Over the past few months we have been busy on a range of new naval model making projects. Three of these were for BMT Defence Services, being the BMT Defence Services Logistic and Support Vessel (LSV), the Venator® - 110, and an interior detail model of the Vidar® - 7. These models were displayed at DSEI 2013. Amalgam has a strong tradition for providing naval model making services for a broad range of marine industries. Models we have made have ranged from sleek, streamlined speed forms for designers and naval architects, to fine-detail scale model luxury superyachts, to military and industrial vessels for trade shows and conferences. Head to Our Work to see more. We have also been busy on projects for feature film and television, more details of which will be announced soon. This has seen us provide our set building and prop making services; being situated in the…
The DSEI 2013 defence and security exhibition begins on the 10th of September, and will continue until the 13th. The exhibition features over 1500 exhibitors from more than 50 countries, to some of whom we have recently provided our marine model making services. More details on the models will be announced soon. Amalgam Models have provided many models to the defence and security industries, largely as exhibition and marketing applications at global events such as DSEI. One such success is the BMT Mastiff, which includes cast rubber tyres and extremely high levels of detail. Other exhibition and 'event' models we have made for conferences and trade shows include the Seagen Tidal Turbine and the Asry-Centrax Powerbarge, both of which had to be built to withstand regular international touring.
MCT's SeaGen tidal system, located in Strangford Lough, has featured on the BBC 1 television programme, Countryfile (Sunday, February 10th) for a second time. Comments were made on the massive potential for tidal power in the British Isles. Watch the video here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01qsl55/Countryfile_10_02_2013/. We have provided a number of models for MCT and the SeaGen project; head to Our Work to see a 1-metre demonstration model and a small-scale desktop miniature.
The Seagen model was recently on display at the House of Commons, as part of an event organised by the Renewable Energy Association and hosted by the SeaBed User Development Group. The model has withstood two and a half years of transportation, assembly, handling and dissassembly, coming back into our workshop only once in its lifetime for cosmetic touchups. The project also received an award at last week’s International Tidal Energy Summit, winning the Device Developer Business Case Award based on the project's “solid and applicable business case”. More details can be found on the Marine Current Turbines website, and more detail on our Seagen model can be found in the 'Our Work' section.
To celebrate their 175th anniversary, the Royal College of Art is presenting an exhibition of historic and contemporary works of art and design by leading RCA alumni and staff. This prestigious list includes Sir James Dyson, and Amalgam Modelmakers provided a 1/18th scale model the 'Seatruck,' one of his earliest projects. The exhibition opens on the 16 November and runs until 3 January 2013. More details can be found on the RCA Website or on their Facebook Page.
The 850mm long model of the Caspian 70 Superyacht made at Amalgam for Claydon Reeves has returned to be displayed at the Monaco Yacht Show this year. The Monaco Yacht Show is considered the most prestigious pleasure boat show in the world, with participation from over 500 major companies in the luxury yachting world and 100 super- and megayachts afloat. With a record attendance of 33,000 professional and private visitors at the 2012 event, the MYS is the long-awaited superyachting meeting of the year for the prestigious brands, allowing them to meet the most important international clientele.
The 1:150 scale desktop model made at Amalgam for MCT's (Marine Current Turbine) made an appearance on TV last week. BBC Points West featured the model during an interview with David Ainsworth, Business Development Manager at MCT, who was discussing their recent relocation to the Bristol and Bath Science Park, which last week celebrated its first anniversary. To read more about MCT, visit their website, or have a look at the larger scale Seagen model we built for the project.
The 70 metre superyacht model Caspian has been on display at an exhibition of Claydon Reeves'work, held by Fraser Yachts. The showcase presents the range of Claydon Reeves’ superyacht designs and concepts, where visitors can see conceptual visualizations through to detailed scale yacht models. The showcase runs from 15 May until 15 August 2012 at the Fraser Yachts London office on St James’ Street. Update: The show this post refers to is long over, but you can find out more about this model by clicking here.