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Waaaaa hooooo! Boris Johnson and Donald Trump inspired by Dr Strangelove.
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Well, that's Stretch Goals 1 and 2 and 3 unlocked. We have a standing Boris in Chains and we are going to paint one and ship it to Mr Johnson himself at 10 Downing St. Once we've done it, we'll post tracking details so we can all see when it gets there. We'll need a note inside, so perhaps you might help us with the wording. Hey, maybe it'll give him a nudge to turn himself in...

To add Boris in Chains, or Donald in Chains, just add £4 to your pledge for each. Thanks for your support, it's really gratifying to receive it and makes us want to make the next KS better and, possibly, sillier. 

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Important Note!

Foolishly we let Chris Grayling handle the shipping thing. I know. Shipping cost is added when you make your pledge, it is not collected after. Hey, at least that makes it easier! 

We asked Mr Johnson for a quote but all he said was: "My chances of being PM are about as good as the chances of finding Elvis on Mars, or my being reincarnated as an olive."

Who are we?

We are Red Star Coven. We make silly miniatures, plus politically motivated ones. My main work is as a director of a small wargames publisher and miniature manufacturer. 

What are we making?

I love the Stanley Kubrick film, Dr Strangelove, and the image of Major Kong riding a nuke is satirical gold for political fruit loops. Donald Trump and Boris Johnson are, perhaps, two of the deepest wells of political, comedic opportunity.

So, in a discussion with sculptor Darren Edwards about the movie we got onto Donald Trump and how it was an apt image to see him in place of Major Kong riding the bomb. The image of Johnson stuck on a zip wire during the London 2012 Olympic celebrations morphed into a version of him on Kong's bomb and we just decided to make them.

Darren has sculpted Donald Trump and Boris Johnson waving their stetsons as they plummet to glory or doom on a nuclear bomb. These 28mm scale models are cast in the finest resin by our friends at MDP.

Why Kickstarter?

We have sculpted the figures and made test casts to see that everything works. Now we just need a modest amount of money to get production moulds manufactured and an initial production run cast.

Boris and Donald Love the Bomb will run until midnight on October 31st. End date is just a Brexit coincidence. Honest. 

The Figures

First up is Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson. 

"Voting Tory will cause your wife to have bigger breasts and increase your chances of owning a BMW M3."

And his fellow, er, enigmatic leader, Donald J Trump.

"The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing non-competitive."

These were lovingly painted by Ralph Plowman. Not sure if he has suffered any adverse affects long term. They are cast in resin and come unpainted.

Buy one or get the pair! Shrug your shoulders as your gaming buddies ask, "But what are you gonna use it for?" 

Stretch Goals

Stretch Goal #1 is unlocked! Sculptor Darren is finishing up a standing Johnson shackled in chains!  To add Boris in Chains, just add £4 to your pledge. 

Here's a dodgy photo from Darren of the greens for standing Boris and Donald in chains.

Stretch Goal #2 is unlocked! We have unlocked silliness! We'll get a Boris in Chains lovingly painted and shipped off to 10 Downing St. Hell, we'll even video it getting packed up and shipped. It'll go by courier so we can all follow the tracking... 

Stretch Goal #3 is on its way and sculptor Darren has finishing a standing Donnie Donald Trump in chains! To add Donald in Chains, just add £4 to your pledge. 

Shipping

Shipping is charged in addition to your pledge. Prices for all pledge levels are £3 UK, £4 EU, £5 RotW.

After the campaign

Your card will be charged soon after the campaign hopefully successful ends and then we will send you a link to the Pledge Manager through the Red Star Coven webstore. This is where you give us your shipping details, let us know what extra packs you may have added to your pledge and add anything else you may have forgot. You may also add other items from the rest of the website and pay for any extra shipping.

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Risks and challenges

I have nearly 25 years experience in the industry with the last 15 spent running a small and successful wargames company, separate from this one. The sculpts are done and masters have been made for production moulds. Casting will be undertaken by MDP who also do contract casting for a number of well-known companies producing resin miniatures. Shipping will be handled for us by Great Escape Games.

The main risk is if the Kickstarter exceeds its target by a large amount. We have a contingency in place if this happens to cover casting capacity.

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    "...opportunities for fresh disasters."

    "My friends, as I have discovered myself, there are no disasters, only opportunities. And, indeed, opportunities for fresh disasters."

    Throw in £1 'cos it made you giggle. Thanks for your support!
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    "My father gave me a small loan..."

    "My father gave me a small loan of a million dollars."

    Donald Trump plummets to a thermonuclear death!
    One miniature on bomb with a flying base.
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    "In fact, it may have been icing sugar."

    "I think I was once given cocaine but I sneezed so it didn't go up my nose. In fact, it may have been icing sugar."

    Boris Johnson plummets to a thermonuclear death, no doubt aimed at Brussels!
    One miniature on bomb with a flying base.
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    "Waaaaa hooooo!"

    One of each miniature on a bomb with a flying base.
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    • Donald Trump 28mm scale rider cast in resin
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