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My 1/8 Scale BTTF Delorean (WIP)

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  • From: Illinois
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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  • From: Illinois
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

 

http://www.NemVia.net

 

 

 

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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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  • From: Illinois
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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  • From: Illinois
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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  • From: SW Virginia
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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  • From: Illinois
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.

 

https://www.nemvia.org/apps/photos/photo?photoid=205641117

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
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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