Today’s casting session outdoors in the garden sunshine worked much better than one last week late afternoon with a chill in the wind.
These are mostly 45mm – 50mm Flats from old metal Schneider moulds.
The metal Schneider type home casting moulds do not work so well or the metal run so well if they lose too much heat between each cast.
Last week’s casting session – colder weather – and some scenics
I am keeping some of the miscast ones to see if I can repair muskets or rifles and swap missing heads with …
Pound Store Plastic figures.
Schneider mould 69 – colonials and highlander
Schneider mould 56 – settler and natives
Schneider mould 70 – charging colonial officer and bayoneting soldier
Schneider mould 80 – peaked cap kneeling and standing firing
Mixed in amongst last week’s castings you can see some flat scenics, which did not cast fully – low brick or stone wall, wall and hedge section – and a successful churn. Five bar gates are as tricky as cannon wheels!
I was also testing out an old silicon home cast / home made moulds that I bought a while ago for a Britain’s American infantryman in 54mm. The 50mm little Indian infantryman is an attractive figure, again randomly acquired.
Now for a trim and tidy up …
Meanwhile back at the Flat 2D ranch …
Alan Duchy of Tradgardland blog has been doing some unusual small Flats skirmishes of late such as these:
Spot the same Schneider figures I cast this afternoon! Reinforcements?
Blog posted by Mark Man of TIN, 14 April 2021