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Topic: Plush time-traveling DeLorean (now IMPROVED!)  (Read 6763 times)
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« on: June 09, 2011 09:24:57 AM »

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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?
« Last Edit: June 16, 2011 04:03:40 PM by ld » THIS ROCKS   Logged

aethelberga
« 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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