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1/8 Eaglemoss Delorean from BTTF

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  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Sunday, March 25, 2018 6:12 PM
Looking forward to this one . I have 2 Huge 1/8th models (Monograms '65 Vette -Gasser styled & Big T -primer & moon-discs ) , but no where to put them yet - too many 1:64's -
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    January, 2005
  • From: Bombala, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Monday, March 26, 2018 3:43 AM
looks good so far. i've got a 1/8 Ford Falcon, so, yes, they are big in that scale.
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Posted by NotFullyAssembled on Monday, March 26, 2018 5:53 PM

I've come pretty close to getting the 1/8 Camaro over the years but I can't fathom painting that many parts. I'll admit they do look awesome when someone really puts the work into it. I had seen this one fellow that had made a couple with little dealer sheets on the windows. His force perspective shots really looked like the full-sized Camaro.

I have never heard of a 1/8 falcon though... who makes that kit?

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Posted by NotFullyAssembled on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 1:20 PM
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  • From: Bombala, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 3:40 AM

I'd fix the Mr Fusion anyway, even if you're not going to mount it on the car. It will look good posed nearby. I heard the 'reactor' is a actual hubcap

NotFullyAssembled
I have never heard of a 1/8 falcon though... who makes that kit?

It's made by ICON models. Here's my thread:

http://cs.scaleautomag.com/sca/modeling_subjects/f/35/t/64319.aspx

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Posted by NotFullyAssembled on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 8:14 PM

aussiemuscle308

I'd fix the Mr Fusion anyway, even if you're not going to mount it on the car. It will look good posed nearby. I heard the 'reactor' is a actual hubcap

 

 
NotFullyAssembled
I have never heard of a 1/8 falcon though... who makes that kit?

 

It's made by ICON models. Here's my thread:

http://cs.scaleautomag.com/sca/modeling_subjects/f/35/t/64319.aspx

 

It sure is a hubcap. Off an old Plymouth. I'll probably keep Mr. Fusion sitting nearby with the screws facing towards the wall.

That Falcon is pretty sweet looking. Had never heard of ICON but it looks like they have the skills to pay the bills! Speaking of random large scale car kits going totally un-noticed:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdVxu2yCer4

Seems to have only been available in South America but geeze, I'm not even a "truck guy" and I'd have been tempted to subscribe to a 1/8 Ford F100 build.

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Posted by ford57bucket on Thursday, May 03, 2018 10:53 PM

Is there a website for Eaglemoss and Icon?

don;t throw that away,i can use it!

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Posted by NotFullyAssembled on Friday, May 04, 2018 6:00 PM
Not sure about Icon. I was only able to find pictures of the Falcon but Eaglemoss has a website for the Delorean at deloreanbuildup.com
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Posted by ford57bucket on Saturday, May 05, 2018 9:32 AM

Great! Thank you.

don;t throw that away,i can use it!

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  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 1:56 PM

Wow!  That is outta sight!  Watching this spaceDinner

Just keep picking away at it...

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    March, 2018
Posted by NotFullyAssembled on Saturday, June 02, 2018 12:26 PM

mmthrax

Wow!  That is outta sight!  Watching this spaceDinner

 

It's definitely an interesting area of model kits - larger scale and different assembly/delivery methods!

Started putting the engine block and transmission together. Lots of heavy metal parts in these assemblies!

Bottom of the transmission. This is actually an auto transmission and not a manual like the time machine has. Its an error but not a terribly important or noticable one in my opinion. Since there will be a clutch pedal and shifter in the interior it will still look like a manual Delorean.

The transmission attaches to the engine block. Both assemblies have many of the screws hidden internally so the finished assemblies have no visible screw heads.

Engine looks pretty cool even without the upper engine parts installed yet. Many of those seams on top will eventually be covered with other details.

There are some plastic pieces like the oil filter and starter. But they look pretty good and add to the overall realism regardless.

While they won't be highly visible on the completed model they do go to show that some effort was put into taking advantage of the larger scale of this kit.

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Posted by NotFullyAssembled on Saturday, June 09, 2018 5:55 PM

Decided that the engine looked a little too new and clean so I broke out some oil paints I have and added some weathering
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The weathering looks a bit stronger in the photos - in real life its a bit more muted. You can see a bit of the original color of the metal on the mounts near the bottom.
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Front of the engine with the value covers and intake parts installed. Looking more realistic as it's built.
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I also applied a thin dull coat of paint on the value covers to make them look like a different type of metal.
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Also gave a coat of color to a few small parts. Anyone who's seen an engine up close knows all the individual components are different colors. A good example of how a little bit of paint can make this kit really start to shine. The hose on the engine parts is actually a rubber tube! I'm interested in seeing how much more detail there will be once the engine assembly is complete.

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  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Monday, June 11, 2018 7:23 AM

The detailing looks amazing . Jay Leno's newest youtube show  ( Guess what car !!) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OD8430xJRbM

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Posted by NotFullyAssembled on Saturday, July 21, 2018 4:02 PM

Spencer Mopar Fan

The detailing looks amazing . Jay Leno's newest youtube show  ( Guess what car !!) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OD8430xJRbM

Can't believe he'd never seen BTTF before!

Speaking of videos I made a tutorial showing the first steps to weathering the engine. I'm planning on making more as I continue the build. Take a look

Tags: weathering

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