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My 1/8 Scale BTTF Delorean (WIP)

NemViaNemVia175 Posts: 56Member
I've Started this build at the beginning of July, it is a subscription build where you only receive a few issues per month. 4 issues each time. There are 130 issues in all for the entire build. Because of the cost of the entire model, building it little by little is a lot more cost effective, at least for me. It is a very easy and enjoyable build as all of the pieces are pre-painted. There is no gluing or cementing required. Everything is fastened together with screws. Right now I've completed issues 1 - 22 and here is the current update for the build:

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~

http://www.NemVia.net

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Posts

  • The_meshmasterThe_meshmaster0 Posts: 0Member
    Wow...I never have seen this type of sets before...I have to say, they look Awesome...keep it up bro.
  • D-JotaD-Jota171 Posts: 0Member
    I love Back to the Future and so naturally I'm a fanboy for the DeLorean time machine. I've been aware of the Eaglemoss issue of the 1:8 DeLorean for quite some time; If I had the physical space to display one in my playroom I could probably, maybe, almost convince myself to take a crack at it... but I haven't. A blessing in disguise probably! :D

    About three years ago I tackled the build your own 1:8 scale Lamborghini Aventador by Pocher as a sort of Christmas present to myself, which was similar to the DeLorean in that it was largely assembled with the use of a screwdriver and modelling glue. It cost me about ?500, around 100 hours of effort to build over a two weeks stretch; half of that time kinda stressed me out as I was paranoid that I'd either screw it up or damage it as I had never attempted anything like that before. Then there was the backache caused by my sitting on the floor for all that time. - It looks bloody good though (if I do say so...) and though it was satisfying to cross the finish line with it, the experience has pretty much put me off from attempting the same again.

    Anyway, well done for taking on the challenge. I'll be interested to see how you get on.
  • The_meshmasterThe_meshmaster0 Posts: 0Member
    What's the price of the full set in American dollars?
  • D-JotaD-Jota171 Posts: 0Member
    Are you addressing NemVia regarding the DeLorean or me regarding the Lambo? :D
  • The_meshmasterThe_meshmaster0 Posts: 0Member
    D-Jota wrote: »
    Are you addressing NemVia regarding the DeLorean or me regarding the Lambo? :D

    Oh sorry, I mean for NemVia..
  • NemViaNemVia175 Posts: 56Member
    What's the price of the full set in American dollars?

    Well, each Issue is $12.85 including shipping x 130 issues it comes out to $1670.50. It's actually a little less than that because the 1st 2 issues are $1.95 together as an incentive offer to start the build. That's about it. Is it worth the cost? Could be. I've always wanted to build this model as a kid, but I do like the larger scale. So to me it's worth the cost and the wait to build it.

    Mark
  • Lizzy777Lizzy777207 PNWPosts: 387Member
    You built a time machine...out of a Delorean?
    I've got gas...
  • ashleytingerashleytinger154 Central OhioPosts: 264Member
    Lizzy777 wrote: »
    You built a time machine...out of a Delorean?

    If you're going to build a time machine, why not do it with some style?
  • NemViaNemVia175 Posts: 56Member
    JANUARY UPDATES - 2019
    WOW! Already the beginning of a new year. December flew by and I'm glad it did. It's good to get back to work on something I would really rather be doing anyway.
    I received issues 23 - 26 for the DeLorean build. For the most part it is finishing up the engine assembly and getting it mounted onto the car frame. It looks real good assembled. I just have to dirt the engine up a little, by adding some weathering and usage stains to the manifolds, oil pan and transmission areas. The engine looks awesome, but it's a little to pristine! Anyway, I've posted 25 new pics on the 1/8 scale BTTF DeLorean page. Just click on the page and look at new updates starting at pic 111 - 136. Hope you enjoy the pics.

    Looking forward to next month's updates. Everyone have a good month! See you then,
    Mark.

    http://www.NemVia.net

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  • ashleytingerashleytinger154 Central OhioPosts: 264Member
    I would be murdered if I spent that much on a model kit.

    That being said, I am envious of you on this because it's coming out looking amazing!
  • NemViaNemVia175 Posts: 56Member
    I would be murdered if I spent that much on a model kit.

    That being said, I am envious of you on this because it's coming out looking amazing!
    Thank you, my friend.

    I guess I'm at an age where I'm able to put aside some cash each month for this. I have a strict budget so I do have to keep to it. Besides, if it becomes too much of a burden, I can pause the subscription until I can get back to it. That was one of the things that caught my eye about doing this build, so it won't overburden me if that should happen. Eaglemoss has worked with me even on some parts that were missing or were broken. They are very easy to work with. Thanks for your comments. I should have another updates at the beginning of February for issues 27 - 30.

    Mark
  • NemViaNemVia175 Posts: 56Member
    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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    Lizzy777
    • Like - Lizzy777 on March 9, 2019.
  • NemViaNemVia175 Posts: 56Member
    edited March 27 #14
    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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    Lizzy777
    • Like - Lizzy777 on March 9, 2019.
  • ashleytingerashleytinger154 Central OhioPosts: 264Member
    The mirror display is a nice touch
  • NemViaNemVia175 Posts: 56Member
    The mirror display is a nice touch

    Thanks! I like it too. When I finish the build I will be ordering the Dust cover for it as well. Keep everything nice and shiny…..
    Mark
  • ViperViper402 Posts: 387Administrator
    This looks very nice. Eager to see more :) It seems to match the real thing pretty well.
  • NemViaNemVia175 Posts: 56Member
    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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  • NemViaNemVia175 Posts: 56Member
    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
    https://www.nemvia.org/apps/photos/photo?photoid=205671335
    http://www.NemVia.org

  • NemViaNemVia175 Posts: 56Member
    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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    • Like - Lizzy777 on May 20, 2019.
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  • trekkitrekki206 Posts: 749Member
    Wow ...
  • ashleytingerashleytinger154 Central OhioPosts: 264Member
    So it wasn't my imagination, you think the zip ties are too big too.
  • NemViaNemVia175 Posts: 56Member
    So it wasn't my imagination, you think the zip ties are too big too.

    Yes, definitely. I have zip ties on some cables in my work truck and they are just a little bit larger than the ones in this build. I have seen very small ones used in electronic gear that I'm going to scrounge for and that should fix this inaccuracy. Thanks for your comment.
    Mark.
  • NemViaNemVia175 Posts: 56Member
    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=205718899
    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.
    http://www.NemVia.org

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