Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Been Busy Casting !.


I've braved the cold weather to visit our outbuilding to do some casting - the first time this year and the Gods of casting smiled on me - things went well with hardly any miscasts . I have now retired to the fireside with a mug of tea and some biscuits to clean the castings up and glue them to bases ready for spraying .

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  1. New castings! Always a promise of good things to come. And shiny new, as yet unpainted, castings are beautiful in their own way. Have fun painting them.

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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    1. The foot figures are to finish off a unit already started , but the cavalry are to be a new unit - got to pick a suitable one now - always the best bit , Tony

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  2. My casting days are long gone, and I was never very good at it, but there is some ancient magic at work - almost like alchemy. Open the mould and there is a rare jewel gleaming inside - in my case, the good jewels (complete with bayonets and hat plumes) were somewhat rarer than I would have wished. I used to make my own moulds though, and I never did quite get the hang of putting enough airways in!

    Nice job, sir!

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    1. I've never tried making my own moulds , you get good days and bad days casting - if bad you might as well pack up and try again later !. There is definitely something magical about casting new figures , Tony

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    1. Good way to get rid of all those 'sample' figures you have laying around , Tony

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  4. A pleasant way to spend the day....casting figures and fireside biscuits.

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    1. A very successful day all round , Tony

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  5. That sounds just perfect. Well done Tony. Who will be receiving the reinforcements?

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