The Museum Saabs by Editions Atlas pt3

The Saab Car Museum Collection in 3D (Part 3/3)
In the first part of this trilogy, Dimitri of Editions Atlas outlined the background surrounding the decision to produce a new series of miniatures, the Saab Cars Museum Collection.

The second part explained to us how the latest technology was used to scan the Saab Cars Top models from the Museum.

In this third and last part we learn how the pre production of the model cars is made.
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(…) Here they will compile all of the information and produce a 3D simulation of the mould they will create.

Each part that will be used in the manufacture of the scale model is therefore created in 3D and every effort is made to ensure that the mock-up is assembled with precision and no room for error. This is very important, since once the moulds have been produced it is very difficult to correct them, and once the parts have been injected there is no going back. Indeed, a miniature of this kind can comprise over 50 different parts, not to mention the various pad-printing and painting stages, and some of the decor also has to be created by hand.


This 3D mock-up is then sent to the client, who can still make any necessary modifications in order to ensure that the model is as accurate as possible.

After some further toing and froing, and once the 3D mock-up has been approved, a second 3D mock-up is developed for the purposes of creating the decor.
At this stage, it is important to closely monitor the colours and other painted details, as well as the shades of any inserts and markings on the display plinth.

Once this new 3D mock-up has been approved, a model can actually be produced. This is a sample that is manufactured in exactly the same way as the series production models will be.

This sample is sent by air to be definitively approved. At this stage, it is common for modifications to be requested. It is difficult to change moulds, but colours and decor can still be improved in a number of ways. The 3D image is never a perfect reflection, particularly where the colours are concerned.

A new sample may, if necessary, be produced for the purposes of definitive approval.

In the meantime Atlas prepare a booklet which will be delivered with each issue to explain the model with pictures, specifications and some stories.

Once this entire process is complete, the large-scale production run can begin. This type of model will take around a month to manufacture.

Once the run is complete and ready to be shipped, two ‘shipping sample’ models are sent by air at the same time the container is loaded onto the ship.
The client will therefore know in advance exactly what they can expect to receive.

The journey by ship takes 3 months, which is why it is important to allow at least 6 months to fully develop a model for the collection.

After 12 months of work on this collection, the first model is now launched and a new one will come each month.







Images copyright Editions Atlas/Dimitri Baumgartner

theSandySaab
Member
2 years 6 months ago

Very nice!
So where and when will these models be available for the general public? From the museum shop? Directly from Dmitris?

Henrik B.
Member
2 years 6 months ago
viggen
Member
2 years 6 months ago

Do they ship worldwide? because the site is in Swedish. i can read a bit of Swedish but cant understand all of it yet.

nvm, found it and it seems to be Sweden only atm unfortunately.

Henrik B.
Member
2 years 6 months ago

On the danish site also.

Cheers!

theSandySaab
Member
2 years 6 months ago
Thanks for the link. HOWEVER, I saw this over a month ago and when reading the fine print (39SEK for the first model is really cheap!), you also commit to future purchases, including a special, expensive collector shelf for the whole series, and you end up paying thousands… I only want the the UrSaab, maybe 1 or 2 more selected models, not the complete set. “…inget abonnemangstvång…”, they say, but I have made many extremely unsatisfactory experiences under the same statement, I did not dare to jump onto this particular deal with Editions Atlas, a company domiciled in Switzerland, outside… Read more »
roger
Member
2 years 6 months ago

It’s possible to stop the subscription at any time. I got the first car(Ursaab) today. It looks nice but I have no idea what car is next. I don’t want the Viggen or the Aero X. Already have them from Anson. I’ve asked Edition Atlas for info on the cars. If I don’t get to know more I will stop the subscription.

roger
Member
2 years 6 months ago

I would like them to use some other museum cars instead of the ones in the pictures above. Most of them are already produced by other manufacturers. Why not Saab 900 EV-1, Saab 900 SVO, Saab 9-3 cab Anniversary, Saab 9-3 SC TurboX, Saab ng9-5 No.1, Saab Formula Junior, Saab 9X Concept, Saab 9-3X Concept, Saab 9-3X Sporthatch Concept, Saab 9-4X Concept, Saab 9-X BioHybrid Concept, Saab 9X Convertible Concept and Saab ng9-5 SportCombi.

I and many others with me already have the Ursaab, the Viggen and the Aero-X. Why buy them again…?

Swisstroll
Member
2 years 6 months ago
Dear all, I know that this sale system is not so easy, but you can trust, you can cancel anytime. As this collection is made for a large public we had to have all interesting models made by Saab, even if they where already made by some other modelcar producers. A lot of them are sold out or really more expensive, so not for a large public. I you order the colleciton now, you’ll receive following models: 1. Ursaab, 1947 2. Saab 96, 1964 3. Saab 99 Turbo combi-coupé 1977 4. Saab 900 Convertible Monte-Carlo 1991 5. Saab 9000 Turbo… Read more »
roger
Member
2 years 6 months ago

If thats the order they will be released I might continue for a few more cars. But! I really think Edition Atlas should go for with Concepts! No other manufacturer have done them before and I would love to have for example the 9-3 Air and the 9-4X concept. Please do it!

Red J
Member
2 years 6 months ago

Hi,
what about non-Swedish residents?
I can only find the collection on the Swedish site!! 🙁

Henrik B.
Member
2 years 6 months ago

They are also on the Danish side. I’ve started my collection, and are eagerly awaiting my first model. 🙂

Cheers!

Swisstroll
Member
2 years 6 months ago

The collection is now available in Sweden, Danmark, Norway and Finland, it will comes later this year in Germany and I hope UK and Netherlands.

For other countries, Thesaabfarm.com will also have them for shipping worldwide.

Tulsaab
Member
2 years 6 months ago

Is there any way for folks in the USA can get this collection (besides scouring ebay?)

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