ISSUE 08

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“With this issue, you receive parts that make up the bottom plate of your DeLorean. Keep any unused parts, as you will need them for a future assembly.”

Contents


Parts

Magazine

  • Drive Time: Model Instructions
  • The Future Girl: The story of Claudia Wells
  • Driving The Time Machine: The Delorean was not comfortable
  • Becoming Marty: Michael J. Fox’s commitments to Family Ties
  • A Time Traveler’s Guide: Lea Thompson

Build


The Bottom Plate is part of the frame/chassis and therefore was painted with Tamiya Fine Surface Primer in Light Grey. However, there are four recessed circular areas that are supposed to be holes on the real car (with the steering rack bolts showing). In order to keep these from being painted, I used a toothpick to drop in some rubber cement to temporarily mask them off:

After the primer coat, I used a toothpick to pull out the rubber cement ‘plugs’ and painted the exposed nuts in Tamiya XF-16 Flat Aluminum:

Anti-Roll Bar Mounts

Steps 1a-b

Attach the Left Anti-Roll Bar Base to the Bottom Plate as shown with two (2) AP screws:

Steps 2a-b

Attach the Right Anti-Roll Bar Base to the Bottom Plate as shown with two (2) AP screws:

Thoughts


This was another really quick issue. The only metal part is the Bottom Plate, and the rest is plastic. As in the previous issue, we don’t use all of the parts. The Anti-Roll Bar and the rest of the pieces will be used in Issue 10. Keep these parts safe until then.

Running Total of screws used so far: 67

Next Up


 Issue 09 – Wheels: Front Tire/Wheel (Single)

3 thoughts on “ISSUE 08”

  1. Hello,
    About the re-painting with Tamiya Fine Surface Primer in Light Grey, and more generally all the repainting done along theses first nine steps/issues, do you directly apply the new paint/primer on the original paint or do you pre-process the parts (paint removing ? sanding ?).
    Thank you.

    1. Other than washing the parts in water and mild soap and letting thoroughly dry, I paint right over the existing paint. The new paint doesn’t need to be very thick to adequately change the color, so it does not interfere with assembly.

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