Building the Aston Martin DB5 1/8 scale die-cast model

20 February, 2013

Currently the Aston Martin DB5 1/8 scale is available in The Netherlands, so I was able to subscribe. In the next 85 weeks, parts of this model will be delivered and put together.

On the Bond Lifestyle Forum (this thread) you can stay up to date about the progress. Feel free to add your experiences with building this car, or ask questions about this set.

Aston Martin DB5 model 1:8 scale

Every four weeks, four issues will be delivered. I'm very excited about this one as this is quite a unique model, with not only a large scale but also many working gadgets including lights, engine sound, and the well known modifications like the rotating license plates, bulletproof screen etcetera. Many parts are metal, and no glue is needed since all parts are fixed with screws.

Last week I received my first set of magazines and parts. The box contained a DVD, Magazines 1, 2, 3 and 4 plus parts, and I opted for option to buy the magazine binder as well, so I can store the magazines properly.

Part 1 includes a beautiful front grille, bulletproof shield and Aston Martin badges. Part 2 contains chairs, bumper and a license plate. Part 3 includes the engine bonnet. Part 4 has some nice parts for the engine. Just feeling the weight of these parts I can only image how heavy the final car will be. According to the official website of the car, it will weigh 20 pounds (9 kilo)!

All parts look very nice so far. In the next shipment I should receive some more tools and screws so maybe then the first assembly can take place. Stay tuned!

For more info, some great photos and videos of this car, visit the official website http://www.007db5.com

The model is only available in a select number of countries, for example:
UK http://007db5.co.uk
The Netherlands http://007db5.nl
South Africa http://007db5.co.za
New Zealand http://007db5.co.nz
Germany http://007db5.de


Comments

Dear Editor, Have seen your post on the Eaglemoss collection with surprise since I've been trying to buy the package or start a subscription for the collection since months with UK and Germany but their reply so far has been that the collection is no longer available... Would you be so kind to share with me the contact details of the Netherlands branch you got in touch with. Many thanks in advance Sergio Cozzi
More contact info on the Dutch Aston Martin DB5 1:8 scale in The Netherlands can be found on http://007db5.nl/contact.asp
I have this already and completed and here's my model http://www.partworkmodels.co.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=73&t=1940&start=100
Will the DB-5 ever be offered in the United States ?
is it possible to buy missed copies of the magazine as i started to collect it but only upto part 20 ?
is there anyway of getting this now? i'm gutted i didn't see this when it first came out in the UK. So anyway of getting this in the UK?
I have been talking to the people who deal with the James bond magazines they told me as I am not a subscriber I can no longer get the back issues I need to finish the model I am building I am totally discussed I have now got a half built car and can not finish it can anybody please help
if you join this forum http://www.partworkmodels.co.uk/phpBB3/index.php there are many people building in Germany and Holland (I think), and we are a friendly bunch so some one would be able to provide the parts you require
i got up to issue 61 and i was subscribing every time i phone to complain or ask for my money back they send me bits and no magazines if i cant get them what chance have you got
just started building the model , only realised now that i did not recieve part # 32B in the packages . does someone have a spare #32B part for me in S.africa
Can I get it in the USA
I have just started building the 007db5 and my issue no23 got the wrong parts in, insted of one upper and one lower stearing cover i have got two upper covers. The problem is the model have end in south africa is there somone that can help Thanks
i.wonder if it`s still possible to obtain parts for db5 aston martin model I`m looking for I `m looking for car front body which was in issue number 77 thankyou.
There are whole cars and specific parts regularly available on E-bay.

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