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The company is run by Rick Kent and Jeff Spain, both of whom have been established model makers for over twenty years working in all aspects of the industry. They both started their careers at Cosgrove Hall Films in the 1980s working on the hugely successful Wind in the Willows series.

Jeff stayed at Cosgrove Hall and soon after left to become a founding partner in The As And When Men while Rick became a freelancer working on productions in theatre, in particular at the Royal Exchange in Manchester. Rick then joined Jeff as a partner with The As And When Men.

The As And When Men partnership lasted for over ten years and was responsible for the sets of many children's favourites, in particular Bob the Builder. Other shows have included Postman Pat, Noddy, Andy Pandy and many others.

Rick and Jeff have also produced many props for some of our best loved TV series including The Royal, Coronation Street and A Touch of Frost. They have also found time to build sets and props for TV commercials providing studio cover and special effects.




Rick Kent trying out the 'bronze' suit. The suit was made to match an existing bronze sculpture of a quartet of musicians. The effect was of one of the statues coming to life to assist a shopper.

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