Exploring the artistry of weathering
Our Race Weathered Collection of models celebrates true racing legends, capturing iconic moments of motorsport history. Read on to discover the weathering process and the complete collection of weathered models. Contact our sales team to learn more.
The Weathering Process
From the first Grand Prix win of Sir Stirling Moss in his Mercedes W196 in 1955, through Porsche’s domination of Le Mans in 1971 with the 917 KH, to Audi’s fifth victory at Le Mans in 2005 in the R8 prototype, the artisans in our Bristol workshop have exercised their deep skills and experience to capture every detail of the race dirt, tyre wear and damaged bodywork on models at both 1:8 and 1:18 scale.
Our skilled artisans refer to archival imagery to ensure the completed model is a faithful rendition of the dirt and damage for each racing machine at a specific point during a specific race. Race dirt is applied in many layers of thin water colour, each a slightly different shade, with details and features built up brush stroke by brush stroke. The edges are softened with further layers of colour, dragging the paint and gently wiping it off. Other details, such as worn and damaged sponsor stickers, temporary repair tape and damaged headlights, are all applied with meticulous attention to detail.
Special Race Weathered Editions
Our Race Weathered models are handcrafted in very limited numbers at 1:8 and 1:18 scale. Each model is accompanied by an archive quality Rainer Schlegelmilch Giclée print of the car during its race, selected by the Amalgam team from the Motorsport Images collection.
Mercedes-Benz W196 Monoposto - Moss at 1:8 scale
1955 British Grand Prix Winner
The model captures every nuance of dirt and hay caught in the car’s grille, wear marks on the steering wheel left by Sir Stirling's driving gloves, and the intricate staining of the fuel injection lines. Only one model remains in this edition.
Mercedes-Benz W196 Monoposto - Fangio at 1:8 scale
1955 British Grand Prix
A project in the development stages, the race weathering will precisely replicate the car as driven by Juan Manual Fangio at the 1955 British Grand Prix. We are accepting pre-orders models in this edition.
Ferrari 250 TR at 1:8 scale
1958 Le Mans Winner
Every splash of dirt, mud and oil is recreated on the model, including the paint chips on the bodywork and race-worn pieces of tape holding the headlight covers in place. Models will be weathered to order.
Ferrari 330 P4 at 1:8 scale
1967 Le Mans Class Winner
Across the car's exterior, every splash of dirt, mud and oil is recreated, including paint chips on the front end. Under the engine cover lies a perfect reproduction of the V12 engine, complete with mud and oil spatter. Models will be weathered to order.
Porsche 917 KH at 1:18 scale
1971 Le Mans Winner
The model precisely replicates the real car from the oils stains and mud that adorned the bright white livery, right down to the car’s damaged front left corner and missing headlight cover. Models are currently available to order.
Porsche 917 KH at 1:8 scale
1971 Le Mans Winner
Showing every detail of race dirt and damage as the car drove to victory, this edition is limited to just 22 pieces at 1:8 scale. Models of this 1971 Le Mans winner at 1:8 scale will be weathered to order.
Audi R8 at 1:8 scale
2005 Le Mans Winner
Necessitating over 325 hours to build and weather, every detail of the race dirt that adorned the car after its 24 hours of tough competition has been carefully coated on this model. Models will be weathered to order.
1960s Le Mans Models
Before we can begin the weathering process, we first must build the model beneath. These examples are scheduled in for future batch production. Register your interest to be the first to know when these models are available for weathering.
Ferrari 250 GTO
1962 Le Mans Class Winner
1963 Le Mans
Ferrari 250 LM
1965 Le Mans Winner