Great Scott--this is quite possibly one of the most boring things I have ever built! Why, you ask?

You wanna know 'why'?

Do ya really wanna know why, pal? Huh? Do ya?

Okay. Thanks for asking.

The Delorian was boring because there really isn't a way to make the kit itself represent a moment in time. While figure kits are all about a pose or an expression, a vehicle kit just kind of sits there. To me, it's like trying to make the background the focus of the work. No emotional resonance. Secondly, as I was building it I looked at a couple of other people's buildups and they look almost exactly the same as mine. I suppose this makes sense, but I felt constrained by the fact that there is little to interpret.

Painting wasn't a lot of fun either. Since this was a cheap model, it used few pieces with more colors required per piece. This meant lots of places where two colors had to meet in a hard line--I HATE painting hard lines. I got the jimmy hands, wot, and have to mask them off if I want them to look right. I wasn't willing to go to the effort for what was supposed to be a quicky build, so it came out looking a little sloppy in places.

I had to take some time off from modelling after doing this piece, just to get some enthusiasm back. Fortunately, all but one of the other vehicles in my closet came with figures, so they should be more fun. I'm debating just giving away the other car. Hard to believe these are what most people prefer building.

Anyway, have a look at my Delorian...



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