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Growing up there are two themes in my relationship with my Dad that were consistently present: 007 movies and restoring old cars. For years I really had a suspicion my Dad actually was James Bond.

So you can imagine the shock to my comfort zone as I sat through what appeared to be the utter destruction of an Aston Martin DB5 in the most recent Bond movie Skyfall. Seeing the old DB5 go BOOM was a bit of a jaw dropper as these cars really have no limit to their value. For a quick tour of the DB5 history and some 007 history interjected refer to this article.

Thankfully, and I guess I’m late to this news, the car destroyed was actually a model that was 3D printed on a voxeljet VX4000 for accuracy. I can tell you this was a relief as I was utterly convinced the fireballing of the DB5 in the movie appeared as real as anything I’ve seen. I look for inaccuracies in films constantly particularly when it comes to special effects but CGing that sort of destruction is just not quite possible…yet.
voxeljet Video
The Daily Mail Online Article
Art of VFX Interview

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