This special collection of Thunderbird models by Matchbox came to us in the original box. A piece of pop culture history.
The packaging was in such pristine condition it simply had to be part of the display.
We delicately attached each model to the inside of the box using invisible wire. Then secured the box and lid onto conservation mount board.
We built an extra deep box frame with white fillets to create enough space for the items. And hand-coloured it to pick up the classic blue of the vintage box.
Finally, we added reduced reflection glass with 70% UV protection. This gives an extra clear view and helps to protect the packaging from fading over time.
Thunderbirds are go! This cherished collection now makes a wonderful artwork and will bring back memories of the classic TV series.