Supermarionation Puppet Restoration

Skilled with the building and finishing techniques from Supermarionation puppet experts Barry Davies and Richard Gregory, Lindsay and Justin reworked and restored replica Lady Penelope and Brains puppets (originally sculpted by Mary Turner for Thunderbirds in 1964) to look as close as possible to their ‘60s counterparts.

The process involved

  • sculpting, moulding and casting new ears

  • restoring facial features lost over the years to over-sanding

  • creating new frames for Brains’ specs from reference material

  • painting, wigging and styling

  • making additional 1/3-scale accessories (shoes, necktie, etc.)

Lady Penelope and Brains are now ready to take on an International Rescue mission … or awkwardly watch TV at her house.