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Offline NemVia

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Re: My 1/8 Scale BTTF Delorean (WIP)
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2018, 06:21:57 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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Re: My 1/8 Scale BTTF Delorean (WIP)
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2019, 05:58:49 pm »
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.

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Re: My 1/8 Scale BTTF Delorean (WIP)
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2019, 08:41:38 am »
Mark,

The detail on that engine is phenomenal! I have seen another post where they "grimmed" it up a bit?! Any intention of doing that?

Keep going! Looking forward to you next update?

BTW - what's the latest on the Drydock and camera rig? Did I miss it?

Steve
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Re: My 1/8 Scale BTTF Delorean (WIP)
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2019, 01:00:53 pm »
Oh, I'll definitely be weathering the engine. But just like when you buy that brand new car, you have to admire how clean everything is at first. Including that brand new engine! Well,  at least for a little bit, anyway. Obviously Doc Brown had the car for a while as he pieced his time machine together from used aircraft equipment and the like so I can imagine the car was not in like-new condition when he finally finished his masterpiece. So a-weathering we shall go.

The drydock will be updated in a few weeks. My work's busy season is in December, so I really didn't spend much time on her. But I'll be working on the electrical components and a few other items. I also bought some new memory cards for my camera so I can put together the "Flyby" scene from TMP. Hopefully very soon.
 Thanks for the comments. keep checking.
Mark
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Re: My 1/8 Scale BTTF Delorean (WIP)
« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2019, 11:26:59 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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Re: My 1/8 Scale BTTF Delorean (WIP)
« Reply #20 on: February 02, 2019, 03:07:59 pm »
At first I was "meh." thinking this was going to be more like a lego kit.  Now that I see all that you are doing, and the detail level, I'm convinced this is a really awesome project. 

Looking forward to watching this come together!
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