Whether it was LEGO, Technic, Erector or the plastic kits for cars or planes, most of you reading this grew up building models of some kind. When it comes to scale model cars, there’s Amalgam and everyone else. Bristol, England-based Amalgam has been making the scale model equivalent of Swiss timepieces and Italian supercars for more than two decades. These aren’t your pop off the sprue, follow the instructions to build kind of models. These are 1:4 – 1:18 scale models of historically significant cars like Alfas, Astons, Ferraris, Jaguars and McLarens that use CAD data from the manufacturers, digital scans and hundreds of reference photos to create works of art that are so detailed they’re indistinguishable from the real automobiles in pictures. This kind of attention to detail and accuracy is why people like Richard Mille and Ralph Lauren have tapped Amalgam to create bespoke versions of the cars in their collections. Prices range from the hundreds to the tens of thousands depending on subject matter, scale and availability. If you like cars, you’re going to find at least one thing you want.