Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Sculpt & Cast - the horse

A tricky mould to do but the horse casts nearly right every time  😀;  sample casting ....
 there are a couple of imperfections but these can be filed off or holes filled with green stuff - no worse than any other home cast figure

Monday, 16 January 2017

Sculpt & Cast - Officer and Drummer

finished the mould for Officer and Drummer, and have done some trial castings...

Monday, 2 January 2017

Monrovian Foot Regiment - Von Punkel

Foot regiment von Punkel has mustered near the Monrovian capital ....
[The first regiment of my own figures (apart from the officer) painted and based up, I am very pleased with them - more moulds to make and quite a bit of casting to do. ]

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Pikies and Muskies Alive, Alive, Oh ....

Got the mould for the musketeer and pikeman done, initial trial castings ..
unfortunately a bit of the mould broke off - the weak point in the musketeers arm gap - was expecting trouble with it but not after one casting, still have been able remove the blob using a hobby drill and make suitable repairs.

A session doing some casting for the first regiment yielded lots of useable figures plus some spares. In order to provide the command figures I converted 4 men walking figures I cast last week and used a spare Sash & Sabre officer.
 with 8 pikemen and 12 musketeers....

must get these painted ....

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Sample man walking and janissary painted

Man walking given a pick - he'll join my 'working party' group
a janissary in a trial colour scheme
the pikeman and musketeer mould has just had the second half poured - waiting for it to cure - then I can do some trial castings.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Sculpt & Cast - Man Walking and 'Janissary'

Making good progress, the next mould turned out well. First attempt left some bits missing off castings - end of sword sheaths and arms. So had to add some air vents to the mould ...
 second generation castings after air vents added - nice !
 the janissary figures start to gather to form a regiment (need a few more casting sessions to get 30 or so)
next mould will be pikeman and musketeer; the musketeer will be tricky - I like a challenge...

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Sculpt & Cast - Man and Woman Standing

The next mould for these figures turned out well (used a high temp silicon mould kit), 7 of each casting to be cleaned up for use...
 two of the better castings
 a couple of the castings painted .....
they look much better than I expected.

Next mould will include man standing and a janissary of sorts (useable for 18C)