By on August 6, 2015


Ivan Sentch, the New Zealander who is 3D printing an Aston Martin DB4 and building the car in his garage, is back at it after a two-year hiatus, he told us today.

In an email, Sentch said he’s moved into a new house and is bringing the car back into the garage where he’ll pick at the project, bit by bit, until he’s done.

“It’ll just be a couple of hours at night after the kids go to sleep but you’d be surprised how much you can get done doing just a little bit each day,” said Sentch.

Kinda puts our Facebook meandering before bed to shame, really. 

Sentch said he has the remaining body panels printed, but that he’s far from done with the project. He’ll need to finish the mold, shape the body from fiber glass and insert the mechanicals, from which he’s taking from a 1993 Nissan Skyline GT-S.


Besides being an automotive hero, Sentch is just a programmer with a solidoodler who really wanted an Aston Martin DB4. After he’s done with the plug, he’ll have about five years left to go, he estimates.

That’s just the best news all day.

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2 Comments on “Good News: 3D-printed Aston Martin Project is Back On...”

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    I think this story would spark more interest among the Wired crowd.

    80% of them KNOW you can 3D print an entire assault rifle with just sputtered plastic.

  • avatar

    Thoroughly impressed. With the data he generates he could reproduce DB4’s for everyone, right? I’ll take one with a Volvo I5 underneath, thank you.

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