22 new pics to the "1/8 scale BTTF DeLorean"  page. A lot of the build this month focused on the time circuit display and adding some more wiring for the lighting effects such as the brake lights, front and rear tail lights  and turn signal blinkers.  The brake pedal actually moves and has a spring to pull the pedal back in place. The center console also  the gear shift handle which also moves and comes with a rubber shroud similar to a real shift shroud. The climate control details are very awesome, although I really doubt you'll be able to see them when the time circuits are all in place. The keypad is now in place as well as the stereo with cassette player details and controls as well as the compass.  I'm really looking forward to the upcoming issues. Issue 43 looks to have more of the time circuit wiring along with the start of the beginnings of the Flux Capacitor assembly. Pretty "Heavy" Stuff. Once again, the details are just awesome on this build. She's starting to look more and more like a car. Can't wait.

 

 

 

 

 

Mark

 

The top link will take you to the 1st update pic for this month. The second is for the website home page.

 

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, April 01, 2019 8:58 PM

Thanks for the update. That interior detail is amazing, love all the stuff in the center console. Heart

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Posted by NemVia on Thursday, May 09, 2019 5:22 PM

I Know, I love this build and it's detailing.

MAY UPDATES - 2019
Hey Everyone, sorry about the delay in the updates. I've had the pics loaded onto my website, I just haven't got around to adding the titles and captions until today. Well, most of the Issues concentrated on the dashboard assembly which includes the driver's side gages you speedometer, tach, fuel, etc. Also the passenger side indicators along with the lighting LED boards and their wiring components. Even the  88 mph speed gage is included. I can't wait to see all of this stuff lit up and working. Another part of this month's assembly includes the time circuit assembly, with power box and also the 6 push buttons that are on the passenger side of the center console. The detailing is pretty nice looking. Although I haven't secured these items onto the chassis, I was able to do a test fitting and take some pretty nice pics of what I have assembled so far. Check 'em out. there are 23 new pics starting with issue 43 which is slide no. 224 on the 4th page of the "1/8 scale BTTF DeLorean" page. Hope you enjoy them. I just received word that my next 4 issues have been mailed out, so I'm looking forward to starting on those. Issue 47 deals with the steering assembly. That's it for this month's update. Check back here in June. The link below should bring you to Issue 43
Mark

 

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, May 10, 2019 6:55 PM

Ohhhhhh very cool!! Again love the interior detail there!

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Posted by NemVia on Sunday, May 19, 2019 4:53 PM

Thanks Gamara. I Appreciate your comments. MAY UPDATES -2019 (part ll) I know this is a rare occasion, but I was able to receive my next 4 issues of the DeLorean build within' the same month. I really liked these issues, especially Issue 48. Issue 48 had a little bit more work to do on it and it dealt mainly with the dashboard component wiring. All of these cables are of the GNDN variety and used for aesthetics purposes only. But, to adjust them and get them into their proper places was what took up most of the time. (well, that and I misread the instructions for the wire separator piece and threaded them through it upside down.....DOH) Oh, we'll anyway it was fun doing this part of the build. All of the cables needed to be threaded through the bottom of the dash into the trunk space area only to be secured there permanently later on. I've actually found a couple things that I do not like with this part of the build, though. One is that the cable ties or zip ties are way out of scale with the care. I do however plan to replace them with some smaller ones that are used for stereo electronics which are much smaller and a little more accurate. Also, I was very disappointed in the function of the steering wheel and steering column. I had hoped they would turn the front wheels a little farther than they do. Now I understand why they give you the mounting blocks for the display stand so that the wheels will turn a bit more with less effort. But, I don't think it's going to be too big of an issue since the car will mostly be displayed in a case. Anyway, I was also able to build one of the cars seats, driver's side to be exact. I like how the material feels, almost like real leather, and they give you foam to place underneath the seat cushions to make the seat covers feel soft just like you could sit on them for real. I think I will be weathering the seats a bit. Just looking at how much stuff was added to the car by "Doc Brown" would suggest a lot of wear on just about everything on the inside of the car. That's why I'm leaving any scuffs and scratches that I might make on the car for that lived in feel. So far I've built issues 1 - 50 for this kit and the car now weighs in at 7.5 lbs (3.4 kg) I didn't know it was going to be this heavy. I can't imagine what it will weigh when finished. So, there's 31 New pics to check out. Check out the link below, that will get you to the first pic. Well, that's it for now. Keep checking for the next update. Thanks, Mark

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, May 19, 2019 6:50 PM

Oh very cool! Sorry to hear about getting the wiring wrong, sounds like something I would do...

Amazing all the gizmos in there, somehow I never noticed on watching the movies. Guess I need to go back and do it again...

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Posted by NemVia on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 7:34 PM
JUNE UPDATES - 2019 Hey everyone. I just received my next four issues (51-54) on Friday. Very quick and easy issues to do. I've been able to install the passenger seat as well as more GNDN wiring.  And finally the rear bulkhead plate that goes in behind the seats. Also I've added the left and right side door sills that kind of make the seating area look more like it belongs in a real car. Nothing overly spectacular for this update, but the interior is getting closer to being finished. Looking at the test fitting of the interior with the car frame, I can see that even though this is a pretty big model car at 1/8 scale, the real life one looks extremely cramped even without all the time circuit details. I've never seen one in person, but this certainly tells me I don't think I'd ever really want one. Unless of course some generous individual gave me one as a gift.... (NOT) Anyway, there are 22 new pics in the "!/8 Scale BTTF DeLorean" page. The link will take you there:
https://members.webs.com/manageapp/photos/photo?photoid=205758071
Next month I will have a 1 year review of this build to date to see how far I've gotten over a twelve month span on this one model. In about 3 month I will be at the half-way point of this build. Hope this is still holding everyone's interest. Well, That's it for now. More coming soon. See you then.
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Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 9:48 PM

The detail with this kit still blows me away. So cool.

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, June 14, 2019 11:33 AM

Oh cool, going to have to check out the photos this weekend when I have a little more time. 

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