Please allow to introduce myself: Marc Hermans, born in 1957, creator and producer of A2MODELS.
I’ve been crazy about toy cars since I was a child. It all began by playing with them like all of my friends.
From 1974 on I’m collecting Citroën models, my favourite brand, in which I grew up.
Together with my brother Fabrice Hermans, we own world’s largest collection of Citroën toy cars; over 8500 different models in every possible material and scale.
Most of our collection is on permanent display in the ‘Citroën and miniatures’ exhibition at the Mosae Forum parking garage in Maastricht.
During my engineering studies in the 80’s, I produced MHModels with help of my brother; #1:43 resin Citroën kits. A few years later I produced Emach models, #1:27 ready build white metal models in the style of Les Jouets Citroën of the 30s.
May 2011, I started the production and sale of my new brand A2MODELS. In times when almost everything is “Made in China”, these static models are 100% “Made in Holland”.
A2MODELS are inspired by vintage toy cars of the 50’s and 60’s, manufactured by well-known brands like Dinky Toys, Corgi-Toys, J.R.D., C.I.J., Spot-ON, Tekno, Märklin, Lion Cars and so on.
With over 36 years of experience in collecting old model cars, we are able to offer a wide selection of family cars, pickups and lorries. A2MODELS will look familiar to many collectors who will remember them from their youth, with genuine colour combinations and promotional texts on the pickups and lorries.
Old toy cars manufacturers used to produce their line of models in different scales. The A2MODELS, inspired on those old toy cars have consequently been scaled down to the same scale, like for example the 1:76 “Dublo” scale. They also have all the same wheels with either black or white tyres and grey shields, which creates a consistent picture.
A2MODELS are 3D colour printed by means of a composite powder, with or without promotional text.
This gives them a satin feel & look which makes them look as if they have just come out of a comic strip.
Because these models are printed with the same ink as in a home printer, the models are moisture sensitive. Therefore our jewellery and USB-sticks are treated to decrease the moisture sensitivity. So for the other models it is important to handle them with care.
The 1:220 Z-scale models are printed in a plastic material by a 3D DLP-printer with high details.
All A2MODELS are produced in a limited edition of 200 copies per version. You can only order and buy online via our website www.A2MODELS.nl.
If the version, scale or colour combination of your favourite car is not available, please contact us and we will do everything we can to design and produce it. A2MODELS can also produce your gifts or promotional versions of your favourite car model, in an easy and affordable way. We also accept small orders. Prices depend on the model, the quantity and the amount of work needed to make the digital files ready for print.
I wish you lots of joy collecting the ‘Made in Holland’ A2MODELS!