HMC #46: Movie Tribute – Goldfinger Aston Martin DB5


This is my first challenge here on CG Society and my first post. My friend told me about this challenge so I thought I would give it a try. For this challenge I choose to create the iconic Aston Martin DB5 from Golderfinger in 3ds Max. Below is a shot from the movie of the vehicle.

I will follow up this post with my references as I continue to research the vehicle.


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See last post for more images.


After doing extensive research, I was able to pull together my references for modeling James Bond’s DB5. I should have some time this evening to work on modeling. I’ll post up some progress tonight.


Welcome in the Challenges,

beautiful car and good luck.


Well it has been a slower start than I would like on this model. I decided to start on the body of the car first so I could get a feel for where all the gadgets are going to be placed. Below you will see a couple of updated WIP screenshots that I took.

For this model I decided to start in the front of the car using a plan style of modeling. Here’s the beginning stages of my model.

Here’s another update where I added a little bit of detail to the front and started working on the back. The shape of the rear tail light housings took a little bit of finesse to get a good poly flow due to curves near the trunk.

Hopefully, I can kick this cold I have so I can make some more progress.


Welcome to the challenge. It’s a solid start


I just wanted to post a quick update of where I’m at with the model. Over the weekend I got a little bit more done. As you can tell, I got really focused on the front of the car and started to bring out the details. I also was able to finish modeling the wheel and tire. I found the rim to actually be quite challenging since the pattern of the spokes were not easy to identify. Overall, I believe it’s coming along quite well and I should have most of the body complete by the end of the week.

Here’s a closer up image of the front of the car. You can see the detail in the grill and headlights. I even made the license plate rotate like in the movie.

Also for some quick testing of the detail in the headlight lens, I did a very quick unwrap and test render with some basic materials. It came out alright, I need to do a little bit of tweaking but I think the detail will help reduce the time spent on the material creation.


Sorry for the delay in WIP updates. It’s been a busy couple of weeks with work and life, as you all probably understand. Well I was able to make some real progress on the model and it’s coming along quite well. I tried to put as much detail into the model as possible with the timeframe. Hope you all enjoy!

Here are some updated grayscale renders of the model.


Nice modelling details!


Another quick update. Still working on some of the materials.


Great entry!
You got until Monday to post:
HCR Modeling #46: Movie Wheels Tribute!
Post your Final Entry!


Well I’ve finally reached the end of the competition and below are the final renders. Had a lot of fun and look forward to the next one. Please let me know if I missed anything. Thanks for all the nice comments!


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great work