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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!
"I rather believe that time is a companion who goes with us on the journey, and reminds us to cherish every moment... because they'll never come again."

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Re: My 1/8 Scale BTTF Delorean (WIP)
« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2019, 04:43:48 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!
I know, right? But it's even better than a lego kit!

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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Re: My 1/8 Scale BTTF Delorean (WIP)
« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2019, 07:53:07 am »
I went to your website, Mark, and am not sure I found the right pictures you referenced here, but the build is looking great!

Slightly off topic - are you still working on building a drydock for your Deboers' Enterprise? I was hoping you would be able to film the top with your new rig. Any joy on that!

Keep going on the Delorean! Now all we need is some lightening! :D

Steve
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Re: My 1/8 Scale BTTF Delorean (WIP)
« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2019, 12:39:50 pm »
I went to your website, Mark, and am not sure I found the right pictures you referenced here, but the build is looking great!

Slightly off topic - are you still working on building a drydock for your Deboers' Enterprise? I was hoping you would be able to film the top with your new rig. Any joy on that!

Keep going on the Delorean! Now all we need is some lightening! :D

Steve

 Hi Steve,

Usually with the updates on the DeLorean, it will be anything on the last page of pics in this case page 4. Usually you can tell where I'm at in the build by the Issue numbers, in this case Issues 31 - 38....  If you can find the issue number on the site page you can check it out from that point forward. Sorry to make it so difficult, it's just that setting up new pages for each update is very tedious. Also trying to upload pics for this site is time consuming because I have to reduce the pics before SFMA will accept them. I'll try to find a way to make it easier for everyone to find the updates.


Also, the drydock is still being worked on, at a minimum though. I've had a few hitches with the build and it's put a damper on things. But, I am working on it. I will try to set up a flyover shot at the top of the dock. Sounds like a good idea. Thanks for your input. Should have an update on that real soon.
Mark
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Re: My 1/8 Scale BTTF Delorean (WIP)
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2019, 04:10:41 pm »
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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Re: My 1/8 Scale BTTF Delorean (WIP)
« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2019, 09:17:32 pm »
OK, apologies for ripping off your pics.  But for the non-believers (including me until now), the 1/8 detail is truly nuts.
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