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.


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,


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