Polar Lights 1/25 Back to the Future III Time Machine Mark IV Kit First Look
|Date of Review||May 2015||Manufacturer||Polar Lights|
|Subject||Back to the Future III Time Machine Mark IV||Scale||1/25|
|Kit Number||0932||Primary Media||Styrene|
|Pros||Simple construction, fast build||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Basic||MSRP (USD)||$39.99|
With the release of the Polar Lights 1/24 Time Machine Mark III, that kit represents the repaired DeLorean from the 1950s when it jumped into 1885. Here is the final version of that unique vehicle, the Mark IV, as it made its jump from 1885 to 1985. Since there was no fuel for the DeLorean nor any roads that would allow the vehicle to reach 88 mph, the logical solution was to use the rail line and push the DeLorean with a locomotive up to the requisite speed where the flux capacitor could do its job.
This kit is molded in gray styrene and presented on ten parts trees plus one tree of clear parts, and one body shell with a nice brushed finish. Gone are the chrome wheels and tires and in their place are four rail wheels and a section of track for display. The kit is designed as a snap kit so it goes together with little or no glue and can be finished in a short time. The detail modeler can take the time to paint and enhance the excellent detailing already molded into this kit.
The Mr. Fusion power core and other details from the second movie are replicated here as are the 1950s technology used to repair the car in the early part of the third and final movie.
This is a nice project for the beginner as well as the advanced modeler wants to see what else can be done with this kit. Nice work Round 2 Models!
For a look at the first move kit built-up, look here.
My sincere thanks to Round 2 Models for this review sample!