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MIKE QUARRY | Miniature Working Engineering

Miniature Working Engineering Mike Quarry Amalgam Modelmaking

Meet Mike Quarry, one of Amalgam’s engineers working on all sorts of projects. He’s been working at Amalgam for over 20 years and there’s a rather blurry line between where his hobby skills stop, and his work skills start. We caught up with him to find out what he gets up to when he’s not at work – mainly building miniature working engineering models in the form of replica steam locomotives.

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Paul Galloway | Custom Motorcycle Helmets

Paul Galloway Motorcycle Helmets - Amalgam Models

Here’s another article from our series chatting to the Amalgam makers about their hobbies and interests, and how they interplay with their day job (and vice versa). Meet Paul, one of our Senior Project Managers. In his spare time he customises motorcycle helmets that are imported from Japan. Word on the street is he’s also writing a book, so we caught up with him to find out more…

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Elaine Carr | Outdoor Art

Elaine Carr - Amalgam Modelmaking - gate art (Edited)

Introducing Elaine Carr – she’s one of Amalgam’s senior makers. Elaine has a post-grad in Scenic Art but can turn her hand to pretty much anything. She’s worked in almost every department at Amalgam and has a varied portfolio of skills and experience. We talked to her about what she likes to do outside of office hours, especially her passion for creating artwork inspired by her love of geometry, pattern, architecture and big concrete buildings.

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Made In Britain Membership for Amalgam

Made in Britain Logo with boarder cropped

Amalgam Modelmaking are delighted to have been accepted into the Made In Britain community of manufacturers, entitling them to use the world recognised and registered collective mark.

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Spy in the Wild animatronic cameras

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Spy in the Wild series two is now available on iPlayer.  If you are a fan of wildlife programmes you have probably already seen it, but did you know that some of the amazing animatronics featured in the show were developed and produced by Amalgam?  We had to keep the secret for a very long time, but now, John Downer Productions, the company behind the series, have allowed us to tell the world about our involvement in producing some of the spy creatures that were key to capturing a unique view of nature.

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Fosters’ “Daveo” male body awareness campaign

Fosters Larger Daveo sculpture

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

Cyber Essentials Badge (High Res)

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

New Blades 2019 logo
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.

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