26 October 2020

Build the Back to the Future Time Machine - Issues 110-113

We also received a useless binder.  You know, the one with the WRONG art.  One day, I will do a write up on how a certain licensor uses fan art and inaccurate artwork 'official' assets.  It is quite frustrating begin a fan, especially since I have informed and corrected them on multiple occasions. 

Issue 110-113

We have had this box of parts for about six months.  Finally, we can clear up some space and get to building these parts.  I guess we are kinda caught up, for now...finally!

Issue 110 - Spare Tire

Parts in Issue 110

Well, the spare tire in a DeLorean is not like this.  I wish it was, and every DeLorean owner wishes it was a full-sized front tire.  But, no. We get a steel donut.  

Fun fact:  The rear tire does not fit in the boot.  If you got a flat in the big rear tire, you had to transport it in the passenger compartment.  This is why DMC came up with the Luggage Rack.  More about carrying that rear wheel than carrying luggage.  

Okay, build your 'spare' and throw it in the front trunk.  Ah, but you get the windshield wipers with this issues.  They just plug in.  Actually, they rest in...with nothing to secure them in.  No screws, no friction, just place them where they need to be.

Issue 111 - Reactor Platform

Parts of Issue 111

As if this thing is not heavy enough, here is another solid chunk of metal.  This serves as the base, or platform, for all the cool junk on the rear deck of the Time Machine

The Janitrol looks a little off, and the orange tube looks a little red. 

Issue 112 - Reactor Components

Contents of Issue 112

Lots of little trinkets.  We have more wires, some tubes, and a bunch of rare parts.  Filling in that area above the engine.  We are about three-quarters of the way through this and we get introduced to a new screw in this issue, the SM.  

Issue 113 - Reactor Chamber

Parts of Issue 113
The reactor chamber.  Finally!  Remember back in Issue 004 , we had the top of the reactor?  That was all the way back in October of 2017.  Well, only 109 issues later, we get to the base...only took three years.

This is...or should be...the last LED light of the entire build.  Who know, they kinda sneak up on you, so there may be more.  The light illuminates the reactor chamber using the familiar tube to disperse the light.

Since we have Issue 114 from a previous shipment, we could continue.  These are the little heat sinks that go around the reactor chamber.  There are fifteen of them, take your time.

With that, we are caught up until our next shipment.

Here is your crew count:  104-AP, 29-BP, 4-CP, 22-AM, 13-BM, 4-EM, 4-CM, 38-DM, 3-DP, 1-FM, 3-GM, 3-HM, 2-IM, 2-EP, 19-FP, 2-JM, 5-HP, 4-GP, 16-NM, 3-MM, 910-KM, 2-LM, 22-IP, 1-OM, 1-PM, 4-JP, 2-KP, 3-QM, 2-LP, 6-MP, 1-RM, 1-SM

to be continued...

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