Master Models and Space Models are often mentioned synonymously when discussing outsourced modelmaking for Derek Meddings. My previous post on Master Models jogged my memory and I recalled looking into them to see if they were one or indeed two different companies. There is certainly mention of them both on many of the long-established Anderson sites like Fanderson [re. Doppelganger Mini Mokes], Blakes 7 site [Eagle] and in various books etc. Space Models are often cited as Space Models of Feltham and Feltham [erstwhile home of the Concorde] is but 3.5 miles from Master Models in Hounslow, both around the half hour mark away from Century 21 as was when based in Slough.
I wrote to what I thought a likely candidate for Space Models of Feltham exactly 3 years ago and asked Nick Phelps, Managaing Director "I am assuming that your campany is the same Space Models of Feltham, who worked on many of Gerry Anderson's fabulous shows" to which Nick confirmed that yes, they were indeed the same. Nick suggested that I contact him again regarding a member of staff on annual leave, who might be able to expand on the Anderson link but despite my further email, I heard nothing further. Space Models is now part of a lager group called Curvature.
There is also mention of another model making company called A&G, AGM or Aeronautical and General on various Fora like Fanderson and Space 1999 Eagle Transporter. Listening to the British Pathe clip audio again, they do indeed refer to the company as AGM and NOT Master Models. But the same people appear on Master Models own archive photographs. Were AGM forerunners of Master Models?
Anyone know any more?