“I finally finished this model… I made specifically so I could have it be a part of The Fiber Optic Store! ~ Nicholas
This is my finished flying DeLorean from Back to the Future II. It took me over 2 months to complete with the technical help from my father. It is lighted by LED lights and many many strands of fiber optic filaments to help make the lights more visible to the eye. To put in all the filaments I had to drill many many tiny holes into the model and risk ruining it but I think it came out very well.
The fiber optics allowed me to keep the lighting under control and only where I wanted it to be. It also let me keep the model in a more realistic scale.
This is what it looked like with the fiber optic cable hanging out of it.
After mounting the car on the box I cut the fiber optics to the same length and aimed them straight at a blue LED.
This was the first real model I have made and all the work I put into it really paid off. You can add so much realism by using fiber optic filaments so to me it’s almost not worth building a model without putting some in.
LED List: The car has 4 headlights, 1 interior light, 3 blinking lights, 2 motor lights, 2 thruster lights and countless fiber optic filaments to transfer the light to the outside of the car (where you can see them). The base has 6 blinking lights and 2 super bright lights that light the fiber optics that go up into the car.
Earlier, Nicholas contributed another fiber optic project: Modeling Clay and Fiber Optics
Nicholas was 17 years old when he contributed his model to The Fiber Optic Store.com
Thank you Nicholas, for another great contribution!