Final Thoughts

It took us over well over two years, but the end of our Eaglemoss 1:8 scale Back to the Future DeLorean partwork build has arrived! While the journey was frustrating at times, overall it was an very enjoyable experience. I especially loved modifying it to be my own unique creation.

As with most of my partwork models, there were some recurring delays in receiving the parts. I even had to go so far as to buy issues from other builders and Amazon Japan as I was not receiving anything from Eaglemoss and did not feel like waiting. To be fair, all of the expected shipments did eventually arrive over the course of 25 months so I have a pile of duplicate issues I will make available to others soon.

I modified this build more than any other I have done because I wanted to replicate the original ‘A’ car as closely as I could. Others have gone even farther, but I think my DeLorean turned out great and I love it!

The total cost of this build, including all of the mods, was well over $2000 USD. Some may find that quite high, but when you consider the final product including the ability to display your DeLorean in any of the three ‘film modes’, I feel you get a lot for the money.

This DeLorean was my first partwork build and I am glad I took the time to get all the way to the end. It was a heck of a learning experience and I collected a vast array of knowledge and tools that have helped all of my future builds.

Even with the ups and downs, the delayed issues, and some sub-standard parts, I am extremely proud to own this model. It is by far the crown jewel of my collection!

2 thoughts on “Final Thoughts”

  1. Hi, would you recommend for me to attach the wheels last or when I get the main chassis. Didn’t know if you had any issues with the suspension at all as I heard others did with them snapping off.

    1. I put my wheels on when the instructions said to and never had any problems. I was just careful not to put any undue stress on the wheels or suspension as I finished building the car. It is likely other builders broke things when they were pushing down on the chassis to attach parts or while moving it and this overstressed the suspension. Even without the wheels attached, you can still damage the exposed suspension with unreasonable force. It is entirely up to you whether to attach the wheels or not, but either way, I recommend being careful around the suspension components.

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