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Topic: Plush time-traveling DeLorean (now IMPROVED!)  (Read 6120 times)
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« on: June 09, 2011 09:24:57 AM »

** ADDED: New functionality on page 3! **




My little plush tribute to one of the best film trilogies around. I still remember walking out of the theatre after the first Back to the Future--the first movie I'd ever been allowed to see without my parents--utterly blown away and wishing I could just stay inside and see it again and again.

The town square chase, Johnny B. Goode, the clock tower...sheer awesomeness, every minute of it.




But nothing was more awesome than that DeLorean.




Based off the original version of the time machine, the one we first see at the Twin Pines Mall, before any of the modifications were added in 1955 or 2015. I used screenshots whenever possible, pictures of toy models for difficult angles, and photos/diagrams of regular DeLoreans for reference.




My plush car designs are usually about 50-55 pieces each, and that's for plain vehicles. I don't even want to know how many this one took. The two big exhaust ports at the back took up 16 pieces between them alone!



^ The attachment points for the red/yellow/black cables running along the side are individually hand-tied 'cos I'm a dork



^ Here's how it looked before most of the car's trailing threads were clipped off.







The rear lights were done with fabric paint and embroidery.

The whole car's about 9 3/4" long, acrylic felt and stuffing, plus ribbon, embroidery floss, metallic cord and a few miniature buttons.





Eighty-eight miles per hour, baby!

Did you remember to pack your plutonium?
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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2011 09:42:51 AM »

I love this. So well done. This rocks!
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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2011 09:58:24 AM »

love it McFly!
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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2011 10:07:54 AM »

Hitting This Rocks because This. Rocks. So. Hard.
I can't believe the lengths you went to to make it so accurate, it's brilliant!
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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2011 10:24:12 AM »

this rocks 1.21 gigawatts.
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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2011 10:59:18 AM »

Fantastic! Absolutely LOVE this. Great work!
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« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2011 12:40:17 PM »

Wow. Just wow.
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« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2011 03:32:50 PM »

Your pattern-making skills amaze me, as does your dedication/patience!  Awesome details, love it!
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« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2011 03:33:51 PM »

This is amazing!!!
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« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2011 04:16:30 PM »

T H I S  I S  A W E S O M E!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2011 06:12:43 PM »

This is totally mind blowing. Wink You are a very detailed person & I Love it. I love the "Back to the Future" too & the DeLorean was Awesome!! It Rocks!! Roll Eyes
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« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2011 06:58:24 PM »

This so rocks! I love all the details you put into it, like the cables. Awesome! Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2011 09:25:45 PM »

That's so cool!
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« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2011 10:28:11 PM »

I have no words!
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« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2011 07:38:15 AM »

Thanks everyone!  Grin

Now I must admit this baby lacks the advantages of a stainless steel exterior, however it does provide a nice soft landing if you happen to travel through time and accidentally crash into things.
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« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2011 09:56:29 AM »

AWESOME! I'm sharing this.
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« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2011 02:17:13 PM »

GREAT SCOT!!!  Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

This is the single coolest thing I've ever seen on Craftster. Back to the Future is my FAVORITE movie (and trilogy) of all time, bar none, nothing else even comes close. I know the entire movie by heart. I own every version of the DVD that's ever come out. Grin This is just beyond amazing and I want this so much I can't even contain myself!!!

I've wisted it, rocked it and added it to my favorite projects. It's just more amazing then words. I bow to your awesomeness and am almost overcome with jealousy at the same time. Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2011 03:13:41 PM »

 Shocked  Shocked  OMG!  This is incredible.  No words!
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« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2011 07:25:47 PM »

This ROCKS!!!! Wow. The details are so amazing. Wow. Wow. Wow.
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« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2011 02:57:47 AM »

WOW! I love it, the details on that thing are incredible!  Shocked *this rocks*
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« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2011 06:18:43 AM »

This is awesome!
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« Reply #21 on: June 11, 2011 11:53:34 AM »

Thanks for all the kind words! And phoenixfiredesigns, yours gave me a big smile  Cheesy

I especially appreciate all the comments about the details, as that was the biggest challenge! With my other plush cars I've pretty much figured out a good standard order for assembly, but the Delorean has a whole lot of concave angles which require being able to access the felt from underneath. So I had to almost completely re-think the assembly order at every step to make sure I didn't inadvertently block myself from sewing other pieces on later. Where's a mad scientist when you need one?
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« Reply #22 on: June 11, 2011 08:58:03 PM »

Love all the pictures of those great details!!  This totally rocks!  Great job and thank you for sharing.
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« Reply #23 on: June 11, 2011 10:08:47 PM »

O.M.F.G!!!!!!!!! DeLoreans are my favorite-est car in the world, and BTTF is my favorite-est movie ever!!! It's like you got in my head a made all my DMC/BTTF dreams come true, and I utterly love you for it!!!!!!

Beautiful craftsmanship, I am lying here in pools of jealous envy that this little D doesn't belong to me. Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: June 12, 2011 03:27:08 PM »

This is amazing!

BTTF is my favorite movie of all time!!

I can't believe the detail, from the mini picture I didn't even realize it was plush but thought it was some sort of metal model. b(^o^)d
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« Reply #25 on: June 13, 2011 03:36:35 PM »

So awesome!
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« Reply #26 on: June 16, 2011 10:47:30 AM »

Thanks everyone, you're the best!

Added some new functionality today before taking it out for another spin.  A mad scientist's work is never done.


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« Reply #27 on: June 16, 2011 02:32:19 PM »

Nice!
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from the mini picture I didn't even realize it was plush but thought it was some sort of metal model

That's the effect I was going for, so that's awesome!
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« Reply #29 on: June 22, 2011 09:17:13 PM »

Quote
Added some new functionality today before taking it out for another spin.  A mad scientist's work is never done.

Gasp! U-uuhh.... (dies)  Shocked Grin
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What a fantastic car!!! Love it.
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« Reply #31 on: June 24, 2011 09:33:23 PM »

WOW....Just WOW!...and OMG.
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AWESOME!  You did a great job!
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