ISSUE 118

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“With this issue, work continues on the reactor platform of your DeLorean.”

Contents


Parts

Magazine

  • Drive Time: Model Instructions
  • The Michael J. Fox Story: Campaigner and Emmy Winner
  • A Time Traveler’s Guide: Future Footage

Build


Reactor Pipes and Details

Step 1

Fit the Reactor Detail (118B) to the rear center of the Reactor Platform, as shown.

There is a pin on this Reactor Detail that matches an locating hole in the Reactor Platform to align it correctly:

Step 2

Secure this part into place from below with one (1) AP screw:

Step 3

Fit the Pipe (Left) to Reactor Platform, as shown:

Step 4

Secure this pipe into place from below with one (1) EP screw at the front…

… and one (1) FP screw at the rear:

Step 5

Fit the Pipe (Right) to Reactor Platform, as shown:

Step 6

Secure this pipe into place from below with one (1) EP screw at the front…

… and one (1) FP screw at the rear:

Step 7

Fit the two pins of Reactor Detail (118A) to the rear center of the Reactor Platform, as shown.

On The ‘A’ Car, this is a vent from an old T-195 military transmitter. Eaglemoss even put these same decals on our part!

One thing you may notice in the image above is that the inside of the real part is actually yellow-ish. Therefore, I painted the inside of mine (as well as the matching location on the Reactor Platform) with Tamiya XF-3 Flat Yellow paint:

Once I fitted this part into place, I thought it came out pretty good!

Step 8

Secure this detail into place from below with one (1) AP screw:

Thoughts


It was actually odd to paint something with a brush as I have not done it in a long time! Don’t forget that if you do the same, you can clean up any acrylic paints with rubbing alcohol and a cotton swab. Just do not rub too hard on the painted surface of the Reactor Platform. All of the parts in this issue are plastic.

Running Total of screws used so far: 1076

Next Up


 Issue 119 – Reactor: Exhaust Pipes/Brackets

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