Sunday, 11 October 2020

New Moulds

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I ordered the new 'Great Powers' moulds of American and German toy soldiers from Prince August. These arrived a few days ago and I've had a little practice. I must apologise for the picture quality, but they were taken on my workbench in the garage and I forgot to turn the flash on!

box top of the USA set

contents of the USA set. three moulds plus a coloured picture

contents of the German set. three moulds and diagram (no coloured picture this time

first pouring from the German mould. I really messed up here, as I forgot to put the little rods (supplied) in place that would ensure neck holes for the head would be pre-cast. Also, the face came out with no definition, looking a bit like Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter films. No doubt I'll get it right eventually.

I shall persevere sometime this coming week, but Julia has to go into hospital for a colonoscopy/endoscopy tomorrow and we're not sure what the outcome will be. 

More later. Keep safe and well.  



  1. I find I have either a VERY good casting session or a VERY bad one , the Goddess of Homecasting can be fickle ! .

  2. Those little rods are a VERY handy invention but I do find that they do occasionally forget to reinsert themselves.

    My best wishes for a good result for Julia on the medical tests.

  3. Great moulds filled with potential . Thinking of you and yours with regards to tomorrow’s tests.

  4. Either the molten metal was not hot enough or you need to change the mix.