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5000 Likes - 138 Years of History

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The Italian Art of Modeling

5000 Likes - 138 Years of History

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Probably no other Company in the scale models world can boast a tradition so long and celebrated as Amati Model, right now 138 years old.

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Amati was born in 1879, in Torino (Turin), the city where only some years later will born the biggest Italian Company, the FIAT Car.
Founded by Carlo Amati, the first location was in heart of the city center, in Via Garibaldi 9, quickly becoming a landmark for all the Italian modelers. A legend was borning: in some years the Company was even appointed by a Royal diploma for the great quality of its work.

Looking today at the Amati's fretworks creation of the time, we see some exquisite black and white illustrations in pure “Belle Epoque” style, worthy to appear in art's books collections. And indeed until the end of the Second World War, Amati was also a publishing house with its own printing machines.

In the 1920 the Amati Model changes ownership, passing to the Marletti family, that keeps the original name and it is still running today the Company.

In the 60s of the last century Amati Model open itself up to the world, starting to create ship model kits with the modern features that at the present time the modelers are accustomed to.

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From the very beginning great care is reserved to the fitting accessories: extensive researches are done before to go to the drawing board, the wood and brass turning are made with craftsmanship skill, just as all the metal castings that are prepared for each model.
Soon the Amati brand became well known outside the Italian borders for the museum quality of its models. All over the world the most demanding modelers start to fall in love with the growing range of kits produced by the company, knowing that inside the box they will find everything is needed to bring to life not just a ship model, but a ship model that will make them lifelong proud.

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The new productions requires new machineries and more space, and so the Company leaves its original housing, opening a new show-room for the customers, and moving the plant in the modern, wide quarters where it is still today.
With the new century the transition to the modern cad-cam technologies is completed, but with a wise eye: embracing the chances offered by the new tech, but keeping alive the craftsmanship approach to the model and for the modelers.

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Greek Bireme by Amati FULLY MOTORIZED

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This is truly an amazing job... all the oars are perfectly working !

Greek Bireme by Amati FULLY MOTORIZED

The Greek Bireme is one of the best Amati's kit... But watching her fully motorized, with the oars working... well it is an incredible show.

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HMS Hood step by step - Amati kit 1/200 - Log 2

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Watch the great HMS Hood coming to life

HMS Hood step by step - Amati kit 1/200 - Log 2

If you love the big models, you will love the HSM Hood in 1/200 scale.

Look how she comes to live, and understand why -with a truly multimedia kit - we chose the wood as material for the hull... to avoid any possible warping of the plastic, not so unusual in such big molds...

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Amati Viking ship Drakkar Full Progressive Build - Log 5

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Time to start to work on the sails of our viking's ship

Amati Viking ship Drakkar Full Progressive Build - Log 5

This time we dye the sail and add all the support ribbons to it. Also there is a load of confusion on the instruction manual, but we figure it out eventually.

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CURSO DE MODELISMO NAVAL - MODEL SHIPS CLASS - EP. #5

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More electrical tools are presented and explained: this time the focus is on sanding

CURSO DE MODELISMO NAVAL - MODEL SHIPS CLASS - EP. #5

This time Nacho gomes will present and explain how to use at best the electrical tools dedicated to smooth the surfaces of our models. Audio in Spanish

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BISMARCK PROGRESSIVE BUILD - LOG 6 - AMATI KIT 1/200

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The hull is getting quickly shape... and NO danger of plastic warping (quiet easy with such big size) with our choice to use the wood!

BISMARCK PROGRESSIVE BUILD - LOG 6 - AMATI KIT 1/200

Our friends at Der Modelbauer are continuing their great build of this model.
Some people asked us: but why the use of the wook on a contemporary shp that was not made with wood?

The answer is easy: avoiding any WARPING trouble that can affect plastic when the mold are very big.
On the contrary, choosing to build the hull with the wood and step by step, will avoid any of these problems, assuring you a perfect fitting hull - bridge

 

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Bellezza motorboat Amati kit step by step- Log #1 / 2

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In this first Log we will see how it is easy to build the kit, in the next how to motorize it

Bellezza motorboat Amati kit step by step- Log #1 / 2

With her 85 cm of lenght, and very easy to build, the Bellezza is the perfect motorboat "platform" for a further RC motirization. The model indeed is very stable on the water.

Sebastian will first build the model, in this first log, and then will show us how to motorize it (many thanks to our German distributor Krick Modelltechnik for the help and for providing the RC kit)

 

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HMS Hood step by step - Amati kit 1/200 - Log 2

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Here the 2.nd log of this build that is getting like the video manual around for the Hood

HMS Hood step by step - Amati kit 1/200 - Log 2

With 131.5 cm. of lenght, the Amati kit of the HMS Hood in 1/200 scale, fully multimedia, offers an unprecedent level of details. Watch this model coming alive in alll her beauty.

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Exposición en Villafranca de Ebro 2014

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There were some truly wonderful models to watch there !

Exposición en Villafranca de Ebro 2014

A quick 7 minutes tour of the best models present at this show... and some were great masterworks!

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AMATI 1/65 Santa Maria inbox review

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Wanna know what inside one of the most popular wooden kit around?

AMATI 1/65 Santa Maria inbox review

Christopher Columbus's flagship, the Santa Maria, is one of the most famous ships in the history of navigation. Columbus nicknamed it ”Nao”, but this type of ship certainly originated from the northern coasts of Spain and its original name was La Gallega.

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HMS Hood step by step - Amati kit 1/200 - Log 1

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Here the first episode of a build that you can consider like a video manual !

HMS Hood step by step - Amati kit 1/200 - Log 1

With 131.5 cm. of lenght, the Amati kit of the HMS Hood in 1/200 scale, fully multimedia, offers an unprecedent level of details.

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The Black Pearl by Aldo Armigliato and his nephew

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This is not just a great model, but a sample of a wonderful friendship

The Black Pearl by Aldo Armigliato and his nephew

Nonno (grandad) Aldo spent 4 years, working together with his nephew Giacomo, to build the Black Pearl kit by Amati.

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