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My 1/8 Scale BTTF Delorean (WIP)

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  • Member since
    February 2008
  • From: Illinois
Posted by NemVia on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 7:29 PM
NOVEMBER UPDATES - 2019

Hey everyone! Well, still no word on when I'll receive my missing issues which are now Issues 75, 76 and 77. I really don't know what Eaglemoss  will be sending me until I get my next automated order. They did send me Issue 74 which is the issue that has the hinge panel for the passenger side gull wing door, so I was able to get that into place, and I also received Issues 79, 80 and 81.  79 & 80 are the passenger side rear panel and trim assemblies, which are very easy to assemble. Issue 80 also has similar parts to Issue 78 which are the trim pieces for the rear panels as well as the mounting brackets for some of the lighting effects. Issue 81 has a part called the "engine surround"  which will eventually be filled up with wiring and more greeblies. I have 17 new pics added to the 1/8 scale BTTF DeLorean page which includes the pics and parts for Issue 74 which is now in sequential order. Now, depending on when my next shipment will get here will determine if there will be an update for December. My busy season begins next month so I might not have too much time or energy to get anything done. If not, there will be a big update on January of 2020. Who knows. Well, that's it for this update. Keep checking the website and we'll see you next update!
Mark
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  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, November 14, 2019 9:07 AM

I am still amazed at the quality of this kit. Thanks for the update.

  • Member since
    February 2008
  • From: Illinois
Posted by NemVia on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 4:46 PM

Thanks, my friend. There are good things, and bad...... here goes....

 

JANUARY UPDATES - 2020
Well, it's now 2020 and so far, this year has not started off well in the DeLorean build department. I received Issues 88 through 91 in December, but found out that there were two things that needed to be taken care of before I could move forward on the build. 1) and most importantly, I discovered that while trying to add the assembly Issue 91 to the engine which, by the way is the engine air filter assembly, I found that I had put the left and right air intakes, on the manifolds, facing the wrong direction. A major OOOPS! I decided to put off working on this project until after my peak season at work, otherwise I was going to hurl the car at the basement wall and be done with it. This was a bit frustrating, too because I still have not received Issues 75, 76, and 77, and it's now going on four months, with a new complaint letter sent in every month I don't get these Issues. And in order to move forward  on the build, I need the parts from those Issues. Issue 74 is still in it's parts bag because I have nowhere to put these pieces. Anyway, when things calmed down at work I decided to fix the manifold problem. This gave me something to do while waiting for the next Issues. I had to reverse engineer how to get the manifolds off and turned around to the correct position. I did have to remove the engine to get to the manifold, but I finally got it into it's proper position, and now the air filter and other system pipes fit very nicely. But that's not all... You're not gonna believe this one.... I get my usual notice that my Issues would be mailed out, but I didn't pay attention to which ones I would get until they were delivered. so now, I'm not only missing 75, 76 and 77, but now I didn't get 86, 87 and 92 and 93. What I received are Issues 94 - 97 but I don't have the other Issues to assemble these parts together. (I guess you could say I have Issues with my Issues) So I'm not going to even open the parts bags for these until I get the other parts. Man! what a disappointment. And still no word from Eaglemoss on this problem But!!!! I still have posted some interesting pics of what I was able to get done despite not having what I need. I've assembled what I could starting from Issues 82 - 85, then 88 - 91. Some of the interior parts were added, such as the seatbelt harness pieces and of course the air filter assembly. The engine cover is made from metal and the detailing on the grates is quite awesome. But this is about all I was able to do for the last two months. So there are 49 new pics in the 1/8 scale BTTF DeLorean page. I hope you can at least enjoy those. That's all for now, keep checking my site to see if those missing Issues will ever get here!
Take care, Mark
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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 9, 2020 11:56 AM

Ouch! That's friggin' nuts! How are you supposed to build anything when you're missing half-a-dozen issues!?! 

Good luck, love what you've got so far. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    February 2008
  • From: Illinois
Posted by NemVia on Thursday, January 9, 2020 1:05 PM

Gamera

Ouch! That's friggin' nuts! How are you supposed to build anything when you're missing half-a-dozen issues!?! 

Good luck, love what you've got so far. 

 

I know, right? They're go-to response is: "we're out of Stock". But no word as to when they will have everything in stock... not even an estimate time. Oh well... I'll just have to wait it out for now. Thanks for your comments.

Mark

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