This Eaglemoss 1:8 scale James Bond Aston Martin DB5 partwork build-up model an be purchased in two ways. In many countries, it is available for purchase directly at local newsagents. But, here in the US and a few other countries, it is only available by signing up for a monthly subscription service online at sites like Eaglemoss US. Therefore, everything here is based on the subscription version.
Over the span of about two years, Eaglemoss delivers 86 ‘packs’ that include a few parts of the model along with a magazine ‘issue’ containing instructions, images, and James Bond articles. These are monthly deliveries, and after the introductory shipment of the first two packs, they are shipped in groups of four packs and one issue about every four weeks.
The subscription is perpetual and automatically charges your credit card every month when the issue ships. If necessary, however, the subscription can be suspended or cancelled at any time. This subscription version includes some FREE gifts along the way, which I will include below.
I created this site to share my own build progress and hopefully offer hints and tips I discovered along the way. It is not intended to be a step-by-step replacement for the instructions, so please read the magazines carefully! Lastly, most of the parts appear to be very detailed, so I may only be painting a few things to be more accurate.
Below are links to the articles for my build:
- Getting Started – If you are new to the model, begin here!
- Free Gift #1 – Poster
- Issue 01
- Free Gift #2 – Build Blueprints
- Issue 02
- Free Gift #3 – Collector’s Binder (1 of 2)
- Issue 03
- Pack 07 – Seat Adjuster, Left Engine Block
- Pack 08 – Gearbox/Sump Section 1, Engine Bracing Piece, Gearbox/Sump Section 2, Clutch Slave Cylinder
- Pack 09 – Exhaust Manifold, Ignition Leads Holder/Leads, Distributor and Leads, Carburettor Assembly
- Pack 10 – Camshaft Covers and Breather Cap Assemblies, Cross-Shaft Assembly, Radiator Hose
- Issue 04
- Pack 11 – Oil Filter Assembly, Right Engine Block
- Pack 12 – Rear Bulkhead, Screenwasher & Top, Alternator Fan/Pulley, Torsional Vibration Dampener, Crankshaft Pulley
- Pack 13 – Header Tank, Left/Right Bulkheads, Right Brake Servo
- Pack 14 – Left Brake Servo, Airbox, Airbox Hose, Air Cleaner and Cover, Alternator Control, Brake Fluid Reservoirs
- Issue 05
- Issue 06
- Issue 07
- Free Gift #5 – Display Base
- Issue 08
- Issue 09
- Issue 10
- Issue 11
- Issue 12
- Issue 13
- Issue 14
- Issue 15
- Issue 16
- Free Gift #4 – 1:43 scale Aston Martin DB5
- Issue 17
- Issue 18
- Issue 19
- Issue 20
- Issue 21