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"My Father Gave Me A Small Loan Of A Million Dollars."

"It has not been easy for me."

This 28mm scale resin model of 'Donald Trump plummeting to a thermonuclear death' was produced by "Red Star Coven" and could be purchased as Donald Loves the Bomb from their Masters Of War range. Sculpted by Darren Edwards, I picked up this two-piece kit of the former President of the United States just over three years ago, and am sad to report that it is now Out Of Production (OOP).


Despite coming with a plastic flying stand, this figure was always destined to be a statue of the controversial politician in my mind, so I also purchased a resin plinth from an "eBay" seller to use as a pedestal, and super-glued the podium to a plastic 65mm circular base. The stone plinth was then primed using a couple of coats of "Vallejo" Heavy Bluegrey, shaded in "Citadel" Nuln Oil, and dry-brushed with (more) "Vallejo" Heavy Bluegrey.

"Black Tree Design" WIPs - A Sea Devil, Ben Jackson and a Victorian Policeman

Once the basics were finished I took the opportunity to 'pick out' rostrum's metal plate with a smidgeon of "Vallejo" Gunmetal" and (another) dose of "Citadel" Nuln Oil. Finally, I finished off the plinth with some strategically placed trickles of "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade and Biel-Tan Green, before giving it a last, light dry-brush of (more) "Vallejo" Heavy Bluegrey.


With the pedestal finished, I super-glued the "media personality" to the bomb (which was much easier said than done, as the businessman didn't fit at all snuggly upon his ride), and applied two layers of "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna to the ensemble. I then layered him with "Vallejo" Bronze. washed the model with “Citadel” Agrax Earthshade, before giving the Republican a dry-brush using (more) “Vallejo” Bronze.

"Warlord Games" WIPs - These Volgan Yaks has been primed and base-coated

To help weather the statue, I subsequently applied various amounts of “Citadel” Nihilakh Oxide in between the sculpt's joints and ridges. These areas were later roughly blended back in with the rest of Donald and the bomb using a (third) dry-brush of “Vallejo” Bronze. Lastly, I drilled a deep hole in my podium and used a piece of an old broken plastic spear shaft (taken from an old "Wild West Exodus" Viridian Alpha figure) to attach the ex-President to it.


With my latest contribution to the Fourteenth Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge (AHPC) completed, including an additional bonus 20-points for tying my entry in with the Challenge Library's Famous Person section, I have continued working on some more miniatures bought from the "Doctor Who" range of "Black Tree Design". In addition, I have put together and based a pair of Volgan Yaks by "Warlord Games", which I luckily got sent for free when I purchased the Nottingham-based company's "A.B.C. Warriors" All In Launch Collection...

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undercoat2670
Jan 29

What an eclectic series of miniatures. I think the weathered metallic paint scheme of your status is excellent. It looks very realistic.

More Blacktree Dr Who miniatures too! Do you keep your collection in a Tardis drawer?

I am really liking these ABC warriors sculpts, they look crisp and the designs are excellent. More of those please.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Jan 30
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Cheers Undercoat. Donald Trump's statue was something I'd always wanted to put together since I first bought him, so I'm pleased to have got him finished and ready for the tabletop. I've absolutely tons more Black Tree Dr Who figures coming, so expect many more throughout February too - albeit I plan to focus more on Crooked Dice for that month.


Lots of additional ABC Warriors to come too. Although I'm trying to just work on these in between my main projects. I do though hope to get a lot finished within the next four to five weeks so I can get the second wave pre-order. 😁

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wargamesterrainworkshop
Jan 29

Great work on the statue Simon, I was surprised on my recent visit to the US how popular Trump still is with the residents and how a lot of them hope he gets back in as president !

Nice progress on the Who models and YAKS tempted to get some of the Volgan robots as adversaries for my own A.B.C. Warriors

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Jan 29
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Thanks Dave. The Trump statue was a lot of fun to put together and paint. They did do a Boris Johnson one at the time too, in a similar pose. But at £15 a pop (including P&P) I wasn't going to spend any more.


The ABC Warriors are nice imho. Not sure about the flight stands - short of scraping them of paint later I guess mine will be pure black. LOL!! But I do plan on getting at least another pair of Volgan Yaks at some point in the future.

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