Gold Box Mesh and Transfers

(2 customer reviews)

£12.00£26.00 ex VAT

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  Designed for Issue 43 of the Build the DeLorean Time Machine by Eaglemoss. View build planner
Designed for use with Gavin Millar’s excellent replacement Clare Electroseal Golden Box Enclosure, available here on Shapeways (not included). Also suitable for upgrading the standard Eaglemoss enclosure.

Compatible with:

This mod includes precisely designed, finely detailed metal mesh along with rub-on transfers for the front and left sides of the gold box, both accurately matching that of the original hero ‘A’ car, even down to the number or mesh holes!

The rub-on transfers are highly detailed and leave no residue or outline, they apply a self-adhesive black ink directly to the surface. This technique gives a much clearer and more authentic look compared to stickers or waterslides.

The mesh and transfers are available to purchase together as a kit or separately, depending on your requirements.

What’s included:

  • 1 x Mesh section (requires painting)
  • 1 x Rub-on transfer sheet
  • 1 x Rub-on transfer instructions

What does this mod address?

A common complaint with the standard gold box supplied at Issue 43 is that the part is solid, rather than being an open enclosure with real mesh which, in the real DeLorean Time Machine, revealed the inner workings and electronic components.

Together with the updated enclosure available on Shapeways, the mesh and transfers within this kit help to create a far more accurate and highly detailed gold box enclosure true to the original hero ‘A’ car.

The mesh and transfers are easy to install and will instantly transform the enclosure.

Can this mod be used on the standard Eaglemoss enclosure?

Yes, although it’s a little more challenging as the top and back of the enclosure will need to be cut away. You may also find it a little more difficult to successfully apply all of the transfers due to the protruding parts and lack of space on the Eaglemoss enclosure compared to the updated Shapeways enclosure.

In the step-by-step photos that you see here showing the transformation of Eaglemoss enclosure, I used a Dremel to cut away the sections and then filed and sanded the edges. Take care to leave a sufficient internal edge (approx 1.5mm all round) for the mesh to rest on.

So, whilst you can certainly use this mod to improve on the Eaglemoss part (which in itself is actually quite a fun and rewarding little project), I would recommend purchasing the updated enclosure for use with this kit if you desire an easier and more accurate upgrade. You could of course always give the Eaglemoss box a try first if you wish!

Painting the mesh

The mesh comes supplied as bare metal so will need painting to achieve the desired ‘matt black’ finish.

I recommend painting the mesh whilst still attached to the frame, the frame acts as a great grip during painting!

For the examples shown in the photos I applied one light coat of Tamiya Fine Surface Primer followed by two light coats of Tamiya TS-6 Matt Black spray paint, on both sides of the mesh. I also applied a light coat of Matt Lacquer to help protect the paint, but this is optional.

I would also recommend weathering the mesh and protruding box elements slightly with the ‘Silver’ and ‘Gun Metal’ shades within the Tamiya Weathering Master kits if available. The parts in the photos you see here have had this treatment applied.

For the gold box itself, I would recommend PlastiKote 1390 FDE Aero Brass as a great colour match for the gold. Less intense than the Eaglemoss gold, and closer to the original.

Releasing the mesh

The mesh can released from the frame using a good pair of scissors, or alternatively a modelling blade. The frame includes score lines along the outside of the mesh to guide and ease cutting.

Bending the mesh

The mesh has a score line on the underside of the fold line, so it will naturally bend easier in one direction. The mesh can be bent easily by hand without too much force to achieve the desired angle.

All other model parts and accessories shown in the photos outside of the ‘What’s included’ list above are not included and are shown purely for demonstration and application purposes.
  Designed for Issue 43 of the Build the DeLorean Time Machine by Eaglemoss. View build planner
Designed for use with Gavin Millar’s excellent replacement Clare Electroseal Golden Box Enclosure, available here on Shapeways (not included). Also suitable for upgrading the standard Eaglemoss enclosure.

Compatible with:

This mod includes precisely designed, finely detailed metal mesh along with rub-on transfers for the front and left sides of the gold box, both accurately matching that of the original hero ‘A’ car, even down to the number or mesh holes!

The rub-on transfers are highly detailed and leave no residue or outline, they apply a self-adhesive black ink directly to the surface. This technique gives a much clearer and more authentic look compared to stickers or waterslides.

The mesh and transfers are available to purchase together as a kit or separately, depending on your requirements.

What’s included:

  • 1 x Mesh section (requires painting)
  • 1 x Rub-on transfer sheet
  • 1 x Rub-on transfer instructions

What does this mod address?

A common complaint with the standard gold box supplied at Issue 43 is that the part is solid, rather than being an open enclosure with real mesh which, in the real DeLorean Time Machine, revealed the inner workings and electronic components.

Together with the updated enclosure available on Shapeways, the mesh and transfers within this kit help to create a far more accurate and highly detailed gold box enclosure true to the original hero ‘A’ car.

The mesh and transfers are easy to install and will instantly transform the enclosure.

Can this mod be used on the standard Eaglemoss enclosure?

Yes, although it’s a little more challenging as the top and back of the enclosure will need to be cut away. You may also find it a little more difficult to successfully apply all of the transfers due to the protruding parts and lack of space on the Eaglemoss enclosure compared to the updated Shapeways enclosure.

In the step-by-step photos that you see here showing the transformation of Eaglemoss enclosure, I used a Dremel to cut away the sections and then filed and sanded the edges. Take care to leave a sufficient internal edge (approx 1.5mm all round) for the mesh to rest on.

So, whilst you can certainly use this mod to improve on the Eaglemoss part (which in itself is actually quite a fun and rewarding little project), I would recommend purchasing the updated enclosure for use with this kit if you desire an easier and more accurate upgrade. You could of course always give the Eaglemoss box a try first if you wish!

Painting the mesh

The mesh comes supplied as bare metal so will need painting to achieve the desired ‘matt black’ finish.

I recommend painting the mesh whilst still attached to the frame, the frame acts as a great grip during painting!

For the examples shown in the photos I applied one light coat of Tamiya Fine Surface Primer followed by two light coats of Tamiya TS-6 Matt Black spray paint, on both sides of the mesh. I also applied a light coat of Matt Lacquer to help protect the paint, but this is optional.

I would also recommend weathering the mesh and protruding box elements slightly with the ‘Silver’ and ‘Gun Metal’ shades within the Tamiya Weathering Master kits if available. The parts in the photos you see here have had this treatment applied.

For the gold box itself, I would recommend PlastiKote 1390 FDE Aero Brass as a great colour match for the gold. Less intense than the Eaglemoss gold, and closer to the original.

Releasing the mesh

The mesh can released from the frame using a good pair of scissors, or alternatively a modelling blade. The frame includes score lines along the outside of the mesh to guide and ease cutting.

Bending the mesh

The mesh has a score line on the underside of the fold line, so it will naturally bend easier in one direction. The mesh can be bent easily by hand without too much force to achieve the desired angle.

All other model parts and accessories shown in the photos outside of the ‘What’s included’ list above are not included and are shown purely for demonstration and application purposes.

2 reviews for Gold Box Mesh and Transfers

  1. Brian MacNutt (verified owner)

    I think that they should take away the first four stars, and just leave the "5 Star" star. At least, that's my opinion! Great set, Mike, ya done great! And another fix of those yummy gummies. Feeling good on all levels! Thanks!

  2. Jeffrey Russell (verified owner)

    The mod looks great looks a lot better than the one on the eaglemoss build. great job Mike

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