Saturday, 22 May 2010

The Imperial Infantry At Last (Part 2)


I have finished painting the first four castings. The photos show the final result.


Imperial Infantry (Home sculpted and gravity cast)

Imperial Infantry - Rear View


I have a second mold for the same figure currently drying out: if that works then I have all I need to start casting the figures in quantity. I still plan to make a third mold for safety's sake.

Imperial Infantry - Side View


The muskets are made from 1/32" brass rod, which allows them to be far more slender - and stronger - than if they were cast.  Surprisingly enough using this diameter brass rod means they are still slightly too thick than if they were properly scaled.

4 comments:

Stokes Schwartz said...

What lovely work, both the castings and the painting. Slender, elegant, and conveying the right attitude/demeanor for the mid-18th century. Can't wait to see them en masse.

Best Rwgards,

Stokes

Fitz-Badger said...

Splendid! Nice sculpting, casting and painting!

You've probably mentioned it somewhere, but what scale are these? 25-28mm?

Also, can we get a side view to see a musket in profile as it were?

Andy Mitchell said...

Size is about 34mm - so they match the Stadden figures I already have. I'll add a side view photo.

tidders said...

Nice figures

-- Allan