The 43 inch (1.12 metres) long 1:5 scale model is the flagship replica in a collection by Amalgam celebrating Ferrari’s 2022 F1 car
Bristol, UK, 14th of February 2023
The world’s leading automotive model creators at Amalgam Collection have unveiled photographs of their big and very beautiful 1:5 scale model of Ferrari’s 2022 F1 contender, the F1-75. This huge scale model is offered alongside their reference level replicas at 1:8 and 1:18. Each of these flagship models measures in excess of 1.12 metres (43 inches) long, and is a perfect replica of the car raced to victory by Charles Leclerc in the Bahrain Grand Prix on the 20th of March 2022. The 1:5 scale replica precisely captures the sleek bodywork and new aerodynamic complexities required by the radical new regulations starting in 2022.
Sandy Copeman, Brand Director at Amalgam, said: “Following detailed scrutiny by the engineering and design teams at Scuderia Ferrari, our first completed prototype model received unanimous praise and approval.” Delivery of the models is scheduled towards the middle of the year, and 40 models of the strictly limited 50-piece edition have already been delivered to a significant partner of Amalgam. Clients wishing to secure one of the 7 remaining models are encouraged to register their interest as soon as possible.
This edition of very large-scale models was developed primarily to meet the requirements of the Scuderia Ferrari Team and their official partners and sponsors. The models celebrate Ferrari’s win in Bahrain, their first win and 1-2 finish since the 2019 Singapore Grand Prix, breaking a 45-race win-less streak. Ferrari's four victories in Bahrain, Australia, Great Britain and Austria, as well as a further 16 podiums throughout the year's 22 races, marked an extremely strong resurgence for the team in comparison to the 2021 season. The F1-75 scored an impressive 554 points, 230.5 more than the previous year, earning second position in the Constructors' Championship, runners-up to the dominant Red Bull team. The team also claimed 12 pole positions and 5 fastest laps, Leclerc finished the season second in the Drivers' Championship with 308 points, whilst Sainz earned fifth position with 246 points. Copeman continues: “In the hands of Charles and Carlos, the F1-75 brought joy back to the Tifosi after a couple of seasons of self-confessed underperformance. It’s a joy to see Ferrari back where they belong, challenging at the front of the grid.”
The flagship 1:5 scale model headlines a varied collection of Ferrari F1-75 models offered by the Bristol UK based company. Models of the multiple race-winning machine are also available at 1:8 and 1:18 scale, alongside a full-size replica of the F1-75 steering wheel and miniature replicas of the car’s nosecone and steering wheel at 1:12 and 1:4 scales respectively. Development of the 1:8 scale model took over 2500 hours, and only concluded once Ferrari themselves were satisfied with the accuracy of the model. Limited to just 50 pieces per driver (of which the Leclerc edition has already sold out), each subsequent model takes over 250 hours to cast, fit, fettle, paint and assemble. The artisans’ meticulous efforts ensure that every minute detail is accurately captured; the finished pieces measure over 70cm long (28 inches). The 1:18 scale model measures over 27cm long (10 inches) and required over 800 hours of development. The full-size replica steering wheel is limited to just 175 pieces and is an exact reproduction of the one used by the drivers. Every replica features working buttons, switches and paddles, developed using the original CAD data supplied directly by the team. The miniature steering wheel and nosecone models are handcrafted from precisely engineered parts by small teams of craftspeople across Amalgam’s global workshops. The nosecone measures 18cm (7 inches) wide, took over 500 hours to develop and is removable from its mounting, inspired by the real pit lane/garage storage rack, whereas each 1:4 scale steering wheel measures 7cm (3 inches) wide and required over 450 hours of development. Every F1-75 model built by Amalgam is presented on an acrylic base with a clear dust cover and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
“Our clients are wide-ranging: the most passionate Tifosi, high end collectors, the team’s sponsors, and Ferrari themselves, who display our models at their factory and offices” explains Copeman. “We’re honoured to have the opportunity to build a full range of scale models and steering wheel replicas for the F1-75. We’re looking forward with excitement to seeing what Ferrari bring to the track in 2023!”
The Ferrari F1-75 is available in six scales from Amalgam Collection:
1:5 scale 1.12 metres (43 inches) long
1:8 scale 70 cms (27 inches) long
1:18 scale 31 cms (12 inches) long
Full Size Steering Wheel Replica 28 cms (11 inches) wide
1:4 scale Steering Wheel Replica 7cms (3 inches) wide
1:12 Miniature Nosecone 18cms (7 inches) wide
Visit www.amalgamcollection.com for the full collection.
A gallery of high-resolution images of the entire Amalgam Collection Ferrari F1-75 Collection can be found here >
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ABOUT AMALGAM COLLECTION AND THEIR HISTORY
- Amalgam are recognised worldwide as makers of the finest hand-made large-scale models. Their work is unique in its attention to detail, with a focus on creating models that truly capture the style and spirit of each car. They have dedicated all their skill and passion to achieving a level of excellence that raises the impact and value of each finished piece to a level far above anything previously created.
- For owners of cars they have already modelled at 1:8 in a limited edition, for which the tooling already exists, they offer a tailormade service, customising a model to perfectly match the specification of the real car.
- For owners of unique very high value cars, Amalgam Collection offer an even bigger 1:5 or 1:4 ‘one-off’ model build from their UK workshops in Bristol, England. They will digitally scan the car wherever it is in the world and take up to a thousand pictures of every detail, allowing them to perfectly and accurately replicate everything at scale. Given the significant number of hours required to develop a unique model the costs are high, so the model is built at a very large scale to maximise the impact and detail, and to deliver the ultimate finished piece.
Amalgam Collection’s design, management and development heart is in England, with extraordinarily skilled and dedicated teams producing the bigger editions in Hungary and China. They are a multinational, multicultural team of crafts-men and women, dedicated to creating the world’s most precise, beautiful and exclusive models. Inspired by the F1 teams and iconic luxury car marques of England and Italy that they serve and partner with, they take huge pride in their mission to perfectly capture the designs, and honour the designers, drivers and creators of the automotive art they love.
Originally a partnership of four talented model-makers formed in 1985, from the start Amalgam created finely tuned models for the most important UK and German designers and architects. Working closely with Norman Foster’s team on the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank and on the Hong Kong Airport project was a fast, steep learning curve which quickly opened their eyes to subtle aesthetics and refined engineering. Working with such gifted architects their passion and desire to model the very best designs was ignited, which in due course led them to Williams F1 and Adrian Newey who were dominating the F1 championship in 1995, then on to Maranello and to the massively important design heritage of Enzo Ferrari in 1999, and latterly to the works of Pininfarina and Ettore Bugatti.
The seminal performance and luxury car designers of the early to mid-20th century were obsessed with achieving ever higher speeds, lighter and more powerful engines, more streamlined bodies, an impassioned quest that inevitably resulted in elegant and beautiful solutions as a consequence of stretching the supreme excellence of the craftsmanship and engineering to the very limits of what could be achieved at the time.
The companies that today bear these iconic names continue to be inspired, and their creativity is still fuelled, by the extraordinary passion and genius of their founders. Amalgam Collection too find inspiration in the creations of the founders and their companies who continue to design and create automotive artworks.
Recognising the beauty and importance of these designs Amalgam Collection have utterly dedicated their energy and passion to modelling these cars to a level of accuracy, precision and excellence that raises the finished replica to a level far beyond anything previously created. Amalgam have chosen to work at a scale of 1:8 which is widely acknowledged to be the most satisfying scale to comprehend the entirety of a car’s design at a glance, whilst in addition showing the most minute details.
To create perfect scale replicas of modern cars they use original CAD data supplied by the manufacturer and work closely with the design team to perfect their rendition of the interior and exterior finishes.
With regard to classics, in their quest for supreme accuracy and authenticity Amalgam’s team goes to great lengths to locate the best examples of original cars and digitally scans them to capture the precise shape and proportions of every part of the car including the chassis, engine and drive train. In addition, 600 to 800 photographs of every aspect and detail of each car are shot, to ensure a complete understanding of the finishes and detailing. The resulting models beautifully and precisely capture the entirety of the original and are impossible to discern from a real car in photographs.
Amalgam is the only maker of model cars in the world that can be considered alongside a maker of luxury watches like Richard Mille or Hublot. In fact, Richard Mille is an Amalgam patron who recognising a shared passion for engineering detail and perfection has commissioned from Amalgam Collection many unique models of his own cars and those he sponsors.
HOW THE MODELS ARE CREATED
- The patterns are created using original CAD from the manufacturer, or extraordinarily accurate digital scans and hundreds of photographs of an original classic car.
- The patterns are used to create silicon rubber moulds that capture every detail.
- Prototyping resin is used to cast the parts from the silicon moulds. Around 20 to 30 parts can be cast from each mould and then a new one must be made.
- Each model is built from thousands of parts: castings, photo-etchings and CNC machined metal components.
- Genuine car paints and manufacturer or archive colour references are used to spray the bodywork.
- It takes between 2,500 and 4,500 hours to develop the tooling for each model.
- It takes between 250 and 450 hours to cast, fit, fettle, paint and build each model.
Every Amalgam Fine Model Car is made entirely by hand from thousands of parts. Detailed original CAD data is supplied by the car's manufacturer or the race team of the car to be modelled. The process of developing each model and creating the master patterns takes between 2,500 and 4,500 hours of skilled work depending on the complexity of the car, with classic cars taking the longest.
In the case of the classic cars an extremely accurate digital scan is made of the car, and hundreds of photographs of all the details of a carefully selected original car are taken, to ensure complete accuracy and adherence to the authentic finishes and materials. Many parts of the model are machined from metal with the major components hand cast from prototyping resin. Each model is individually assembled by a small team of highly skilled model-makers. In total the time taken to machine, cast, hand fettle, paint, polish and assemble each model is between 250 and 450 hours of highly skilled work depending on the complexity of the car.
The finished model is a very precise scale replica of the original car with every detail perfectly and authentically represented at an 8th of the original size. This is modelling elevated to such a high level that it becomes an art form.
Since 1995 Amalgam have been admired and hugely respected by leading designers and engineers in the European automotive industry, as well as F1 designers, drivers and team principals. Amalgam's models appear on the desks of CEOs and presidents of the world's most important car companies. Due to the extreme accuracy and authenticity of Amalgam's creations, made in small limited editions, they are also much sought after by devoted collectors of fine handmade objects across Europe and in the USA.