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Amalgam Collection Partner With Schaltkulisse To Create Perfect Replicas Of The 'Minty Forty'

German exclusive car specialists Schaltkulisse have commissioned Amalgam Collection to create a bespoke, one-off model of their shockingly delicious Ferrari F40 painted in Verde Pallido at the large 1:8 scale. Alongside the large unique model, a limited edition of just 300 exquisite 1:18 models is available from Schaltkulisse and Amalgam Collection

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 Bristol, UK, 5th of December 2023

  • World leading model maker Amalgam Collection partners with exclusive automobile dealer Schaltkulisse to precisely replicate the ‘Minty Forty’, the unique Ferrari F40 in Verde Pallido.
  • Amalgam’s Tailor-Made programme created a perfect one-off replica of chassis #88538 at 1:8 scale.
  • Schaltkulisse commissioned Amalgam to create a special edition of just 300 models of the ‘Minty Forty’ at 1:18 scale.
  • The exquisite 1:18 edition in cool Verde Pallido are now available to order from both Amalgam and Schaltkulisse, and are sure to sell out quickly and become sought after collectors pieces.
  • The world’s leading model car makers at Amalgam Collection have partnered with exclusive automobile dealer Schaltkulisse to immortalise the unique and charismatic ‘Minty Forty’. The Ferrari F40 chassis #88538, sinfully but deliciously repainted in Verde Pallido by Schaltkulisse following its restoration to peak condition, has been precisely replicated by the British artisans as a one-off build at 1:8 scale through Amalgam’s Tailor-Made service. Schaltkulisse also commissioned Amalgam to create an exclusive edition of the ‘Minty Forty’ at 1:18 scale, limited to just 300 models worldwide, giving the car’s most devoted followers a rare opportunity to own an extraordinary collectors piece.

    The 1:8 scale model - 54 cms / 21.5 inches long

    Amalgam Collection’s special Tailor-Made service has created a superbly and deeply detailed model replicating every aspect of the ‘Minty Forty’s’ specification. Utilising their deep existing knowledge of the Ferrari F40, Amalgam’s artisans accessed key specification data to allow the most faithful representation of this legendary car. From the Verde Pallido exterior paint colour and the Schaltkulisse branded license plate, right down to the blue Sabelt racing harness, every visible aspect of a car has been perfectly reproduced. The front and rear covers, like the real car, lift to reveal the car’s 2,936cc twin-turbocharged Tipo V8 engine and internal mechanicals, whilst the doors also open, revealing the car’s legendarily spartan interior. The completed ‘Minty Forty’ replica required over 400 hours to cast, fit, fettle, paint and build, and measures over 54 centimetres (21 inches) long.

    The 1:18 scale model - 24 cms / 9.5 inches inches long

    The 1:8 scale is a single build, but collectors have a rare opportunity to own a smaller replica of the ‘Minty Forty’ at 1:18 scale. Limited to 300 pieces worldwide, these 24 centimetre (9.5 inch) replicas necessitated an intense 800 hours of development. Models are available to purchase directly from Amalgam Collection or via Schaltkulisse. Director of Brand at Amalgam, Sandy Copeman, said “We are delighted to have had the opportunity to partner with Schaltkulisse, a company with which we have many affinities, to offer this unique edition at 1:18 scale. Due to its exquisite colour, it is a truly unique car, celebrating both the F40 and Sir Stirling Moss’ famous 250 GTO, that was also finished in Verde Pallido.”

    Jason Franz, Amalgam’s German speaking sales representative in Europe, added "It is so nice to welcome Schaltkulisse as a part of the Amalgam Collection Family. Kevin and his team are a perfect match for us as they absolutely share the same mind set not only when it comes to the passion for magnificent iconic automobile designs, but they are also always willing to look into every detail from the early stages of acquiring a car to the finish line and beyond. Over the years Schaltkulisse have become a brand name for car collectors. I love their way of thinking out of the box powered with the willingness to make things happen!"

    Kevin Braun, Schaltkulisse's Founder and CEO, commented "Painting our Ferrari F40 in Verde Pallido was our way of celebrating driving and sharing our cars with enthusiasts, but we wanted to give the fans of the ‘Minty Forty’ the opportunity to own their own pale green Ferrari F40. At Schaltkulisse we strive to achieve perfection in everything we do and so there was only one company we could entrust with producing scale models of our beloved Effe Quaranta. Thanks to our friends at Amalgam, our vision and wishes were their top priority and within a few weeks, the first prototype 1:18 scale model car was born. The craftsmen at Amalgam used all their expertise and knowledge to make sure the highly limited scale models are the perfect display piece. Only 300 ‘Minty Forty’ models will be made. Grab one while you can!“

    ‘Minty Forty’ is a car with a story to tell. Whilst all 1311 original examples of the Ferrari F40 left Maranello painted in Rosso Corsa, when the chance came to acquire chassis #88538, Schaltkulisse leapt at the opportunity. During the process of restoring the car to peak condition, the team wanted to celebrate the fact that the car was driven and used, instead of being stored and closeted like so many of its contemporaries. Consequently, the car was dressed in the distinctive Verde Pallido, a beautiful shade of green that most famously adorned Sir Stirling Moss’ 250 GTO chassis 3505GT. Little did Schaltkulisse know that the “Minty Forty” would become an internet sensation and, after its presentation at the Caffeine Injection event, followed by a few sightings in Munich and around Lake Como, the car became an instant icon, recognisable wherever it goes.

    Models of the ‘Minty Forty’ at 1:18 scale are available to purchase from and


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    • 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. 


    • 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.