Tuesday, November 23, 2010

TV21 Photos

Mike appeared at the recent TV21 convention in Bristol, as a guest of Fanderson who organized the event. Aside from bringing the remaining original art he created for the Anderson shows (which is for sale, see the main website), Mike spoke about his time with AP Films and Century 21 Productions and sketched at his table for fans.

Here's Mike sandwiched in between C21 colleague Alan Shubrook (barely visible in upper right corner) and Graham Bleathman, the king of cutaway illustration.

Mike sketches his War Machine from Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds™ for a fan.

Mike at his table, surrounded by some of the amazing art he was able to save from his days working on Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, Joe 90, The Secret Service, and UFO.

Mike and his wife Linda, enjoying the weekend.
If you'd like Mike Trim to appear at your convention or event, please drop a note to ltrim@hotmail.co.uk.

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Photos courtesy Linda Trim, ©2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Happy Birthday, Mike Trim!

Mike Trim turns 65 today (August 26)! To celebrate, Mike's finally shucked his Luddite ways and bought a computer for the house. Hopefully this will result in more frequent updates of this blog.

The FAB TB2 cake above is from The Cake Works in Darlington Co., Durham. Do give them a shout if you need a cake and are in the area, they do lovely work.

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Thunderbirds 2010: New Fan Film

Here's a pretty sweet fan film created by a couple of Irish fellows. Obviously a labour of love, and with very little budget, they've managed to create a more watchable adventure than the 2004 feature film, though I have a new appreciation of Fermat's acting abilities now. Russell Brand for Scott if this goes viral and gets optioned for the big screen!
Yes, that *IS* Shane Rimmer voicing Jeff Tracy in the introduction and epilogue, and doing a fine job.

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Mike Trim Auction Photos

Our friend James Fielding attended the preview day for this past week's auction and shot a few photos for us to share. Thanks James!
If you attended the live auction and have photos, please get in touch at ataylor at mindspring dot com.

All photos are ©2010 James Fielding and may not be used without express written consent.

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Mike's Art Sells At Bonham's - Did You Win Anything?

I think the buyers at Bonham's Entertainment Memorabilia auction today got some real bargains! Several of Mike's pieces didn't sell, but the ones that did went for very reasonable prices:

Sale 17973 Lot 143
Thunderbirds: Carrier Aircraft (Wombat) from the episode 'Duchess Assignment',
Estimate: £1,000 - 1,500

Sale 17973 Lot 144
Thunderbirds Are Go!: Zero-X Control Tower,
Estimate: £600 - 800

Sale 17973 Lot 145
Thunderbirds Are Go!: The Hood's Helicopter,
Estimate: £800 - 1,200

Sale 17973 Lot 146
Captain Scarlet: The London Car-Vu from the pilot episode,
Estimate: £800 - 1,000

Sale 17973 Lot 147
Captain Scarlet: Maximum Security Building from the pilot episode,
Estimate: £700 - 900

Sale 17973 Lot 148
Captain Scarlet: Spectrum Patrol Car,
Estimate: £800 - 1,200

Sale 17973 Lot 149
Captain Scarlet: Spectrum Passenger Jet,
Estimate: £800 - 1,200

Sale 17973 Lot 150
Captain Scarlet: Spectrum Helicopter,

Sold for £720 inclusive of Buyer's Premium

Sale 17973 Lot 151
Captain Scarlet: Spectrum Hovercraft,
Estimate: £800 - 1,200

Sale 17973 Lot 152
Joe 90: Professor Ian 'Mac' McClaine and Joe's Cottage,

Sold for £450 inclusive of Buyer's Premium

Sale 17973 Lot 153
Joe 90: MIG 242,
Estimate: £800 - 1,200

Sale 17973 Lot 154
Joe 90: A14 Rocket Launcher,

Sold for £480 inclusive of Buyer's Premium

Sale 17973 Lot 155
Joe 90: Explosives Truck from the 'Colonel McClaine' episode,

Sold for £540 inclusive of Buyer's Premium

Sale 17973 Lot 156
Joe 90: Canadian Monorail Train, from the episode 'Breakout',

Sold for £540 inclusive of Buyer's Premium

Sale 17973 Lot 157
Joe 90: One-man Minisub,
Estimate: £500 - 700

Sale 17973 Lot 158
Joe 90: Western Locomotive from the 'Lone-Handed 90' episode,

Sold for £270 inclusive of Buyer's Premium

Sale 17973 Lot 159
UFO: S.H.A.D.O. Mobile,

Sold for £720 inclusive of Buyer's Premium

Sale 17973 Lot 160
UFO: S.H.A.D.O. Moon-Hopper/Moonmobile,

Sold for £660 inclusive of Buyer's Premium

Sale 17973 Lot 161
UFO: Space Intruder Detector,

Sold for £450 inclusive of Buyer's Premium

Sale 17973 Lot 162
UFO: S.H.A.D.O. Passenger Jet/Seagull X-ray,

Sold for £504 inclusive of Buyer's Premium

Sale 17973 Lot 163
UFO: Moon Base,

Sold for £450 inclusive of Buyer's Premium

Sale 17973 Lot 164
UFO: S.H.A.D.O. Tilt-Fan Aircraft,

Sold for £450 inclusive of Buyer's Premium

Sale 17973 Lot 165
Doppelgänger (Journey To The Far Side Of The Sun): Vehicle Assembly Building,
Estimate: £600 - 800

I may be mistaken, but it looks like everything that did sell sold for less than the estimates. I chalk this up to Bonham's generally poor marketing of the sale. The only thing that got mentioned in any press was Christopher Eccleston's TARDIS from Doctor Who, which sold for a bit over $16,000.00 (which also seems low to me).

Wish I'd been at the auction and had a bit more disposable cash; several items would have come home with me!

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Mike Trim Century 21 Original Art Auction!

Mike Trim will be auctioning off twenty-three pieces of original concept art from his days at the Century 21 Productions offices! These are original drawings and color paintings that were the earliest concept art for such iconic hardware as S.I.D. and Moonbase from UFO, the Spectrum Helicopter from Captain Scarlet, and other vehicles and hardware from Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, Joe 90,The Secret Service, and UFO.
The auction will take place at Bonham's in London - here are their full contact details:

Montpelier Street
London SW7 1HH

Tel: +44 (0)20 7393 3900


The auction will take place on the 23rd of June, 2010 at 2pm.
Catalogs are expected to be available in late May with full details on the pieces being offered. The website should have more information after May 23rd.

This is almost CERTAINLY the only opportunity you will EVER have to own one of these iconic originals. Plan to be there or be ready to bid by phone if you must!
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