On Sunday 3rd July 2016, Alex and I travelled over three hours to get to Hanslope Village Hall, near Milton Keynes to attend Smallspace 5 which was run by Mat Irvine and Paul Fitzmaurice.
Martin with Mat Irvine
We are really grateful for the invitation to attend the event. We met many interesting people and appreciated all the tips and technical advice on how to improve our KATT! There were many British Science fiction models and props from Stingray, Fireball XL5, Blake 7, Thunderbirds and the original Doctor Who series.
Matt Irvine is well known as a Technical Consultant and Visual Effects Designer who has worked on numerous BBC Television programmes including: Robot Wars, Tomorrow’s World, and The Sky at Night, and Tom Baker’s Doctor Who.
He created the first K-9 for Doctor Who in 1977. He appeared with K9 Mark III in K9 and Company and Elisabeth Sladen on Totally Doctor Who in 2006. Matt operated K9, Mark IV in David Tennant’s Doctor Who in “School Reunion”. He makes appearances at Science Fiction and Doctor Who conventions, often alongside K9.
8 ft Robot Cat at Milton Keynes
Paul Fitzmaurice has a website, modellingtools.co.uk, which is well worth a visit. Modellingtools offer the personal touch and can answer questions by phone and email. They sell all the modelling tools and accessories to build models. Modellingtools attend a large number of model shows so people can see their goods close up.
Alex and I were privileged to meet the designer of the Eagle space crafts from Gerry Anderson’s Space: 1999, namely, Oscar-winning special effects expert Brian Johnson.
KA-Tash-Trophe at Smallspace 5