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Fosters’ “Daveo” male body awareness campaign

  • December 5, 2019
Fosters’ “Daveo” Male Body Awareness Campaign

Amalgam Modelmaking worked with Adam & Eve DDB for Fosters Lager on a UK viral campaign on male body awareness.

A parody of Michelangelo’s David was created at slightly smaller than full size (the real one is 5.5m, Amalgam’s was 4m). In keeping with the Australian Fosters cultural tradition, he was to be called ‘Daveo’.

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Amalgam gains Cyber Essentials Certificate

  • October 9, 2019
Amalgam Gains Cyber Essentials Certificate

Bristol-based Amalgam Modelmaking has once again gained their Cyber Essential Certification. After verification of their self-assessment against the Cyber Essentials Standard, assessors BIP Solutions Ltd confirmed that Amalgam met the standards for the scheme. The certification was hence renewed in August this year.

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New Blades ‘Most Ambitious’ Award sponsored by Amalgam

  • June 6, 2019
New Blades ‘Most Ambitious’ Award Sponsored By Amalgam

New Blades 2019 is the 27th annual model makers recruitment fair and awards event for model makers and creatives. This year, Amalgam are sponsors and judges of the 'Most Ambitious’ category and will be attending the awards ceremony in London on June 13th. “We're delighted to be one of the sponsors this year and are always excited to see what new model making talent this country has to offer” says Amalgam Director, Mike Harvey. “It’s events like New Blades that highlight emerging talent and in the past we have gone on to employ many award winners  including several Best in Show winners. ” Hosts, 4D Modelshop say everyone is invited to New Blades, from friends and family and anyone with an interest in model making. The event should be of special interest to Further Education students looking to do a Model Making degree and members of the Industry with the…

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Five secrets about the famous Bristol arts trail, Gromit Unleashed 2

  • June 26, 2018
Five Secrets About The Famous Bristol Arts Trail, Gromit Unleashed 2

With Gromit Unleashed 2 launching all over Bristol, we can finally start to tell the story of our involvement in a bit more detail.  There has been a lot of fun and hard work building the sculptures for this summer’s art trail for The Grand Appeal. We were thrilled to announce our involvement last year and since then, the team has stretched their combined creative muscles to prepare the sculptures in time. It’s been a pleasure working with the artists and the organisers, and now it’s nearly time to reveal our own design - InCognito. The characters of Wallace and Gromit, and their arch-enemy Feathers McGraw are familiar for fans of the films and if you live in Bristol, you’ll see them in over 60 locations around the city over the summer. But we want you to take a peek behind the making of the sculptures. Did you know that?:…

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Ultrahaptics exhibition display

  • April 30, 2018
Ultrahaptics Exhibition Display

Next-generation interactive technology for Ultrahaptics exhibition display Exhibition stand designers have a tough job to deliver new displays or refresh content in time for the next trade show. Whether you’re the busy marketing manager or a creative agency helping clients to get ready, there’s a fine balance to achieve: Innovative ideas to showcase your products/services Realistic plan and budget to cover all event and marketing costs Attention-grabbing design to make a high impact on visitors Project management to create the content on time Physical build plans for the final construction Every exhibition is busy, so we work with our clients to make their display stand out. In this Business Leader article, Heather Mcdonald Tait from Ultrahaptics highlights the importance of being original with your ideas, with some great photos of the Ultrahaptics exhibition stand at CES, with the ATM kiosk designed by Crux and built by us here at Amalgam…

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Creating Aardman sculptures for The Grand Appeal 2018 Sculpture Trail

  • November 17, 2017
Creating Aardman Sculptures For The Grand Appeal 2018 Sculpture Trail

We were honoured to be asked by The Grand Appeal to sculpt the characters for next year’s 2018, Bristol sculpture trail, Gromit Unleashed 2. The three characters, Wallace, Gromit and Feathers, were unveiled yesterday at an event in Aardman HQ in Bristol and we were lucky enough to be there to witness the great reveal. Please keep an eye on this space where we will be talking more about the processes involved with making these iconic sculptures!

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The New Crystal Maze props and replicas

  • June 23, 2017
The New Crystal Maze Props And Replicas

Amalgam was extremely pleased to be asked to work on key props for the new TV version of the Crystal Maze which starts this Friday at 9pm on Channel 4. We were asked by James Dillon, who was the designer on the original early nineties TV show, to produce the Crystal Dome Timer Table as well as a large prop for an extra special one off episode to be shown later this year! We designed the table in 3D CAD software, CNC cut the panels then finished it using a variety of textures and paints to match photos of the original, supplied by James. The program was filmed here in Bristol at the Bottleyard studios not far from Amalgam's workshop. Amalgam offers a one stop shop for prop buyers, film makers & other media in the local area and rest of the UK, offering our services and resources to those in need of…

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Megamorph, Aardman’s desktop icon gets supersized.

  • June 15, 2017
Megamorph, Aardman’s Desktop icon Gets Supersized.

Still Naughty at 40! - Megamorph, an Amalgam giant poly sculpt. To celebrate the Morph: Still Naughty at 40! exhibition at The Mall at Cribbs Causeway, Amalgam Modelmaking was asked by The Grand Appeal Charity to produce a 3 metre high Megamorph. A giant version of one of Aardman's most iconic characters, Morph. Having previously made a life sized version of Wallace and collaborated on the touring exhibition "Wallace and Gromit Present a World of Cracking Ideas" we were honoured to be involved in such a prestigious project. After several discussions about which pose Morph should be in, we were supplied with a model made by Peter Lord, Morph's original creator, to use as reference. The next stage would usually involve us 3D scanning the model and then using a 5 axis CNC machine to produce the basic form, but in keeping with Morph's handmade look and feel, we decided to…

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