• 50 Years of James Bond: The Au auction at Christies

    Sale 4314

    50 Years of James Bond: The Auction

    5 October 2012, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 46


    Price Realised  


    - A post-production 1/3 scale replica miniature model manufactured by Propshop at Pinewood Studios of the Aston Martin DB5 used in Skyfall

    Three scale models were commissioned by EON for the production. The film's Art Director Mark Harris supplied the initial 3D model, which Propshop then refined and added to, with 3D scanned parts from the original car. This final model provided a definitive 3D file to print from. Using the latest 3D printing technologies, Propshop broke the 3D model car down into parts, that were then printed individually and put together seamlessly in the workshop by skilled prop-makers. This is the first time these technologies have been employed in film to create scale models to this detail, and unlike traditional methods, 3D printing provides exact copies of those modelled on screen. Several of the 3D printed parts are chrome plated, including the wing mirrors, bumpers, helping to add to the authenticity and high quality finish of each DB5.
    This model is one of three further models that were commissioned post-production to replace those damaged during filming. The other two models will be retained by EON Productions for exhibition purposes.

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    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage

    Post Lot Text

    All proceeds from the sale of this lot will be donated to Tickets For Troops.