Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Mike Trim will appear at ANDERCON 2014!

Mike Trim will appear at ANDERCON 2014!

FROM SFX Magazine online:
"AnderCon 2014 organisers have promised this first-time event to be a celebration of the life and legacy of the genius behind Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, Stingray, UFO and Space: 1999.
The event will take place on the weekend of 19-20 April 2014 at the Park Inn Hotel at Heathrow Airport. It’ll feature activities, exhibits and star guests from the various universes the late Gerry Anderson created, including recreations of sets used in Thunderbirds and Stingray, such as Brains’ laboratory, an exploding refinery and the “underwater” tank that made us believe Troy Tempest’s sub could swim. You’ll be able to see some surviving vehicles from Anderson productions, the moving “Rolling Road” background that created the illusion of Thunderbirds craft flying, displays of production drawings, and reproduction props and models – including the restored Straker car from UFO. There’ll also photo opportunities."

"Beyond the inanimate stars, there’ll be numerous humans appearing across the weekend, including Thunderbirds voice artists Matt Zimmerman, David Graham and Shane Rimmer; Space: 1999’s Zienia Merton, Pam Rose and Prentis Hancock; Terrahawks‘ Denise Bryer; Captain Scarlet’s Liz Morgan; and Space Precinct’s David Quilter and Richard James. As well as appearances from the actors, expect to see some of the behind-the-scenes production teams, including (new) Captain Scarlet writer Phil Ford, and special effects artists Steve Begg and Mike Trim. Anderson’s original business partner at AP FIlms, Arthur Provis, will also be attending the event.
AnderCon is hosted by Anderson Entertainment, the company developing projects from Anderson’s personal archive. For more details about the event and to register for tickets, visit http://www.andercon.co.uk."


Once more around the sun, my friend.

Monday, March 19, 2012

New Series! Environments - Almost Home

These selections are a part of a continuing journey towards the development of a much looser and more painterly style than Mike's previous work, an approach he has long admired in other artists. 
He says, "My natural tendency towards much tighter detailed work has meant it has taken many years and it is only in my more recent paintings that I feel that I am getting there.  All the examples here are done using mainly Acrylics, although some employ a more mixed media approach."

About  Almost Home - "This is Viking Bay in Broadstairs Kent, on a late summer afternoon.  I just loved the sparkling back-light, with the cliffs and buildings hazed by a very slight mist giving the whole scene a very warm and tranquil atmosphere."

Mike accepts commissions in either style, and any genre. For more information, contact him via  email by CLICKING HERE

We'll continue posting new works in this style for the next few months. Keep checking back or subscribe to the RSS feed! 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

UFO - The Fan Film

Chris Thompson and Andrew Clements' latest project is a UFO film featuring Mike Trim's original moonbase interceptor! Have a look and make sure you let them know how much you enjoyed it.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

The Eagle Has Landed - Mike Trim Box Art

Don't pay the ransom, we escaped! Sorry its been so long since an update, I'll try and do this more regularly. I (Anthony) have been hard at work writing an original, fully licensed Thunderbirds novel for FTL Publications called "Arctic Adventure!" Not sure exactly when it will be out, but I'll post a link for pre-order as soon as one is added to the publisher's website. In the meantime, why not check out the site and the other original Thunderbirds novels available there at Thunderbirds.com!

But onwards and upwards - literally! Here's a piece of Mike Trim model box art for Hornby of the first Lunar Landing. Mike has this to say about it:

Apollo 11 on the lunar surface, with Armstrong and Aldrin deploying the scientific experiments.  This was view that had never been photographed for obvious reasons and therefore, I though it would make a good choice. 

Here's a link to see the final box design or order the model kit.

Airfix Lunar Landing Model

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Golden Hind - Hornby Box Art Series

Once More 'Round the Horn!

Next up in the box art series is Sir Francis Drake's Golden Hind. Mike has this to say: Drake's Golden Hind shown under almost full sail, in good weather.  The original box art for this kit had shown her in action, so I was looking for strong contrast.  

Here's a link to see the final box design or buy the model kit.


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Apollo 11, You Are GO for Launch! More Hornby Box Art

Mike says: The Saturn V Rocket, carrying Apollo 11 on its journey to the Moon, shown shortly before the first stage separates.   

What a great piece of art, and a great moment in history. As we approach the final Space Shuttle launch, its great to look back and see where we've been... and where we should return.

As always, here's a link to view the finished box art or order the model kit:

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

HMS Warspite Model Box Art

Sorry for the delay, here's the next box art from Hornby/Airfix! Click on the image to make it bigger.

Mike says: HMS Warspite served in both word wars.  At Jutland, she was hit no fewer than 13 times and later, after extensive modernisation, served with great distinction in the Mediterranean during WW2.  She is depicted take part in the bombardment of the Normandy coast on D- Day in June 1944. 

Here's a link to see the finished box art and buy the model kit!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

TV21 Convention Video - Mike Trim Interview

Here's a shaky but essential hour-and-a-half or so of video shot last October at the Fanderson TV 21 Convention in Bristol. Mike Trim is interviewed at around the 56:30 mark.

Not a very long interview and the audio is a bit poor, but its good to see and hear Mike talk about his time at Century 21 Films under almost any circumstances!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

HMS Iron Duke Model Box Art

Here's the next image in our great Hornby/Airfix box art bonanza!

Mike says: HMS Iron Duke, the flagship of the Royal Navy's Grand Fleet at the 1916 Battle of Jutland.  She is depicted late in the afternoon when the full fleet came into contact with the distant German High Seas Fleet and opened fire at last. 

Here's a link to see the final box design and buy the model kit.