A glimpse into my scale modeling hobby

A Leap Forward

Seeing as today marks a time change here in the U.S., I thought it only appropriate to give an intro to my latest project. I found this kit for a pretty good price on eBay, but it is quite old. When I got the box the first thing I noticed was how faded and worn it was. In fact, it looked like it could have come straight from October 25, 1985.

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If you didn’t recognize the date reference, the picture above seals the deal. I was really excited to find this kit because I love this car and the Back to the Future movies a lot. One of my Pinewood Derby cars was even built to look like the famous time machine. The kit’s scale is 1/24, which I believe is a fairly common scale for cars. The last time I built any kind of car was for 4H many, many years ago, so this is a bit out of my usual playground.

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I am now a good way into the kit, and I am enjoying it so far. I normally don’t get into cars, but this one has the movie tie-in to hold my interest. The body has quite a bit of detail painting, which I really enjoy. It is a good challenge and usually has good results.

Not much else to update on now, but check back often because where we’re going we don’t need roads!

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One response

  1. I had the same kit when I was younger but mine didn’t turn out so good. Yours looks great. One of my favorite movies as well.

    March 11, 2013 at 9:03 am

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