The Eaglemoss 1:8 scale Back to the Future DeLorean is the most detailed model of its kind. It is based on scans of the incredibly ‘screen accurate’ full-size replica owned by Terry Matalas. Eaglemoss then enlisted the help of some of the best Back to the Future DeLorean experts (including Joe Walser) to further improve the model. And, for a model that costs upwards of $1500 USD you would think it would be perfect, but you would be wrong. There are definitely some shortcomings you will find as you build it and they may or may not drive you crazy.

Luckily, there are communities of fans who, like myself, are passionate about the movie and the car.  Some of them have produced some amazing custom modifications (mods) you can add to your DeLorean model to give it more accuracy and detail.

Some mods are very affordable and others are quite expensive. It is totally up to you which ones to install. Every build is going to be slightly different no matter what, so do what you want!

On that note, here is a list of the mods I have chosen for my car. Details on and where to get each mod can be found on their individual pages.

My Custom Mods

ModificationIn Issue(s)
Tinting Mr. Fusion's clear parts04
Painting the frame05, 06, 07, 08, 10, 11, 27, 29, 31, 33
Painting the suspension05, 06, 07, 12, 14
Painting the engine17, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26
Stiffening the fuel lines22
Adding hose clamps30
Blacking out the Time Display lighting42
Protecting the Button Panel from Shorting42
Painting the Button Panel Switches43
Painting the Dashboard44
Painting the Speedometer Cable/Vents45
Painting the Rowan Contactors46
Blacking out the Plutonium Gauge lighting46
Painting the Dashboard Terminal Block48
Adding the CAT ducting49, 52
Adding colored Wiring Bands52, 53
Weathering the Conduit53
Fixing the Cylinder Pipes54
Painting the Bulkhead Parts57
Improving the Hydroflow Hoses59, 82
Fixing the Door Marker Light Lens color67, 71
Fixing the Door Marker Light LED color68, 72
Using magnets for the Wing Mirrors69, 73
Painting the Door Interior Duct69, 73
Painting the Grille Element81
Painting the Silver Connectors (Pucks)82
Painting the Cylinder Meshes83
Painting the Cartridges83
Painting the Roof Panel86
Fixing the floppy Sun Visors87
Painting the Flux Cable screws100, 102, 109
Rear Under-Bumper Wiring106
Upgrading Hoses and Adding Colored Tape111, 112, 115, 117
Painting the Arrowhead duct111
Correct Reactor Platform wiring112
Add details to the Robinson gyroscope base112
Add paint to the T-195 vent118
Weathering the Reactor Exhaust Pipes/Vents120
From Model Modz:
Product NameUsed in Issue(s)
The Dashboard Mod (custom version of Mike Lane’s piece)44
The EL Light Mod59, 87, 91, 98, 104, 105, 106, 113
The Flux Capacitor Mod58
The Power Mod34
The Wireless 1 to 6 Switch ModAnytime after 56
The XMAS Tree Mod59
From Mike Lane:
Product NameUsed in Issue(s)
Bonnet and Luggage Compartment Set64, 65, 110
Bulkhead Storage Lid with Bailout Ball and Wire54
Decal Set I42, 43
Decal Set II04, 41, 44, 50, 51, 57, 65, 67, 69, 71, 73
Decal Set III02, 21, 27, 46, 62, 65, 69, 73, 83, 84, 86, 89, 91, 93
Green Tube Transfers83
Heel and Toe PadsAnytime after 56
Hood Box Upgrade131
Keys and Key TagDepends on if you want them in the door or steering column
Magnetic License Plate Kit01
Magnetic Wheel CapsAfter 10, 13, 15
Mini Cable Ties48, 49, 52, 53, 100, 101, 102, 103, 106, 109, 112
Mr. Fusion Vinyl Wrap04
Mr. Fusion Fuel04
Museum StandAnytime
Plutonium Case and Clock Face Upgrade Kit129, 130
Self-adhesive Pre-cut Carpet Set40, 52, 53, 54, 55
Static Cling Window ProtectorsAnytime after the windows are installed (62, 68, 72)
Tyre DressingAnytime after the wheels are installed (15)
Tyre Transfer KitWheel Works
From Darren Gurney:
Product NameUsed in Issue(s)
Cannon Pipes with Wires82
Purple Cable Clamps49
Radio Heat Sink42
From Bill Will Green:
Product NameUsed in Issue(s)
Seat Back Covers50, 51
Headliners70, 74
Spare Wheel Cover110
Other Mods:
Product NameUsed in Issue(s)
Delorean Wet Transfer Decals from Rail-Road Models UK18
TFC Switch Mod from Rallbart43
Flux Band LED Caps from Adrian Dinca98, 106