LONDON (CBSMiami) — Sculptors at London’s Madame Tussauds wax museum have been working non-stop to complete four identical figures of President-elect Donald Trump in time for his Inauguration Day on January 20th.
The six-month process began in June with the casting of Trump’s clay head mold, but work has ramped up since Election Day.
Known for his orange-tinted skin tone and trademark hair, coloring supervisor Verity Talbot and her 20-strong team have their hands full getting Trump’s look just right.
“So Donald has had four weeks’ hair insertion and so it’s got up to a point now where it’s moved into coloring. He’s had about two days coloring so far and he’ll have another few days coloring. Once that’s all completed he’ll go to the hair stylist who will wash and cut his hair to exactly how he has it, and yeah, he’ll be ready to critique,” explained Talbot.
So what’s it like working on a wax figure of Donald Trump?
“It is really great. We get to look through hundreds of pictures. He’s got so much going on, on his face, so many beautiful colors to pick out. It’s a really good one to do because there’s so much to look at and kind of get in there, whether it’s his hair or the coloring, he’s got a lot going on,” according to Talbot.
Trump will be the first American president to already have a wax figure in Madame Tussauds, after sitting for the famous museum in 1997.