ORGANISERS and HISTORY behind HaMeX

The HaMeX events are co-hosted by Mat Irvine; Paul Fitzmaurice
and - very occasionally - David Jefferis

For those new to this 'site, the original Hanslope Model Expo show combined a DISPLAY of props and models from Hanslope village resident Mat Irvine, many used during his time at the BBC Visual Effects Department, along with a select KIT SWAP, organised by Paul Fitzmaurice.

For more details on the HaMeX shows themselves, see page for HaMeX

Since then several more shows have been added...

smallspace was new for 2012 and uses Mat Irvine's original website name as its title.
This is held mid-year, usually in the first week of July

This has become the largest HaMeX Events show, as it branches out from purely models and incorparate full-size items (though, OK, they are still 'models' in the widest sense!), costumes, props and vehicles

New for 2014 came The Model Market, held at the beginning of February, for all those kits, tools and paint you need for your projects in the coming year!

AUTOMODELLISMO had already run for a few years at a different venue, but co-organiser Paul Fitzmaurice adapted it to the HaMeX formula.
This ran for six years, but was replaced in 2016 with Extreme Weathering
Both shows have now been replaced with Media Modelling for 2017, but the other two - or variations on them - may return in the future.

 

SMALL and SELECT

Hanslope Village Hall is not a large venue, so these events will always be select, and the events run so far, have proved very popular.

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Mat is a resident of the village, model-maker, writer, occasional TV presenter and ex-BBC Visual Effects Department. Click matirvine for his own website

[His original smallspace web site is now incorporated in this new one under his own name, though we realise, somewhat confusingly there are in effect two smallspace sites....]

Mat

Paul runs little-cars.com, and now modellingtools.co.uk, that specialises in model supplies, paint, tools and accessories for all modelling subjects Paul

David is a writer and publisher on all matters technical, and runs the scalemodelnews.com website.

David

 


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