Mike Trim


Date of Birth
August 26, 1945
Birth Name
Michael John Trim

Mike Trim (born August 26th, 1945) was a model-maker, scenic artist, designer, and storyboard artist on Thunderbirds season 1 and 2. He was originally hired as a special effects assistant, a role Trim held for a short while. Amongst the vehicles he designed are the Recovery Vehicles, the DOMO, and Skythrust.

Trim worked on the 2004 Thunderbirds movie as a concept artist. Other work includes Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, Joe 90, and The Secret Service.

He gave invaluable help with research for 21st Century Visions, as well as supplying original artwork to said book.

For Haynes' Thunderbirds manual, Trim contributed additional art to the book, specifically profile illustrations of the Thunderbirds; an illustration of Thunderbird 1, Thunderbird 2, and FAB 1 at London International Airport; and a colour illustration of the Transmitter Truck.

An interview with Trim was published in issue 9 of Andersonic. He was later interviewed for Filmed in Supermarionation - both the book and documentary. Additionally Trim received thanks on Thunderbirds: The Vault for the provision of additional images.



  • His first name is Michael; Mike is simply a preferred name.

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