BUILD

This 1:8 scale Back to the Future DeLorean model by Eaglemoss can be purchased in two ways. In many countries, it is available for purchase directly at local newsagents. But, here in the US and a few other countries, it is only available by signing up for a monthly subscription service online at sites like Eaglemoss US. Therefore, everything here is based on the subscription version.

Over the span of almost three years, Eaglemoss delivers 130 ‘issues’ (159 with the optional extension) that contain a few parts of the model along with a magazine explaining the build instructions, images, and information about the movies. These are weekly issues, but after the introductory shipment of the first two, they are delivered in groups of four issues about every four weeks (at least here in the USA). Unfortunately, it is not possible to order any issues in advance. However, in September of 2019, Eaglemoss began allowing US subscribers to receive 8 issues per month upon request.

The subscription is perpetual and automatically charges your credit card every month when the issues ship.  If necessary, however, the subscription can be suspended or cancelled at any time. This subscription version includes some FREE gifts and some ‘extra cost’ Special Issues along the way, which I will include below.

I created this site to share my own build progress and hopefully offer hints and tips I discovered along the way. It is not intended to be a step-by-step replacement for the instructions, so please read the magazines carefully! Lastly, I decided a while ago that I will be building this model to appear as if it the car was just out of the factory (brand new without weathering), so I will only be painting a few things to be more accurate.

Below are links to the articles for my build:

2018


November 2018
  • Issue 01 – Body: Rear Section, Right Tail Light, Numberplate (License Plate)
  • Issue 02 – Body: Left Wing (Fender), Left Tail Light
December 2018
  • Free Gift #1 – Collector’s Binder
  • Issue 03 – Wheels: Front Tire/Wheel (Single)
  • Issue 04 – Body: Plutonium Reactor Cover, Mr. Fusion
  • Issue 05 – Suspension: Front Suspension/Hub (Left)
  • Issue 06 – Suspension: Front Suspension/Hub (Right)
  • Issue 07 – Suspension: Steering Rack, Linkage, Front Plate
  • Issue 08 – Suspension: Anti-roll Bar, Bottom Plate
  • Issue 09 – Wheels: Front Tire/Wheel (Single)
  • Issue 10 – Frame: Main Chassis Frame

2019


January 2019
  • Free Gift #2 – OUTATIME License Plate
  • Issue 11 – Suspension: Engine Support, Rear Lower Control Arms
  • Issue 12 – Suspension: Rear Suspension/Hub, Driveshaft (Left)
  • Issue 13 – Wheels: Rear Tire/Wheel (Single)
  • Issue 14 – Suspension: Rear Suspension/Hub, Driveshaft (Right)
February 2019
March 2019
  • Issue 15 – Wheels: Rear Tire/Wheel (Single)
  • Issue 16 – Engine: Transmission Case
  • Issue 17 – Engine: Forward/Lower Engine Casing, Sump Pan, Bell Housing, Starter
  • Issue 18 – Engine: Left/Right/Rear Engine Casing, Oil Filter/Pressure Sensor, Exhaust Manifolds
April 2019
  • Issue 19 – Engine: Upper Engine Casing, Water Pump/Pipes, Coolant Pipe, Auxiliary Air Pipe
  • Issue 20 – Engine: Intake Manifold
  • Issue 21 – Engine: Cylinder Head Covers, A/C Compressor, Control Pressure Regulator, Oil Filler Cap
  • Issue 22 – Engine: Thermostat Housing, Throttle Control, Mixture Unit, Fuel Distributor/Hoses
  • Special Issue #2 – Back to the Future: Continuum Conundrum
July 2019
  • Issue 23 – Engine: Alternator/Mounts, Dipstick, Transmission Mounts
  • Issue 24 – Engine: Pulleys, Belts
  • Issue 25 – Engine: Muffler Frame/Heatshield, Exhaust Front Pipe
  • Issue 26 – Engine: Muffler, Exhaust Pipes, Rear Fascia Mounts
  • Issue 27 – Engine: Horn, Radiator Mounts/Fans/Shroud
August 2019
  • Special Issue #3 – White Wall Tires
  • Issue 28 – Engine: Radiator, Radiator Mount
  • Issue 29 – Frame: Chassis Plate, Centre Plate
  • Issue 30 – Engine: Engine Water Pipes/Rails
  • Issue 31 – Frame: Chassis Plates
  • Issue 32 – Frame: Fuel Tank (Battery Box/Switch), Wiring
  • Issue 33 – Frame: Fuel Tank Plate (Battery Box Cover)
  • Issue 34 – Frame: Trunk Base, Washer Tank

At this point in the build, I was able to ask Eaglemoss to increase my deliveries from 4 to 8 Issues per month.

September 2019
  • Issue 35 – Frame: Front Wheel Arches
  • Issue 36 – Frame: Rear Pontoons
  • Issue 37 – Frame: Rear Wheel Arches
  • Issue 38 – Frame: Heatshield Plate, Front Wiring, Jack Stands
  • Issue 39 – Interior: Chassis Plate (Floorboard), Rear Wiring
  • Issue 40 – Interior: Panel (Firewall), Pedals, Brake Switch/Spring/Wiring
  • Issue 41 – Interior: Center Console, A/C controls, Gearshift Surround/Boot/Lever/Knob
  • Issue 42 – Interior: Heat Sink/Wire, Radio, Compass, Time Circuits Display/LEDs, Keypad
  • Free Gift #3 – Display Base
October 2019
  • Issue 43 – Interior: Time Circuits Switch/Box, Button Panel, Gold Box
  • Issue 44 – Dashboard: Dashboard, Knee Pads
  • Issue 45 – Dashboard: Instrument Cluster, Speedometer, Black Boxes
  • Issue 46 – Dashboard: Contactors, Meters
  • Issue 47 – Dashboard: Base Plate, Steering Wheel/Column/Shaft
  • Issue 48 – Dashboard: Decorative Wiring
  • Issue 49 – Interior: Seat Belts (Inner), Decorative Wiring
  • Issue 50 – Interior: Seat (Left)
November 2019
  • Issue 51 – Interior: Seat (Right)
  • Issue 52 – Interior: Decorative Wiring (Left Door Sill), Left Door Sill, Hand Brake
  • Issue 53 – Interior: Decorative Wiring/Silver Pipe (Right Door Sill), Right Door Sill
  • Issue 54 – Interior: Lower Rear Bulkhead, Junction Box, Cylinder/Pipes
  • Issue 55 – Interior: Lower Rear Bulkhead Cover, Speakers, Switches
  • Issue 56 – Interior: Circuit Board, Wires
  • Issue 57 – Interior: Upper Rear Bulkhead, Light Board (XMAS Tree SID), Bulkhead Details
  • Issue 58 – Interior: Flux Capacitor
December 2019
  • Issue 59 – Interior: Blower, Cables, XMAS Tree LEDs
  • Issue 60 – Frame: Upper Frame, Door Latches
  • Issue 61 – Frame: Front Frame, Hood Latch
  • Issue 62 – Frame: Windshield, Rear View Mirror
  • Issue 63 – Body: Hood, Hood Hinges/Struts
  • Issue 64 – Body: Hood Frame/Light
  • Issue 65 – Body: Trunk Tray, Spare Tire Strap
  • Issue 66 – Body: Door Retainers/Switches

I got two deliveries this month, but ran into Issues 74-77 delayed:

  • Issue 67 – Interior: Door Panel/Strap/Light Lenses (Left)
  • Issue 68 – Interior: Door Panel LEDs/Lower Window/Drive Gears (Left)
  • Issue 69 – Body: Door, Upper Window, Side Mirror (Left)
  • Issue 70 – Interior: Door Headliner/Strut (Left), Door Block
  • Issue 71 – Interior: Door Panel/Strap/Light Lenses (Right)
  • Issue 72 – Interior: Door Panel LEDs/Lower Window/Drive Gears (Right)
  • Issue 73 – Body: Door, Upper Window, Side Mirror (Right)
May 2020
  • Issue 74 – Interior: Door Headliner/Strut (Right), Door Block
June 2020
  • Issue 75 – Body: Central Roof Panel, Power Coil Brackets
  • Issue 76 – Body: Front Fender/Trim (Right)
  • Issue 77 – Body: Rear Quarter Panel/Vent (Left)
  • Issue 78 – Body: Rear Quarter Panel Vent/Trim/Lens, Power Coil Brackets (Left)
  • Issue 79 – Body: Rear Quarter Panel/Vent (Right), Replacement Steering Column
  • Issue 80 – Body: Rear Quarter Panel Vent/Trim/Lens, Power Coil Brackets (Right)
July 2020
  • Issue 81 – Body: Engine Surround, Heating Element, Blocks
  • Issue 82 – Body: Rear Deck Pucks, Capacitors/Wires, Cable
  • Issue 83 – Body: Cartridges, Capacitors/Wires, Cylinders, Pipe, Wiring
  • Issue 84 – Body: Engine Bay Center/Left/Right, Support, Bar, Tank/Cap
  • Issue 85 – Body: Engine Bay Back, Front Body Rear Panel, Engine Lamp

I finally got my hands on missing issues, both from the Facebook group and Amazon Japan, so time to catch up:

September 2020
  • Issue 86 – Interior: Roof Panel, Emergency Handle/Cable, Silver Box
  • Issue 87 – Interior: Upper Control Panels, Keypad, Sun Visors, LEDs
  • Issue 88 – Interior: Outer Seat Belts, Seat Belt Panels, Interior Panels
  • Issue 89 – Body: Engine Cover/Hinges
  • Issue 90 – Engine: Engine Cover Latch/Stay, Air Intake Pipes
  • Issue 91 – Engine: Air Filter, Wiring, LEDs, Rocker Panels
  • Issue 92 – Body: Tail Light LED Boards, Engine Bay LED
  • Issue 93 – Body: Headlight Surround (Front Fascia), Grille w/ Logo, Headlights, LEDs
  • Issue 94 – Body: Valance, Valance Grille
  • Issue 95 – Body: Front Bumper, Power Coil Brackets, Turn Signal Light Covers
  • Issue 96 – Body: Valance (Left Side), Door Step (Left)
  • Issue 97 – Body: Valance (Right Side), Door Step (Right)
  • Issue 98 – Body: Front Power Coil Lighting/Junction Boxes
  • Issue 99 – Body: Front Power Coil Frame/Grilles
  • Issue 100 – Body: Front Power Coil Wiring (Left)
  • Issue 101 – Body: Side Power Coil Tube/Mesh/Wiring (Left)
  • Issue 102 – Body: Front Power Coil Wiring (Right)
  • Issue 103 – Body: Side Power Coil Tube/Mesh/Wiring (Right)
November 2020
  • Issue 104 – Body: Rear Power Coil Junction Box/Filaments (Left)
  • Issue 105 – Body: Rear Power Coil Junction Box/Filaments (Right)
  • Issue 106 – Body: Rear Lower Power Coil Support Bar/LEDs
  • Issue 107 – Body: Rear Power Coils/Grilles (Left)
  • Issue 108 – Body: Rear Power Coils/Grilles (Right)
  • Issue 109 – Body: Time Field Generator/Cables/Wires
  • Issue 110 – Body: Spare Wheel/Windshield Wipers
  • Issue 111 – Reactor: Platform, Components
  • Issue 112 – Reactor: Components, Separator, Multi-Colored Wires
  • Issue 113 – Reactor: Drum, Top Plate, LED, Filament
  • Issue 114 – Reactor: Drum Details
  • Issue 115 – Reactor: Vent Connector, Mounts (Oil Separators), Cable Mount, Cable
  • Issue 116 – Reactor: Reactor Cables
  • Issue 117 – Reactor: Cables (Oil Separator Hoses)
  • Issue 118 – Reactor: Rear Details, Reactor Pipes w/ Couplers
  • Issue 119 – Reactor: Exhaust Pipes/Brackets
  • Issue 120 – Reactor: Vent Pipes
  • Issue 121 – Reactor: Rear Exhaust Cowl/Pipe (Left)
  • Issue 122 – Reactor: Rear Exhaust Vanes/Cable (Left)
  • Issue 123 – Reactor: Rear Exhaust Cowl/Pipe (Right)
  • Issue 124 – Reactor: Rear Exhaust Vanes/Pipe/Cable (Right)
  • Issue 125 – Reactor: Rear Exhaust Vent Cables, Colored Adhesive Stickers
  • Issue 126 – Reactor: Rear Vent Cowl Uprights/Bases
  • Issue 127 – Display: Plutonium Case Lid/Catches/Plate/Handle
  • Issue 128 – Display: Plutonium Case Body, Catches, Handle Covers, Handles
  • Issue 129 – Display: Plutonium Case Lid Interior/Rod Holder/Padding, Straps, Main Hinge
  • Issue 130 – Display: Plutonium Canisters/Rods/Lids/Stickers, Alarm Clock

The Extension…

And with that, the build is complete! But is it? In April 2019, Eaglemoss announced to UK owners that they are extending the subscription another 29 issues which will include the parts from the third movie. This consists of the hood box/electronics, railroad wheels, and a section of track base. Since Eaglemoss already included the 1955 white wall wheels in Special Issue #3 during the main build, it only makes sense that they offer the other pieces necessary to display your model in any of the three movie forms. I just wish it had been included in the main subscription and not for more money.

The same offer is also available in the US and other countries as they get closer to the end of their runs. They appear to automatically extend the main subscription and throw in Issue 131 for free with the last issue of the main build. It is an expensive extension, but it is not mandatory. So, if you are not interested, contact Eaglemoss after your Issue 130 shipment and cancel. I will build the extension anyway just for fun.


The following issues are next to be built…

  • Issue 131 – Body: Time Circuit Box, LED Ribbon and Switch
  • Issue 132 – Display: Railroad Tie/Ends, Connectors
  • Issue 133 – Display: Rail, Rail Chairs
  • Issue 134 – Body: Time Circuit Components, Base Plate, Battery Cover
  • Issue 135 – Display: Railroad Tie/Ends, Connectors
  • Issue 136 – Display: Rail, Rail Chairs
  • Issue 137 – Body: Time Circuit Components
  • Issue 138 – Display: Railroad Tie/Ends, Connectors
  • Free Gift #4 – T-Shirt
  • Issue 139 – Display: Rail, Rail Chairs
  • Issue 140 – Body: Time Circuit Components
  • Issue 141 – Display: Railroad Tie/Ends, Connectors
  • Issue 142 – Display: Rail, Rail Chairs
  • Issue 143 – Body: Time Circuit Components
  • Issue 144 – Display: Railroad Tie/Ends, Connectors
  • Issue 145 – Display: Rail, Rail Chairs
  • Issue 146 – Wheels: Railroad Wheel/Center/Nut/Washer (Front)
  • Issue 147 – Body: Time Circuit Components
  • Issue 148 – Display: Railroad Tie/Ends, Connectors
  • Issue 149 – Display: Rail, Rail Chairs
  • Issue 150 – Wheels: Railroad Wheel/Center/Nut/Washer (Rear)
  • Issue 151 – Body: Time Circuit Components, Handles, Wires
  • Issue 152 – Display: Railroad Tie/Ends, Connectors
  • Issue 153 – Display: Rail, Rail Chairs
  • Issue 154 – Wheels: Railroad Wheel/Center/Nut/Washer (Front)
  • Issue 155 – Body: Time Circuit Straps/Buckles, Rubber Bands, Pipes
  • Issue 156 – Display: Railroad Tie/Ends, Connectors
  • Issue 157 – Display: Rail, Rail Chairs
  • Issue 158 – Wheels: Railroad Wheel/Center/Nut/Washer (Rear)
  • Issue 159 – Car Cover, Complete Instructions Guide (96 pages)