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Decided to step out of my comfort zone a little bit with this one. This is a build that I'm doing for my brother as a birthday gift. We grew up on back to the future so I figured this would make a cool little gift. It's the polar lights kit. The body did come with a nice steel finish on it but it seemed to have a yellowish tint to it, so I hit it with some metalizer and scuffed it up with some 600 grit paper. I also decided to sand off the molded in wires that run down the side of the car so I can make my own.

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Testors makes Metalizer paints. Any well stocked hobby shop should have them

I dont know if we have any hobby shops that sell Testors and im fairly sure that none of them have ever herd of Metalizers . Im not sure you can get it in the UK ?. If anybody knows different then let me know becuse it looks fantastic on this Delorian

Dave

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Ok I made up some wire of different sizes and color, looks close enough for me. Hopefully today I can't get most of the parts painted. I also te coated the body with stainless steel metalizer, the aluminum plate was just a shade too light for my liking.

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Im not trying to hijack your build just thought you would like to my efforts so far . The roof is now held with brass box section .The doors are hinged with brass rod bent to shape , All cables removed . I made the dash righthand drive but Im not sure if the real cars where or not the rear engine cover is as far as I got .I have to tackle the finned rear window . Anyway on with your build your doing a great job so far the cables look great . i just sat and watched the story of Mr Deloian wow and I can just remember it happening as a kid.

Dave

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This kit was originally made by Aoshima, and was sold in the US in an AMT box.

Polar Lights has re-issued it a few times, I think. One version has the DMC on the grille, and DeLorean on the rear bumper removed. There was a chrome bodied version, and the new version which has DMC back on the front, but still missing DeLorean on the rear.

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