Back around January the 25th (Burns Night) I tried out some new vintage metal home cast moulds including this Highlander firing.
He got stuck in the mould, despite using release powder, but cleaned up nicely.
The face is not very detailed but he has a fine vintage toy soldier look. There is a distinctive casting line but not too much flash.
There is not much fine detail in the mould, whatever type of casting metal is used.
I like this Highlander enough to want to cast more. A row of them firing would look a fine addition to any wargames table or garden skirmish, despite the casting line running across and obscuring any facial detail.
Another vintage metal mould casting on the same day was this curious greatcoated steel helmet figure, a little in the small side at about 50mm.
Again this was a figure with some casting problems (hollows in the chest or backpack) but with lots of conversion potential, especially if heads were exchanged. There was more flash than you would expect from a modern home cast silicon figure, requiring a bit of filing. The rifle also failed to fill out on one or two castings.
The steel helmet is oddly cast enough that it could with little filing be turned into a bush hat, or a head swap or replacement arranged.
Superb as the Prince August 54mm multipose 54mm traditional toy soldier range are (choose the head, body and arms you want) I also like the simplicity of a single figure mould sometimes.
A useful and versatile figure to cast more of, and one that suits a simple gloss toy soldier paint scheme. I imagine he was intended to be painted khaki.
Not sure of the Home cast manufacturer.
Blogposted by Mark, MIN Man of TIN blog, March 2017.