Yes, all of those words are correctly written. And no, you’re not dreaming. A New Zealand native by the name of Ivan Sentch is “sculpting” his very own Aston Martin DB4 in his garage using a 3D printer, and basing it mostly off a Nissan Skyline GTS.
Having only been in use of the Solidoodle desktop 3D printer since December, software engineer Sentch admits he’s new to the whole process, but seems to have picked it up relatively quickly. Painstakingly printing out each 4-by-4-inch section one at a time, he’s done an extremely impressive job and says on his website that the project is about 72% complete.
But there’s still a long way to go. With much of the exterior work done, he still has a lot of work to do on the full interior. And not until the exterior is completely finished will he start the process of sanding, adding filler, and prepping it for a final paint job.
Estimating only about $2,000 worth of plastic spent on the project so far, this doesn’t include the rest of the materials and the BMW V12 he plans to power the whole thing. Sentch says the project is still a ways off and that it won’t be ready for about another four or maybe five years. In the meantime, we’ll be waiting.