Milton Keynes, Mat Irvine and Smallspace 5

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July 27, 2016
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

Martin with Mat Irvine

We are 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 television series of  Doctor Who. Matt Irvine is well known as a Technical Consultant and Visual Effects Designer. He has worked on numerous BBC Television programmes.  These include 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-Foot-Robot-Cat at Milton Keynes

8-Foot-Robot-Cat at Milton Keynes

Paul Fitzmaurice has a website, modellingtools.co.uk, which is well worth a visit. Modelling-tools offer a personal touch and can answer questions by phone and email. They sell all the modelling tools and accessories to build models. Modelling-tools attend many 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.
8-Foot-Robot-Cat at Smallspace 5, Milton Keynes

8-Foot-Robot-Cat at Smallspace 5, Milton Keynes

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