I was eager to try out my new moulds that I had got off EBay , so I loaded up my empty Calor gas canister into my backpack and walked up to our local garage to swap it for a full one - only to find they don't sell them now ! , the best thing was I'd only been in the garage the day before and hadn't noticed there was no rack of canisters outside the front door - in fact they haven't stocked them for six months ! , so much for my observational powers ! . There is a Calor Gas depot in town but it will be next week before I can get there . I do have a electric hotplate but it takes forever to heat the metal up and then only in small amounts , however I gave it a go and got several test castings done .
The Saxon Jaeger came out very well with only the rifle sling missing as did the French Chasseur . The figures are true 40mm and semi-flat but nicely detailed and I'm pleased with them .
However there is a problem with the Bavarian infantryman as the metal doesn't flow through the mould to complete his rifle, I think I'm going to have to add a vent in the mould to get this to work . Hopefully when I get the new gas bottle I can try and cast some more up .