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Amalgam Collection ‘explodes’ a scale-model Ferrari 250 GTO

Project exposes parts and hours needed to create automotive fine-art

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You may recall that back in 2014, Swiss artist Fabian Oefner’s created a series of images capturing “a moment that never existed in real life.” What he did was create images that looked as though a sports car was exploding with all of its component parts frozen mid-air.

Inspired by those images, British model maker Amalgam Collection has created a photograph showing the more than 2,000 parts needed in the 5,000 hours of handiwork involved in creating one of the company’s amazing fine-art scale models.

The subject of the Amalgam image is a 1:8 scale model of the Ferrari 250 GTO, albeit showing only 840 of the 2,132 pieces required to build the model in the first place.

Ferrari, Amalgam Collection ‘explodes’ a scale-model Ferrari 250 GTO, ClassicCars.com Journal

Amalgam produces scale-model vehicles in sizes from 1:18 to 1:4 scale, and with prices ranging from around $800 to as much as $32,000.

Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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