NEW YEAR, NEW MODELS
EXCITING PLANS FOR 2022
The coming year is set to be an outstanding one for Amalgam, with an abundance of exciting models programmed for development and launch in 2022.
Below we share the latest development in the Amalgam Collection range scheduled for 2022, and shed some light on a few of the secret projects that they are currently working on behind the scenes. It’s a more substantial and exciting launch plan than ever before!
MASERATI 250F: AT 1:8 SCALE
One of the most iconic post-war race cars, raced by two of the greats in Grand Prix history, Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss. Moss started his F1 career in a privateer 250F, whilst Fangio took his fifth and final title with the Maserati works team in 1957. The 250F’s life spanned a golden though often difficult and dangerous era of Grand Prix racing, debuting in 1954 and still battling hard in 1960. We have recently digitally scanned and photographed a significant original Maserati 250F and have now began the process of developing a fully detailed model of the car that was raced to an astonishing victory by Fangio at the Nurburgring in 1957. The first 1:8 scale models will be ready for delivery towards the end of 2022.
PORSCHE 917: AT 1:18 SCALE
We are pleased to let you know that models in the first two batches of the 1971 Le Mans winning Porsche 917 models at 1:18 scale are now available to pre-order. Based on the #22 car driven to victory by Dutch driver Gijs van Lennep and Austrian racer Helmut Marko at Circuit de la Sarthe, the Team Martini Porsche finished two laps ahead of its rival John Wyer Porsche and an incredible 29 laps (386km) ahead of the third place Ferrari. The two Porsches at the front were the first cars to cover over 5000km at Le Mans, a record that would stand for 39 years, cementing the 917’s dominance over this era of motorsport.
BUGATTI TYPE 59: AT 1:8 SCALE
Originally a project we intended to finish and release in 2021, we can now reveal that we are developing the Bugatti Type 59 at 1:18 scale to sit alongside the our existing model of this extraordinary car at 1:8 scale. Based on the car raced by Tazio Nuvolari at the Monaco Grand Prix on the 2nd of April 1934, the model is being developed using digital scan data from an important example of the Type 59, with race specific details sourced from archive photographs and respected Bugatti experts. The first finished models will be dispatched around mid-2022. This model will be visible on our website from January enabling you to register your interest.
FORD GT40: AT 1:18 SCALE
The development of our 1:18 scale edition of the 1969 Le Mans winning Ford GT40 chassis #1075 in its legendary Gulf livery is nearing completion, and we anticipate approval of our sample model early in the year, with the first batch of customer models expected to be completed by April. Register your interest to ensure you are the first to be informed when these models are ready.
FERRARI ROAD GT
812 COMPETIZIONE A: AT 1:8 SCALE
The Targa-topped cousin of the 812 Competizione, the Competizione A is an homage to the Prancing Horse’s glorious open-top tradition. Aimed at Ferrari’s most passionate collectors and connoisseurs, only 599 of the limited-series sports car will be built and all have already been sold. We are currently awaiting updated CAD data from Ferrari to begin development of this model, with we expect to begin fulfilling orders before the end of the year. We will soon add the model to our website to allow customers to register their interest. Owners, please contact our sales team to order your bespoke model build.
296 GTB: AT 1:8 SCALE
Marking a striking transformation in the thinking in Maranello, the Ferrari 296 GTB introduces a new V6 engine coupled with rear-wheel drive plug-in hybrid architecture, a first in a Ferrari road car. With design DNA reminiscent of the 250 LM, the car defines the idea of driving fun, providing excitement not only just on the track, but in everyday driving. Our 1:8 scale sample model is currently awaiting Ferrari approval, and we expect to start delivering the first limited edition models in January. Owners, please contact our sales team to order your bespoke model build.
A 1:12 scale edition is also in the works, with bespoke models exclusively available from Ferrari. Approval for the smaller scale is anticipated early in the year. We will soon add both scales to our website to allow customers to register their interest.
DAYTONA SP3: AT 1:8 SCALE
One of our most exciting model developments for 2022 the Daytona SP3 is described by Ferrari as the essence of racing spirit. The Ferrari Daytona SP3 is the third car to join the limited edition Icona series following the Monza SP1 and SP2. It pays homage to the 1960s mid-rear-engined Ferrari V12 sports prototypes that earned Ferrari its unparalleled motor sport status. In particular the design of the car echoes the iconic 330 P4 which in the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona took victory for Ferrari with an astonishing 1-2-3 finish.
Development of the Ferrari Daytona SP3 is already underway a completed sample model targeted for around the middle of the year. We will soon add this model to our website to allow customers to register their interest. Owners, contact our sales team to start to process of building your bespoke model.
SF90 SPIDER: AT 1:12 SCALE
Our sample model for the Ferrari SF90 Spider at 1:12 scale has recently been met with approval by designers and engineers at Ferrari and the first models are expected to be available early in the year. Register your interest to ensure you are the first to be informed when these models are ready. Bespoke models will be exclusively available from Ferrari Dealerships.
PORTOFINO M: AT 1:12 SCALE
A new addition to the Ferrari 1:12 scale Collection, the Portofino M will soon be available at 1:12 scale in an edition limited to just 199 pieces. Development for this model advancing swiftly, with approval anticipated early in the year. Register your interest to ensure you are the first to be informed when these models are ready. Bespoke models will be exclusively available from Ferrari Dealerships.
MERCEDES-AMG ONE: AT 1:8 AND 1:18 SCALE
Another hugely exciting development for us in 2022, the Mercedes-AMG ONE signifies a new level of partnership with Mercedes for us. Bringing fully-fledged Formula 1 hybrid technology directly from the race track to the road, the ONE is the upcoming limited-production sports car from Mercedes-AMG. Equipped with the same 1.6 litre V6 hybrid petrol engine as the Mercedes-AMG Formula 1 Team race car and four electric motors capable of a staggering 50,000 prm, the Project ONE’s drive system produces over 1,000 horsepower and reaches speeds in excess of 200mph. We are delighted to reveal that we have been discreetly working with Mercedes-AMG to develop the ONE at both 1:8 and 1:18 scale. Samples at both scales are anticipated early in the year with the first 1:8 scales scheduled for completion around the middle of the year. We will soon add these models to our website to allow customers to register their interest. Owners, please contact our sales team to order your bespoke model build.
GMA T.50: AT 1:8 SCALE
With our strong connections to McLaren, and having modelled the McLaren F1 and F1 GTR as well as the MP4/4, we are tremendously excited by the opportunity to work with Gordon Murray creating the reference level model at 1:8 of the T.50. The most driver-centric supercar ever built, the Gordon Murray Automotive T.50 intends to rewrite the rulebook. Based on the same principles as the Murray-designed McLaren F1 in the 90s, the T.50 features the most advanced aerodynamics ever seen on a road car, the most power dense naturally-aspirated V12 engine ever fitted to a road car and the world’s lightest supercar gearbox, all in a package weighing half a tonne less than the average supercar. We’re excited to be building the T.50 at 1:8 scale, with development already in full swing. Our sample model is anticipated to be completed in the second quarter of the year. We will soon add this model to our website to allow customers to register their interest. Owners, please contact our sales team to order your bespoke model build.
RED BULL RB16B: AT 1:8 SCALE
Max Verstappen’s Monaco-winning edition has almost sold out, whilst we have already sold out the first batch of Checo Pérez’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix-winning car. We hope to share images of both of these models very soon, with approval for our sample models anticipated early in the year.
We have also agreed with Red Bull to create an edition of the special Honda tribute-liveried RB16Bs of the Turkish Grand Prix. The model is already in development with the sample anticipated around March with a limited run of models scheduled after this. We have already taken deposits on the first ten models of this edition. This model will soon be added to our website to allow customers to register their interest.
MCLAREN MCL35M: AT 1:8,AND 1:18 SCALE WITH A 1:12 SCALE NOSECONE
Our models of the McLaren MCL35M are proving to be incredibly sought-after, which should come as no surprise as McLaren are currently the most popular team in the paddock, with an incredible number of customers registering their interest in the 1:18 scale model. The 1:18, alongside the 1:12 scale nosecone and 1:8 scale model, are all now available to pre-order on our website. The first batches of nosecones and 1:18 scales are programmed for delivery in late-January and early-mid February respectively. Our 1:8 scale model is set for approval in the first months of the year, with the first batch scheduled for completion by April.
We can also reveal that are also currently developing a 1:8 scale edition of the cars as raced at the Italian Grand Prix to a special 1-2 finish for the team, the first in nine years. Current estimates have the sample model to be approved early in the year, with the first completed models ready for delivery in April. We are also currently in discussions with McLaren to produce a 1:18 scale edition of Italian GP models.
FERRARI SF21: AT 1:18 SCALE
Our sample models of the Ferrari SF21s of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz at 1:18 scale are currently with Ferrari for approval, with the first batch of models expected soon. Register your interest to ensure you are the first to be informed when these models are completed. We’ve recently shot our first images of the these models and look forward to sharing them with you very soon.
FERRARI F2004: AT 1:18 SCALE
Another new addition, we can now elated to reveal that we have been quietly developing an edition of Ferrari F2004 models, as driven by Michael Schumacher. The sample model for this edition is currently under approval, with the first batch of models expected soon. We will soon add this model to our website to allow customers to register their interest.
MERCEDES-EQ SILVER ARROW 02: AT 1:8 SCALE
Our most recent development in the world of Formula E is the introduction of the double Championship-winning Mercedes-EQ Silver Arrow 02 from Season 7. In an incredibly competitive season, which saw 18 drivers and ten teams still eligible for Championship titles heading into the final race weekend, Mercedes-EQ and Nyck de Vries clinched the first ABB FIA Formula E World titles. The development of this 1:8 scale model is currently well underway, with the sample anticipated for completion in the first few months of the year. We will soon add this model to our website to allow customers to register their interest.
LOCKHEED SR-71 BLACKBIRD: AT 1:40 SCALE
Development of our model of the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird is progressing well. This spectacular 1:40 scale edition will measure over 81cm (32in) in length and is limited to just ten models, four of which are now sold. Contact our sales team or speak to your local sales agent to secure one of this small edition of extraordinary models.
DE HAVILLAND DH.98 MOSQUITO
A new announcement in our growing collection of aircraft models is the “Wooden Wonder”, the de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito. Unusual in that its frame was constructed mostly of wood, the British WWII flying machine was originally conceived as an unarmed fast bomber but evolved during the war into many roles, including low- to medium-altitude daytime tactical bomber, high-altitude night bomber, pathfinder, fighter-bomber, maritime strike, and photo-reconnaissance. This edition is limited to just ten models with development to begin early in 2022 following our first customer deposit for #1 of the edition of 10. We will soon add this model to our website to allow customers to register their interest.
MCLAREN ARROWS: AT 1:8 SCALE AND AS A MINIATURE SCULPTURE
We can now reveal more details about our new partnership with IndyCar that will see us develop and build the NTT IndyCar Series Car at 1:8 scale. The NTT IndyCar Series offers its international line-up of drivers one of the most diverse challenges in open wheel racing, featuring racing at a combination of superspeedways, short ovals, road courses and temporary street circuits.
We are currently developing a 1:8 scale model of the car in 2021 series livery. The first models are expected to be available in May. We are in advanced discussions with the Arrow McLaren SP team to produce models carrying the team’s livery and expect this to be the first of many teams that will collaborate with us. A new miniature sculpture is in also development, launching prior to the Indy 500 in May.
This new collection will be added to the website closer to the launch, allowing customers to then register their interest.
WISHING YOU A HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM US ALL AT MODEL UNIVERSE!