Media Modelling - large


This is new show from HaMeX Events and one that explores 'the media' in all its forms

6th May 2018 at the usual HaMeX venue

However it is important to note that this isn't 'just' film and television, and certainly isn't 'just' science fiction and fantasy - though of course we are not excluded that!

But we want a much wider range of modelling subjects - as the logo says, not only Film and TV, but Books, Comics, the Theatre, Video Games and expanding media and publishing even wider - how about images that have appeared on Record Covers? What with digital files and downloads, the last could be thought of as a 'forgotten format', but vinyl has recently made a comeback, though as we know, it never really went away!

ZZ Top ZZ Top
... as depicted here with ZZ Top  

This is a model show first and foremost, so we'd like as many clubs to attend as possible.
But this does not prevent individuals, (who work on the Groucho Principle and do not belong to any club), also displaying.
If you can fill one of the usual tables (6 x 2 feet) or the smaller (3 feet square) with a reasonable amount of models by yourself, that's great. If you only want to display the one model be sure and let us know beforehand - - and we can likely allocate you a combined table

You can win your own
for the best model -
whether it be individual, collection or diorama

Film Fangs

Currently due to be on display at MEDIA MODELLING
'John and Stuart : Film Fangs' (John Gozzard & Stu Carrier)
with a wide range of media models - a selection of which can be seen above

PLUS other displays from Wisbech IPMS Scale Model Club; Chris Simmons; Janet-Elizabeth Black; Phil Stevens; New City Scale Model Club and co-organiser Mat Irvine

Dealers include Tony James & Timeless Hobbies; Rikki Wolfe & 'Lost Projects'
and co-organiser Paul Fitzmaurice & Modelling Tools

To give everyone even more ideas of what we'd like to be displayed, and what sort of 'proof' we would need - here are three examples with the 'details' alongside (These were also displayed at The Model Market in February)

The Airfix Westland Lysander is build as from the 1960s BBC TV series Moonstrike.

Here is small cover of the relevant Radio Times to illustrate this, plus an image from the series.

An old Jo-Han 1961 Rambler American built as the one used by the Solomon family in 3rd Rock from the Sun.

Details have been printed out to explain this

This Italeri Cessna kit was issued 'as from a news story' when German Mathias Rust landed it in Moscow's Red Square in 1987.

A report on this is included to explain it - as does the Italeri box itself

Below : yet more ideas that show the wide range of subject-matter you could tackle - from individual models of craft, vehicles and figures, to collections, simple scenes or more intricate dioramas

Yes there are some spaceships and aliens in there, but there's a lot more besides

This wide range is what we want for MEDIA MODELLING


Remember that "Popular Beat Combo"?

Maybe you have the original Revell kits still around? (left)

Or the newer set from Polar Lights? (right)

Either would be ideal for

Yellow Submarine


The Boeing 747 as flown by Bruce Dickinson from Iron Maiden (left)


Scrat and Manny (or maybe Ellie?) from Ice Age (right)


The Black Pearl from Pirates of the Caribbean (left)


"Have you ever seen a Panther that is Pink?" - yep - here (right)

A touch of Hogwarts from Harry Potter (left)


Around the World in 80 Days - the old Adams kit (right)

The Dukes of Hazzard could supply many model ideas, (left),


But (right) how about the Grumman Duck (the ITC/Glencoe Kit) built as the star from the movie
Murphy's War

Even radio can give ideas, (left) here's Tony Archer's Little Grey Fergie tractor (the Heller kit) as from The Archers


On the other hand, (right) there's a vast amount of ideas with Japanese Robots!

The Minions (left) could create havoc or alternatively, create many options,


While (right) Number 6 is still "A Free Man"

(left) A scratchbuilt, 'Greased Lightning', as from Grease, (left). It would of course have also fitted into the previous show, AUTOMODELLISMO


And, (right) OK it's SF, but it's not all spaceships...


(left) Why not the theatre - it's all 'the media'? Here's a model with a difference of the Regency Theatre


Whereas (right) Wallace & Gromit - and Shawn the Sheep could provide countless ideas

The Finest hours

(left) Not all movie ships fly in space, here's one that floats on the ocean - the Glencoe kit of the US Coast Guard boat as from The Finest Hours

And (right) not all figures are from Star Trek or Alien... though sometimes The Three Stooges seemed pretty alien...

Three Stooges

OK, (left) science fiction, but also a 'car ' - the Space Chariot from Lost in Space


Whereas (right) this one was all set 'on Earth' but with 'SF elements' - Uncle Martin' and his spaceship from
My Favorite Martian

My Favorite Martian

(left) Not 'science fiction' but 'science fact' - the Apollo craft - as from the movie Apollo 13, (and of course - let us not forget - real life...)

(right) Mixing 'fact' and 'fiction' the underwater guise of the Lotus Elite from the Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me

OK it's Star Trek (left) but - with a nod to the previous show Extreme Weathering - so here's the Enterprise with, ahem, 'a bit of weathering'

While (right) - how about combing 'media' - here Wallace & Gromit - fly Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (sort of...)

Blakes 7

Yes (left) there will always be spaceships in science fiction - and it is the 40th anniversary of Blake's 7


But (right) these take ideas of planes and cars found in the W.E.Johns' Biggles books


This show replaces two of our previous shows - AUTOMODELLISMO and Extreme Weathering - though - as indicated above - there could be elements of both in MEDIA MODELLING

But - and very important - in no way does it 'replace' our major 'space, science fiction and fantasy' show smallspace
The next one is 1st July, 2018