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    1. Kit: EAGLEMOSS, by (Established Member) TOMc is offline
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      Before I get into my next build I would like to spend a moment to contemplate a very important tool in my tool box. My mother gave it to me when she said "young man you had better learn patience" I can remember her saying "will you just wait a minute" a minute! a minute! for a 4 year old a minute can feel like forever. Since that time patience has become a practice, one that I have been able to use and learn from. You will understand why this tool will be so important as I reveal the nature of my next build.
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  1. TOMc's Avatar Established Member
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    Patience you must have
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    The Force is strong with this one! I was told, "Patience is a virtue, get it if you can, seldom found in women, never found in man!" Apparently it's an accessory!
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    Little did I know that when I opened the September issue of FineScale Modeler that I would be entering the world of the diecast modeler. Until that moment in time I believed that diecast models were produced for the collector and only the originator had the pleasure of the build. As I investigated the details of this offering I found that words like issue and parts sets had a far greater meaning. I am accustomed to an all inclusive boxed model with parts sets packed in little cellophane bags, or in the case of 1:8 scale, large cellophane bags. I will get to the point, EAGLEMOSS has produced a model that is to be assembled with a screwdriver (provided). It is the "Back to the Future" DeLorean in 1:8 scale, with a parts fit and finish that is beyond reproach. In my next post I will give more details as to the experience this build should provide. Hint, hint, patience.


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    EAGLEMOSS has devised diabolical way to entice the builder to continue the adventure. Every month they will send you four parts packs and four issue booklets, all wrapped up as a subscription. The issues contain historical information, graphics and a instructions, "and just what is all this going to cost" she asks, and I reply with a smug grin, "cigarette money". I will use the money that I saved since the time I quit smoking back in the mid 1970s, when demon-tobacco cost .65 cents a pack. I knew back then that if I had patience one day in the not to distant future I would possess this automotive icon. Now I am that future man about to build a really small car that will take me back to the past. Emily remarked that with all that cigarette money you saved you could afford a larger car.
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    Here I am, just waiting around for delivery of the next four parts issue. Does it not seem ironic that I must wait a month to receive parts for a time machine?
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    There here, there here, the parts are here. After so much anticipation my patience was rewarded with Build Up Issues 7, 8, 9, and ten, which includes the frame and some front end suspension parts. This might be the right time to mention the screws. Remember the screws and the provided screwdriver. Someone must have lost a lot of sleep over the choice of the right screw for the right secure point. I mean like I am up to 10 different (self tapping?) screws. No problem, I have lots of tools, small sharp pointy tools, I can deal with this. But first lets try the manly way with lots of torque and plenty of force. I even like the sound of it. But you know what happened, the screwdriver slipped and all that torque and force jammed it dam near through my hand. I mean that by the time I stopped jumping around there was blood all over the work bench. It looked like a crime seen in a slasher movie. Do you think that Emily would put a tourniquet on my wrist or offer a pint of blood, nooo. Its "clean up this mess it's time for supper".


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    So here we go again. Supper was great and it gave me time to work out a solution to the tight screw hole dilemma. If there is a problem with the hole being to tight due to excess paint or whatever why not tap the hole before you run in the screw, brilliant. So after the tap broke (not so brilliant) I cut off about 5/16" of the stub end and replaced it with machined aluminum stub. What lesson is there to be learned from this fiasco, Decaf-coffee and exercise more patience. Issues 11-14, Engine Support will be in at the end of next month giving me plenty of time to correct the error of my ways.

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    Emily said that if she has to listen to me go on about those dam screws, she will loose her patience, and that means trouble. . . . . So here is the plan, I organized a pill box for the different size screws and labeled them with there corresponding code letters. Each Issue comes with screws necessary for the assembly of that issue, plus a spare. After completion of Issue 14 of 100 I now have (mutable) 15 different-size screws and code. I have been warned that in the future you will need them. Whatever that means. And about Emily's lost patience, the last time she lost it, it took days of searching until she found it in a brand new shoebox.
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    Next to that, this DeLorean model is looking interesting. Patience? You will need it, waiting almost one month between the reception of parts, assembling them, curing Patience you must have the wound/cleaning the blood and the next arrival!
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    The Rear Suspension assembly has been installed and I can only hope that the missing wheel/tire assembly will be one of of the next four Issues. The screw problem has been resolved. Just run in each matching screw prior to the assembly of that Issue. This will take an exercise in patience as it requires twice the work and organization.
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    In my own construction, I'm using various screws and bolts, from 0.5mm to 1.2mm. Usually, when I'm doing a sketch from the part I want to build, I'm noting the kind of fasteners, Unfortunately, I'm forgetting to note that from time to time. Some months ago, almost all the vehicle was in pieces for the painting process. Using again the correct screw was a challenge, especially when the bores had paint...and I there were many in play!
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    Issues 15-18 have arrived and are now installed. Roger, I feel your pain. There are 130 Issues to the DeLorean Build and it is reported (utube) that the complete build includes some 1300 parts. Each screw would then be considered a part and must be viewed as such. With the completion of Issue 18 Engine Block parts I now have 17 different type of spare screw. Who devised this crafty plan to teach me both focus and patience.

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    Havn't they got the whole kit to buy right away, I couldn't wait that long to finish.
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    Egon, I believe that you can get a 1/8 scale die cast FORD Mustang from DeAgostini. Same deal, with some 130 Build Up and Magazine Issues but with the option of receiving eight issued instead of four per month, You are still looking at 13-14 months. You might find a complete package on ebay, but you know that you will pay dearly for your lack of patience.


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